Lorier Neptune

I've had this watch for six months so it's time for a review.  While it's not my favorite watch in the collection it's up there.  It was my first microbrand, first 28,800 beat rate movement, and first hesalite acrylic crystal.  It's not a perfect watch but for the price it's pretty damn good and I don't hesitate to recommend it.  Let's start at the top and work down. 

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The acrylic crystal is pretty cool, true it scratches easier than sapphire but that's easily solved with some polywatch.  I really like the distortion you get from certain angles.

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Proportionally the bezel looks great but I wish it was either a little taller or slightly wider so it would be easier to grip.  That said it has a nice crisp action and is fun to play with when I feel the need.

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The dial has a nice classic look and is easy to read.   I appreciate the minimal approach to text keeping everything clean looking. 

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Lume is acceptable, easy to read though not as bright as some watches.  The upcoming Series IV has a new hour hand and a partially lumed bezel insert which I think is a nice upgrade. 

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The 39mm case is a bit small on my wrist but it wears really nicely. The bracelet tapers from 20mm to 16mm and is comfortable.

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The clasp, I'm my opinion, is the weak point of the watch.   When I first got the watch I had it pop open a couple times so it would be nice to see a redesign on that.

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The Miyota 90S5 is a great choice.   It helps keep the on the thinner side and the higher beat rate makes for a smoother sweep of the second hand.   The rotor can be a bit loud when it really spins up but that amuses me so I'm treating that as a plus.

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Overall I'm impressed with this watch and wouldn't hesitate to buy it again. It's a 4.4 from me.

Bonus photo from when my toddler bumped the tripod...

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Lorier Neptune

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  • Movement
  • Vintage feel
  • Clasp

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I love mine. I'm kind of disappointed that they aren't bringing back the blue on white Neptune but I will buy the new bracelet when it becomes available.