While the Club 701 is one of NOMOS’ most affordable watches, it is also one of my favorites. In fact, I’ve been wearing mine almost non-stop ever since I purchased it. Don’t believe me? Hop over to my Instagram account and be your own judge! Why? In short: the NOMOS Club is a stylish and rugged alternative to vintage watches. I’ll elaborate below. Please note that both the watch in the pictures and words below are my own, while this listing is for a brand new example.
The NOMOS Club 701 has a case with a diameter of 36mm, a modest size in today’s men’s watch market. The sturdy bezel, slightly oversized crown and simple construction give it a sturdy look, which reminds me of watches such as the Explorer, Kontiki and Scafograph. The 100m water-resistance adds to the go-anywhere vibe – and I’ve personally tested this on numerous swims in the Atlantic 🙂 .
Hidden behind the closed case back is NOMOS’ Alpha movement, which is wound by hand and features a small seconds display at 6 o’clock. Winding is smooth and -thanks to the largish crown- easy. Of course with this smaller case, the relative position of the seconds hand axis and thus the overall proportions of the dial are near perfect.
The Club 701 is delivered on a Horween Shell Cordovan strap in brown with red stitching. I’ve long thought of it as a perfect match that can hardly be improved upon, while lately I’ve been enjoying my own Club on a host of unusual vintage bracelets – just hop over to our blog.
I mean – just look at this thing next to my 30t2 Omega. Don’t they just look delightful?