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"Audemar yeah, eighty on the watch, yeah" - Future Hendrix
Heed the words of the Prophet, Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn. Thou shalt make thyself a boss. It is the fifth and final day of Fuck Up Some Commas Week, wherein we celebrate only the costliest accessories and the eventual heat death of the universe. Read days 1, 2, 3, & 4 here.
I've made no secret of my love for NOMOS. The German watchmaker produces simple-but-elegant timepieces, with horological value to match their aesthetic appeal. The gorgeous square pictured above is the Tetra. This model is hand-wound, has a stainless steel back, and runs on the in-house built NOMOS caliber Alpha (slide 4, above). It costs 2080 USD (including duties, taxes, and shipping), which is almost unconscionably affordable for a well-made mechanical watch. Watchmaking at this level is difficult to the point of absurdity (check out Watch Lords' series of videos on the subject) and that difficulty is reflected in the price. The movement of a mechanical watch is the result of the delicate interaction of hundreds of miniscule components; tiny pieces all dancing together just to measure the passage of time with the greatest possible precision. It certainly beats the hell out of trying to check your iPhone while you're drunk and dropping it in the In-N-Out toilet.
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