Just in the past month I have had a chance to review a few watches from Spinnaker and I really like looks of what they offer. All their watches are of a nautical them and styles range from dressy to tool. They offer quartz, solar, and automatic movements so there are choices for just about anyone. I always tend to lean to automatic divers, so when I got a hold of this Spinnaker Cahill SP-5033-02 I was a pretty happy camper. I have been trying this out for a couple weeks now and so far so good.
This Spinnaker Cahill is a simple 3 hander with date. The lume filled hands are very similar to many Rolex with a Mercedes hour hand, index minute hand and lume dot on the second hand. Date window is at the 3 o’clock position. Hour makers are large and filled with a lot of lume. The face of the dial is textured and has a matte black finish. The polished hour markers have a nice contrast to that textured face. Protecting the dial is a thick hardened mineral lens.
Made from 316L stainless steel and with a black ionic coating, this case has a cool, kind of tactical diver vibe to it, in a vintage way (say that five times fast!) The finish has a little polish to it, but with the brushed texture underneath, it brings it down to more of a semi-polished look. The 21 jewel Miyota automatic movement can be seen through the hardened mineral exhibition case back. The crown is screw down with the Spinnaker sail logo. The movement itself is not decorated but the blue rotor adds a lot to the visuals through that case back. Water resistance is 20 ATM or 660ft which is just fine for a little dive time.
I LOVE the strap on this Spinnaker Cahill. Brand new out of the box, and it already has that worn distressed leather look. Although it is quite thick, the strap is fairly soft and quit comfortable on the wrist. The clasp is a standard pin and signed buckle. There is also a bonus NATO strap that comes with this Cahill SP-5033-02 model.
Lume on this Spinnaker Cahill SP-5033-02 is great. They put lume everywhere. All the hands, hour makers, and bezel are well lumed. Love seeing that glow.
Spinnaker has a great variety of nautical themed watches and I really like their divers. This Spinnaker Cahill SP-5033-02 is for sure on my list of watches I would wear regularly. Don’t think I would take it diving but if I wanted to I think it could handle it. Retail on this is $410 USD but spinnaker offer you, our readers, a nice 30% discount using the code WWR30 when you check out. Discount price is only $287 USD which is a pretty good price for what you get. You can check them out at spinnaker-watches.com.
- Brand and model: Spinnaker Cahill SP-5033-02 Vintage Diver
- Price: $410 retail and $287 using discount code WWR30.
- Who’s it for? Me, and all vintage dive watch lovers.
- Would I wear it? For sure, every day
- What I’d change: Add a hacking movement
- The best thing about it: Lots of lume.
Tech Specs from Spinnaker
- Movement – Japan Automatic 3 Hands with Date
- CASE MATERIAL : Stainless Steel with black ionic plating
- CASE DIAMETER (mm) : 43
- CASE THICKNESS (mm) : 16
- CASE SHAPE : Round
- CASE COLOUR : Black
- BAND : Genuine Leather Strap and bonus NATO strap
- BAND COLOUR : Stainless Steel / Black
- BUCKLE : Strap Buckle
- BAND WIDTH (mm) : 22-22
- WATER RESISTANCE : 20 ATM
- WATCH WEIGHT (g) : 130