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Talking Hands: The NOMOS Zürich Weltzeit

By on 6 August 2012 in Watches

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German, austere, democratically-priced, restrained, stylish, elegant and with in house movements: just a few of the words we found to describe NOMOS when we first examined the brand on Talking Hands.

Today though, we’re looking at their top of the range model, the Zürich Weltzeit. Will it live up to our expectations of the brand? What will a GMT complication do to those restrained looks that NOMOS is so famous for? And will it remain quite so affordable? There’s only one way to find out…

You know what to do: pour yourself a drink, hit play and join us for Talking Hands.

 

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Talking Hands: The NOMOS Zürich Weltzeit

Today though we’re looking at NOMOS’ top of the range model, the Zürich Weltzeit. Will it live up to our expectations of the brand? What will a GMT complication do to those restrained looks that the brand is so famous for? And will it remain quite so affordable? There’s only one way to find out…
You know what to do: pour yourself a drink, hit play and join us for Talking Hands.

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  • http://www.TheProdigalGuide.com Straight-Six

    We thought it would be simple enough: the title of the post says this is about the Zurich Weltzeit; the content says the same, and the actual watch in the Talking Hands is the Zurich Weltzeit. But clearly we couldn’t get our video credits manager to understand that!

    He’s now been fired and the erroneous title indicating this is all about the Club Automat will be corrected before you have your bedtime stories read to you tonight…

  • http://museocoffee.tumblr.com/ Belligero

    I was lucky enough to check this one out in Vienna recently; what a watch! Nobody offers more for your money than Nomos these days. The design, details and execution are superb. It obliterates the similarly-priced generic ETA-based stuff, and I’d put it in the same league as the big boys as far as quality is concerned. Definitely desirable.

  • Darrell Leong Mun Cheng

    Great review of a fantastic timepiece. I agree with The Fool that no other watchmaker comes close to matching the quality and design of NOMOS at this price point. That having been said, with such a dial design, I really wish they could go further and actually create a real world timer. Then we would be hard pressed for any more superlatives to describe them.

  • http://www.watchwindersinternational.com H-Bomb

    I’m with Six on this one. Great timepiece, but ever so slightly too subdued. The Bremont had a few too many accents, but this has too few. I hesitate to say it but… bland?
    Kudos to the brand though; I’m glad there are new watch companies butting heads with the old school.

  • Stuart (I still use my real name)

    Nice.

  • http://www.TheProdigalGuide.com The Prodigal Fool

    Titles on the video now fixed. The culprit has been flogged. My apologies.

  • Philipp

    I have poured myself a drink, hit play, and all that came was the message “This video is unavailable”. I’ll have another drink and try later.

    • http://www.TheProdigalGuide.com The Prodigal Fool

      Sorry about that, Philipp. We had a problem with the titles on the first version of the video so are uploading a new, corrected, version. YouTube is as slow as ever at processing and it looks like you may have to wait another hour or so…

  • http://gravatar.com/skytrigger EA

    I’m still waiting for the video as well. This is the watch on my final list of “to buy” for 2012. When will the video be up again?

  • http://www.TheProdigalGuide.com The Prodigal Fool

    Thank you for your patience everyone.

    The video is now fixed: correct captions and all. Hit play and enjoy!

  • http://www.mbs-architecture.com Rob

    Easily the most interesting watch the hands have ever reviewed, worth the wait.

    • http://www.TheProdigalGuide.com The Prodigal Fool

      Bless your heart, Rob.

  • colin

    You should (really) try to drink something better – i.e. if you like good wine.

    • http://www.TheProdigalGuide.com The Prodigal Fool

      Everyone’s a critic…

  • colin

    and Nomos much better than some well-established names…
    (I wear my Tangomat Datum every day.)

  • Roger Huston

    I had the opportunity to put this on my wrist and fell in love. What a great watch and a perfect size for me. I was considering the JLC Master Calendar used or this watch, but with the release of the JLC Master Thin Perpetual 2013 in steel, I think I will go with the Nomos now and the JLC for my 50th birthday in 2 years. It will take me that long to convince my wife that at $20k watch is not fool hearty.

  • http://mensunderwearzone.com Noelh

    Beautiful watch, I just wish I could afford it. Some day!!

  • qa

    what does prodigal recommend at 10:30?

    • The Prodigal Fool

      An IWC Pilot’s Chrono.

  • Guy

    Wish it had a date function, then I would get it tomorrow. Stunning watch though, still leaning towards getting it even without the date