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Old 12 November 2019, 01:36 PM   #1
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NOMOS World Timer

Hey, everyone.

Iím currently trying to decide what watch to pick up to celebrate a significant milestone Iíve recently achieved and a the GMT/second time zone complication is one of my favourite that also sort of makes sense for my job and milestone. Thatís led me to look at NOMOS World Timer (along with some other watches that donít quite fit the bill - a Speedy, El Primero and Navitimer, but thatís another story).

Anyways, I was wondering what people with the NOMOS think about it long term? Iím sort of worried about the setting process, with that button on the side that seems to require the use of a tool? Iím going to be rotating it with my Submariner, so I donít want something thatís a bit of a pain to set when it dies, etc.

Curious about everyoneís thoughts.

And because every thread is better with photos, hereís the NOMOS on my wrist and a gratuitous shot of my Sub!




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Old 12 November 2019, 02:23 PM   #2
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You only really need to use a tool (or toothpick) periodically. Most of the time one swaps timezones with the pusher above the crown. It's super easy to just press the pusher and watch the world go-round.

The strap it comes with is nice but I rotate in a different Nomos strap to lighten it up for more casual wear. It's a fun watch!
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Old 12 November 2019, 08:54 PM   #3
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Do take a look at the Frederique Constant world timer manufacture... all operated via the crown.
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Old 12 November 2019, 10:50 PM   #4
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Wonderful watch, I have the blue and I love it. I wear mine on a OEM black leather strap with brown stitching.



Note that Ace jewelers in Amsterdam just rolled out a special edition with a black dial that definitely is worth checking out.


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Old 13 November 2019, 05:10 AM   #5
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Itís encouraging to know that so far the consensus is itís not really annoying to re-set after it sits for a while and stops. Definitely helps ease some of my concern. Who knew picking oneís next watch could be so hard?!


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Old 13 November 2019, 03:49 PM   #6
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Really love this piece, especially in the blue. Nomos pieces are all pretty cool and good value. But, nobody knows who they are, and I bet they take a decent hit on resale. I doubt Nomos changes in the next 10 years. They keep pumping out stylish and somewhat quirky pieces that only watch nerds care about. That actually seems to be their business model.

If you want something that is still popular in 50 years, of course go with a Speedy or Reverso.
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Old 14 November 2019, 12:41 AM   #7
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I have not experience with it but it looks sharp.

Congrats on the milestone. No better way to celebrate a life event than a new watch.
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Old 14 November 2019, 12:45 AM   #8
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Beautiful watch, I had the white dial

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Old 14 November 2019, 02:10 AM   #9
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How about changing the Sub for a GMT, or even stepping up to an Overseas Dual time? The interchangeable straps may even convince you it's more than one watch...
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Old 14 November 2019, 05:56 AM   #10
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This NOMO is not a world timer, right? the city disc doesn't turn without the press of the button? So it would only show 2 time zones at a time?
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Old 14 November 2019, 06:00 AM   #11
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This NOMO is not a world timer, right? the city disc doesn't turn without the press of the button? So it would only show 2 time zones at a time?
Correct.
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Old 14 November 2019, 07:04 AM   #12
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How about changing the Sub for a GMT, or even stepping up to an Overseas Dual time? The interchangeable straps may even convince you it's more than one watch...
Yeah, not a bad idea - but, the Submariner was also a milestone watch so it'll never go!
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Correct.
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Old 5 December 2019, 06:47 AM   #14
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It’s encouraging to know that so far the consensus is it’s not really annoying to re-set after it sits for a while and stops. Definitely helps ease some of my concern. . . .
You only use the inset button to change home time in relation to local time (as shown by the hands), so even if the watch stops, unless you've changed your home location to another time zone, you just set the watch using the crown (after making sure you have the correct local hour set using the main button, of course).
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