Düsseldorf for sure isn’t the watchmaking Mekka of Germany. However, When visiting the Watchtime Düsseldorf I heard about a Düsseldorf based microbrand and their „Spektra“.
Design wise the Spektra reminds us of the 1960s, the timepiece itself is timeless and classic. The case is CNC machined and made of 316L stainless steel, also known as surgical steel („Chirurgenstahl“ as we say in Germany). Fit and finish does not differ compared to watches selling for double the price. The lugs are drilled hich is a benefit for strap changes.
The top crystal is an anti-reflective coated slightly domed sapphire crystal.
The watch is water resistant to only 5 atm, but still has a screw-down crown. He crown is engraved withnthe Nimbus logo.The component is high-quality and decorated with the Nimbus logo.
The solid back is screwed. No display back to view the Seiko NH35A movement at work. No big deal imho, the engraving on the back is exceptionally beautiful and well made.
The movement (hacking) winds in both directions, the power reserve is app. 41 hours.
At Nimbus a watchmaker takes on the work and adjusts the NH35A to four positions which warrants good running properties.
• MADE IN GERMANY
• Seiko NH35A movement, adjusted to 4 positions, 24 jewels, 21,600 a/h, power reserve 41 hrs
• Case: 40mm in diameter, 20mm lug width, screw down crown, drilled lugs, 5 atm
• Sapphire crystal with blue AR inside coating
• Super luminous indexes and hands (green)
• Diamond cut hands
• Handmade in Germany leather strap
• + a free premium nato strap
Currently the Spektra is undergoing a face lifting. No watches in stock though. Nevertheless I thought it‘s worth to introduce you to NIMBUS watches.