Upcoming Karlskrona Midnattssol 300m Diver

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Post by DEMO » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:10 am

Karlskrona Midnattssol

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I recently had the opportunity to photograph and handle the new upcoming Karlskrona Midnattssol 300m dive watch (thanks Todd). This was the prototype orange dial version, there is also a blue sunburst brushed dial version as well. Both variations will have a fully brushed stainless steel finish with stainless steel bezel. The watches will come supplied on a very nice quality Nato strap as well as a black natural rubber dive strap.

The Midnattssol watch has the same case sizing as Karlskrona's previous two watches, the Baltic Shield and Nordic Shield. This is a very budget friendly watch and IMO is competing in the Seiko dive watch category. There is a lot of bang for your buck at a very wearable size with the new Midnattssol. Preorders have been ongoing the last several months and is due to be released soon (Todd can update us on schedule).

Watch Specs:
• Case material: 316L stainless steel, brushed finish, drilled lug holes
• Case dimensions: 43mm dia, 49mm length
• Lug width: 22mm
• Movement: Seiko NH35 automatic / hacking
• Water resistance: 300m
• Dial colors: Orange or brushed sunburst blue
• Lume: Swiss Superluminova hour markers, hands and 12:00 bezel pip
• Crown: 7mm Screw down and signed
• Case Back: screw down and signed
• Crystal: Domed sapphire (interior AR coated)
• Strap: Nato / Natural rubber strap
• Signed zippered travel case
• Warranty: 12 months

Here are several pics of the Midnattssol for you guys that would like to get a better visual of the watch. This was a prototype watch, there are a couple of tweeks still happening for the production versions.

Cheers.

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Post by DEMO » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:26 am

Here are a few additional pics of the case with the strap removed to help show crystal, bezel crown and caseback contours and details.

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Post by streetracer101 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:40 pm

That's a good orange color on the dial.

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Post by 59yukon01 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:25 pm

I think both colors turned out well. Fortunately for me I already have two blue dials and two orange, or I'd have to grab one.

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Post by Torrid » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:32 pm

I might need to get the blue no date. Looks nice.

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Post by Jeep99dad » Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:20 pm

The blue dial is really awesome. I’ll post more pics this weekend.
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Post by Bill L. » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:56 pm

Todd
That orange looks really good. Congratulations on another fine watch!

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Post by Panerai7 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:58 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:20 pm
The blue dial is really awesome. I’ll post more pics this weekend.
Yes tried it on last night, the blue is gorgeous.
I gotta say I don't know how Todd does it but makes me wonder why other micros cost so much

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Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:47 am

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This is the rubber strap that’ll come with the watch in addition to the nylon strap.
The watch is solid and the blue is beautiful. A a great value imo
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Post by Chocodove » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:58 am

That is a very nice blue.
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Post by mellonb1 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:06 pm

Has the huge lug gap been corrected on this one? The blue is Hot!

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Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:06 pm

mellonb1 wrote:Has the huge lug gap been corrected on this one? The blue is Hot!
It has to some extent. Still a gap with this rubbber for example but improved for sure and even less of a gap on the canvas.
My recommendation to Todd is to bring the holes in a bit further.
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Post by Seppia » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:34 pm

Looks very cool, the orange one especially

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Post by DEMO » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:01 am

Brice, that blue version looks hot! :clap:

I love those gray hands.
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Post by DEMO » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:03 am

Todd, Is this a Toxic Nato on the Orange version I got to photograph? It is very nice quality.
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Post by Bradystraps » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:40 am

DEMO wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:03 am
Todd, Is this a Toxic Nato on the Orange version I got to photograph? It is very nice quality.

Thank you, Dave. No, it's one of my own.
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Post by Jeep99dad » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:49 am

DEMO wrote:Brice, that blue version looks hot! :clap:

I love those gray hands.
Yeap. It is. Todd picked the right blue imo and I personally am a fan. Of course blue being my favorite color, I may be biased Image I can’t wait to see what you think of it and see your photos which will do it more justice tan my cell shots Image looking forward to seeing the orange.
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Post by Bill L. » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:08 pm

They both look great.
Good job Todd

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Post by DEMO » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:18 am

Bradystraps wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:40 am
DEMO wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:03 am
Todd, Is this a Toxic Nato on the Orange version I got to photograph? It is very nice quality.

Thank you, Dave. No, it's one of my own.
Great selection on that Nato. Really nice quality webbing and nice hardware too. You should sell them on your website. I'd buy a couple. :thumbsup:
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Post by DEMO » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:24 am

Jeep99dad wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:49 am
DEMO wrote:Brice, that blue version looks hot! :clap:

I love those gray hands.
Yeap. It is. Todd picked the right blue imo and I personally am a fan. Of course blue being my favorite color, I may be biased Image I can’t wait to see what you think of it and see your photos which will do it more justice tan my cell shots Image looking forward to seeing the orange.
Yes, I can't wait to see that brushed sunburst blue in person. 8-)
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Post by Bradystraps » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:08 am

Thank you all for the kind words. I appreciate the input many of you gave me throughout the process as well.

:cheers:
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Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:25 pm

Well the orange proto landed from Dave, and it’s a looker. Nice shade of orange imo.
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On the supplied natostrap
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On my old worn out DrunkArtStraps singlepass canvas strap

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Post by Bradystraps » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:49 am

Thank you, Brice. Excellent shots as always!
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Post by Jeep99dad » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:54 am

More pics of the orange. It’s really well done.

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