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Offline chrisyen

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Nomos - pls share ur experience
« on: September 27, 2013, 10:23:44 AM »
Nomos, another German brand base in glashutte, strong DNA with all their watches design...
Always thought of getting one but never hv chance to really play with it

So any1 can share ?

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Re: Nomos - pls share ur experience
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 11:03:56 AM »
I'm very eager to listen too.

Especially would like to know the difference between Tangente & Tangomat, from an owner side of perspective.

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Re: Nomos - pls share ur experience
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 11:49:16 AM »
It's quiet in here.

Bump.

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Re: Nomos - pls share ur experience
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 12:28:09 PM »
Nomos is an excellent brand. Started off by modifying Peseux movts replacing the Swiss stacked bridge with German 3/4 plate and decorated with sunburst wheels, Glashutte stripes..
Subsequently came out with their own in-house movt.
An excellent and gorgeous piece was the tourbillon made for Wempe.
Typical bauhaus styling...maybe too plain for some
Unfortunately it is not available in Malaysia or Singapore.
Singapore used to have an AD but it was taken back as sales was slow.
Nearest is Hong Kong.

Hence not many owners and not many appreciate its fine German workmanship but austere styling...
I'm targetting 1-2 pieces from their collection.. on my next HK trip...its been on my radar for last several years

Rumours that a local AD was to have been appointed but I've been hearing that for last 1 yr.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2013, 12:33:40 PM by JOS2012 »
Personal taste and preferences evolve over years, hopefully not 1 full circle otherwise it means we haven't learnt a single thing.

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Re: Nomos - pls share ur experience
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 12:53:17 PM »
Watch is nice, but the smaller case plus very long lugs wear strange to me.

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Re: Nomos - pls share ur experience
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2013, 01:12:12 PM »
Watch is nice, but the smaller case plus very long lugs wear strange to me.

I actually find the small case pleasing. I guess more "wearable" for my tiny wrist. Thou I have not seen one in real life yet.

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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 01:53:00 PM »
Smaller case is fine. Its the unsually long lugs that makes it wear strange.

When you see one in real life and try it on your wrist you will understand haha.

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2013, 02:02:41 PM »
Smaller case is fine. Its the unsually long lugs that makes it wear strange.

When you see one in real life and try it on your wrist you will understand haha.

Haha. Yea, you are right, I must try it on in real life.  :)

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Re: Nomos - pls share ur experience
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2013, 05:25:53 PM »
Hope this helps.

I've got a Tangente and a Club Automat.

Tangente basic specs are 35mm case with Alpha hand wound movement. Club Automat besic specs are 40 mm case with Epsilon automatic movement.

I really enjoy both watches. Despite the same cases (by today's standard), my view is that they tend to wear quite big on the wrist due to the thin bezel. I have a 7 inch wrist. My view is that Nomos is a great value proposition for an in-house manufacture watch.

Despite there not being any AD in Malaysia, they have an e-shop where you can purchase the watch you are keen on. I believe shipping is either free or included in the price.

My dealings with them have been most pleasant and they are very responsive as I had to send my Tangente in for service. Also you can request for their catalog and they will happily send it to you.

I hope to purchase one of the Tangomat GMT in the future.

Meanwhile I will continue to enjoy these 2 watches.
















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Re: Nomos - pls share ur experience
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2013, 07:54:09 PM »
There use to be an AD in KLCC a few years back (under Sincere Group) but sadly they closed due to poor sales. The shop use to carry brands that were not common to Malaysia. Sad really.

As for Nomos, I like the watches, the Bauhaus design, the movement, the build quality and the price.

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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2013, 09:15:55 PM »
I have the 38mm Ludwig and absolutely adores it.

Nomos is a rare manufacturer...with a very rare trait among watch manufacturer's today, which is;Honesty.

I always feel they are very upfront with their products and offerings with very reasonable pricing for all that they are offering. they are very "bauhaus" in both their design and packaging. Living and breathing the philosophy to the extreme.

In fact i love the gaps between the case and strap. I seriously do not see what is the fuss about curved ends and etc....

Wears great, looks great, great pricing, and a company that puts you in their database and constantly sends you flyers, cards, updates all the way from Glashutte.



Better outrun my gun....faster than my bullet


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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2013, 08:43:46 AM »
Thanks guys for all the responses.

Seems like almost everyone is giving a thumb up for Nomos.

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Re: Nomos - pls share ur experience
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2013, 06:57:20 PM »
Like the Ahoi. Online price does not exclude VAT for buyers outside euro zone.
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2013, 08:43:47 PM »
Like the Ahoi. Online price does not exclude VAT for buyers outside euro zone.

Yes, Ahoi's is very nice too.
Just that I cannot get over the name. Sound like someone who sell kueh teow at mamak stall.  ;D

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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2013, 08:39:41 AM »
Thnx guys
Pls bring UR nomos out in next gtg

I happened to visit watch exhibition in Central chitlom last Sunday
They hv most model on the display I guess

Unless u look carefully, most model look the same
It's small but still very legible due to its simplicity

Not all model same lug
But it look ok to me

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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2013, 09:03:43 AM »
I support chris suggestions..
beelim, Terrence2 and whoever owns Nomos, do organise a gtg for the rest of us to appreciate your Made in Glashutte watches...

chris,
I wasn't aware that Nomos is sold by AD in Thailand.
Do you know who is the AD, coz you only mentioned a watch exhibition in Chid Lom.

Thnx guys
Pls bring UR nomos out in next gtg

I happened to visit watch exhibition in Central chitlom last Sunday
They hv most model on the display I guess

Unless u look carefully, most model look the same
It's small but still very legible due to its simplicity

Not all model same lug
But it look ok to me
Personal taste and preferences evolve over years, hopefully not 1 full circle otherwise it means we haven't learnt a single thing.

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Re: Nomos - pls share ur experience
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2013, 12:50:22 PM »
I have the 38mm Ludwig and absolutely adores it.

Nomos is a rare manufacturer...with a very rare trait among watch manufacturer's today, which is;Honesty.

I always feel they are very upfront with their products and offerings with very reasonable pricing for all that they are offering. they are very "bauhaus" in both their design and packaging. Living and breathing the philosophy to the extreme.

In fact i love the gaps between the case and strap. I seriously do not see what is the fuss about curved ends and etc....

Wears great, looks great, great pricing, and a company that puts you in their database and constantly sends you flyers, cards, updates all the way from Glashutte.



Good to know and I'm eyeing on that very same model, looks great on your wrist!

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Re: Nomos - pls share ur experience
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2013, 07:50:05 PM »


photo from our neighbor country watch exhibition
nomos is thin ! well finished ! light ! comfy! legible ! simple ! elegant !

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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2013, 08:20:33 AM »
Love the stylish and simple watch from Nomos...nice wrist watch here..though it small 38mm but look quite rugged also...

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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2013, 08:22:39 PM »
Glad to see Nomos fans here in Malaysia. Just got mine earlier this year after scouting for a watch for some 3 months. It was either the Tangomat or the Club and went with the Club in the end. Here it is.


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« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2013, 08:38:01 PM »
Care to share where you got your Nomos from?
Thanks..
Personal taste and preferences evolve over years, hopefully not 1 full circle otherwise it means we haven't learnt a single thing.

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« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2013, 09:24:21 PM »
Former user of Nomos watch. Lovely in house movement with classical german decoration. Ran very good as well. Thing that annoyed me is the long lugs on its watches, a 36mm nomos would look odd on my wrist as its lug were wider than my wrist. The strap was too long for me so i ended up wearing a nato strap as temporary solution till i resold it to another person.

Overall, i think it is low profile brand but have a very good value in offering german watchmaking :thumbsup:

Here my old wrist shot of the watch


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« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2013, 09:46:59 PM »
I got my Nomos from Wempe, London. Tried to find an AD in Malaysia but to no avail. Singapore was the closest AD but my parents were in the UK at the time so I bought it through them.

You can buy them online if you want, I changed the back of my watch and the Nomos guys are very easy to deal with.

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« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2013, 08:01:02 PM »
Came across a Nomos Tangomat GMT XL during my Japan trip.
Since I've been looking for a Nomos, the last being in Hong Kong 2 yrs ago, I tried on every Nomos and this particular piece 'spoke to me'…

On paper and with prior intention, I had targeted either the Tangente ruthenium dial with Roman fonts & date OR the Ahoi.
But after trying on every Nomos model in the shop including the 2 pieces mentioned above, this was the only piece that looked good on my wrist and gave me a smile…
Being 40mm which is the largest of all Nomos, the size suited my wrist more than the other 38mm models.

Wearing it this morning on my flight back from Narita to KL

Will do a more in-depth review including a shot of the rear beautiful movement over the next few weeks…




« Last Edit: December 09, 2013, 09:17:40 PM by JOS2012 »
Personal taste and preferences evolve over years, hopefully not 1 full circle otherwise it means we haven't learnt a single thing.

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« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2013, 08:06:10 PM »
Congra on your new capture , very nice indeed  :thumbsup: