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    Re: Borealis Cascais Swiss STP1-11 Preorder has started

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep99dad View Post
    The lume on the Blue is plenty strong. Kinda shame to pick a watch based on lume if you prefer the other version. You may regret it. It's not like one has bad lume cant miss those giant markers


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    I agree. It's not like you'll be wearing this mostly at night (or maybe you will). 95% of the time, I look at my watch during the day so I want to see the color of the dial more than the color of the lume. Lume is overrated in my opinion anyway. It's all about how cohesive it is with the rest of the watch. To me, the black and white dials have too green a lume when they aren't lit and I don't really like that.

    Plus I actually like the blue lume better for this watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeikoFanBoy View Post
    Gosh darn golly bajeezus...

    I think on strap, I would prefer the white dial...
    but on bracelet, I would prefer the black dial...
    Agreed! I have the white on order and will replace the bracelet with a strap. Just waiting to have the watch in hand before deciding style/color etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by marker2037 View Post
    I agree. It's not like you'll be wearing this mostly at night (or maybe you will). 95% of the time, I look at my watch during the day so I want to see the color of the dial more than the color of the lume. Lume is overrated in my opinion anyway. It's all about how cohesive it is with the rest of the watch. To me, the black and white dials have too green a lume when they aren't lit and I don't really like that.

    Plus I actually like the blue lume better for this watch.
    Lume overrated? Shut your dirty mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elconquistador View Post
    Lume overrated? Shut your dirty mouth.

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    I concur lume is great but for me personally I would not buy a watch based purely on lume, it's cool and minutely functional for myself but never a selling point. But again I would much rather have awesome lume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elconquistador View Post
    Lume overrated? Shut your dirty mouth.

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    I know, heresy around here.

    I like lume and I like it to be good rather than not good, but most of the time I'm underwhelmed.
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    X1 C3 Tritium / Polonium blend.

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    I'm good. Thanks though. I think that rolex homage as been done to death and have lost interest in it a long time ago, although it no doubt looks handsome on the wrist.
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    I think I am going to stick it out with the white dial on this one. Really like that white dial paired with the canvas strap that was posted on here awhile back.

    Really do think that this is the best Borealis design thus far, although the design elements aren't as original as I once thought. A lot of the design elements are borrowed from this Bremont right here... but at the end, the Cascais really is its own watch. Especially the non-black dials...

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    Re: Borealis Cascais Swiss STP1-11 Preorder has started

    Quote Originally Posted by SeikoFanBoy View Post
    I think I am going to stick it out with the white dial on this one. Really like that white dial paired with the canvas strap that was posted on here awhile back.

    Really do think that this is the best Borealis design thus far, although the design elements aren't as original as I once thought. A lot of the design elements are borrowed from this Bremont right here... but at the end, the Cascais really is its own watch. Especially the non-black dials...

    Not sure I agree with you, the cathedral hand and hour markers are similar but it ends there. Just reread and see you said it is it's own design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLS36 View Post
    Not sure I agree with you, the cathedral hand and hour markers are similar but it ends there. Just reread and see you said it is it's own design.

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    There is nothing wrong with "borrowing" (copying) elements that are attractive in another watch. Every watch is a result of every other watch that the designer took note of before creating his own. Did borealis take Bremont's hands and markers? No doubt.

    But of course it is still its own watch. Its just that the inspiration for the watch is much more straightforward than I first assumed (before I was aware of the Bremont). Is this fact going to diminish any enjoyment that I get from the watch? Not at all, provided it fits me ok.
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