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A Quick Overview Of Sinn Watches


If this involves watches, everybody has their particular tastes Body person may love chronographs, and the other may choose a simple three-hander.  What we all can appreciate though, are a few characteristics that the single brand has generated to their entire selection:

Impeccable German aesthetics
Solid build quality
Impressive mechanical movements
These are all, of course, represented in the Sinn catalog. Photo credits for images in this article go to Zach Weiss by the way, and we appreciate his great shots. Surprisingly, for a brand that’s “only” been around since the ’60s, they have quite a variety of models as well – meaning those three attributes above are going to show up in a style of watch you’d want to have on your wrist.
Within the ’60s, Helmut Sinn would be a pilot who wasn’t pleased with timepieces he was finding on the market, and made the decision to produce their own.  Furthermore, he made the decision he wished to sell direct towards the consumer, eliminating the expense the “intermediary” enforced.  In may ways, it appears that Mr. Sinn was the forefather in our modern trend of internet-only boutique brands which are creating watches today.
Over the last twenty years, Sinn has worked to incorporate a variety of technologies into their watches to differentiate themselves from the rest of the field.  Things like tegimented steel, high levels of magnetism resistance, or special capsules to keep the watch dry, have all found their home in various models.
Of course, if you wanted, you could go the Sinn website and start cruising around the product pages, seeing what all is out there.  If you’re not familiar with the brand however, getting a good feel for what they have on offer (or those you may find in the secondary market) is near impossible.

Our colleagues at Worn & Wound photographed some Sinn watches of friendly collector, and they’ve compiled a sort of “greatest hits” of both prior and current Sinn models, giving us a summary of what the German tool watch brand has to offer.
Of the watches they cover, the 657 is by far my favorite – a classic three-hand aviator with a 60-click bezel, powered by the workhorse ETA 2824-2.  It just has perfectly clean styling, and the dial offers up a great feature I wish more brands had.  The date display shows up between 4- and 5-o’clock, and they’ve rotated the numerals 45 degrees, so it reads level to the horizon.  Necessary?  Absolutely not, but it is great evidence of attention to detail.
My second favorite from the lot may be the 856 UTC.  Once again, it’s mainly the clean design that talks in my experience. It is the movement, though, that puts it outrageous. Using the inclusion from the ETA 2893-2 GMT/UTC, you will find the inclusion of things i find to become probably the most helpful complications (24-hour time). I additionally recognize how Sinn left the 24-hour hands readable, yet allow it to blend in to the dial by using it being mostly black, and just a yellow outline around the tip. Just sublime detailing, should you request me.
You will find three other models (the 157 and 256, that are both chronographs, and also the EZM 3, that is a tool diver) covered within the article which are nice pieces themselves, and price a glance – just less than to the quantity of a two I outlined above.  No matter your individual preferences, it is a good article that provides you with a minimum of an opening sense of exactly what the Sinn brand is about.