Published by Joshua Clare-Flagg on 1 Feb, 2020.


Spinnaker is becoming the kings at well-specced divers under £300. I’ve reviewed dozens from the brand, and they are always solidly built and reasonably well designed.

The latest cheap-but-chunky automatic diver of theirs is the Amalfi. I’ve been to the Amalfi coast and stayed in Amalfi itself. Let me tell you, it is one of the most beautiful places on planet earth.

Is the Spinnaker Amalfi just as beautiful? Probably not, but it’s still quite an eye-catching piece.

My work colleague referred to it as a “dartboard”. Take from that what you will; but at the end of the day, it ticks all the right boxes for a diver: immense visibility and great lume, solid construction, decent Seiko NH35 movement (with a customised sticker), sapphire crystal with very good anti-reflective coating; all on top of a very pleasing price tag of $340 / ~£260 if you use code WIAA15.

The size is ridiculous at 46mm in diameter, yet somehow it still feels comfortable on. This is quite possibly the main issue that many will face. There’s no doubt, it is a lot of watch for your money – but it’ll likely be too much for many.

All things considered, it’s a splendid watch and well worth considering. Watch the video review below for a more detailed look.

The specs

The video review

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