I present you a watch at the affordable price of the Spinnaker brand.
This is the Wreck model SP 5065-03, and know now that Spinnaker offers a 15% discount to our readers using the code AWDO15.
This watch bears this name for two reasons:
– The first is that the Spinnaker brand is very attached to the marine universe and so this name is related to the spirit of this watch which is a diver.
– The second is that the Spinnaker brand wanted to give this watch a visual appearance giving the impression that it had stayed under water for many years, like a shipwreck. And i have to say, it was very successfull, because of several people I met thought my watch wasn’t new.
So there’s a perfect aging look on the green aluminum bezel that shows signs of wear in places, and it really gives the impression that it was time that created that effect.
We also have the impression of being in front of a bronze case that has been patinated over the years while my watch is only a few days old.
We find the same look on the screwed crown, with the Spinnaker logo, which seems to have been engraved centuries ago.
The green dial with a striped appearance is perfectly in the logic of the desired look and the photoluminescent indexes offer a very good readability at night.
The brushed hands and the orange second hand in Lollipop style go very well with the set.
The brand in polished steel and the date window on a black background complete this perfectly coherent picture and this set is protected by a thick bevelled mineral glass that protrudes from the bezel.
On the back of the watch, we discover a transparent caseback that shows the robust Seiko NH35 is Automatic but can be wound by hand and has a hacking Second Hand.
The Rotor is also branded with the Spinnaker name.
Honestly, I do not validate this transparent caseback because this Seiko movement has no visual interest and an engraved caseback would have been more judicious in my opinion.
Moreover, the watch is limited to 100m and is not good enough if you want to put on your dive suit to discover that wreck on the sea bed, especially for a watch that wants to be a diver.
On the other hand, this watch is equipped with an aged green leather strap and a pin buckle engraved with the brand’s logo in the same color as the case and it is very nice to wear.
And as far as the comfort of this watch is concerned, I must say that I am amazed because I have a very small wrist of 16.5cm and despite everything, this watch suits me perfectly despite a size of 43mm.
This is due to the shape of the lugs, which make the watch only 50mm.
It will fit perfectly at all wrist sizes.
Moreover, its low weight of 130gr makes it pleasant to wear all day and its thickness of 14.5mm makes that one is not bothered by the crown located at 3h.
In conclusion, Spinnaker makes the bet of boldness by presenting a model that stands out from all the existing divers and the contract is perfectly successful. For $280, you will have a watch that has an irresistible look, manufacturing quality and reliable movement.
So if you want to have a watch that stands out and with a strong personality, go for it, you won’t be disappointed.
Japan Automatic 3 Hands with Date
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel distressed by hand individually
BEZEL: Undirectional Matte Aluminium Bezel
CASE DIAMETER (mm): 43
CASE THICKNESS (mm): 14.5
DIAL COLOUR: Green
BAND: Genuine leather Strap
BAND COLOUR: Green
BUCKLE: Strap Buckle
BAND WIDTH (mm): 22
WATER RESISTANCE : 10 ATM
OTHER DETAILS :
WATCH WEIGHT (g): 130
WARRANTY: 2 Years International