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Perhaps this color and size (44mm x15mm) make it a bit garish, but I'm okay with it. The hexagon shape is not really to my liking but that tends to mostly disappear when I put it on. Some might not like the no-lugs design. The indices extend off a chapter ring and stand quite high off the dial. It really has a deeper 3d appearance than most and I quite like that. I like the hands.
Seiko NH35 movement is visible though the back window. Good. Nothing exciting but far better than a no-name that can't be repaired or replaced. It's a hacking movement and can be hand wound. Spinnaker put their own rotor on it.
The original shark mesh bracelet seems great - that is, until you actually try to wear it. It might work for someone with the exact wrist size. But on me it has a huge overhang and the holder is absolutely useless (sorry, I didn't get a picture of that). Unwearable. So I immediately changed it out for a generic shark mesh (ebay $12) I had on another watch.
Build quality is decent enough. Sapphire crystal but the bezel is cheaper glass of some kind. Spinnaker sells these direct at $250. Compare to a Seiko Samurai, also a chunky watch with similar build quality and same movement, then add sapphire crystal. Yeh, so it and it basically feels like an acceptable value - apart from the useless bracelet. I would not have bought it without a plan to replace that. But as an owner and with the new bracelet, I give it a rating of "2 notches above meh".