The Future of Nomos, Bremont, & Tudor

The Future of Nomos, Bremont, & Tudor

Postby koimaster » August 3rd 2018, 10:38am

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Re: The Future of Nomos, Bremont, & Tudor

Postby Pubbie » August 3rd 2018, 2:00pm

Same way Lexus will go. Stuffy old Europeans will hate it but they’ll make a go of it in places less riddled with conservatism.

Nomos doesn’t need to sell watches to normals so they’ll be fine. I doubt Tudor sells much outside enthusiasts’ circles either, but they were always present outside of the UK and the US, never went away, so I don’t know why they’re being counted as a new brand here?
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Re: The Future of Nomos, Bremont, & Tudor

Postby TemerityB » August 3rd 2018, 4:41pm

Pubbie wrote:Same way Lexus will go. Stuffy old Europeans will hate it but they’ll make a go of it in places less riddled with conservatism.

Nomos doesn’t need to sell watches to normals so they’ll be fine. I doubt Tudor sells much outside enthusiasts’ circles either, but they were always present outside of the UK and the US, never went away, so I don’t know why they’re being counted as a new brand here?


I don't get that, either.

A minor key here is that all three brands are repairable - if the imprints go belly-up, the watches will always run, at the very least.
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Re: The Future of Nomos, Bremont, & Tudor

Postby bedlam » August 3rd 2018, 10:29pm

TemerityB wrote:
Pubbie wrote:Same way Lexus will go. Stuffy old Europeans will hate it but they’ll make a go of it in places less riddled with conservatism.

Nomos doesn’t need to sell watches to normals so they’ll be fine. I doubt Tudor sells much outside enthusiasts’ circles either, but they were always present outside of the UK and the US, never went away, so I don’t know why they’re being counted as a new brand here?


I don't get that, either.

A minor key here is that all three brands are repairable - if the imprints go belly-up, the watches will always run, at the very least.

Yeah, 'in-house' is a special level of hell once the original company is gone.
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Re: The Future of Nomos, Bremont, & Tudor

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » August 4th 2018, 6:10am

A mass-made in-house movement is not that likely to become unrepairable. Small-batch in-house, like, various Dufours and Voutilainens, will become unrepairable at some point alright.

Meanwhile, claiming that generic movements will always be repairable is slightly naive. Parts for a bloody lot of ebauches from the old days are - at this point - obscenely hard to find, and in many cases, they're simply obsolete.
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