Borealis Estoril DWF Special Edition

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Borealis Estoril DWF Special Edition

Post by ChuckW » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:35 pm

I haven't seen any mention of this on DWC, so in case anyone's interested, Borealis is re-releasing the Estoril, this time a pre-order of a special edition for the Dive Watch Facebook group. This one comes with a bracelet and has numerous varients. I'm not particularly high on micro-brands these days, but the Estoril is one of the more interesting ones, so I'm sort of on the fence.

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Post by BBK357 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:42 pm

I like the big triangle no date
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Post by BBK357 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:43 pm

I like the big triangle no date
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Post by HapaHapa » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:51 pm

Not a fan of the big DW on the dial.
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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:54 pm

It would have been cooler to have it on the caseback so that people who aren't a part of that group would still buy it. I have to say I have seen the first version in person and it is a really nice watch for the price point.

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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:59 pm

Now that’s a “tool” watch.
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Borealis Estoril DWF Special Edition

Post by HapaHapa » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:03 pm

toxicavenger wrote:It would have been cooler to have it on the caseback so that people who aren't a part of that group would still buy it. I have to say I have seen the first version in person and it is a really nice watch for the price point.
I always kick myself at first when I see the Estoril and realize I could have bought Andrea’s, but then again it would have been my third watch with that dial design.


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Post by Jeep99dad » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:53 pm

These are actually very nice and well priced too. Miss mine, wish it had a bracelet like this one.
I mentioned to them on FB that the logo was a bit too large but no one cared to reply.
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Post by hoppyjr » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:43 pm

$100 down, but I didn’t see the total price anywhere...?

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Post by Jeep99dad » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:52 pm

hoppyjr wrote:$100 down, but I didn’t see the total price anywhere...?
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Post by demer03 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:59 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:59 pm
Now that’s a “tool” watch.
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Post by T. Wong » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:17 am

After looking all over the internet, I found one blue dial, large triangle with date in a Hong Kong online small store!! With shipping it came to $550 approx. The Estoril is a nice homage to the Omega SM300. It has the 9015 miyota. My bud in Greece made me the green NATO for it...
I guess the first edition was so popular, Borealis produced that S. Edition.
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Post by Chocodove » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:35 am

It would be much better with the logo on the case back.
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Post by R@cerx » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:07 am

That logo though...

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Post by streetracer101 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:52 am

That logo kills it.

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Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:16 am

I see zero advantage to ever placing a group logo on the dial. That's like getting your girlfriend's name tattooed on your arm hoping she's the one, but then she's not.
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Post by Champagne InHand » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:33 am

I to wish the big DW wasn’t on the dial. It just makes the dial a bit too busy. Otherwise a beauty of a tool watch.

Is there information on which movement will be running this? N35 (Seiko) or a Miyota 8 or 9 series? I would jump on this with a hacking Miyota 9 series or even the non branded Seiko hacking movement.

I love the sword hands.


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Post by Jeep99dad » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:01 am

Champagne InHand wrote:I to wish the big DW wasn’t on the dial. It just makes the dial a bit too busy. Otherwise a beauty of a tool watch.

Is there information on which movement will be running this? N35 (Seiko) or a Miyota 8 or 9 series? I would jump on this with a hacking Miyota 9 series or even the non branded Seiko hacking movement.

I love the sword hands.


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Post by HapaHapa » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:04 am

T. Wong wrote:After looking all over the internet, I found one blue dial, large triangle with date in a Hong Kong online small store!! With shipping it came to $550 approx. The Estoril is a nice homage to the Omega SM300. It has the 9015 miyota. My bud in Greece made me the green NATO for it...
I guess the first edition was so popular, Borealis produced that S. Edition.
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Post by T. Wong » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:32 am

HapaHapa wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:04 am
T. Wong wrote:After looking all over the internet, I found one blue dial, large triangle with date in a Hong Kong online small store!! With shipping it came to $550 approx. The Estoril is a nice homage to the Omega SM300. It has the 9015 miyota. My bud in Greece made me the green NATO for it...
I guess the first edition was so popular, Borealis produced that S. Edition.
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Don’t pay in that range. Much better can be found with patience.
I looked and looked but none was for sale used. Even now few if any can be seen for sale. I was lucky to find one new, date and big triangle. :headbang:

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