The Spinnaker Tesei is the latest from the Hong Kong Headquartered brand and it has some great improvements over past Spinnaker Watches. All versions are CuSn8 Bronze and have sapphire crystals, matte ceramic bezels and an SW200 movement from Sellita. Because of time constraints, this will not be a full article, but please watch the 12-minute video above and you can see my hi-res photos below as well.
If you want to get the best price possible, the Tesei is currently still up for pre-order until November 5, 2018, for $599. To save even more, use code Watchreport20, which will knock another $20 off the price. That is of course if you are interested in the watch because as you may know, we are not here to sell you a watch.
The Spinnaker Tesei comes in 4 different colors, which you can see at their website HERE. Coming in at 43mm, it is a nice size and the quality and overall finish are on par with other watches at this price point, the issue is, after the preorder period, this watch will retail for $850, and at that price, there is a lot of brands competing for your money. I think this is a great direction for the Spinnaker brand and can honestly say, the watch is very nicely made and has a great look to it, even if derivative of others. The embossed wave dial is a nice aesthetic and I don’t feel it makes it gimmicky or too in your face. Text on the dial has been kept to a minimum as well and while the hands will not patina like they case will, they are made from bronze as well.
My personal favorite of all of them has to be the chocolate brown version above, as the warm tones really compliment the bronze case and should only look better as it continues to patina. How far it will patina is up to you and like all bronze watches, if it gets a little too dark for your liking, you can always polish it up to look like new again. Search online and you will find a few methods to do this, which one you do is up to you.
Above you can see the SW200 movement through the exposed case back and overall, the Spinnaker Tesei is a nice leap for the brand. At $599, or less if you use our code, it is a nice deal in my opinion. At $850, it might be stretching a little bit, at least with the heavy competition out there. As usual, it comes down to is it worth it to you, which only you can decide. After you watch the video review, please take a second to subscribe to our Youtube channel if you are not already, and hit the bell to receive all notifications. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below the gallery.