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    Reviewed the EMG Nemo and was very impressed! When was the last time a watch surprised you?

    Hey all,


    So I finished my review of the EMG / HKED Nemo this weekend, and I was very impressed with just how well built it was for the cost. I think it's fair to say that the Nemo embodies why we love Microbrands - they just offer such great value!


    An AR coated sapphire crystal, ceramic bezel, C3 Superluminova and Miyota 90S5 for $450 is one hell of a bargain.


    Which got me thinking. The price of a watch isn't just determined by it's specs. Obviously a brand's history and design language also play a big part in determining value.


    So my question is this: When was the last time you were pleasantly surprised by the quality and finish of a watch, given what you paid for it?




    If anyone is interested in my thoughts on the Nemo here's the link to my review: https://www.watchthatsweep.co.uk/blog/hands-on-review-emg-hked-nemo
    And my video review on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5tVsnys0aA


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    Re: Reviewed the EMG Nemo and was very impressed! When was the last time a watch surprised you?

    Nice. :)
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    Re: Reviewed the EMG Nemo and was very impressed! When was the last time a watch surprised you?

    The last time I was surprised (impressed, even) was when I received my Merkur Tuna. I'll not post a photo, since I've been posting it way too often lately, but that thing is value incarnate, and I do believe I have enough watches to compare it to. :p
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    Re: Reviewed the EMG Nemo and was very impressed! When was the last time a watch surprised you?

    The Nemo looks terrific.

    The last time that I was pleasantly surprised, especially with the fit and finish at a nice price point was the Lorier Hydra.

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    Re: Reviewed the EMG Nemo and was very impressed! When was the last time a watch surprised you?

    I knew that as a Samurai the Grey Dawn would be nice but was not prepared for just how nice it was.

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    Re: Reviewed the EMG Nemo and was very impressed! When was the last time a watch surprised you?

    I was floored by the build construction of the Manchester Watch Works 62MAS homage they did a couple years ago. The watch was <$400 and may have had the best bezel action I've ever handled including $2k+ omegas. The crown and lume were also fantastic. As impressed as I've ever been with a watch.
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    Re: Reviewed the EMG Nemo and was very impressed! When was the last time a watch surprised you?

    My original Scurfa diver was an unbelievable value for how little it cost.

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    Re: Reviewed the EMG Nemo and was very impressed! When was the last time a watch surprised you?

    Quote Originally Posted by EHV View Post
    The Nemo looks terrific.

    The last time that I was pleasantly surprised, especially with the fit and finish at a nice price point was the Lorier Hydra.

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    I've got the Falcon in for review, and I think the finish on it is great. The bracelet is very well done too!
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    Re: Reviewed the EMG Nemo and was very impressed! When was the last time a watch surprised you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Negakinu View Post
    The last time I was surprised (impressed, even) was when I received my Merkur Tuna. I'll not post a photo, since I've been posting it way too often lately, but that thing is value incarnate, and I do believe I have enough watches to compare it to. :p
    I've never paid much attention to Merkur, being Seiko knockoffs, but these days Seiko aren't the value prop they used to be IMO. So maybe now's the time I took a closer look!
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    Re: Reviewed the EMG Nemo and was very impressed! When was the last time a watch surprised you?

    I think it's inevitable that you'll get a lot of smaller and micro brands named here because we don't typically get chance to handle one first. Given that there's always a bit of a gamble, there's an element of surprise when the product is very good. For larger more established brands (e.g. the Swatch group entry level Swiss brands) the level of fit and finish is expected, even when they cost less than some microbrands.

    Probably the last time I was surprised was a Glycine Combat 6. At the price I paid I wasn't expecting to like it quite as much as I did. I sold it on to reduce the size of my collection, bit I enjoyed it while I owned it.

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