First of 2018 - Nethuns

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First of 2018 - Nethuns

Post by Danny_T » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:30 am

Welcome the first of 2018. The Nethuns Lava Steel - model LS112.

First off I wanted to say how good the service was buying from SeriousWatches.com was. They are based in the Netherlands and I dealt with a rep named Mark. I emailed wanting to confirm the price I saw on their website because in the check out it was lower than the 349 euro price that was posted and also to inquire if shipping was included and what courier they used. He responded quickly and answered all my questions. The watch was $288 euro SHIPPED for non EU buyers Image. We went back and forth and couple times and I decided to go for it. Really glad I did. The watch shipped Jan 4th with FedEx Int'l economy with an expected delivery of Jan 11 but I got the package yesterday ! Talk about lightning fast ! It cleared customs in a flash which is why I got it so early and I asked FedEx to hold for pickup over the phone. I would have had it Monday otherwise.

I got a nice personal note in the package which was a super nice touch. I am definitely gonna keep these guys bookmarked for the future.

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What pushed me over the edge was the killer green sunray dial and green ceramic bezel insert. I was still a bit worried about the size but the video that SeriousWatches posted on YouTube showed that it could be worn by mortal men, so I decided let's do it.

It's a great size, it's got presence but without going overboard. L2L is right on the edge (50mm) and no overhang on my 7" wrist. Fit and finish is excellent - The case is 45mm wide/16mm thick brushed with high polished case sides. 120 click unidirectional bezel action is great and the dial is just spectacular. The sunray green sandwich dial is similar to the Rolex sub hulk but with a bit more sunray punch. The 24/24mm stock green suede strap with black leather backing it comes with is excellent and goes with the watch perfectly. The lume is beautiful as well. Appears the bezel is c3 and the dial bgw9. It's very crisp and nicely applied as you can see in the pics. The movement used in this watch is the Seiko NH35 hacking auto.

My only gripe is the buckle is large and too wide. It is well made but I'm just not crazy about the design where it tapers outwards adding excess width. If it was straight it would wear much nicer IMO. A minor issue and solved with a quick buckle swap from the spare parts drawer.

Otherwise everything about this watch is spot on and is an extraordinary value for the $$ right down to the nice wooden presentation box and manual with international warranty and documented serial number/purchase date.

This most definitely is a keeper in my books !

Enjoy the slideshow folks

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Re: First of 2018 - Nethuns

Post by watches503 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:38 am

Big congrats, Danny !
I just paid for the SS Meteorite one. All your fault. Ships tomorrow. That green is ridiculously beautiful !


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Post by watches503 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:39 am

Big congrats, Danny !
I just paid for the SS Meteorite one. All your fault. Ships tomorrow. That green is ridiculously beautiful !


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Re: First of 2018 - Nethuns

Post by Nellipj » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:01 am

Congrats Danny, I dig that one. Interesting case. How’s the bezel action? It looks like it would be harder to turn with no edge detail.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:07 am

I was all set not to like it, but it's sort of cool. One of the better green watches.

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Post by tattoo chef » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:33 am

Nellipj wrote:Congrats Danny, I dig that one. Interesting case. How’s the bezel action? It looks like it would be harder to turn with no edge detail.
You would think so, but not the case as all.
I show and discuss bezel right around 2:50 mark.
https://youtu.be/0LDFrG_LFHQ


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Re: First of 2018 - Nethuns

Post by streetracer101 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:43 am

I like that buckle.

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Post by Nellipj » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:43 am

tattoo chef wrote:
Nellipj wrote:Congrats Danny, I dig that one. Interesting case. How’s the bezel action? It looks like it would be harder to turn with no edge detail.
You would think so, but not the case as all.
I show and discuss bezel right around 2:50 mark.
https://youtu.be/0LDFrG_LFHQ


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Re: First of 2018 - Nethuns

Post by mattcantwin » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:43 pm

Nice, Danny; I dig the green. :thumbsup:


I'd be interested to see it alongside the Hammerhead when you get a chance.
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Post by mattcantwin » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:46 pm

Danny_T wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:30 am


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Seeing this makes me wonder WTF is wrong with IWC!



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Post by Danny_T » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:21 pm

mattcantwin wrote:Nice, Danny; I dig the green. :thumbsup:


I'd be interested to see it alongside the Hammerhead when you get a chance.

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Post by Danny_T » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:23 pm

Nellipj wrote:Congrats Danny, I dig that one. Interesting case. How’s the bezel action? It looks like it would be harder to turn with no edge detail.
Bezel action is great actually. The crown is a bit of a challenge though it's hex shaped and a bit to get a good grip. Again not bad but not the easiest. It's tolerable and isn't a deal breaker for me
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Post by Jeep99dad » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:27 pm

mattcantwin wrote:
Danny_T wrote:
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Seeing this makes me wonder WTF is wrong with IWC!



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Post by Marjak » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:50 pm

Congrats Danny! I like it. Looks like they got inspired by VDB though...
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Post by mattcantwin » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:04 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:27 pm

My IWC is just fine
The pilot looks fine, Brice; too bad they didn't do as well with the 3777.
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Post by Danny_T » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:05 pm

Marjak wrote:Congrats Danny! I like it. Looks like they got inspired by VDB though...
Definitely a mini VDB. No doubt about that. Which is why I got this one. Always liked the VDB designs but they are just to gargantuan for me to pull off. This one scratches that itch.
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Post by deepcdvr » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:18 pm

Wow another very cool piece

You guys are killing me. I don’t have any big divers at the moment, which is why I have Mark’s Puck inbound, but that looks great. Congrats!!!

Diving in 35 degree water for the next 4 days ;(
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Re: First of 2018 - Nethuns

Post by rafy11 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:49 pm

Very nice Danny, great purchase!!

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Re: First of 2018 - Nethuns

Post by jimyritz » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:13 am

Congrats- I really like the dial and the green.... Looks like a massive watch though with those lugs....

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Post by Danny_T » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:22 am

jimyritz wrote:Congrats- I really like the dial and the green.... Looks like a massive watch though with those lugs....
Honestly its not as massive as the photos make it out to be. I would say it's a bit larger than the Doxa 1500T with the Doxa being thinner (height)
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Post by DEMO » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:32 am

Hey Danny ----- Huge thanks for this review!!

I currently have the Nethuns LS113 (black dial with Batman bezel insert) on the way. I just ordered it last Friday.

http://www.nethunswatch.com/collection/NETHUNSLAVASTEEL
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Post by Danny_T » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:13 am

^cant wait to see your killer pics Dave
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Post by justsellbrgs » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:13 am

Nice one Danny... you are gonna get a ton of HOT chicks with that watch!
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Post by Danny_T » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:15 pm

justsellbrgs wrote:Nice one Danny... you are gonna get a ton of HOT chicks with that watch!

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Re: First of 2018 - Nethuns

Post by Ryeguy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:21 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:18 pm
Wow another very cool piece

You guys are killing me. I don’t have any big divers at the moment, which is why I have Mark’s Puck inbound, but that looks great. Congrats!!!

Diving in 35 degree water for the next 4 days ;(
Diving in 35* water? Where the heck are you going? (scratch that - I don't have clearance to know).

I'll be surfing in 40* water though! :fro:


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