How Does Nomos Make A Beautiful Watch w/Manufacture Under 3K

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How Does Nomos Make A Beautiful Watch w/Manufacture Under 3K

Postby Racer-X » November 4th 2018, 4:15pm

"I was recently embroiled in a long and interesting conversation in Switzerland. The topic of this conversation, which occurred before the introduction of the Nomos Glashütte Neomatik, was: how can Nomos Glashütte make a watch with a manufacture movement for about €1,000 when – with the exception of perhaps the Swatch Group, a conglomerate that owns close to 200 companies – Swiss brands can’t?

The entry-level price at Nomos Glashütte is exactly €1,080 for the Club, a 36 mm stainless wristwatch with a hand-winding manufacture movement (Caliber Alpha) designed and made in-house. Yes, that’s right, an in-house manufacture hand-winding movement for under $1,500."

https://quillandpad.com/2018/11/04/how-does-nomos-glashutte-make-a-beautiful-watch-with-manufacture-movement-for-under-3000-reprise/
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Postby bedlam » November 4th 2018, 5:06pm

Maybe they took some pointers from Seiko?
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Re: How Does Nomos Make A Beautiful Watch w/Manufacture Unde

Postby foghorn » November 4th 2018, 5:58pm

bedlam wrote:Maybe they took some pointers from Seiko?




Nah-then there'd be a Club Padi or a Save the Ocean Ahoi and they'd all be 44 mm cases.
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Re: How Does Nomos Make A Beautiful Watch w/Manufacture Unde

Postby bedlam » November 4th 2018, 6:11pm

foghorn wrote:
bedlam wrote:Maybe they took some pointers from Seiko?

Nah-then there'd be a Club Padi or a Save the Ocean Ahoi and they'd all be 44 mm cases.

You say that like its bad 8-)
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Re: How Does Nomos Make A Beautiful Watch w/Manufacture Unde

Postby TemerityB » November 4th 2018, 8:47pm

Uh, segueing back from the department store watches: Just four years back I would have said that I'd never seen sleeker, better-built watches, real bangs for the bucks, than the Nomos line ... and no later did I say this than their prices exploded like a hamster in a microwave. I have nothing but scorn for the minimalist trend, which begat MVMT and DW and STFU - but the sheer quality of Nomos made me an instant fan. But that was then: don't know where, other than a couple of instances, you can grab a current Nomos model for under three K. The moment Nomos became popular, the gouge was in. I know, in-house, la de da: It's all prevented me from buying one, that's for sure.
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Re: How Does Nomos Make A Beautiful Watch w/Manufacture Unde

Postby Pubbie » November 5th 2018, 3:21am

The watch is very simple and basic, inexpensive to produce and distribute. However most of their simple and basic watches are €3k or more, which means they are generating super-profits from the Hodinkee generation.
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Re: How Does Nomos Make A Beautiful Watch w/Manufacture Unde

Postby foghorn » November 5th 2018, 6:26am

It's not a gang-it's a club





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Postby 3Flushes » November 5th 2018, 9:14am

foghorn wrote:It's not a gang-it's a club


Well, as TB notes re the $------- I wish I'd joined when you did.
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Postby conjurer » November 5th 2018, 9:34am

Is the Nomos Club Campus still worthless and ghey?? I'm just trying to stay on the trend over here.
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Postby TemerityB » November 5th 2018, 12:53pm



Banned, I stand corrected, thanks. Basing my thoughts on what I found at my local AD, who apparently only sees fit to stock the pricier stuff.
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Postby iwasbanned » November 5th 2018, 1:27pm

TemerityB wrote:Banned, I stand corrected, thanks. Basing my thoughts on what I found at my local AD, who apparently only sees fit to stock the pricier stuff.


Not trying to correct, trying to encourage you into getting one :-).

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Postby TemerityB » November 5th 2018, 3:18pm

iwasbanned wrote:
TemerityB wrote:Banned, I stand corrected, thanks. Basing my thoughts on what I found at my local AD, who apparently only sees fit to stock the pricier stuff.


Not trying to correct, trying to encourage you into getting one :-).

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Man, banned - that is just mint. The one time I got to try on some Nomos, they just melted into the wrist; I'm assuming you are enjoying that one immensely.
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Re: How Does Nomos Make A Beautiful Watch w/Manufacture Unde

Postby bedlam » November 5th 2018, 5:02pm

conjurer wrote:Is the Nomos Club Campus still worthless and ghey?? I'm just trying to stay on the trend over here.

I wouldn't say it was worthless.
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Re: How Does Nomos Make A Beautiful Watch w/Manufacture Unde

Postby Pubbie » November 6th 2018, 4:09am

Same in the UK. Seemingly entry-level watches at £2,000 or more that don’t offer anything more than the Clubs. I don’t understand the pricing policy - are the Bauhaus-style cases really that much more expensive to make?

Ten years ago a Tangente was £600; now they’re over £2k. It takes Rolex’s price inflation since 2006 or so, and fucks it furiously in both ears. So much for the smug, simpering “our cost base is low and we are just like really simple and natural” claims.
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Nomos - In house movement included under $3k

Postby koimaster » November 7th 2018, 2:44pm

How Does Nomos Glashütte Make A Beautiful Watch With Manufacture Movement For Under $3,000? (Reprise)





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I was recently embroiled in a long and interesting conversation in Switzerland. The topic of this conversation, which occurred before the introduction of the Nomos Glashütte Neomatik, was: how can Nomos Glashütte make a watch with a manufacture movement for about €1,000 when – with the exception of perhaps the Swatch Group, a conglomerate that owns close to 200 companies – Swiss brands can’t?

The entry-level price at Nomos Glashütte is exactly €1,080 for the Club, a 36 mm stainless wristwatch with a hand-winding manufacture movement (Caliber Alpha) designed and made in-house. Yes, that’s right, an in-house manufacture hand-winding movement for under $1,500.

And let me also be very, very clear about the origin of Nomos Glashütte’s components: they are either made on premises, sourced in Germany, or sourced in Switzerland (such as the case and hands).

I know, you don’t have to ask me . . . how can this be possible?

Well, it is. And Nomos Glashütte proves it. I asked managing director Uwe Ahrendt to explain some of the details of this feat to me.

https://quillandpad.com/2018/11/04/how- ... 0-reprise/
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Re: Nomos - In house movement included under $3k

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Re: Nomos - In house movement included under $3k

Postby koimaster » November 7th 2018, 2:53pm

foghorn wrote:*ahem*



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HEY!!! I am old. Do you really expect me to remember everything? Go crow at the sun or something. :)
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