German Sports Watch : Nomos Ahoi, Add crown guards and sealed the Case for Better Water Resistance

Let’s get to know the Nomos Ahoi watch.

“Ahoi there, matey!” I couldn’t resist using my pirate voice when the Nomos Ahoi arrived in the mail from its home in Glashütte. After all, my goofy enthusiasm was probably merited since the upstart German brand Nomos has traditionally made dress watches. This sports/dive watch is a first for the brand. Truth be told, I’ve parted with most of the dive watches in my collection because I just didn’t find them dressy enough. So when looking through Nomos’ collection, I couldn’t resist wanting to get my hands on the Ahoi. read more

Ball Watch Engineer II Green Berets – On the Wrist

It was born from the need for accurate timing during the expansion of the American railroad system after a fatal train accident in Kipton, Ohio in 1891. A train conductor’s watch had stopped for four minutes then restarted without him knowing, which resulting in the train being late and causing a head-on collision. Railroad officials then enlisted Webb C. Ball to investigate the timing conditions throughout the railroad and develop an inspection system to ensure this type of disaster could be avoided. This is actually where the phrase “Get on the Ball” originated. The Ball Watch Company has an interesting history. read more

The Best NOMOS Glashütte Metro Datum Gangreserve 1101

The dial of this luxury watch is beautifully simple with the date at 6 o’clock and the seconds display immediately above. The fine hands are easily read as they sweep around the minimalist display. Function over form. This is a cornerstone of NOMOS Glashütte’s Metro Datum Gangreserve 1101, though its form is quite awesome as well. read more

NOMOS Presents a New Movement

NOMOS Glashütte, a modern German watchmaker, broke ground in the USA with retail distribution last year and has not looked back since. To learn about the success of the NOMOS Glashütte launch in the States and the new automatic and ultra-thin movement, DUW 3001, iW magazine sat down with Merlin Schwertner, NOMOS Glashütte Director. Sit back and check out this short video to find out more… read more