Nomos Tangente - just arrived!

A place to discuss other watch-brands
User avatar
Amor Vincit Omnia
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 28693
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:34 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: Norfolk, UK

Nomos Tangente - just arrived!

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia »

Just a few Q&D pics today I'm afraid, because the weather has been shocking and I just took them after work.

Image

First impression: with this watch I didn't open the box and say "Wow - Omigod!" as I have with CW watches. Rather, I thought "MM-HMM!", and then smiled with satisfaction. This is not a watch that is going to draw gobsmacked crowds wanting to see it do tricks, nor does it scream "Hey look at what I've got on my wrist". It is relatively inconspicuous, which is why I liked it in the first place. :D
Packaging was in a nice flat wooden box, nothing pretentious, again I'll do better photos at the weekend if it's sunny! It came from WoS in a cardboard box measuring about 30x30x30 cm...huge, and layers and layers of thick bubble wrap, delivered by courier...very well protected!

It felt lovely on the wrist immediately, really light and comfortable. The strap (with signed tang buckle) is black shell cordovan which is apparently a very classy leather made from horse's backsides! :shock: I thought it might be hard, but if feels really supple. Very easy to set, with a lovely noiseless manual wind, hacking seconds and a very pleasing tick, though quiet.

Image

I really like the dial. The hands vary from light blue to black according to the light, and the layout was what attracted me in the first place, so clear and uncluttered. It's only 35mm, but looks bigger because there's almost no bezel. I like the contrast between the round face and the angular nature of the lugs.

Image

Turn it over and you get the movement behind the crystal. Geneva stripes, beautiful swirls on whatever those two wheels are, and perlage below the balance-wheel. A thing of beauty! This shot doesn't really do it justice.

Image

Finally, a shot with the Omega to compare sizes.

Image

Initial overall impression...WOW! Like I said, not big, bright or ostentatious, but the look, and especially the feel of the thing...very classy indeed! 8)
Steve
Linguist; retired teacher; pilgrim; wannabe travel writer

Walk a while in others' shoes...

Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time
atnits
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 3531
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:21 pm
Location: England

Re: Nomos Tangente - jusr arrived!

Post by atnits »

"Classy" sums it up. Well done, and it looks like it fits very well.
User avatar
Kip
The Administrator
The Administrator
Posts: 33247
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:45 pm
CW-watches: 147
LE-one: yes
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
LE-foura: yes
LE-fourb: yes
LE-five: yes
LE-six: yes
LESeven: yes
Location: New Hampshire, USA

Re: Nomos Tangente - jusr arrived!

Post by Kip »

Spectacularly simple. A wonderful acquisition. Hope to grab one myself someday. :thumbup:
Kip

"Asylum Administrator"


Visit the CWArchives for everything CW. Historical, specs, manuals and resale. It is all there.
User avatar
scooter
Trusted Seller
Trusted Seller
Posts: 14888
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:14 pm
CW-watches: 1
LE-two: yes
LE-foura: yes
Location: UK

Re: Nomos Tangente - just arrived!

Post by scooter »

Understated and subtle.

Not one for the loud and lairy brigade.

Suits you sir

scooter
#1 scooter blue 2012 FLE (50 made)
androo
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 2827
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:03 pm
CW-watches: 8
LE-one: yes
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
Location: very south Hampshire

Re: Nomos Tangente - just arrived!

Post by androo »

Very pretty watch. A bit small for my wrist but veery fine. Shell cordvan is very good leather for staps and my personnal favourite ove alli and croc. And it is waterproof.
User avatar
Jan
Senior Guru
Senior Guru
Posts: 495
Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:02 pm
CW-watches: 6
Location: Aarhus, Denmark

Re: Nomos Tangente - just arrived!

Post by Jan »

Kip wrote:Spectacularly simple. A wonderful acquisition. Hope to grab one myself someday. :thumbup:
Couldn't agree more.. congrats.
C20 Lido, C5 Aviator, C5 Quartz, W6 Splash, C4 Peregrine, C6 RAF Valley
User avatar
village
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 5554
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:10 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: any further South and my feet would be wet...

Re: Nomos Tangente - just arrived!

Post by village »

A nice,timeless (sic) design...wear it in good health :)
If you can read this you are too close to your computer screen....
User avatar
AliBar
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1049
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:37 pm
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
LE-foura: yes
LE-fourb: yes
Location: Up Hill, Down Dale

Re: Nomos Tangente - just arrived!

Post by AliBar »

Jealous as hell :). A Nomos is next on my want list away from CW. Here's hoping. :thumbup:
Alastair.

Double Member of the C80 Owners Club
User avatar
downer
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 24853
Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:02 pm
CW-watches: 4
Location: UK

Re: Nomos Tangente - just arrived!

Post by downer »

Wonderful! Totally classy and understated.

Congratulations on a terrific acquisition. :thumbup:
Richard
Leo David
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 1840
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:57 pm
CW-watches: 3
Location: London

Re: Nomos Tangente - just arrived!

Post by Leo David »

All the superlatives that others have used. Congratulations, Steve, you've bought a piece of exquisite engineering, beautiful design and simple execution. Cherish it. LD
User avatar
Mortis
Forum Menace
Forum Menace
Posts: 2932
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:48 pm
CW-watches: 12
LE-two: yes
LE-three: yes
Location: Surrey

Re: Nomos Tangente - just arrived!

Post by Mortis »

That's beautiful. Lovely.

And now you can pass on your C5 to me. 8)
User avatar
footycrazy
Trusted Seller
Trusted Seller
Posts: 7071
Joined: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:30 pm
CW-watches: 1
Location: Essex coast.

Re: Nomos Tangente - just arrived!

Post by footycrazy »

Very smart, Congrats Steve.
Graham
User avatar
nathanclarinet
Senior Forumgod
Senior Forumgod
Posts: 3789
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:45 pm
CW-watches: 2

Re: Nomos Tangente - just arrived!

Post by nathanclarinet »

Nice one Steve, that is one classy time piece. Wear in good health.

Sent from my HTC Wildfire using Tapatalk
GordyS
Senior
Senior
Posts: 75
Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:52 pm
CW-watches: 2
LE-fourb: yes
Location: N. Yorkshire

Re: Nomos Tangente - just arrived!

Post by GordyS »

Now that I really like :thumbup:

Congratulations on a fine purchase.
Cheers
GordyS
highway62

Re: Nomos Tangente - just arrived!

Post by highway62 »

Glad you like it, may it give you years of pleasure!