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NTH Odin

NTH Odin

Manufacturer: NTH Watches | Price: €669 EUR (£610 GBP approx)

I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on a NTH Odin for a while. So much so, I got extremely impatient and just bought one. Then what do you know, a friggin review sample turns up. Ah well… it’s only money! But was it well spent?

NTH Odin

Specifications

  • Dimensions: Case Diameter – 40.6mm, Thickness – 11.6mm, Lug to Lug – 47.9mm, Lug Width – 20mm
  • Movement: Miyota 9015 Automatic, 28,800vph (4Hz), Hackable, Self Winding, 42hr Power Reserve
  • Case Material: Brushed 316L Stainless Steel with Polished Chamfered Edges
  • Bracelet: Brushed 316L Stainless Steel, Solid End-Links, Screw-Pins, Milled & Signed Clasp
  • Crystal: Double Domed Sapphire, 3x Anti-Reflective Coating (Inner)
  • Bezel: 120 Click Unidirectional, Top Grade Steel Insert with DLC Coating, Fully Lumed    
  • Water Resistance: 30ATM / 300m / 990ft
  • Lume: Swiss Super Luminova® BGW9 (Multiple Layers)
  • Crown: Signed, Screw Down      Caseback: Screw Down
  • Warranty: 2 Years     Where to Buy: SeriousWatches
  • Options: Dial Colour: Black, Blue | Date Complication: Date, No Date (6 o’Clock Position)

NTH Watches - The Company

NTH Logo

NTH Watches were founded in 2016 on a simple guiding principle – to sell a great product at a fair price and back it up with outstanding service. NTH is about taking vintage inspiration and infusing it with fresh ideas, so you can think of it as either; “N-T-H” for “Nod to History”, or “enth” for taking things to the Nth degree. Shown below are just a very small selection of NTH’s current model line up including their new Vanguard & Tikuna models.

The Case

The case of the NTH Odin is 40.6mm. The lug to lug is 47.9mm and the overall thickness, including the sapphire crystal I measured at 11.6mm. The entire case, caseback, bezel, bracelet and crown are all 316L stainless steel. The finish of the case is entirely brushed with just a small chamfered polished edge running along the sides and down the curved lugs.
NTH Odin Case

The Odin has a water resistance rating of 300m / 30 ATM, thanks to the screw-down caseback & crown. The transition between the brushing and the polished edges are flawless. The proportions of the watch, in my opinion, are spot on for my 7″ wrist. The Odin just wears so well on wrist that I’ve actually caught myself numerous times checking to see if I’m still wearing a watch. It is just that comfortable! Did I mention it has drilled lugs too, making strap changes super easy.

NTH Odin

Bracelet

The bracelet itself tapers from 20mm at the lugs to 18mm and back to 20mm at the clasp and it is of fantastic quality. Sized up for my 7″ wrist I had to remove 4 links, which was easy enough to do with the screw pins for adjusting & re-sizing. Solid end links, milled clasp that is also signed with the NTH logo are also present on this great bracelet. Additionally, the clasp has chamfered edges which is a nice touch. The links themselves are all brushed and the milled clasp has a fold-over locking mechanism as well as the twin push-button release on the sides. There are also six micro-adjustment holes to ensure a perfect fit. Overall, it’s everything you would want in a bracelet and if other manufacturers need to know how to do a bracelet properly, then look no further!

NTH Odin Bracelet

Movement

Miyota 9015 Movement

The chosen movement for the NTH Odin is the smooth sweep, high beat, Miyota 9015. This is a slim Japanese made 28,800vph, 24 jewel movement regularly compared to the Swiss ETA 2824-2. Checking the accuracy after running the NTH Odin for a couple of weeks, mainly on my wrist and occasionally in my Barrington Watch Winder, I was extremely happy with the results, with the Odin showing an average of just +4.3spd, which is well within Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) certification.

Dial, Bezel & Lume

The NTH Odin has a 120 click unidirectional bezel with a fully lumed steel insert. It is of excellent quality and everything lines up perfectly. The bezel action is fantastic with zero backplay. The dial has very neatly printed indices, all of which are pumped full of lume. The logo and text on the dial are also nicely printed and are very legible. The choice of font too is also fantastic showing the word Odin with the depth rating of 300m underneath just above the date window at 6 o’clock.
NTH Odin Black Date

The hour and minute hands are perfectly in proportion to the dial and are probably my favourite style hands that I’ve seen. They actually suit the overall aesthetic extremely well. The seconds hand is great too with its arrow head pointer that reaches all the way out to the minute track. The lume used on the Odin is Super Luminova® BGW9 and I think it’s been applied by a friggin’ dump truck. It’s bright and it lasts all night, and when I say that, I mean ALL NIGHT!

Conclusion

I didn’t think it was possible to get this level of fit & finish for around £600. NTH Watches have proved me wrong! An absolutely fantastic timepiece that ticks all the boxes for what I look for in a watch. Not only with specifications but also aesthetically. NTH should definitely be applauded for making another model to add to their hugely popular Sub range.
 
This NTH Odin comes with a gorgeous fit & finish. I wholeheartedly, 100%, recommend the NTH Odin. It is without doubt, absolutely stunning! There is only one slight niggle that I have, but it’s only on the blue version. It is crying out for a colour matched date wheel. If it did, I think I’d have bought the blue version rather than the black as I’m a sucker for blue dials.
 
NTH – Excellent job Chris and everyone at NTH Watches! A true belter of a watch! Defenitly my favourite NTH so far.
10/10
10/10 - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
A huge thank you to Alan Lucraft for sending out the blue NTH Odin and a huge thanks to the large dent in my wallet for the black version. To view the NTH website, or join their mailing list to be informed of new models etc, visit NTH Watches.
 
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