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Don't think of it as retro.

The NTH Subs are our tribute to some revered icons, tracing their heritage back to timepieces issued to military divers in the post-war period. Those quintessential tool watches have only gotten better-looking with age. We wanted to combine their classic, rugged style with modern capabilities.

Each Sub model shares the same purpose-oriented, big-crown, no crown-guard case, with a slightly raised, double-domed, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and no-nonsense case back with minimal decoration.

Think of it as neo-classic.

We increased water resistance and gave it a sloped steel bezel with lumed markers. Yet we made the case thinner, more streamlined, with chamfered sides and downward-curved lugs for a wrist-hugging shape, and added our signature lumed crown.

Each NTH Sub has its own personality, designed either to emulate the weathered good looks of a well-traveled vintage piece, or as a modern interpretation of what those vintage pieces might look like if they were still being produced today.

Please be sure to also see our press reviews, and check our authorized distributors' websites for sold-out models.

Other Details

Case Material:
316L Stainless Steel
Solid, 316L Stainless
Display Crystal:
Double-Domed Anti-Reflective Sapphire
Water Resistance:
30 ATM / 300 meters
120-click uni-directional
Bezel Insert:
Steel with Lumed Markers
Case Diameter:
40mm (without crown)
Case Length:
Case Thickness:
Lug Width:
Weight w/ bracelet:
4.9 oz / 140g
Miyota cal. 9015 Automatic
-10~+30 seconds/day
Beat Rate:
28,800 BPH
Power Reserve:
More than 42 hours
2 Years


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  1. Worth Every Penney!  star rating

    Posted by Ty Nungester on 25th Feb 2017

    This watch is worth every cent I paid for it. The lume is great, and I'm a bit of a lume whore. The fit and finish is superb, better than that of another micro diver I own. The bracelet is more than long enough, and even comes with extra links. I have had better bracelets, but this one is very decent and nothing to sneeze at. The dial and sapphire crystal are impeccable. Also after a week on the wrist it was only off by 19 seconds. I can deal with that. This was my first Janis purchase, but will not be my last.

  2. Smooth  star rating

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Feb 2017

    I'm quite happy with this watch. The face is clean and symmetrical. The bezel is smooth. The size is great for my wrist. The lume is cool, albeit a bit busy (hey, I wanted a lumed full track bezel). I have genuinely received several compliments on it. The logo is great and the font of the writing is too. I'd take a crown guard on it if I could.

  3. great design made affordable  star rating

    Posted by peter rizzo on 28th Nov 2016

    This watch is the most legible in my collection, and i think it's the
    perfect size at 40 mm, it's not big or flashy, but it has incredible wrist
    presence. I also love the blue lume, it's a bit less bright than green,
    it seems, but it's definitely "cool", and it's also very readable after
    dark, and the lumes bezel insert is brilliant.The only thing i'd change
    about these watches is, i'd like the option to buy it without the metal bracelet, which i don't use, but that's quibbling, at this price the watch
    is a bargain, and i love the fact that down the road, i won't have to service a swiss movement to the tune of $500.....this is the sweet spot of good watches that don't require ridiculous upkeep ( buy an omega or an iwc and you'll very soon know what i mean :) And the design is perfectly realized.

  4. Get it before it is gone!  star rating

    Posted by ConfusedOne on 26th Sep 2016

    I have never purchased a watch from Doc or from a micro brand in general. I don't buy watches very often and when I do it must be a watch that fills a specific niche in my collection or it needs to be very special. Luckily the NTH Scorpene fills both perfectly.

    Unboxing the watch you will find a white cover for the leather NTH box that is similar to other Lew and Huey boxes. You will also find a smart pocket that holds a thank you note. Inside the box you will find the watch you ordered and a few extra links.

    The dial of the watch is incredible. It is legible, bold, and versatile. The text on the dial is also very nice to see with different fonts that add variety to the watch. The hands are straight forward and the white of the hands on the black dial make the watch REALLY legible! If you could not already tell the watch is a homage of the Sinn 857, however I do not see this watch as a homage. Yes the dial and hands of the watch are the same, but everything else is different including the bezel, bracelet, size, water resistance, movement, and crown. This watch is also $1800 cheaper than that model which also helps. The double domed sapphire with AR coating inside is also a very nice touch that I only find on high end pieces.

    The size of the watch was also an interesting twist as well. The watch wore similarly to the SKX007 due to the 40mm case, but with lug to lug that was longer than the SKX007. I was also surprised to see that the watch was also just as thin as my Hamilton Jazzmaster which I use as a dress watch. This watch is about 0.5mm thicker, but you will not notice this small difference. The water resistance of 300m is also better than my current dive watch that only goes to 200m underwater.

    The lume on this watch is absolutely stunning! I would even wager that it was better than the lume on my SKX007 and that is nothing to scuff at. The lume on the crown is also a nice addition as well, but do not expect it to be as bright as the lume on the dial/bezel.

    The bezel action is really nice as well. Way better feel than the SKX007 as well and it is stainless steel which will make it easier and cheaper to replace. I would have preferred ceramic, but then the watch would be more expensive and the stainless steel on both the SKX007 and this watch have never been scratched yet and I would not worry about it.

    The movement of the Miyota 9015 is stellar as well. It rivals the ETA movements of my Hamilton watches in terms of accuracy and the smoothness of the seconds hand. This movement may not be as common in the future due to the price increase of the movement, so it might be a good idea to purchase watches with this movement in it.

    This is also my first watch with a bracelet and it is very nice! The bracelet completes the toolish look of the watch and it is very durable as well. I have also heard that the screwed pins make resizing the watch easier than other watches. I still did not know how to size it myself, but it was pretty cheap to get a watch shop to help size it for me.

    Overall this watch is incredible and worthy of its price tag. Due to the high quality of this watch and its versatility, I plan to use this as an everyday watch. I was also able to get features in this watch that I would otherwise not be able to receive from a major watch brand without a $2000 price tag. If you are interested in a tasteful watch that is perfect for all occasions then I highly recommend the Scorpene!

  5. Very impressed with the Scorpène  star rating

    Posted by skywatch on 25th Sep 2016

    My Scorpène arrived on Saturday and I was immediately smitten by the precise lines, perfect compact size and astonishing lume. Every mark on the watch glows except the logo and name. (The crown logo does indeed glow, of course.) The bracelet was flexible and solid, but I never wear bracelets so I removed it, still with its plastic wrap.

    Upon removing the bracelet, I was really pleased to see that the solid end links are mounted to the second links by a separate pin, not with the spring-bar, as is more common, making the bracelet feel more integrated and easier to swap (no need to keep track of the end pieces.)

    The Miyota 9015 is one of my favorite higher quality utility movements, and has a much smoother hand-wind than the ubiquitous ETA 2824. What I didn’t expect was near perfect regulation. After setting to atomic time upon first winding, the watch has veered less than one second in the first 28 hours. I don’t expect it to stay perfect forever, but that sort of excellent regulation tells me these watches were shipped with attention to details.

    I tested the quality of the lume on the first night, wearing the watch and comparing it to other well- lumed watches in the early morning hours. The Scorpène’s lume is as good as my brightest and longest lasting night-watches, including full-lume dials from Damasko and Glycine, and famously bright models by Seiko and Citizen. I was hoping this watch would glow like a flashlight, and I am not disappointed.

    I have been collecting watches for a long time, and I can be rather picky. I don’t fall in love with every watch out there, and I don’t gravitate toward dive watches, because they tend to be too big me. These NTH releases fill a unique niche, with their balanced smaller sizes and specs that one would expect to find in watches well over $1000. Most dive watches with 300 meter WR end up around 14mm thick (I mean you, Omega.) Here’s a fully spec’d sport watch with an elegant profile that can fit under a cuff if needed. I’m a fan.

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