Lorier Watches - Neptune diver

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Lorier Watches - Neptune diver

Post by mfxr » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:11 pm

I noticed a few Pics getting around Instagram, and thought I would take a look.

https://www.lorierwatches.com/collections/watches

I am not usually interested in micros, or homagey style watches, but occasionally something like this pops up that piques my interest.

I ended up impulse buying (preorder) the blue version, so I will see what it is like soon enough I guess!

Specifications
-Case Diameter: 39mm
-Lug to Lug: 48mm
-Thickness: 12mm, (not including crystal)
-Lugs:20mm
-Crystal: Superdome plexi
-Aluminum bezel insert
-Movement: SII NH35A
-Price: $389

https://www.instagram.com/lorierwatches/
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Review here:
http://watchier.com/2018/03/introducing ... r-watches/

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Re: Lorier Watches - Neptune diver

Post by toxicavenger » Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:28 pm

Cool looking watch. I can't wait to hear your impression of it.

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Post by Dedalus » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:35 pm

I like it.

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Re: Lorier Watches - Neptune diver

Post by dnslater » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:00 am

Looks good on the NATO. Like the vintage feel and plexi crystal.

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Re: Lorier Watches - Neptune diver

Post by mfxr » Wed May 16, 2018 4:58 am

Just arrived today.
Early impressions are all very positive. Wears really well and does not feel as small as the 39mm spec might suggest.
Very classic Sub sized, but with a bit of thickness making it feel a bit more substantial.

I am impressed with the details like the polished chamfers, enameled dial and bubble acrylic crystal. The bracelet looks pretty cool with kind of a flat link, tank-track vintage style, and wears comfortably (nice taper also).

It has an obviously retro vibe, with clear design cues from vintage Tudor/Rolex/Omega etc, but does not feel too derivative to me.

Comes in a nice little leather pouch with a couple of tools.

Honestly, for $389 I am impressed :thumbsup:

I will try and add some better photos with size comparisons later, but here are a few quick and dirty pics.
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Post by Torrid » Wed May 16, 2018 6:48 am

That plexi dome is awesome. I never quite understood why plexi was desireable until now. I know they scratch much easier, but that dome is great and it looks like plexi is much less reflective than sapphire.

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Post by toxicavenger » Wed May 16, 2018 8:09 am

I like it Matt!

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Post by dnslater » Wed May 16, 2018 4:54 pm

Torrid wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 6:48 am
That plexi dome is awesome. I never quite understood why plexi was desireable until now. I know they scratch much easier, but that dome is great and it looks like plexi is much less reflective than sapphire.
I didn’t get it at all until getting a Speedy. Now I am infatuated with the feel of a Plexiglass dome.

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Re: Lorier Watches - Neptune diver

Post by CarloDWC » Fri May 18, 2018 11:11 pm

Cool looking watch, definitely different then usual. I guess the trend now is to make smaller watches...

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Re: Lorier Watches - Neptune diver

Post by dukerules » Sat May 19, 2018 3:56 am

That's a very cool watch, especially for the money.

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Re: Lorier Watches - Neptune diver

Post by Steve O. » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:13 am

Really like these, especially the gilt dial. The gilt and blue have been sold out for a while, so was going to order the only remaining version - black dial/white markers, which I also like. Well, of course I waited too long and now all are sold out.

Not all is lost however. Found a LNIB (pouch?) gilt for sale on WUS, and was able to pick it up. Should be here in a couple of days. Can't wait!

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Post by deepcdvr » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:57 am

nice pick up!
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Re: Lorier Watches - Neptune diver

Post by mfxr » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:23 pm

Steve O. wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:13 am
Really like these, especially the gilt dial. The gilt and blue have been sold out for a while, so was going to order the only remaining version - black dial/white markers, which I also like. Well, of course I waited too long and now all are sold out.

Not all is lost however. Found a LNIB (pouch?) gilt for sale on WUS, and was able to pick it up. Should be here in a couple of days. Can't wait!

Cool, the gilt dial would have been my 2nd choice after the blue. I am not surprised they sold out, they are an impressive little package.
Very good bang for buck.
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Post by Steve O. » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:07 pm

Yeah, the blue looks great. It'd be a tough choice if both the gilt and blue were available.

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Re: Lorier Watches - Neptune diver

Post by Steve O. » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:01 am

Got an e-mail from Lorier yesterday. Looks like a limited number of each style are back in stock, and will be available beginning Friday 6/22.

Hmmm...might hear a blue dial calling my name.

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