Saturday, January 4, 2014

Why NOMOS Matters - More and More

I am, for better or worse, a prisoner of my emotions.

So one of the crazy things about leaving a full-time job in the watch industry and starting a blog - even one as small as this one - is that you suddenly have access.  You get to meet some really interesting people and you get to see some really, REALLY cool watches - first hand.

As this is the start of 2014, and I started this little exercise four years ago - I thought it about time to thank some of the people who helped make it happen.

And first on the list is NOMOS.  Now, I am under instructions to refer to them as NOMOS Glashütte, and I get that, but I need for you (and them) to understand that I have followed them since way back when - back in the earlier part of this century ; ), when they were NOMOS.  As my auntie and sisters still call me Jim, well, I will use NOMOS.

I still remember the email that I sent - essentially saying "I want to write this blog, and can I write about you?"  Well, the answer was yes, but (in fairness) "who the hell are you?"  Well, it wasn't quite that extreme, but in fairness - who the hell was I?  What the HELL was TEMPUS FUGIT?

Well, to their credit, the good folks at NOMOS were the first people to jump on board and take this ride with me, and I think (although selfishly)  that this deserves a big thank you.  I could go on and on about movements, unique designs, etc. - but for those of you who read this regularly (perhaps likely when you can't sleep and need a soporific), you know that beyond technological wizardry, I value people first and foremost - and as it is ultimately about people, thank you NOMOS for your people.  They are what make you special, and they are truly why NOMOS matters.

1 comment:

  1. One day I hope to buy a classy NOMOS but until then I continue to be impressed by NOMOS customer service even dealing with the "young aspiring buyer" such as myself who keeps signing up for their catalogs and promotions etc. I wore their little freebie "NOMOS Glashutte" bracelet strap all Fall :-)

    Back then I got a nice personal reply from Sophie to my request and one just gets a sense that they are nice people. Often how you say it and how you make people feel is more important than anything else. Other companies could take a lesson from NOMOS.