Sinn


The Sinn 556 is the baby of the Sinn family, weighing in at 38.5mm in diameter and only 10mm thick. While I always liked the look of the 556, I always felt it would be too small for me. However, I am finding lately that I am gravitating towards smaller watches for my fun pieces because its nice to have something that feels like you’re wearing nothing.

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Its a beautiful watch, with a matte black dial and some serious AR coating that makes it look like there’s no crystal at all. This is a A dial, which has arabics on it instead of just indices. The crystal is sapphire, but flat.

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The case has a brushed satin finish, and is precision machined. It is very well crafted, typical of Sinn’s usual casework. Nice three-piece construction with a fixed bezel. The bezel is fully brushed as well, but would have been nice with a polished front. The date window is at 4:30, and has a matte black finish to it as well, but is quite small and not easily read for those with poor eyesight. The hands, however, are very easy to read and glow like a torch at night.

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Here’s a shot of the side of the watch, which is well crafted and has lug holes, which are always a nice feature. They always make removing straps a bit easier.

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The stainless steel bracelet features a stamped flip-lock clasp which is standard for all the Sinn bracelets. This particular bracelet isn’t tegimented, so doesn’t offer any additional scratch protection. The bracelet is also given a brushed finish to match the watch. The 757/857 watches from Sinn have a similar look, but larger cases and a Bead Blast finish in contrast.

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The Sinn 556 features a Swiss ETA 2824 movement, with some decoration and Sinn signature on the gilded rotor. Not the most fabulously decorated Rotor, but still looks nice nonetheless I suppose. Overall, all the parts of the watch are very meticulously crafted and it is what continues to make Sinn so successful as a luxury tool watch company.

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Overall I am really loving my Sinn 556, even with its small 38.5mm diameter. The watch wears very nicely for such a small watch, kind of like a 36mm Rolex Datejust manages to look good for its size as well. The 556 will be with me for some time, as I think I will be keeping this one for a while at least. It fits the bill for those low-key days where I don’t want to draw attention and I don’t want to bang my watch into things because its so big.

Specs:
Case diameter (mm): 38.5
Case thickness (mm): 10.0
Case back: Transparent
Case metal: Stainless steel
Dial color: Black
Winding: Automatic

A few new models from everyone’s favourite German Tool Watch company, Sinn. I particularly like the two Mission Timers, more so the 45mm EZM14, due to the size. Interestingly, the 41mm EZM15, has a deeper water resistance down to 2000m, double what the EZM14 has. The Sinn T1 EZM 14 is probably my favourite new watch to come out of the Sinn shop in quite a few years. Be sure to visit the Sinn site links to see multiple angles of all the watches.

Sinn T1 (EZM 14) Mission Timer
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Specs:
Case made of high-strength titanium, bead-blasted, Tegimented Bezel
Dimensions: 45mm x 12.5mm
Pressure resistant to 1,000 m diving depth (= 100 bar), certified by Germanischer Lloyd Hamburg
Captive Safety Diver’s Bezel with patented guard to prevent accidental misadjustment
AR-coated sapphire crystal
Movement: Soprod caliber A10-2A

http://www.sinn.de/en/Modell/T1.htm

Sinn T2 (EZM 15) Mission Timer
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Specs:
Case made of high-strength titanium, bead-blasted, Tegimented Bezel
Dimensions: 41mm x 13.3mm
Pressure resistant to 2,000 m diving depth (= 200 bar), certified by Germanischer Lloyd Hamburg
Captive Safety Diver’s Bezel with patented guard to prevent accidental misadjustment
AR-coated sapphire crystal
Movement: Soprod caliber A10-2A

http://www.sinn.de/en/Modell/T2.htm

Sinn 104 St Sa Pilot Watch
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Specs:
Case is Polished Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 41mm x 11.5mm
AR-coated sapphire crystal
Sapphire display back
Movement: Selitta SW220-1

http://www.sinn.de/en/Modell/104_St_Sa.htm

Time again for a wrist shot dump! All the wrist shots sitting in my temporary photos folder, all dumped into a file for you guys to check out. Here they are:

IWC Pilots Chrono
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Panerai PAM88
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Sinn 857
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Panerai PAM320
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Wyler Code-R Chronograph
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Graham Chronofighter
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Steinhart Pilot Limited Edition
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Rolex Milgauss
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Zenith Defy Classic Power Reserve
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Breitling Avenger Seawolf
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Zenith Defy Classic Power Reserve Again!
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Hope you enjoyed this edition of “The Wrist Shot Dump”!

This is a very cool new release from Sinn, and I have been admiring it for the past few days since it was announced. While it doesn’t QUITE fit the Sinn brand to a T, it is a super cool vintage-inspired piece with cool tachymeter graphics and the chronograph is limited to just the central seconds – both minute and hour counters have been omitted in this iteration of the ETA/Valjoux 7750 movement.

41mm diameter case measures 15mm thick and has a super domed Acrylic crystal with antiqued lume on the dial. Bezel is a PVD affair which is the one piece that is not vintage looking but still somehow works in my eyes. This piece is limited to 100 watches! That’s pretty darn limited, and all for a relative bargain price of €1350. Euros are at an all time low right now!

Solid case back, looks really substantial and resembles the shape of Breitling’s casebacks. Overall this is a pretty sweet piece of kit and I wouldn’t mind picking one up myself, even for full bang retail.

Video review of the sweet 857 UTC Tool Watch from Sinn. Sinn is a German company that makes some killer watches ranging from Tool watches to dress watches, and crafts them from Swiss ETA movements and Germany-made cases with some unique high-tech features.

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