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    Nomos on a Budget?

    I've found that I really love the clean minimalistic look of the Nomos Zurich Datum. Unfortunately, I have a hard time spending that kind of money on a watch - especially when I don't have it!

    I'm hoping that someone could recommend me a similar look on much more of a budget, say around $300 max. The lower the better! ;)

    Of course, here is your inspiration:



    Thanks!

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    Re: Nomos on a Budget?

    Dreyfuss & Co. 1946 - Quartz - Hard to find under $300, but close if you can find one. No date.
    Swiss Men's Stainless steel Quartz Watch - DGS00001/02 Dreyfuss & Co


    Dreyfuss & Co. 1890 - Quartz - MSRP is $585, can be had online in the $250 range. No second hand.
    Swiss Men's Stainless steel Quartz Watch - DGS00004/06 Dreyfuss & Co


    Rotary GS02411-01 - Quartz - Probably exactly the same inside as the Dreyfuss 1946 but with roman numerals.
    http://www.rotarywatches.com/en/the-...hes/gs02411-01
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    Re: Nomos on a Budget?

    If you want mechanical, take a look at Aristo watches. They are sometimes available for $300, and always a lot cheaper than Nomos. I posted something for another post like this yesterday, and the watch disappeared from the store site, apparently sold out, but they still list a black dial version:


    The Max Bill watches are similar, and a lot less than a Nomos at $700-800:


    You could also look for a vintage CYMA. They did some watches in the 50's & 60's that were quite large (37-38mm) and you can get a very nice one for under $300.

    Orient has one quartz watch in that style:

    At under $100 (with coupon), it is a pretty great deal. There are a few reviews posted here and in the Orient forum.
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    Re: Nomos on a Budget?

    It's a damn shame that the chinese homage makers don't offer a bauhaus model. All I want is a big flat hand-wind (not auto) watch with arabic numerals in the stowa antea style in satin brushed stainless and a white dial for not a whole lot of money.

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    Re: Nomos on a Budget?

    Man a lot of those watches are bang on, good find.

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    Sea-Gull Automatic ST1812 (thinnest Sea-Gull Movement). Priced at $295. Not as clean, but hey.



    Skagen also has a few simple quartz models in your price range.

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    Re: Nomos on a Budget?

    Thought about this one a lot, as I love Bauhaus designed watches.

    Seiko Alba Riki is a good automatic choice for well under your budget. They come in various colors.


    Uniform Wares 200 series aren't bad for quartz.



    There are some nice looking Martin Larsen watches. Would probably consider them fashion watches, along with the Uniform Wares watch above.




    I would go after the Seiko Alba if it was closer to 40mm.

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    Re: Nomos on a Budget?

    Maybe another option. $135 on the 'zon. Could swap the bracelet.
    Orient CFD0001W Automatic

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    Re: Nomos on a Budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by falcon4311 View Post
    Man a lot of those watches are bang on, good find.
    I have to agree. I'm blown away by the choices presented here. You guys know your stuff! Thanks a ton!

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    Re: Nomos on a Budget?

    Quote Originally Posted by ej0rge View Post
    It's a damn shame that the chinese homage makers don't offer a bauhaus model. All I want is a big flat hand-wind (not auto) watch with arabic numerals in the stowa antea style in satin brushed stainless and a white dial for not a whole lot of money.
    It does seem like an obvious gap in the market. Part of the problem is the need for a smaller manual wind movement. Sea-Gull's thin auto would work well, but I don't know if they are making them available to others.
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