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Hands-on: Spinnaker Boettger

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Hands-on: Spinnaker Boettger Hands-on: Spinnaker Boettger

Hands-on: Spinnaker Boettger






As someone with first-hand experience of the Sinn 809, I know all too well that there are plenty of fans of the original who have been calling for a reissue or homage of this distinctive watch. Of course, ?plenty of fans? in the niche world of watch enthusiasts doesn?t always mean enough potential buyers to make a successful production run but finally, these calls have been answered in the form of the Limited Edition Spinnaker Boettger. The inspiration for many visual aspects of the Boettger is unmistakable, but I?m going to leave any direct comparisons aside and take an objective look at this interestingly constructed dive watch.

$650

Hands-on: Spinnaker Boettger

Case
Stainless Steel

Movement
Mioyta 9015

Dial
Dark Gray

Lume
Yes

Lens
Sapphire

Strap
Integrated Bracelet

Water Resistance
300m

Dimensions
42 x 47mm

Thickness
13mm

Lug Width
mm

Crown
Screw-down

Warranty
2 Years

Price
$650

Let?s kick things off with the dial and those ?floating? indices. Three versions of the Boettger are available, all with suspended indices and differentiated predominantly by dial color, but also by small changes in the handset and dial markings. A Vintage Black model is accompanied by gilt-framed hands and indices. The Arctic Blue colorway features a contrasting orange second hand. The Deep Black version seen here is short of any additional color save for a small depth rating on the dial in red.
Deep Black seems like a slight misnomer as the dial is undeniably gray, though that absence of darkness lets you appreciate the depth of the dial more than the other colorways might. Rather than being applied to the dial, or even painted on the underside of the crystal, the indices are part of a frame that sits around the perimeter of the dial, hidden by the raised chapter ring and sloped rehaut except for where it pierces through and arches over the dial. The approach is pretty cunning, the execution well-disguised, and the effect is enjoyable.
As well-executed as the indices are, the choice of handset beneath isn?t to my taste. The hour hand is deliberately distinguishable from the minute hand as either one passes under one of the suspended markers, but both hands feel slightly too large and cumbersome compared to the rest of the watch. Another slight miss is the half-index at the three o?clock position which helps the watch look visually balanced straight on, but can obscure the date window from the wrong angle.

Working outwards, the chapter ring minute markers meet similar markings for the first 20 minutes on the 120-click bezel. The brushed stainless steel bezel sits slightly beneath the crystal and slopes downwards towards the edges. Although there isn?t much surface area to grab hold of, the pattern of knurled areas and small recesses give pretty good purchase.
Excluding the crown guards, the case measures 42mm in diameter...
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