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Instead of the ceramic bezel insert of the Sea Hawk, the Borealis Seafarer II uses a lumed sapphire bezel insert, along with what looks to be a very generously lumed dial and handset.  I like the handset mix here, along with the splash of color on the minute hand.  Dive watches are supposed to have handset where the hour and minute hands are distinctly different, and here there is a pronounced difference both in the light and in the dark.

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Watch Overview

  • Brand & Model: Borealis Seafarer II
  • Price: $435
  • Who we think it might be for: Anyone looking for a beefy and attractive tool watch.
  • Would I wear one myself based on what I’ve seen?: Definitely.  Either the blue/blue or the blue dial with the ½ orange bezel.
  • If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: I just don’t see the need for a date window.
  • What spoke to me the most about this watch: I like the handset quite a bit.

Tech Specs from Borealis

  • Movement: Miyota 9015 Automatic
  • Functions: Three hander with date,  120 click bezel, helium escape valve
  • Case: Stainless steel
  • Crystal: Sapphire
  • Water resistance: 13,142 Feet (4,000 meters)
  • Lug width: 24mm
  • Straps: Leather or stainless steel
  • Diameter: 44m
  • Thickness: 15.7mm



2 thoughts on “Borealis Seafarer II, Depth Rated to 13,142 Feet”
  1. Looks like dozens of other watches. Unnecessarily thick to accommodate a depth rating that is completely useless. At least they upgraded to a hacking movement.

    I’ll stick to modestly-sized offerings with unique designs.

    1. Most of the time with watches like this, I will point out how silly the depth rating is, and it is silly. But there has to be a market for these types of watches, they keep getting made. If you want this type of watch, the brand represents a good value.

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