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Spinnaker 50 Phantoms with a bracelet

I've posted on my review of the 50 Phantoms how for those with the Mist Bezel, it's almost imperative to go for either a grey epsom leather/Rubber str...

The Spinnaker 50 Phantoms Review: Release the Phantoms!

Here's a side by side comparison of the Mist and Black Bezel variants of the 50 Phantoms, a timepiece that's the result of the collaboration between S...

Spinnaker 50 Phantoms / SP-5131

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The Spinnaker 50 Phantoms

I finally got to acquire one for $500 recently, and it's safe to say the bubble on this infamously hyped piece has finally burst. That said, a bit of...

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commented on This house just got a little spookier ·

I suggest getting a black 22mm FKM strap for this one, it looks better and comfier than the base rubber strap it comes with.

It's a neat copy of a Tropic strap but it's just not as comfy.

commented on Micro Tournament Sweet Sixteen Day 2: Spinnaker Vs. Kurono Tokyo ·

Considering Kurono Tokyo is more of a luxury brand than a microbrand, albeit committed to Miyota 9s, I don't think this was a fair match up.

commented on I know I know….. ·

Iirc it's a pretty common watch, that said, a watch like this one that's supposedly rare was Bush's version of a watch like this.

commented on The Spinnaker 50 Phantoms Review: Release the Phantoms! ·

From what I've read in the Facebook group, you can supposedly join the 50 Phantoms waitlist by sending them an email inquiring if you could join said waitlist.

commented on The Spinnaker 50 Phantoms Review: Release the Phantoms! ·

Youre in for a treat in March

commented on The Spinnaker 50 Phantoms Review: Release the Phantoms! ·

Let's say I was a bit, inspired, by another Blancpain homage. I can't wait for the Epsom band.

commented on The Spinnaker 50 Phantoms Review: Release the Phantoms! ·

I have to admit to really liking the concept & humour behind this watch

The greatest strength also contributes to its greatest weakness. In terms of a collaboration concept, Seconde/seconde essentially gave them the arguably, the pun behind the name and how they realized it was a god damn doozy.

The only disappointment for me is the colours they've chosen to go with in their models. I can't help but think a bit of imagination with this would see a far better looking watch than they are.

That's why sticking to the pun was a great idea but it also means their creative choices were limited to what we currently see from the original Blancpain 50 Fathoms design wise, hence the color options being limited to the same ones the original also had, black and blue. That also doesn't count another color scheme that can work with ghosts on the dial, grey could work but that's a reach on my end.

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LF Spinnaker 50 Fathoms

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My latest acquisition

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I'm done with watches

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Finally got a lume strap

Probably the best $7 I ever spent