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Pre Ordered the Borealis Estoril today, delivery expected some time in July.

Not sure of the final look of the finished model, it could be without the date window or with.

Either one would be fine with me.

41.5mm case, 12mm height, 47mm Lug to Lug, Lug width 20mm 300WR, domed sapphire crystal with sapphire bezel with inner lume. Miyota 9015 movement.

It’s kind of a ramped up homage to the original Omega Seamaster 300.



 
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I always loved the SM300, and look forward to you impressions of this one when it comes in.
 

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Congrats - I have 2 on pre-order (blue dial/big triangle/no date and black dial/arabic/with date). Great looking pieces at a great value (was able to save an extra 15% off the already reasonable pre-order price from a purchase of their 22mm rubber straps). The prototypes look fantastic!
 

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The real deal looks 100% better than the render! Very nice watch and on my (ever growing, bankruptcy inducing) wish list.
 
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Continued. The Omega Seamaster 300 provides for great reading. And reading along gave me some insight in the probable source for the case. Original exemplars are hard to find and treated with extreme caution and suspicion as they have been or still are one of the most forged vintage watches around. Genuine Omega movement placed into a reproduced case with ditto dial and hands.

Thanks for the heads up, WF is THE source to find good deals and great watches.
 

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The original Omega 300m is the one watch that I would instantly purchase, if Omega still made them.

To me it is the "perfect" tool dive watch, not too large, not too small, perfectly designed symmetrically, and for easy readability.

This to me is the perfect dive watch, much more so then my 16610 Sub, which is just a tad too small, and a tad too flashy.

Since I am not into purchasing vintage or used watches, the SMP 300 will never be in my stable, hopefully this one will assuage my lust for it though.
 

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Ok, which one do we like the best, the large triangle date or the Arabic numeral date? I’m going to give them instructions on which one I like. I know that the vintage Seamaster 300 had models with both representations, which one do you guys like best?




 

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They need to change the name. Estoril sounds like a hormone replacement therapy drug.
Whilst it is a small city in Portugal known for it's F1 circuit that was in use until 1996. We've been there, lovely climate.
 

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Hard to say, I think the big triangle dial would be my choice, but both look equally as good.
 

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Large triangle gets my vote.
 

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Both the big triangle and arabic versions look great - I had a hard time deciding and got one of each (one in black, other in blue, going with the no-date in the big triangle version).

I don't think you can make a wrong choice Chazman - spend some time looking at their chart with a pic of all the versions, and go on Borealis forum to look at actual prototype pics - I'm sure one version will start "singing" louder to you than the other.
 

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I like the Arabic date better. Something about the triangle throws me off.
It's a quandary for me, the large triangle makes the dial looked cramped, yet the Arabic numeral 12 makes the dial too dressy???
 

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Think I would go large triangle if I were going no date. Or Arabic if I went with date

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