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    Re: Borealis Cascais Swiss STP1-11 Preorder has started

    have decided to pull the trigger on this one but I cannot seem to make up my mind between the blue and the white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FW07 View Post
    have decided to pull the trigger on this one but I cannot seem to make up my mind between the blue and the white.
    Here are some pics taken by Ariel, of the blue prototype, shared on Diver's Watches FB group.





    Tough choice. I've never seen a white dial with grey bezel though.
    Pic from Borealis FB page.



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    Wow ! The C3 X1 is a true flashlight ! Especially on the white dial cus the light bounces off more.





    Brown dial BGW9 in middle


    On the wrist


    Brown dial BGW9 is quite powerful too but not as the C3 X1, of course.


    Black dial C3 X1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Watches503 View Post
    Wow ! The C3 X1 is a true flashlight ! Especially on the white dial cus the light bounces off more.





    Brown dial BGW9 in middle


    On the wrist


    Brown dial BGW9 is quite powerful too but not as the C3 X1, of course.


    Black dial C3 X1
    Hi,

    It will probably be awesome but I'm always doubtful of these ultra-nuclear green lume shots used as promo by watch brands. At worst, it will be strong as a Seiko Monster.

    Any competent photographer can make an Invicta 8926 lume look like a Helson Shark Diver with proper technique.

    However, I have a Borealis Sea Dragon and the lume (BGW9) is quite good, that gives some hope!

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    Helson Skindiver/Citizen NY0054/Halios Delfin/Stowa Prodiver Limette

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    Quote Originally Posted by smille76 View Post
    Hi,

    It will probably be awesome but I'm always doubtful of these ultra-nuclear green lume shots used as promo by watch brands. At worst, it will be strong as a Seiko Monster.

    Any competent photographer can make an Invicta 8926 lume look like a Helson Shark Diver with proper technique.

    However, I have a Borealis Sea Dragon and the lume (BGW9) is quite good, that gives some hope!

    S.
    I agree. Promo pics are very deceptive at times. But seeing it next to BWG9 gives some inoression of the relative luminosity.

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    Yeah. I wouldn't base myself on such shots. Too many variables. But I'm sure it'll be awesome

    I didn't like the rendering as much initially but I'm really digging this watch now.
    Very tempted by blue or brown.



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    Re: Borealis Cascais Swiss STP1-11 Preorder has started

    Quote Originally Posted by smille76 View Post
    Hi,

    It will probably be awesome but I'm always doubtful of these ultra-nuclear green lume shots used as promo by watch brands. At worst, it will be strong as a Seiko Monster.

    Any competent photographer can make an Invicta 8926 lume look like a Helson Shark Diver with proper technique.

    However, I have a Borealis Sea Dragon and the lume (BGW9) is quite good, that gives some hope!

    S.
    I completely understand what you're saying and my apologies for not being clear here but these pictures were all taken by me, with my iPhone 5. I used no filters and no editing.

    I had the blue sapphire bezel Helson Shark 42 and can assure you the lume on the both lume options of the Cascais is more powerful than that Shark.



    But I feel you there. Is kinda annoying to see some companies wanna sell watches with some super photoshopped pictures. I asked for a chance to take a look at a prototype of these and share it around.

    Maria sent me 3 so I will be shipping a couple to other people I know on Facebook so they can share their honest opinion and pictures.

    I contacted DEMO about this but God bless his mom, she's bit ill so Dave doesn't have much time for that.

    Here's another shot of the black dial C3 X1 next to the SKX007.


    It's no secret that I'm a fan of many Borealis watches so that's why I feel kinda odd sharing how impressed I am by the Cascais last night. That's why I'm looking for fresh eyes to check these out so I don't bore you with my biased opinion.

    With that said, I don't wanna look for fresh eyes for the white dial version. Wow, I wanna hold it for as long as possible before it's time to send it back. I've been done with white dials for a while, none of them ever get me like the white Sharkmaster 1000, but my whole blue versus black choice issue is out the window now. I switched my order last night to white cathedral C3 X1.

    If anyone is curious, there are only 30 made of the brown.

    It's a cloudy day here but here's a quick look at the brown BGW9 version.






    I'll be sharing more pictures as the days go by.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Watches503 View Post
    Here are some pics taken by Ariel, of the blue prototype, shared on Diver's Watches FB group.





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    If this is a matte blue and not sunburst then i think it looks great. That deep blue is almost black in some light and will be very versatile.



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    That brown looks great. Thanks for sharing.

    I'd love to see the white in the metal.


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    Re: Borealis Cascais Swiss STP1-11 Preorder has started

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep99dad View Post
    That brown looks great. Thanks for sharing.

    I'd love to see the white in the metal.


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    Good to see you around, Brice ! I was actually just thinking about you and hoping you'd like to give us your opinion on one of these Cascais and share some pics with your amazing strapology classes and canvas eye candy.


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