Watch question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by deaddog, May 26, 2010.

  1. deaddog

    deaddog Senior member

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    I've been looking for a watch to switch off wear with the rolex datejust I've been wearing every day for a decade (pix of rolex below). Looking for more dressy (suits) than sporty. Small wrists (maybe 6.75) on otherwise average-sized (if a little chunky after a tough winter) 5'9" 50 yr old.

    Please give me your opinions on the following two watches on looks, quality, value and the intangible factors guys who are into watches often debate. The watches will cost roughly the same.

    Nomos Tangente - new from authorized dealer-- very plain, manual wind -- http://glashuette.com/index.php?id=52&L=1


    Bedat No. 7 dual time -- used (2 years old) from reputable seller -- more complicated, automatic -- http://www.bedat.com/index.php?optio...ef=787.010.710

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  2. gazman70k

    gazman70k Senior member

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    The Nomos gets my vote. Stay away from Bedat.
     


  3. deaddog

    deaddog Senior member

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    Thanks - why do you advise that I stay away from Bedat?
     


  4. cmacey

    cmacey Senior member

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    The Nomos gets my vote.

    +1. A Familiar look to my Omega De Ville Co-Axial Chronometer.
     


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    I love the Nomos. I'm planning to get one eventually as my go-to dress watch.
     


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  7. MasterOfEvil

    MasterOfEvil Well-Known Member

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    Get any of them but the Rolex...
     


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    Blackhood Senior member

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    I love the look of the Nomo. As already said very De Ville, with a hint of Patek. I personally love the refined elegance that the Nomo achieves.
     


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    landshark Senior member

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    The 1st one, i.e. Nomos. It's a good, clean, classic, & simple design.
     


  10. gdl203

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    Between these two, I'd say the Nomos but I don't find it particularly dressy.
     


  11. deaddog

    deaddog Senior member

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    Between these two, I'd say the Nomos but I don't find it particularly dressy.

    What do you recommend for a dress watch, keeping it small for small wrists and keeping it relatively inexpensive (<$2000)?
     


  12. gdl203

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    What do you recommend for a dress watch, keeping it small for small wrists and keeping it relatively inexpensive (<$2000)?

    I would personally look at Longines' Master collection. Lots of great designs and rugged movements between $1 and 2k. Some simple complications can add to an otherwise simple/dressy design. Check them out
     


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    Get any of them but the Rolex...

    Uh, he already owns that one...

    I like the Nomos, very understated and distinctive. I'd also check out the IWC Portofino
     


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    http://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=466

    A Stowa Antea might be a nice alternative to the Nomos.


    Does it also come as a white face? What I think I really like about the Nomos besides the light face is the subsidiary seconds hand. It adds to the complexity of the dial without making it too busy and it's a nice vintage detail.
     


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