Boderry Elite Micro-Rotor (Review) – The World’s Most Affordable Micro-rotor Watch! – KaminskyBlog

Some time ago I reviewed a watch from a new Chinese company called Boderry. That watch was so good for the price with 72h power reserve, sapphire crystal, titanium case and all that for 199$ which is nothing. But today I’m pleased to announce the Boderry Elite Micro-Rotor watch and Boderry claims it is the cheapest Micro-Rotor in the world! Right now the watch is on Indiegogo and you can get it as cheap as 199$. The micro-rotor comes in 3 dial colours (black, green, white) and 3 different case colours (stainless steel, yellow gold and black pvd). I chose the classic looking black dial with stainless steel case. It kind of reminds a Patek Philippe and some of them also use micro-rotor movement.

The watch came in a pretty good looking clam shell style box. Inside the box you will find the watch, warranty and instructions manual. The first impressions of the watch is that it feels and looks like it costs a lot more than it retails for. Boderry really found their niche that isn’t filled: which is cheap, interesting watches with cool Chinese movements that aren’t used a lot in other brands. I actually am surprised how they can build them so cheaply and also make money.

The case of the Elite is made of 316L stainless steel. The machine work is done pretty good with nice lines. The whole case is polished and the finishing is done really good without any blemishes. The case diameter is 40mm, the thickness is 9,8mm, from lug tip to lug tip it measures at 46mm and the lug width is 20mm. The dimensions in my opinion are perfect, of course I would love a 38mm version, but this is good enough too and maybe 40mm is even better as it covers wider range of people who have maybe bigger wrists. The thickness actually surprised me as usually these affordable dress watches are over 10mm in thickness rather than slimmer, especially if they are automatic like this one. At 3 o’clock we have a signed push-pull crown which has a decent action and is easy to grip. The exhibition case back is held on with 6 small screws. One thing that is suprising is that on the case back we have a flat sapphire crystal and on the front we have a slightly domed sapphire crystal too. I have seen some 700$ watches that has sapphire only on front and on the back a mineral crystal. But here we have sapphire on both sides which is really impressive at this price. The water resistance is 5ATM (50m) which is good for splashes only (hand wash, rain etc.).


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