My first Nomos watches review!
You may not have heard of Nomos Glashütte. They are a watchmaking company based in Glashütte, Germany, founded in 1990 by Roland Schwertner. The brand has been gathering increasing respect in the industry and they now employ around 200 staff and maintain the traditional watchmaking methods. Indeed, their watches are adjusted to six positions, which cannot be said for many watches, regardless of price.
The Nomos Glashütte Club
This may be the entry level watch for the brand, but that does not make it, in any way, substandard! This is a sports watch with a classic design, which Nomos Glashütte themselves suggest suits the smart career-types.
The dial is clean and fresh and easily readable. The generous red hands have a bold black outline and the face also features a beautiful guilloche seconds subdial. The numbers (2, 4, 8, 10, 12) are vertically displayed, unlike other Nomos models. The face also displays red minute markers arund the edge of the dial – subtle, but add something in my opinion.
A fairly thick bezel, but not bulky or clumsy, with long lugs that feel good on the wrist. Can be tricky to wind if you have large fingers – go for the optional Automat model if you are concerned by this.
Available in a range of diameters, from 36mm to 41.5mm. The smallest may be a little too small for some, but this is offset by the size of the lugs!
The strap, as with all Nomos watches, is made of Horween Shell Cordovan leather, a very-high quality and durable horse leather. These look good and feel good.
Under the hood
Powered by the in-house alpha 17-jewel hand-wound movement, a classic and trusted Nomos caliber.
The alpha is rhodium-plated and features Geneva stripes on the plate and a Glashütte sunburst on both the ratchet and crown wheel. This is a nice touch and certainly makes it zing in bright sunlight, visible if you opt for the sapphire-backed Dunkel model.
If you are looking for something a bit different, look no further. Equally suited to formal or casual wear, this will look and feel good on your wrist and will get people asking questions!
You can feel the quality and I think this watch represents outstanding vale for money, bearing in mind you can get the Novos Glashütte Club for £1,000.