Spinnaker are one of the most interesting micro brands out there right now, with a new range of watches due to commence shipping at the end of June. The Bradner models have Seiko auto movements, featuring a 41 hour power reserve, 180m depth resistance, 42mm case size, plus see-thru caseback.
You can wind these up too, like the more modern Seiko autos – no shake required!
Spinnaker say the Bradner also features a liberal application of Swiss Super-LumiNova while the dial also holds an applied minute marker ring and a square-shaped index that matches the baton-shaped hands. The blue dial model, which has a graduated effect so it seems to change shade slightly depending on the viewing angle, is our fave – other colours are available.
Two crowns sit at the 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock positions, operating time adjustment and bezel setting respectively. Sapphire crystal, 20mm lugs offers wide choice on straps, 2 year guarantee.
Good value for $285 we think, makes a nice wearable watch that you can use and enjoy, perfect budget alternative to a Seiko Prospex, Baltic Aquascaphe – both of which cost a fair bit more than the Spinnaker. Even the top value Orient Mako 2, which we have spotted for £220 on ebay, is facing strong competition from Spinnaker when it comes to sports diver watch value for money.
More info here.