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With the dollar just bottoming out day in and day out, I think I have decided to not wait till Basel and to finally pull the trigger.

This is the object of my affections...what does everyone think. I expect to order on Monday.

 

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i like it, but honestly, i dont see what warrants the price. of course i love the design, but there are countless watches out there with designs similar, in much lower price ranges, with nearly equal quality. but once youre set youre set, dont let me change your mind (as if that was a possibility!)

I am open to suggestions...I started out looking at the Archimede Flieger, and also the Fortis Flieger. The 2893 movement, the protection at -40 celsius, the tegimented aspect, etc all seemed to shoot buy me.

Tomorrow is the day I order...I don't like to order anything on the weekend, so I am curious as to what other watches you would have me consider.

thanx.
 

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Nice watch Scott.

Have you considered a Bell & Ross Type Marine? It has a similar look and is supposed to be very durable. They also have the Hydromax version for those days you want to go down to 36,000 feet.
 

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Nice watch Scott.

Have you considered a Bell & Ross Type Marine? It has a similar look and is supposed to be very durable. They also have the Hydromax version for those days you want to go down to 36,000 feet.
I think the B and R are quartz movements, and as the grandson and grandnephew of master watchmakers, I honor my past with mechanicals.

Great looking watches though! Thanx!
 

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Go for it,you can't go wrong with a Sinn,yeah there are brands that have similar looks that are less expensive,but I've always been more facinated with Sinn,a few hundred dollars doesn't matter to me,I buy what love the most.
 

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... go down to 36,000 feet.
I don't think I have been anywhere that I could have dropped a watch 36,000 feet :scared:

That is a nice looking watch. I'm not familiar with the Sinn brand but hear they are good watches. If it's what you want, listen to your self, and not anyone else :thumbup1:
 

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I don't think I have been anywhere that I could have dropped a watch 36,000 feet :scared:

That is a nice looking watch. I'm not familiar with the Sinn brand but hear they are good watches. If it's what you want, listen to your self, and not anyone else :thumbup1:
thanx...my collection seems to be following a pattern...taking the vintage and quartz watches out of the mix, my daily rotation is my Ball Moonphase, Ball NightTrain, Anonimo Chronoscopio, and for dressier days my Nomos Ludwig or D Freemont Sapphire. The two Balls and the Anonimo get the bulk of my wrist time and I think the Sinn would fit in well with these guyz:







and coming soon:


I think it makes for a nice rotation.

for the dressier days:




for vintage moods:





"Green Friendly:"


There are others in the collection, but in terms of a rotation SOTC of my go to watches, this is it.
 

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Personally, I would go for a Panerai, a Bell & Ross, a Fortis (as you mentioned) or an IWC. Its not that there is any question about the quality of Sinn, however the design just doesnt stand out to me. I love the dial and the hands, but the case design just doesnt seem like something that would enthrall me. If I were spending that kind of loot, Id like to have something that looked a little different. I mean, it is quite clear that this watch is designed specifically to be functional which I am a huge fan of, it just doesnt stand out to me. I probably wouldnt notice it on someone wrist, and if thats what your going for, then Im sure this would be a good "sleeper". I like tool watches myself, but I enjoy innovative design, and things out of the ordinary. Certainly the technology in the case of this watch is innovative, but the design, just a little bland for my tastes.
 
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