I have always been drawn to watches that invoke a "bauhaus" design, with one of my ultimate grails being the Nomos Tangomat. Therefore, when I saw a post a while back about a Nomos homage that was made in China under the brand name Rodina and was only found on Tao Bao, I was intrigued and took the plunge. It was drawn out process but it just arrived on my doorstep today and I thought I would write a short review as info on this watch is otherwise scarce.
-38mm stainless steel case
-5 atm water resistance
-Automatic movement (Appears to be a variation of a Seagull ST-16, see pic below)
-Blued hands, small seconds
-Brown leather strap with signed buckle (option of black strap)
-Signed crown, display back
-About $115 plus shipping when purchased through a Tao Bao agent
-This thing definitely looks the part. It wears VERY big as it is all dial, and is makes my 6.75" wrist look puny.
-The dial color is awesome and is a pearlescent off-white.
-From what I have seen from pictures, is a very close homage of the Nomos Tangomat
-The movement is VERY loud. I can tolerate this during handwinding, but any movement of the rotor is audible as well. Like a grinding noise.
-Handwinding gives a lot of resistance and, again, a lot of noise.
-About +8 sec after 12 hours
Because of the very affordable price (~$120), I would still recommend this watch if you like the look of Nomos. IMO it would be too big as a true dress watch for anyone under a 7" wrist (I usually like about 36in for dress), but with today's larger sized watches I don't think it would look too out of place either. I will update as I spend more time with the watch as I am a little leary of the movement inside. Here are some more pics to finish. Feel free to ask any questions if you are interested. Thanks for looking!