The Rolex Forums   The Rolex Watch

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Old 14 March 2017, 08:48 AM   #1
ILuvSubs
2017 Pledge Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 314
Incoming Nomos!

I had been looking at Nomos since I first got into this hobby and was keen to scratch that itch for some time. I liked the fact they had developed their own in-house movements and I was a fan of their restrained, minimalist designs and quirky, irreverent marketing. They've developed quite a following amongst the WIS community, including TRF as evidenced by quite a few threads.

I had the opportunity to trade a piece that wasn't getting much wrist time and thankfully the Nomos AD was accommodating.

I had decided on the Metro, but wasn't sure which model. In the end, I chose the neomatik Nachtblau, with the automatic movement and midnight blue dial.

The automatic movement, dark dial and time only complication appealed to me.

I'm used to the heft and thickness of Rolex sports watches, so the thin, light, 35mm case took some getting used to. Thankfully my wrist is less than 7 inches, so the case doesn't feel too small. The Metro feels so dainty and elegant and is probably suitable as both a casual and dress watch. It serves as a nice counterpoint to my SubCs.

Unlike the vibrant blue shown in the press photos, the midnight blue dial is a very dark greyish blue. The hour and minute markers and seconds hand offer a nice contrast of colours to the dark dial.

Although the dial is quite dark, the rhodium plated hands have a mirror-like reflective quality which makes them legible in all but low light conditions.

The movement is so thin and is beautifully displayed through the sapphire caseback.

I also love the domed crystal, but wish it had an AR coating because it is so reflective which makes it difficult to read the time occasionally.

Overall, I'm very happy with my Nomos and can see why TRFers are also interested in this German brand which has achieved so much in its relatively short history. I look forward to seeing what they release at this year's Baselworld.

IMG_7015.jpg
ILuvSubs is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19 March 2017, 08:08 PM   #2
Psmith
"TRF" Member
 
Psmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Real Name: Clive
Location: Pomgolia
Watch: the usual suspects
Posts: 31,377
Very nice, congrats
__________________
Psmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 March 2017, 10:12 PM   #3
1William
2017 Pledge Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: North Carolina
Watch: Rolex/Others
Posts: 8,376
Congratulations.
1William is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 March 2017, 01:08 AM   #4
dualcarb
2017 Pledge Member
 
dualcarb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Real Name: Patrick
Location: Hong Kong
Watch: Lover
Posts: 590
Beautiful...I'm glad to see that Nomos is gaining popularity within the WIS community...
dualcarb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 March 2017, 08:51 AM   #5
Dubarzy
"TRF" Member
 
Dubarzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Real Name: Wesley
Location: Austin
Watch: 214270
Posts: 623
Looks incredible, congrats! My favorite nomos at the moment.
Dubarzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20 March 2017, 09:02 AM   #6
ILuvSubs
2017 Pledge Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psmith View Post
Very nice, congrats
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1William View Post
Congratulations.
Quote:
Originally Posted by dualcarb View Post
Beautiful...I'm glad to see that Nomos is gaining popularity within the WIS community...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dubarzy View Post
Looks incredible, congrats! My favorite nomos at the moment.
Thanks everyone for their kind words! It's been in the collection for a week now and I'm still enjoying the wrist time. We had a bit of sunshine yesterday afternoon (amongst all the grey skies) and it looks amazing when the dial catches direct sunlight.

The lack of lume and heft still takes some getting used to, but the simplicity and effectiveness of the design at the price point takes some beating.
ILuvSubs is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 21 March 2017, 03:14 AM   #7
Urosfan
"TRF" Member
 
Urosfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NYC
Watch: Rolex, Panerai
Posts: 9,875
Congrats
Urosfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 March 2017, 10:50 AM   #8
ILuvSubs
2017 Pledge Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Urosfan View Post
Congrats
Thanks!

Looking forward to what Nomos releases for Baselworld. It looks like it might be a new version of the Ahoi or Club or a whole new sports watch... It would be good to see something completely new and different.
ILuvSubs is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


*Banner Of The Month*
This space is provided free of charge to outstanding horological resources.





Copyright 2004-2017, The Rolex Forums. All Rights Reserved.

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Rolex is a registered trademark of ROLEX USA. The Rolex Forums is not affiliated with ROLEX USA in any way.