Spinnaker Tavolara SP-5037-03 Review
The Spinnaker Tavolara gets it’s name from a small island off the northeast coast of Sardinia, Italy which is a scuba divers dream location thanks to it’s amazing array of coral and marine life. With a name rooted out of diving, it’s natural for the Tavolara to get it’s styling and durability cues from diving as well.
Look and Design : The Tavolara is a vintage looking divers watch. It sports an open dial face with faceted lens. The dial itself is textured green with Swiss Superluminova C3 indexes and hands with date at the 3:00 position. The case measures 42mm and is made of stainless steel. It is water resistant to 10 ATM.
Straps : Spinnaker provides 2 straps wit this watch. It is shipped sporting a waterproof leather strap that works well with the watch. At initial glance, I would say it has a bit of a military look as well. What I really enjoy about this watch is the secondary strap – an extra tough orange nylon strap that really makes the watch stand out on your wrist. The orange also works well with the green dial and matching orange hands.
Movement : Under the hood, the Tavolara sports a Japanese Miyota 21 Jewels Self-winding movement with Date. For this price range, it’s a quality automatic movement. Spinnaker spruced up the look of the open caseback by decorating the rotor in blue.
Unique Features : One of the cooler things about this watch is the inner turning bezel used to measure elapsed time, as opposed to the traditional external diver bezel.
Unique style Automatic Movement Durable
On a big wrist it seems a little smaller than the stated 42mm.
If you're looking to stay under $500 for a watch with vintage, military and diver style this is the watch for you.