Borealis Sea Dragon

Borealis, a name that has become synonymous with quality and value, seems to have rooted itself at WatchReport.Com, and with good reason. Who isn’t looking for a classic-inspired dive watch that delivers unsurpassed looks, functionality and exceptional quality at a pauper’s price point? In November 2014, I reviewed the Borealis Scout Sniper, which is a watch that set the bar high for micro-brands wanting to capture coveted wrist space on today’s plugged-in watch enthusiasts. In an era where thousands of watch brands are just an internet search away, it’s more important than ever for Borealis to deliver a watch that stays ahead of its competitors, not only on watch forums, but on the wrists of those who actually spend their hard earned money on a watch.

The box it arrived in is no different than that of the Borealis Scout Sniper I reviewed not long ago, so we’ll skip over such minor details and land on what’s important: The Borealis Sea Dragon and what it has to offer.

Specs:

  • Case Diameter: 44mm
  • Case Height: 14.50mm
  • Lug Size: 22mm
  • Lug to Lug: 50.5mm
  • Strap: PU rubber and high quality premium leather strap
  • Movement: Miyota 9015
  • Crystal: Sapphire with inner anti-reflective coating
  • Water Resistance: 300m
  • Retail Price: $315.00 USD

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The Borealis Sea Dragon is available in four colors: black dial/orange markers, orange dial/black markers, white dial/blue markers, and the one that I’m reviewing today: gray dial/orange markers. All share a black PVD coated bezel except the white dial/blue marker combo which has a stainless steel bezel. While I am yet to see one in the wild, I’m really digging the look of the while dial version, and I believe it’s a great departure from the rest of the Sea Dragons swimming around.

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As mentioned above, my Sea Dragon has a matte gray dial, which makes its orange Doxa-esque markers really stand out. For those not in the know, orange is the most visible color underwater as the colors begin to absorb into their surroundings. While orange may not look so orange 20m down, the watch still remains super legible. The boldness of each marker overtakes the dial a bit, as does the large white paddle-like hour hand, but that’s what I love about it. The Sea Dragon is uber legible and unapologetically a diver’s dive watch!

Ariel Soltura has had a passion for watches since an early age; one that was passed onto him by his father, who was one of a handful of people to own a Rolex GMT on the island of Cuba, where Ariel was born. Ariel Soltura, who is a full time police officer, husband, father and Dive Watch aficionado, is well respected in the watch community for his honest thoughts and comments on "all things watches." When not patrolling the streets, throwing footballs with the community's youth or perusing various watch forums, he can be found hanging out with his six year old son, Aric, his greatest passion of all.

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