Hamtun first made its way onto the scene in late 2016 with a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund their first watch, the Hamtun H1. The titanium cased, automatic diver’s watch secured funding within 20 minutes of launch, and the watch is now completely sold out. Building on the success and momentum of the H1, Hamtun has returned to Kickstarter with their sophomore effort—introducing the Hamtun Neon Automatic.The case of the Neon Automatic measures 42mm in diameter, 12.75mm thick, and it features a lug-to-lug that is 51.5mm. The lugs curve down towards the wrist, which should provide a comfortable, secure fit for most wearers. The crown at three screws down and is flanked by a set of prominent crown guards. The case is rated to 100 meters.
The 316L stainless steel case is available in two primary configurations: brushed steel or with a coating of black PVD. The bezel is fixed to the mid-case via six screws. the bezel is not coated steel, but rather black ceramic, which will hold up well against scratches and other abrasions that often find their way to the bezel. The matte black finish is appealing, and it serves as a nice point of contrast when paired with a lighter mid-case.As the name suggests, the Neon Automatic does not shy away from some pretty intense colors. While this is most evident on the dial (more on that a little later), you can also find a small splash of color on the case via an anodized aluminum ring pressed between the mid-case and the bezel. This pop of color matches the coloration of the chosen dial.