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.
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.