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Hi all fans of German watches :)

I've been searching for a new watch lately, and my wish-list has so far been a) automatic b) at least 40 mm c) centrum second hand d) preferably less than € 500. After been looking for a long time, I had finally decided for a Stowa Marine Automatic. I thought.



Enter the Nomos Club Datum, which is a) mechanic b) too small c) small second dial d) way above my price limit. Nevertheless, I felt the second I saw it that this is the watch I want :p (which never occurred with the Stowa). I am afraid I cannot longer justify spending € 520 on the Stowa, knowing that it would be a compromise. Damn.

Fortunately, I found a used one. But it is the 36 mm model, and with black dial. It will fit my budget though. A new Club Date with white dial will cost me twice, and I even got a rebate from my AD ... But 36 mm is usually too small for me, having a 7.5" wrist. Do you think it will wear large? It does have quite a bezel, which usually means not.



So I'm not sure what to do o|, take a chance on the used 36 mm model, destroy my saving account and go for the white Club Datum or wait and save and hope to come across a used one in the future (which frankly doesn't seem very likely).

Any help would greatly be appreciated. I'm a student and this is my first "real" watch, so I want something that I can have for a long time and will look good both for everyday wear in school as well as when I need to look a bit more dressy.
 

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I have a Nomos Tangente and I enjoy it. The watch has a big face/thin bezel, so it wears big. I will say I'm 5'7"--relatively small.

Search for Nomos wrist shots, including mine!
 

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I've been wearing my 36mm ivory dialed Nomos Club for 3 weeks now. I have a 71/4" wrist and am quite happy with the way the watch wears. I think this is due primarily to the fact that the lugs are long, thus making the watch wear larger than it is.

I cannot praise this watch enough, it is very readable and the movement exquisite. Also the watch is very accurate, just under 4 seconds/day.

Perhaps because I'm a 69 year old fart the supposed small size of 36mm doesn't bother me remembering when much smaller watches were the norm or is just you young-uns just compensating.
 

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I tried on the white, 41.5 mm version a few months ago. It wears large, and I thought it looked too big on my 7.25" wrist. I was looking for a dress watch and the size combined with the orange accents made it too sporty for me. It's a very nice watch though. It's much more impressive in person than in photos IMO. If I get one someday, I think I'd go for the 40mm, black, no-date version.

Good luck, and post photos when you get it!
 

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Thanks everyone for the insights! |>

scarlet knight, good idea, but Tangente has a smaller bezel afaik, and it's a dress watch that "should" be smaller.

mike, well in many cases I certainly agree but I think it depends on the wrist and the watch. I will definitely try before buy! I tried my 36 mm Seiko that also wears big (ie small bezel) and it looks ok but on the small side on my wrist, but that is a chronograph and such watches does imho look better on a bigger watch. 36 mm could work.

Ron, haha, funny last sentence - might be true ;-) That watch looks really good on your wrist, congratulations. I think it not only "wears big", but also has a design that looks good in smaller sizes. Funny that Nomos claims the Club to be aimed at a younger audience knowing your age, I consider that as a sign of truly great design - appeals to all ages.

drewmcd24, thanks, when you said you were looking for a dress watch and thought it was too sporty, that's exactly the kind of watch I want! :-! I think the automatic are out of the question, too expensive and I prefer the creme color rather than the white. But I'm flexible if I find a "bargain".

My plan is to try the 36 and 38.5 in the store, if the 36 feels good I might buy either the used one or a new in creme, otherwise I'll probably wait a little. However I'm very certain that the Club will be me next watch, it's more a question of when ...

And I will of course take some photos b-)
 

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Saving and waiting is probably the right move if the Club spoke to you in the way you describe. Not hugely expensive watches for what you get and I am sure you won't be disappointed when you open the box!
 

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Thanks, the question now is if I want the white (creme) one, or the black one! What is your opinion?
 
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