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    Re: Sinn 903 vs Breitling Navitimer

    Thanks to everyone who replied. Much appreciated.

    At the moment I am set on the 903 as I cannot justify the extra cost of the Navitimer. I appreciate that the Navi has an in house movement but aesthetically they both appear the same and other than quality this is the 2nd most important thing to me.

    I like the addition of the slide rule crown on the 903 but if I'm honest I'll never use it.

    The extra water resistance is of importance to me though.

    Thanks again to everyone for their replies.

    Keep an eye on the Sinn forum and you might see me posting pics of my new 903 soon!

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    Re: Sinn 903 vs Breitling Navitimer

    I would make sure you try them both on to be sure before you buy either of them.
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    Re: Sinn 903 vs Breitling Navitimer

    Quote Originally Posted by marker2037 View Post
    I would make sure you try them both on to be sure before you buy either of them.
    That's not an option for me unfortunately as there are no Sinn dealers in Ireland!

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    Re: Sinn 903 vs Breitling Navitimer

    I had the 903 and now Navi 01. The 903 is a nice watch, but not in the same league considering attention to details. I also find the Navi to be more balanced in its dimensions, the 903 always seemed to high given its diameter. I am much more satisfied with the Navi. Yes, expensive but worth it I think.
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    Re: Sinn 903 vs Breitling Navitimer

    I have owned both and can say without a doubt that both are fantastic and wouldn't hesitate to own the Sinn again but the Breitling does have subtle advantages but with it a significant price increase.

    Sinn's knob control of the slide rule is a good feature as you don't need a gasket changed every few years to maintain water resistance. But I feel Breitling does a better job in keeping the dial looking better with more details and depth. Also Breitlings bracelet is better for fit and finish. You can adjust the Breitling to fit perfectly but Sinn has the style that double folds and is to me a problem because you're either tight or loose and you have no choice.
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    Re: Sinn 903 vs Breitling Navitimer

    Hi,

    I wrote a piece on this topic here:
    Navitimers and Navigation Chronographs | WatchPaper
    It covers many of the points already made by knowledgeable members of this forum.

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    Re: Sinn 903 vs Breitling Navitimer

    I was considering a Navitimer for a while, but decided at the price it was a bit too much of a specialty model for me (and I was horrible using a slide rule as a kid, despite the visual appeal it would bring back bad memories). I then saw the 903 at the Watchbuys roadshow and was really impressed by the blue dial, and at that price point that Sinn seemed attractive. Ended up getting a 103 though, which I am delighted with. I use the rotating bezel all the time.

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    Sinn 903 vs Breitling Navitimer

    The Sinn 103 is a nice watch that I am happy to own as well.

    Breitling used to offer the Aviastar that had similar design features, a understated watch that was close to my heart.
    For a while versions were available with black, blue or brown dial.
    I used to own all three versions, but one was unfortunately stolen last year.

    They were only available for a few years and then disappeared without a trace or successor.


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    Re: Sinn 903 vs Breitling Navitimer

    There's some great information here. I have been lusting after a 903 myself simply due to the price difference, but may be rethinking that after reading this thread.
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    Re: Sinn 903 vs Breitling Navitimer

    Quote Originally Posted by mwalle6 View Post
    There's some great information here. I have been lusting after a 903 myself simply due to the price difference, but may be rethinking that after reading this thread.
    I was/AM right there with you! I was THIS CLOSE to pulling the trigger on a vintage Sinn 903 (the one without the forth crown/button on the LH side) after owning two Breitling Navitimers in the past (and obviously "pining" for them). After reading this thread, I re-resolved to find another Navitimer; as luck would have it, a fully restored small sub-registers 806 Twin Jet "landed" in my watch box, and I haven't looked back!

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