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hands-on: a NOMOS Club on vintage Bracelet / Part 2

A little over a month ago I posted a picture of my NOMOS Club fitted with a vintage Gay Freres Bonklip-style bracelet. Yesterday I fitted another one, this time a vintage expandable Oyster-ish bracelet by Expandro.

When I first my NOMOS x Bonklip post, I thought I’d keep the Club on that bracelet for a day or two. I can now report that this was most certainly not the case, as I kept it on and wore it for one month straight. The mid-century look & feel greatly quite a bit, and I began to keep an eye open to other vintage bracelets.

Two weeks back I was negotiating with the seller of a LIP Himalaya, and in the process I discovered he also had a lot of some 80 vintage bracelets for sale, which he’d include for a modest premium. I quickly agreed and received my 2.5kg package a few days later. After a first sift I deemed about half of them to be in usable condition, and over the next couple of days I thoroughly cleaned every single one of them. It’s not a very pleasant job!

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll try to post a few of them here on minimatikal. First up is this expandable bracelet by Expandro, with 18mm straight end pieces and 16mm Oyster-like links. Suddenly the Club feels like a funky modern version of the Rolex Bubbleback. I like it!

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hands-on: a NOMOS Club on vintage Bracelet / part 1

In my article for Ace Magazine I wrote about how I think of the Club as a modern alternative to watches of the 1940’s and 1950’s. I recently acquired a Eternamatic from that era, fitted with a Gay Freres bonklip-style bracelet. This morning I decided to give it a try on the NOMOS Club 701.

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weltweit: aBlogtoWatch goes hands-on with the Club Campus

In ‘weltweit’ we keep track of NOMOS articles posted around the web.

Today, aBlogtoWatch posted a hands-on article on the NOMOS Club Campus.

The dial is where the Club Campus stands apart from the standard line of Club watches. The watches all have a “California” dial, in which the top half of the dial has Arabic numeral markers and the bottom half Roman numeral markers.

Click here to read the full article!

featured image by aBlogtoWatch.

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weltweit: Dale writes about his Club 701 for Ace Jewelers

In ‘weltweit’ we try to keep track of NOMOS articles posted around the web.

In ‘Now it’s mine’ I wrote about my most recent purchase, a Club 701, for Ace Jewelers.

Omega 30T2 vs NOMOS Club 701

Working with NOMOS and devouring every single article on them only made me appreciate the brand more, but I managed to keep urges under control for a good while. Earlier this year I decided I couldn’t do it any longer. I had to have one and now was the time. But which one?!

Read more on Ace Magazine!