NOMOS occupies a special place in the German watch pantheon. The Glashütte subsidiary offers twelve families of simple, elegant, beautifully-crafted timepieces in the $4k to $5k range, all sharing the same Bahausian DNA. As NOMOS’ latest email reveals, choosing one is about to get harder, especially for collectors . . .
I’m sure this video below comes from a place of love (i.e., genuine Taylor Swift fandom). But I’m not sure what a cat-faced watch has to do with Taylor Swift. I also know that Swifties deserve a timepiece with a face that tells the world of their devotion to the Keystone State singer (available here). And the moment someone comes out with a Harry Styles wristwatch they will make a fortune. Oh wait . . .
“In a single decade, the market for vintage Rolex watches has accelerated like few other asset classes throughout history,” Isaac Wingold writes at hodinkee.com. “the market’s boom has created a decidedly strange dynamic of heightened skepticism among the newer enthusiasts, fueled by instances of profit-driven deception.” In other words . . .
“Fitbit Inc on Wednesday launched its latest smartwatch, the Versa 2,” dailymail.co.uk reports, “adding Amazon.com Inc’s voice assistant Alexa, online payments and music storage.” As we all know, Alexa speakers don’t listen to your conversations. Unless you say the word Alexa. Or “the.” But don’t worry! Putting a FitBit Alexa on your wrist 24/7 won’t expose you to government spying because . . .
“Our Late Early Bird offer has been extended,” New Zealand’s Beaufort Watches announces oxymoronically at kickstarter.com. “Thanks to all of you who have supported us, we were able to hit our funding goal within 2 hours on launch day!!” Here’s one they prepared earlier . . .