Hands On: Spinnaker – Hull Diver – Arctic Blue – SP-5088-02


Spinnaker Watches are known for their excellent price-performance ratio: Affordable timepieces with unique designs and reliable Japanese automatic movements. The new Hull Diver collection is no different. The Hull Diver is a vintage inspired divers watch with a the typical Spinnaker design language we see on the Croft and the Fleuss as well. But this time it follows a more modern design language with fresh and cold colors; “Arctic Blue” lives up to its name; A deep blue, almost black blue sunray dial, that shines bright icey-blue when the light hits just right, a matte blue of the ceramic bezel and brushed stainless-steel hands, surrounded by a brushed- and polished stainless-steel case gives the watch its character.

Spinnaker – Hull Diver – SP-5088-02 - Wrist shot

The Hull Diver measures 42mm in diameter and wears comfortably on my 18 mm / 7″ wrist

The large 42 mm case is matched by strong, but yet proportionally sized hour and minute hands and indices, which makes the watch easy to read. The date-window at the 3 o’clock position is held in dial color, which gives the watch a lot of quality – Not many watches in this price range have this little but important detail, a white date wheel is very common but often breaks with the dark dial color and causes imbalance, but not at the Hull Diver.

Spinnaker – Hull Diver – SP-5088-02 - Wrist shot reflection

Change of colors on the dial through different incidence of light

Distinctive Pillow Case design

Pillow-shaped watch cases belong to my favorite vintage-design-elements. Furthermore it features a matte a ceramic bezel and sapphire crystal glass, which gives the vintage inspired watch a very modern look. The text printed on the sub dial is in a modern and minimal typography, while the brand name is shown with raised and polished lettering, which gives it a certain presence on the dial, but also merges with the dial.

Hull Diver close up crown guards and bezel

The crown guards of the Spinnaker Hull Diver

The crown guards of the Spinnaker Hull Diver follow the distinctive pillow shape of the dial and protects the crown very well. There is enough space between the crown and the bezel, so you find a good grip to screw the crown and set your Spinnaker watch. The bezel offers very good grip due to its height and corrugation, which is important to set it correctly, maybe when you’re wearing gear and gloves while diving.

Hull Diver seen from the side crown guards and bezel

Hull Diver seen from the side: Massive protective crown-guards and high bezel for optimal protection and grip

Reliable Japanese automatic movement

The Hull Diver is driven by the well-known and reliable Seiko NH35, an automatic Japanese movement featuring a 41 hour power reserve, amplitude of 21,600 bph, date adjustment and both hacking and hand-winding. The case back of the watch is finely brushed and engraved.


case back Spinnaker Hull Diver watch

Fine brushed and engraved case back of the Hull Diver watch

Spinnaker_Hull Diver lume shot


  • Movement: Japanese Seiko NH35 Automatic 3 hands with date
  • Water-resistance: 30 ATM / 300 meters
  • Case: 316L Stainless Steel
  • Dial: Blue Sunray dial, polished indices and hands filled with Luminous mass
  • Bezel: Matte Ceramic inlay, unidirectional, 60-minute graduations finely graduated in 120 steps, Luminous
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal
  • Strap: 22 mm Genuine Leather Strap,
  • Warranty: 2 Years International


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