New Nomos "At Work" collection is pretty awesome

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New Nomos "At Work" collection is pretty awesome

Post by TimelessLuxWatches » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:37 pm

If you guys haven't seen them yet, the new Nomos At Work collection just came out and they look pretty awesome, at least if you like how Nomoses look to begin with.

You can check out my take on them here or, if you'd prefer, Hodinkee's coverage here.

Personally, I really like these new brushed "Silvercut" dials.

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Re: New Nomos "At Work" collection is pretty awesome

Post by jswing » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:38 am

I really like the Tangente with Silvercut dial.

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Post by TimelessLuxWatches » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:00 am

jswing wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:38 am
I really like the Tangente with Silvercut dial.
My personal favorite too, although that Orion Silvercut has been growing on me.

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Post by unsub073 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:04 am

I bet that would look good on the Ahoi series.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:39 am

I thought these sucked when they were released, but got momentarily swayed by that really nice picture. Then I saw they're 39mm. If NOMOS wants to offer bigger sizes, they need to have more normal lug lengths.

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Post by matt.wu » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:48 am

I would really love them to work on new watches and movements instead of small aesthetic changes on existing watches. They're nice, but really not worthy of any big announcement.
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Post by Chocodove » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:51 am

I like them, but Nomos lugs just don't work for me regardless of what the rest of the watch looks like.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:58 am

matt.wu wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:48 am
I would really love them to work on new watches and [movementsinstead of small aesthetic changes on existing watches. They're nice, but really not worthy of any big announcement.
For instance a HW movement that looks like it was designed to fit a case approximately 39mm in diameter?

NOMOS offers such incredible value. I'm not sure why they can't just produce one line of watches with normal proportions and nothing funky going on.

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Post by jswing » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:02 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:39 am
I thought these sucked when they were released, but got momentarily swayed by that really nice picture. Then I saw they're 39mm. If NOMOS wants to offer bigger sizes, they need to have more normal lug lengths.
I prefer smaller watches than most here, but I found the Tangente Sport a little too small at 37mm. I sold it pretty quickly. I tried on the Tangente 38 once (which is the same size as these I believe, they're 38.5) and it felt perfect. The lugs didn't bother me at all.

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New Nomos "At Work" collection is pretty awesome

Post by matt.wu » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:03 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
matt.wu wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:48 am
I would really love them to work on new watches and [movementsinstead of small aesthetic changes on existing watches. They're nice, but really not worthy of any big announcement.
For instance a HW movement that looks like it was designed to fit a case approximately 39mm in diameter?

NOMOS offers such incredible value. I'm not sure why they can't just produce one line of watches with normal proportions and nothing funky going on.
I think they do have some. Weltzeit, Minimatik, Tetra are all very proportional with unique-to-Nomos case designs. And then the Lambda and Lux.

Most of the others have lugs that I'm not perfectly a fan of.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:10 am

matt.wu wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:03 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
matt.wu wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:48 am
I would really love them to work on new watches and [movementsinstead of small aesthetic changes on existing watches. They're nice, but really not worthy of any big announcement.
For instance a HW movement that looks like it was designed to fit a case approximately 39mm in diameter?

NOMOS offers such incredible value. I'm not sure why they can't just produce one line of watches with normal proportions and nothing funky going on.
I think they do have some. Weltzeit, Minimatik, Tetra are all very proportional with unique-to-Nomos case designs. And then the Lambda and Lux.

Most of the others have lugs that I'm not perfectly a fan of.
This one might be OK, though it's covered in funky design elements.
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The size isn't even too bad. Fit it with an Orion style dial/hands and I might give it a try.

This one (Weltzeit) though,
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doesn't look particularly normal length when you account for the thicker shell strap.

For me, NOMOS is a brand that's almost there, but just a step or two in the wrong direction.
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Post by snootydog » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:27 pm

Chocodove wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:51 am
I like them, but Nomos lugs just don't work for me regardless of what the rest of the watch looks like.
I feel the same, stunning in their simplicity but the lugs need to lose at least 1mm.
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Post by streetracer101 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:03 pm

matt.wu wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:48 am
I would really love them to work on new watches and movements instead of small aesthetic changes on existing watches. They're nice, but really not worthy of any big announcement.
This. These leave me cold, as do most of their recent offerings.
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Post by TimelessLuxWatches » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:44 pm

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Post by dinexus » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:59 pm

Is the Silvercut just a print, or are they actually cut/brushed with texture? Hard to tell from the photos.


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Re: New Nomos "At Work" collection is pretty awesome

Post by TimelessLuxWatches » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:40 am

I think it's literally brushed metal, but from experience polishing metal, I don't think you'd probably feel it with your finger like a teak dial.

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