Beating Seiko at Their Own Game

The Seiko 5 GMT was a fan favorite last year for the best GMT per dollar, but I got to spend some time with the Nodus sector GMT and it's a special watch, is it special enough to unseat the Seiko 5?

Oh, a GMT without a rotating bezel? This will be interesting. I much prefer the lack of cyclops and date window placement!

Just watched the video. I like that nodus, it's not perfect but it's a step in the right direction, I understand that watches that look like x watch are what sells, but let big brands like Seiko do that and microbrands do more risky designs.

theossifrage

Oh, a GMT without a rotating bezel? This will be interesting. I much prefer the lack of cyclops and date window placement!

Yes I love dressier GMTs, like the GS sbgm221 馃憤

VictorAdameArt

Just watched the video. I like that nodus, it's not perfect but it's a step in the right direction, I understand that watches that look like x watch are what sells, but let big brands like Seiko do that and microbrands do more risky designs.

That's the great thing about micros, they can start with a blank slate

At the end of the day, however, it's a... Nodus. Trying to move it on from a collection would be problematic, re: name recognition and trying to get people interested in it. And sure, for people who get one free, no biggie. Or for people who never sell their watches, no biggie. But I think the the majority of people, who do sell and trade their watches over time, the number of people happy to take a Nodus off your hands would have to be tiny compared to other brands, starting with Seiko, to use today's example.

Great video Max! Really enjoyed the thorough review and comparison.

I'm not interested personally in either watch, but really enjoyed your content and presentation.

Way too many GMTs in the past 12 months. Another example of bandwagoning by brands large and small.

What's it going to be next? Maybe modestly priced hour repeaters 馃槈

complication

At the end of the day, however, it's a... Nodus. Trying to move it on from a collection would be problematic, re: name recognition and trying to get people interested in it. And sure, for people who get one free, no biggie. Or for people who never sell their watches, no biggie. But I think the the majority of people, who do sell and trade their watches over time, the number of people happy to take a Nodus off your hands would have to be tiny compared to other brands, starting with Seiko, to use today's example.

Come on, that's no way to live 馃槈 I buy watches with the heart and am always willing to suffer the consequences in the wallet.

ChronoGuy

Great video Max! Really enjoyed the thorough review and comparison.

I'm not interested personally in either watch, but really enjoyed your content and presentation.

Way too many GMTs in the past 12 months. Another example of bandwagoning by brands large and small.

What's it going to be next? Maybe modestly priced hour repeaters 馃槈

Thanks!

Yeah getting a bit of GMT fatigue here 馃サ

Max

Come on, that's no way to live 馃槈 I buy watches with the heart and am always willing to suffer the consequences in the wallet.

I was like that, once upon a time, myself! But the last five years or so, I've taken such wild swings back and forth with collecting, and cleared out over 50% of my collection at times, and rebuilt, and then done it again, I'm sort of hard-wired to looking at all the angles for my purchases now. Which is ironic, as I finally feel at ease with my collection for the first time in a while and could probably let myself go... a little :)

complication

I was like that, once upon a time, myself! But the last five years or so, I've taken such wild swings back and forth with collecting, and cleared out over 50% of my collection at times, and rebuilt, and then done it again, I'm sort of hard-wired to looking at all the angles for my purchases now. Which is ironic, as I finally feel at ease with my collection for the first time in a while and could probably let myself go... a little :)

I don't even have time to sell my watches, I just throw them in a box under my bed, so out of sight out of mind 馃う鈥嶁檪

Max

I don't even have time to sell my watches, I just throw them in a box under my bed, so out of sight out of mind 馃う鈥嶁檪

At least the boogeyman under your bed isn't smarting for choice when it comes to timekeeping...

Max

Thanks!

Yeah getting a bit of GMT fatigue here 馃サ

My favorite GMTs in the collection...

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The only one I really would consider adding at this point...

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Nodus is a cool brand and I like their sector offerings a lot. The Sector GMT is probably the best affordable dress GMT out there with unique styling to boot. This is very nit picky but the rectangular hands just weren鈥檛 to my taste. I seriously considered it but just couldn鈥檛 resist the Seiko SSK鈥. or the Traska Venturer GMT which was released last week. I can stop buying anytime, I swear!

ChronoGuy

My favorite GMTs in the collection...

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Wow, I don't even have that many GMTs under my bed 馃ぃ you are out of time zones to track