Neminus Xtreme Diver 300 Review
The Neminus Xtreme Driver 300 is named appropriately the watch its self could take an extreme beating. Ultimate beater in hand and ready for the review I wanted to see what others thought of the unusual dial. The opinions varied from I love it too I hate it! But we’ll come back to this later!
Casing & Bezel on the Neminus Xtreme Diver 300 are made from 316L stainless steel and the dimensions of the case are 44mm with a Lug to Lug 50mm and a case height 15.4mm. You’d be forgiven for thinking this would look large on the wrist however it sits really nice on my 7″ wrist. The stainless steel bezel with ceramic insert and filled with BGW9 Swiss Superluminova Lume on bezel numbers, markers and and central PIP. The bezel offers a very satisfying 120 click action. The screwed-down crown is embossed with Neminus Logo and deep crafted skull resides on caseback.
A 3D textured dial with an almost lava-like flow on the Neminus Xtreme Diver 300 reminds me of the Thing from Marvels fantastic 4. The yellow and orange glow is enhanced by the chapter ring coated in red. The red flashes across the dial changing the look of the watch at every viewing, the problem with this the Logo at 12 o’clock often disappears. A thick layer of BGW9 Swiss Superluminova Lume is applied on the raised indexes and all 3 hands. The hour and minute hands have a distinct art-deco feel with the spear shape seconds hand counterbalanced by a trident.
At 6 o’clock is the date window and the date indicator is also custom alternating between red, black with white text and green on the 31st. Above this descending downwards in white is the Name NUCLEARDIVER, 300M / 1000Ft, and Automatic.
Underneath the dial on the Neminus Xtreme Diver 300 lies the Seiko NH-35 self-winding movement. This workhouse movement offers 21,600 mph, bi-directional (Magic lever) winding, hacking, hand winding, date calendar, and a 41-hour power reserve. Above all else, this movement is easily serviced by any watchmaker and is a good solid choice, but for a watch in this price range, I’d want a bit more.
The packaging for Neminus Xtreme Diver 300 is excellent. Watch and additional strap come in a watch roll that goes inside a bad that’s is securely placed inside a box. All packaging is environmentally friendly.
- Seiko NH-35 self-winding movement
- 21,600 mph, bi-directional (Magic lever) winding
- Date calendar
- 41 hour power reserve
- Material: 316L Stainless Steel Case
- Dimensions: Case 44mm; Lug 22mm; Lug to Lug 50mm; Case Height 15.4mm
- 316L Stainless Steel Bezel with Ceramic
- Insert and filled with BGW9 Swiss Superluminova Lume on Bezel Numbers, Markers and Central PIP
- 120 Anti-Clockwise Click on Bezel
- Screwed-In Crown with neminus Logo Embossed and Crafted Skull on Screwed-In Back Case
- Glass: 4mm Thick Double-Domed Sapphire Crystal with 5 Layers of Anti-Reflective Coating
- Dial : Multi-color 3D Textual Dial with BGW9 Swiss Superluminova Lume on Raised Indexes and All 3 Hands ; Spear Shape Second Hand
TYPE : Leather Nato Strap
COLOUR : Black
WIDTH (mm) : 22
TYPE : Canvas
COLOUR : Stainless Steel
WIDTH (mm) : 22
WATER RESISTANCE : 30 ATM/ 300M
WARRANTY : 2 Years International
The Neminus Xtreme Driver 300 is an extremely well-built watch. I think this could be one of the best microbrand watches I’ve reviewed However, the dial on the watch loaned to me is not my style. I’d personally go for the one with the black dial. I’ve really enjoyed the loan of this watch and I was surprised by the quality and more importantly the attention to detail. Most microbards go for at least some standard buy off the self parts in so areas of the build, not Neminus. They instead choose to go for custom made all the way and it’s refreshing to see this extra outlay because it pushes the community and standards of build quality along.
I’d highly recommend this range as Neminus Xtreme 300 watch is solidly built for the purpose it was intended, as a tool watch this would be fantastic as it’s robots and highly legible in low light conditions. The watch is expensive at $699. This dial seems to be a Marmite dial with a 50 / 50 split some people Love others Hate I’ll let you decide!
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