What's going to be final (for now) watch in the Triple?

Hi Crunchers,

As the year closes and the last of my old collection are being exchanged for cash, the question now is: who will be the third watch to join the gang?

I've been wanting the Aqua Terra for quite a while and intend to buy it at some point, however, I really like Nomos, and the Club Sport is just such a great watch.

I love both of them and would be happy with either.

What do you guys and gals think?

Omega, Nomos, or something else?

It has to be a steel watch with bracelet, decent water resistance, 36 to 38mm diameter, blue dial, no unnecessary complications, max price of the AT, don't really care from where or who, but I want it to be something special and really well made.

P.S.: beforee anyone comments: obviously I'll pick the one I want 馃槀 just interested in what the Crunch thinks.

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Haha I like your way of thinking. Maybe the Triple will become a team of 4 in the future... But baby steps for now 馃馃徏

I never quite "get" Nomos design and style. Now, look, their movements are top notch and good value, and the styling is distinctive. But the distinction is not a good one to my eyes.

For one, I find the space beneath the small second (in some rendition, the date) to be weird. It breaks the pattern of the minute track, calling out attention in a very disruptive way.

Also, the cheerfulness of non-neutral color kinda clashes against the severity of the Bauhaus style. It makes the watch looking like it tries too hard to please too many people/tastes and ends up pleasing no one.

Now, Omega AT wouldn't be my 1st recommendation for your addition. Given both of your current watches have the GADA sporty vibe to them, you can afford to experiment. Maybe a Speedmaster? Or a MoonSwatch? Or a Mr Jones?

The Aqua Terra is nice, and so is the Nomos, but I鈥檇 go with a Longines Spirit.

magice

I never quite "get" Nomos design and style. Now, look, their movements are top notch and good value, and the styling is distinctive. But the distinction is not a good one to my eyes.

For one, I find the space beneath the small second (in some rendition, the date) to be weird. It breaks the pattern of the minute track, calling out attention in a very disruptive way.

Also, the cheerfulness of non-neutral color kinda clashes against the severity of the Bauhaus style. It makes the watch looking like it tries too hard to please too many people/tastes and ends up pleasing no one.

Now, Omega AT wouldn't be my 1st recommendation for your addition. Given both of your current watches have the GADA sporty vibe to them, you can afford to experiment. Maybe a Speedmaster? Or a MoonSwatch? Or a Mr Jones?

Yeah fair enough, Nomos is definitely an acquired taste, no doubt about it. My thinking was to bring a pop of color, but also be a watch from the GADA style.

Thats also why I chose the AT, it provides what I'm looking for - a daily wearer. I want to be able to wear any watch at any time (within reason obviously 馃槀)

I've looked at and tried many chronographs and divers over the last couple of years, but just can't completely get on board with them..

I guess I'm a bit of a boring style guy, that's also why a Mr Jones e.g. would be fun for a while, but probably lose its pull for me after some time. Same with chronos and divers. In the end I enjoy a super comfy watch, and most (open for examples of exceptions) are too bulky and annoying after a long wearing time.

I was at an Omega AD a few weeks ago and tried on a Moon watch, like it and the story behind it, but do think it might get less and less wrist time after a while.

SeahawkOG

The Aqua Terra is nice, and so is the Nomos, but I鈥檇 go with a Longines Spirit.

That's one of the two in my current collection ;)

I feel like throwing a wrench in the wheels here.

How about a Fortis Flieger?

They came up with a new dial colour called Petrol that sits somewhere between blue and green. If you're looking for something solid and well made, you can't go wrong here.

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It might be a bit of a wild card considering your visible taste for a sporty-dressy style.

honorable mention to the Sinn 104 in blue:

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I鈥檓 gonna throw out my boy Hanhart for you to consider. The 39mm 1954 edition chrono.

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AT all day any day 馃嵒

YYZ_Frenchie

I feel like throwing a wrench in the wheels here.

How about a Fortis Flieger?

They came up with a new dial colour called Petrol that sits somewhere between blue and green. If you're looking for something solid and well made, you can't go wrong here.

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It might be a bit of a wild card considering your visible taste for a sporty-dressy style.

honorable mention to the Sinn 104 in blue:

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Cool, yeah I've been looking at Fortis a while, however they're actually not that easy to find to try on here 馃檲 light have to try a little harder.

Sinn is, alongside Nomos, the German brand to have. Really liked the 556i, think the 104 is a bit big though. Maybe I'll actually look into the 556ib 馃