New Kraut Wartche

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Re: New Kraut Wartche

Post by biglove » Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:48 am

Damn, that is fantastic! Sinn quality is top notch.

If I recall correctly, fully tegimented submarine steel? Maybe the best bang for buck watch in the Sinn catalog.

Well done, Conj. And congrats.

Addictive, aren’t they?
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Re: New Kraut Wartche

Post by thunder1 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:55 am

biglove wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:48 am
Damn, that is fantastic! Sinn quality is top notch.

If I recall correctly, fully regimented submarine steel? Maybe the best bang for buck watch in the Sinn catalog.

Well done, Conj. And congrats.

Addictive, aren’t they?
+1..Congrats!!..
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Re: New Kraut Wartche

Post by conjurer » Mon Jul 26, 2021 6:47 pm

Thanks, gentlemen!



I bought this new from Watchbuys, which is an AD for Sinn. Interestingly, the last two watches I've paid retail for in the last, I dunno, five years (and probably more) were this one and the 105 UTC, which I also got from Watchbuys. (Both purchases were easy, and shipping was two or three days.)



The 105 really put the hook in me for Sinn; the build quality and fit and finish was unlike anything out there for around two grand. I always like Sinn's diver, the U1, but knew it was too big for me to take to. The U50 is shrunk down to about 41mm, and only 11.5mm think, or thereabouts. This model has the full tegimented case and bracelet, which is some Nazi alchemy that makes the metal five times harder than regular stainless steel. They've also used a (hopefully) improved PVD coating, meaning the watch should be pretty hard to scratch. The movement is a Selitta SW300, which is a clone of the ETA 2892, which also helps the keep the case squat.



Having worn it for the past three days, the movement is dead on. The watch has some weight, but the bracelet is excellent, 20mm at the lugs and tapering slightly to the clasp, which is nothing much to harp on. The bezel has a nice one second click to it, with no backplay.



One of these days I might get around to doing a full review, but so far, this is an outstanding watch.
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Re: New Kraut Wartche

Post by biglove » Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:02 pm

^^^All as anticipated. Am in line for 6-8 Simms for my collection. One for each kid, their spouses and my grandkids.

Have added the U50 to the list. Hoping Sinn will release the light blue U1 as a U50 size.

Damned good looking watch, Conj.
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Re: New Kraut Wartche

Post by conjurer » Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:24 pm

biglove wrote:
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:02 pm
^^^All as anticipated. Am in line for 6-8 Simms for my collection. One for each kid, their spouses and my grandkids.

Have added the U50 to the list. Hoping Sinn will release the light blue U1 as a U50 size.

Damned good looking watch, Conj.
Interestingly, in the $2-$3k price point, there isn't a whole lot to look at (for retail prices) other than the fucking Krauts. Stowa, Sinn, to a lesser point Laco, seem to be it, along with some Swatch companies like Longines.

A quick fact about the screw-down crown: to take pics, I reset the watch to the familiar "10 after 2" position. Once I was done, I hacked the watch and went to screw down the crown; with some recent purchases, like, say, the Breitling SuperOcean 42, there's a lot of effort involved in seating the crown, and then screwing it home--with the SO, I have to actually hold the crown between my fingernails and rotate the entire watch to get it finger tight.) With the U50, I pressed slightly and screwed the crown down; the last time I owned a watch with that well engineered a crown, it was an Orient Saturation Diver 300.
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Re: New Kraut Wartche

Post by biglove » Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:59 am

^^^Every single time I screw down the crown on either Sinn I own, it is absolutely a heart warming experience. I don’t know how they do it, but it is flawless.
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