The coin edge bezel has a ceramic insert, with your normal 60 minute dive bezel markings, and all the numbers and markings are coated with BGW9 luminous paint.

The dial of the Borealis Seafarer is undoubtedly Rolex DSSD style, with the same applied markers and a date window at the 3 position.The date window is outlined in white, giving some contrast to the dial and allowing you to see the date window a little better. It even has the stainless steel chapter ring, though, it is completely sterile, which is something I actually prefer. Because of the strong contrast between the stainless chapter ring and the black dial, the way it is done, does make the dial appear a little small for such a large case.

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The sapphire crystal is 5mm thick and has a very good inner AR coating. When taking photos or outside in the sunlight I was able to see the dial very clearly with little, to no glare.

The hour, minute, and second hand are clearly Tudor inspired, specifically from the Pelagos. The base of the hands is black, with the rest outlined in white. These are what are referred to as snowflake hands, and they are filled with BGW9 lumiunous paint, as well as the markers.

On the case back, you have an engraved mermaid in the center. The screw down case back is done in a combination of brushed and frosted finishes, and for the most part is very well done. The back is domed, and it will raise off your wrist when being worn.

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I've been an avid watch lover since the age of 7. Watches are not only my hobby but a passion. My favorite style used to be dive watches, but field or non bezel watches have been growing on me. When I'm not reviewing watches I am either cooking or with family and friends.

2 Comments

  1. Excellent, helpful review for a watch that appears to be a great value. I’m definitely interested!

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  2. There is one other big problem with the bracelet. The “micro-adjustable” holes in the clasp are essentially non-functional on the specimen that I have just received. Only the first hole will allow the bracelet to be attached to the clasp. Because there are no half-links in the bracelet, obtaining a perfect fit may be impossible. Using the ratcheting diver-extension as a sizing method is inelegant at best, and since it IS a ratchet mechanism, the extension is locked into place in one direction only: once extended partially, it will pull out no further, but it will in fact push inward and lock at the next-smaller circumference with supreme ease.

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