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    13x??

    How's that for a cryptic title to suck people in...

    I don't really have a grail watch, but there are a couple in the "I'd love to have that but no way I could bring myself to pay that much for a watch" category. One that I love is this Vacheron Constantin (all pictures borrowed):

    vacheron-constantin-patrimony-small-seconds-01.jpg Vacheron Back.jpeg

    Beautiful, incredibly well made, but it costs 13x what this one does:

    Attachment 10326 Nomos Orion Gray Dial 2.jpg Nomos Orion Gray Dial Back.jpeg

    Now, I'm not saying Nomos' craftsmanship, sophistication and build quality is up to VC standards, but it sure ain't shabby, either. The Nomos is $2620, the VC is $34,000. So, what do you all think? Is the VC worth 13x the Nomos?

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    Yes. I think it is.

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    That VC is one of my all time favorite watches. If I was ever in a position to pay the asking price, I wouldn't think twice.

    I have a Nomos Orion but the VC is in a whole other league. 13x better? How much an object is valued is a personal question, but I would probably say yes to this one. The finishing and design are head and shoulders above the Nomos.

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    I'd almost pay the extra $31,380 to not have the small seconds subdial look like it's trying to spoon the central hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domo View Post
    I'd almost pay the extra $31,380 to not have the small seconds subdial look like it's trying to spoon the central hands.
    But maybe if it succeeded, you'd get a little 31mm Nomos in your watch drawer the next morning.

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    It looks worthy of the price consideration IF the small seconds sub-dial was better proportioned, IMHO.
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    I can't afford either, but if you can't centre the sub-dial between the hour/minute hand and the outer edge of the dial, I would prefer a centre seconds hand. Therefore VC wins it for me.

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    $31K gets you some applied indices. On the Orions only the date version has applied indices (and an undomed dial).

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    I wouldn't. For that price I'll go for a Calatrava 5296G and that Nomos, with change to spare.

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    Interesting question and the only real answer is to some it is and to others it isn't. The overwhelming majority of the general public would say it most certainly isn't .
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