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Nomos Glashütte watches are particularly popular for their distinctive style, which has already been honoured with many design awards. The usually affordable prices of Nomos watches make them ideal entry-level watches.  More

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We offer you an exciting selection of new, vintage and pre-owned Nomos Glashütte watches at low prices in our online shop. You will find new or vintage models as well as used Nomos watches in best condition. In addition to ladies' watches, our range also offers you numerous men's watches from Nomos. All watches are checked for authenticity, if necessary refurbished and certified.

If you have already decided to buy a Nomos watch, you can either pay for it quickly and easily by credit card or bank transfer, or rather finance your Nomos Glashütte in small instalments. Find more information on financing options on our website.

The 5 most popular Nomos Glashütte watches

  • The Nomos Glashütte Tangente is still the company's most produced watch. It is available in different sizes, colours and with manual winding or with an automatic calibre. The versatile watch is a classic, which impresses with its simple design and is thus an ideal choice for all everyday situations.

  • The Nomos Glashütte Orion is named after the constellation because of its lenticular curvature. Their design is particularly minimalist and completely dispenses with decorative additives.

  • The Nomos Glashütte Ahoi was introduced in 2013 and is a good companion for all lovers of water sports. It is provided with luminous indices and waterproof up to 200 m water depth.

  • The Nomos Glashütte Tetra is by its square shape a slightly different eye-catcher on the wrist. It comes in different, sometimes even unusual dial colors, its case is strikingly flat, the bracelet narrow. Despite its distinctive shape, it is elegant and restrained.

  • The Nomos Glashütte Ludwig is a classic model with Roman numerals that emphasize its natural elegance. Colour highlights are set very discreetly here. They are available either with coloured hands in blue or the numbers in neon orange.

Best reasons to buy a pre-owned Nomos Glashütte

  • Due to their affordable price, Nomos watches are a good choice for beginners
  • Unique design made in Germany
  • Precise accuracy thanks to powerful in-house calibres
  • Well suited as a dress watch thanks to the restrained appearance of Nomos watches

Prices for pre-owned Nomos watches

  • Nomos Glashütte brings the classically clean Bauhaus style to your wrist with the Tangente (Ref. 131). With a 35 mm stainless steel case that is water-resistant to 30 metres, a white dial and the hand-wound Nomos Delta calibre, models from 2015 cost around €1,660 pre-owned. A small seconds and a date window at 6 o'clock round off the watch's appearance.

  • The Nomos Orion (Ref. 381) is visually very close to the aforementioned Tangente and features a precise hand-wound calibre in its 38 mm stainless steel case. It allows the simple watch hands to move over the sleek, white dial, including a small seconds and date window. Fitted with a leather strap, this used Nomos men's watch is available from around 1,870 €.

  • A little more extravagant is the Nomos Tetra (Ref. 408) which comes with a square case, manual winding and an Arabic dial. This Nomos ladies' watch with a 29.5 mm stainless steel case costs about 1,210 € second-hand.

  • Fans of special editions take note: The Nomos Ludwig Siemens Anniversary Watch commemorates the anniversary of the Siemens brand and bears the portrait of the founder on its dial. With a white dial, Roman indices, a 35 mm stainless steel case and a precise hand-wound calibre, this rare pre-owned Nomos watch costs around €1,230.

  • The Nomos Metro (Ref. 1106) also has a white dial, but this time with coloured dots indicating the minutes along with an orange hand for the small seconds. The watch also has a 35 mm stainless steel case and a precise automatic movement. Water-resistant to 30 metres, Nomos Metro models cost around €3,040.

  • The 40 mm Nomos Tangomat GMT (Ref. 635) has a second adjustable time zone, a precise automatic movement and a white dial with a small seconds indication at 6 o'clock as well as hands in a metallic blue colour. New, this Nomos Glashütte watch costs €3,720.

  • With the Nomos Ahoi Atlantik (Ref. 550), the manufacturer offers a modern, understated design with an inevitable maritime touch. With a crown protection, a Nato strap, an automatic movement, a transparent case back, a white dial with Arabic indices as well as a small seconds display and a total of 40 mm in diameter of the stainless steel case, the Nomos Ahoi Atlantik is the perfect companion for everyone – available for around €2,500.

  • However, if you prefer dark dials and the previous watch is just a little too simplistic for you, then you should take a look at the Nomos Ahoi Atlantik Date 553! Very similar to the previous watch, the Nomos Ahoi Atlantik Date adds a date window at 6 o'clock and a black dial to the model, which is just what you might have been looking for. For this used Nomos Glashütte wristwatch, you should plan on spending around €2,700.

Vintage and pre-owned Nomos watches as an investment

Buying vintage and pre-owned Nomos Glashütte watches not only has the advantage of being reasonably priced. The purchase of used wristwatches can also be an interesting investment for the future. Especially watches from renowned luxury brands offer a constant increase in value, making their purchase a worthwhile investment. But even special models and limited editions are in some cases inferior to a positive price trend.

The story of a Saxon watch manufactory

Nomos Glashütte can look back on a short but successful history. The young company was founded in 1990 by Roland Schwertner and is based in Glashütte in Germany Saxony with its manufactory. In the past decades, it has won numerous design awards, including the prestigious German Design Award.

The idea for the first Nomos Glashütte series with the name Tangente – now the flagship of the brand – was created in collaboration with graphic designer Susanne Günther in Schwertner's apartment. It was launched in 1992 together with the Orion series, Ludwig and Tetra. The style of the watches is inspired by the Deutscher Werkbund, but at the same time, they remind of the practical design of Bauhaus.

Since 2000, Schwertner has brought strong partners on board, who are also co-shareholders of Nomos Glashütte: The former journalist Judith Borowski and Uwe Ahrendt, who gained initial experience at IWC and A. Lange & Söhne and thus found their way to the top of the company. Borowski is mainly responsible for the Berlin-based creative brain of Nomos Glashütte, the agency Berlinerblau. At the Paul-Lincke-Ufer, the creative work passes from the first draft to photography and marketing. Technical production takes place in the Saxon town of Glashütte, where around 260 people are now employed.

An important milestone was achieved in 2005: the introduction of an own Nomos Glashütte calibre, which was installed first in the Tangomat launched in the same year. Originally, all watches from Nomos Glashütte were provided with a manual winding mechanism, now gradually adding its own automatic calibre. Many production steps still take place by hand. The calibres Neomatik DUW 3001 and DUW 6101, for example, are characterised by their extremely flat construction, and yet they are very precise – and available for a small price. Another and equally important step in the company's history was the introduction of the swing system, which was presented at Baselworld 2014. It is preceded by 10 years of research in cooperation with the well known university TU Darmstadt, which have paid off: Nomos Glashütte has thereby made itself independent of the Swatch Group, which has drastically reduced the supply of companies outside the group. At the same time, they have secured a pioneering position within the industry. Few factories are able to produce all parts of the heart of their watches themselves.

The philosophy of Nomos

"Form follows function" – in line with the Bauhaus motto, Nomos Glashütte strives to combine perfect design with practicability. The design elements are chosen with great care, each fulfilling a purpose. The minimalist appearance of the wristwatches is unmistakable. They do without unnecessary bells and whistles and at the same time have great attention to detail. Each family of watches is available in different sizes and with different coloured dials. The watches are designed as unisex models, of course, there are smaller cases for filigree wrists. Chronographs or tourbillons cannot be found here. Nomos Glashütte does not seem to follow trends in the watch market and is therefore very successful. According to their own statements, the company has received far more than 100 awards for different models, their design, inner values and as a brand itself. The creative agency Berlinerblau provides the best templates for this and works with a mix of well-known names in the industry and young designers.

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