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new – sortable nomos data sheet

Hi guys!

Quick heads up – I have just uploaded a reference sheet with all NOMOS watches from the current collection. It’s still a bit of a work in progress and it works best if you put in a search for a specific reference. It will allow you to quickly look up details such on the diameter, lug width, the standard strap and buckle used, et cetera. In the future I’d love to make it easier to use, and perhaps add a field here and there. Just a reminder, the lug-to-lug measurements of all NOMOS watches can be found in the SIZES sections.

You’ll find the data sheet right here. Enjoy!

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our customer: Kim from South Korea

Earlier today I received some very kind words from Kim of South Korea, who ordered a couple of straps from us not too long ago;

Hi minimatikal, I’m Kim.

Strap safely delivered well and the strap is really satisfying !!

I don’t have a NOMOS watch of 19mm lug, but it fits my Omega Aqua Terra 38.5mm perfectly and I am so happy now.

And thank you for your handwriting on the postcard.

Next time I will use minimatikal again for buying straps.

I hope this year will be full of good things.

From Kim, In South Korea

When I learned that Kim was using our original NOMOS straps on his Omega, I absolutely HAD to see a few pics. Luckily Kim was gracious enough to send both his pics as well as his permission to use them on minimatikal.

Doesn’t that look just perfect?

The fact that NOMOS offers straps in odd widths like 17 and 19mm makes them perfect for watches with lugs that wide, and the fact that they’re offered in a range of sizes makes them perfect for either smaller or larger wrists too.

Thank you Kim for your trust in Minimatikal, your kind words, and your beautiful pictures! Enjoy in the very best of health!

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editorial: about minimatikal – the extended version

Hi guys!

Now that minimatikal.com is fully up-and-running I felt it was time for a bit of background. So sit back, relax, and allow me to explain what it is that we’re trying to do here.

What is minimatikal?

Minimatikal.com is owned and operated by Ace Jewelers. We’re based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. With Ace Jewelers we’ve been Authorized Dealer for NOMOS since early 2016, and it’s been a great ride since. We’ve sold many, many watches, we’ve visited them both in Berlin as well as in Glashuette, and we even had the opportunity to create our own Limited Edition. NOMOS is one of our favorite brands, and the people behind it make it a joy to work with as well.

Why minimatikal?

NOMOS has been available in the Ace Jewelers eBoutique ever since the launch, where it sits nice and comfortably in between a decent number of other luxury watch brands. But our love for NOMOS runs so deep that we felt it deserves its own place too. From an editorial perspective we wanted a place 100% dedicated to NOMOS, allowing us to geek out on the tiniest details. From a technical perspective we wanted to explore other eCommerce platforms than the one used by the main Ace Jewelers website, which is a rather large and sometimes complex machine. In terms of design it had to be tailor-made to fit the style and feel of the brand; clean and simple, yet not too serious. In short we were looking for a platform that would highlight NOMOS, that’d be be easy to operate and maintain, and that would allow us to experiment, change, and adapt in real time. Oh, and it had to be as cheap as possible!

The result of all this is what you see here: our love letter to NOMOS. First of all we have the blog, where we post whatever we feel suitable for a NOMOS-oriented website; press releases, our own editorial content, links to reads on other venues – all of that. Next we have a number of static pages, including those that feature all sizes (yes, including lug-to-lug!) of the various models. Finally there’s the eComm section. It’s mostly straps and buckles for now, though we’ll be adding more and more watches in time. For that we hope to add a lot of cool pre-owned pieces, display models and discontinued pieces – at great prices.

Who runs this place?

It’s me, Dale, with the help of Elise and the support of other Team Ace members. Send me an email via Hello@(…) if you have any questions!

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editorial: the royal grand tour of Glashuette with NOMOS

Welcome to Glashuette!

 

 

Team MINIMATIKAL traveled to Glashuette to tour the NOMOS watchmaking facilities. We were so excited to arrive, we had our Glashuette Lonely Planet books in hand and cameras ready to show you all of Glashuette’s most famous monuments.

 

 

Glashuette dates back to 1445, where it was first mentioned in an undisclosed document. It is a small town in Saxony with a population of around 7,000 people. Glashuette is home to the birthplace of German watchmaking. The coat of arms features watchmaking tools [Dale: no Jenna, they’re not watchmaking tools, if your watchmaker uses these please RUN!] as well as a sun and Roman numeral hour markers from a watch dial.

 

 

Next stop was the local flower shop Blumen Rosenkranz. This cute little shop had an assortment of Spring flowers outside and that mistletoe cactus in the window was calling my name from up the hill by the NOMOS chronometrie building. Plants + NOMOS = Happy Jenna

 

 

Without another human in sight, we made it to the fire station. There’s something about a big red door that makes for a fantastic landmark. The rooster weather vane highlights the wind direction while adorning the peak of the firestation. Luckily, there was not a single siren to be heard the entire day.

 

 

One cannot go to Glashuette and not visit Der Backer Lehmann. This bakery has been in business on the Hauptstrasse since 1895. This multi-generation family business has gone through multiple renovations and a recent redesign in 1984 but their ethos has remained the same since 1895- bake delicious sour dough bread at their humble bakery in the Glashuette city center.

 

 

A visit to this quaint watch making village would not be complete without strolling past Uhren-Schmuck. This jewelry and watch company has been headquartered in Glashuette since 1997.

 

 

The St. Wolfgang church in downtown Glashuette.

 

 

We eventually came across the famous Glashuette kebab shop, Side, where one can enjoy a döner kebab, a slice of pizza, noodles or even a beer. We thought we would save ourselves for Glashuettes hottest bar, only to later find out it had been closed down before Christmas.

 

 

In a beautiful square, there was the German Watch Museum Glashuette. In the basement of the museum there is a watchmaking school;  the top two floors are the museum. In the permanent collection there are masterpieces like the Precision pendulum clock from Strasser & Rhode (1875) or the Astronomic clock by Hermann Goertz (1925).

 

 

Across the square from the museum is the NOMOS flagship boutique, where they had the discontinued Club Dunkel in stock, as well as NOMOS rings that one can coordinate with their Tetra. The NOMOS boutique is located up the street from the former train station, now the NOMOS Glashuette HQ.