There really is a watch for everyone out there regardless of budget and style persuasion and for those looking for a nautical inspired timepiece for a mid level budget, the Dumas series of watches from Spinnaker would be one of our top picks here at Coolector HQ. Visually impressive and made for adventure this first class range of timepieces will tick all the right boxes for those men looking for a striking timepiece for under $500.
Priced at a thoroughly reasonable $400 and available from the Worn & Wound WindUp Store, these Spinnaker Dumas Watches are right up our street here at The Coolector. Spinnaker are a watchmaker that focus on making fun, affordable dive watches. Inspired by the history of dive watches, current trends and their own unique sensibilities, over the last few years, Spinnaker have delivered a great selection of watches that will bring a smile to any dive watch enthusiasts face.
Watches Built for the Sea
Spinnaker specialise in dive watches and their Dumas collection is one of their most popular to date – and for good reason given the striking aesthetics and unparalleled performance beneath the waves. The 1970s saw the emergence of some of the most imaginative and impressive dive watches in history. Convention went out the window and the visuals were driven by engineering as watchmakers pushed technology to reach new depths, literally.
The Spinnaker Dumas Collection of watches on the WindUp Store ($400) are a tribute to the watches of this era, and boast a chunky, faceted case and bold dial designs that immediately catch the eye. Quite a sizeable timepiece on the wrist and measuring 43 x 48 x 15.3mm the Dumas is one robust piece of metal with a hard-edged, barrel design that offers a bold, uncompromising performance both on land and sea.
Though a large watch, the Dumas wears effortlessly well and adds a cool, vintage style to any wrist. The dials are more fairly contemporary, but have retro cues, such as the huge, oversized minute hands in bold contrast colours. Attached to the thick steel shark-mesh bracelet, the Dumas is a stylish force to be reckoned with. On the WindUp store, the Dumas is available in sleek black, cool blue, casual white, and bold yellow – so there really is a version for everyone, for a wallet friendly price.
Given the affordability of the Dumas range from Spinnaker, it boasts so mighty impressive components which includes the Seiko NH35 automatic movement which is robust and reliable in equal measure. This Japanese workhorse is extremely dependable and has 24-jewels, date, hand-winding, 41-hour power reserve, a frequency of 21,600 bph and hacking seconds (the second hand stops when the crown is pulled out).
Other stand out features of the Dumas Watches from Spinnaker include a 300m water resistance (as you would expect from a dive watch), sapphire crystal glass casing and stylish steel mesh straps that add a touch of retro class to proceedings. If you’re after an affordable dive watch for your wrist in 2020 that is overflowing with uber-cool vintage vibes, look no further.