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    New Arrival : Nomos Orion private label (Bank of Moscow) LE (27/50)

    From 2005, with presentation box and papers. Seems to have been commissioned to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Bank of Moscow. Display back.

    I have my Omegas - now I have an Alpha.

    The seller seemed to put great stock on the 27/50 LE - until no one bid. I got it for about what you'd expect to pay for an ordinary Nomos Orion in this condition. If the unusual dial and LE engraving on the case add value, it's a bonus.

    A cursory reading of the history of the Bank of Moscow indicates that *something* happened around 2005 - perhaps this was part of a "thank you for your service; your services are no longer required" event. Anyone know?

    About 35mm - which works for me. The nice leather band required one more hole to fit me. How does it look?

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    La lutte elle-même vers les sommets suffit à remplir un cœur d'homme; il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux.

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    Luv it! wear it with pride Sir

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    I like LEs. Owning a Nomos takes LE to the next level. Their anthracite dials are intriguing...not quite black, not quite grey...they kind of keep you thinking about what's going. Given how often they're looked at this is a great quality for a watch dial to posses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KennethRSloan View Post
    A cursory reading of the history of the Bank of Moscow indicates that *something* happened around 2005
    It was only founded in 1995 , so perhaps just to commemorate that 10 year anniversary celebration.

    You know what those crazy russian's are like ........

    .... well maybe you don't , but some of the women are crazy

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    Very nice.
    Are you sure it's not a Movado?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    It was only founded in 1995 , so perhaps just to commemorate that 10 year anniversary celebration.

    You know what those crazy russian's are like ........

    .... well maybe you don't , but some of the women are crazy



    Yes - but I also see a rapid rise in the BOM which *started* in 2005. So, yes - the slip case says M Банк Москвы 1995-2005.

    The wooden box (velvet lined) is a standard Nomos Glasshütte box with the watch spread out under elastic bands on one side and the Guarantee Booklet in the other. Looks like there might have been room for more paperwork.

    The Registration page and Guarantee page are still attached, filled in "Orion BOM", -27/50-, Oktober 2005.

    Shell Cordovan strap, signed Nomos.
    La lutte elle-même vers les sommets suffit à remplir un cœur d'homme; il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    Very nice.
    Are you sure it's not a Movado?
    Pretty sure...
    La lutte elle-même vers les sommets suffit à remplir un cœur d'homme; il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    It was only founded in 1995 , so perhaps just to commemorate that 10 year anniversary celebration.

    You know what those crazy russian's are like ........

    .... well maybe you don't , but some of the women are crazy
    well it was actual started in 1911 as the Moscow Narodny Bank became Moscow Narodny Bank ltd in 1919 then in 1995 it had or bought two subsidiary banks Evrofinance and Mosnarbank which became Evrofinance Mosnarbank but back in 1995 it had funding from VTB Capital uk company from what I remember so probably to do with the VTB Capital saving it that it was done then maybe. this is from what I can remember and checking certain things on the goggle seems to be roughly right ?
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    The Alpha movement (which had slowly evolved out of the 7001) was only introduced in 2005, so you've one of the earliest there. Nomos I think have done quite a few limited editions for private companies over the years, and they aren't remotely well documented online (unlike the retail LEs which are very thoroughly listed at clubnomos.de) I recall reading more about this last year some time, but I can't quite nudge the memory, I'm afraid.

    Search "bank of moscow" "nomos orion" and you'll find on a German forum a photo of someone with three matching ones, all different models

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    Damn! Now I have to find all three. At least I started with the "more difficult" one (50) - the other two seem to be 200 each.

    I will have to double check - I simply assumed that this Orion had an Alpha. It has a display back - clues as to what to look for to nail down the movement ID?
    La lutte elle-même vers les sommets suffit à remplir un cœur d'homme; il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux.

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