The EZM1 is a cult icon... wait, belay that... there's nothing "cult" about it- it's just a straight-up icon in the Sinn community and the wider WIS world. A recent thread asking members to sound off on the most iconic Sinn model seemed to confirm this notion. Sadly, the 5100 is no longer with us, and the EZM1 is not in production. When it *was* in production it was made in such small numbers as to ensure that the watches would remain rare and fairly pricey on the pre-owned market.
I wonder if there are modern options in the lineup that come close to representing the design aesthetic and the design ethos of the classic EZM1? I think that there are but I wonder what you guys think. The way I see it, there are some key functional bits that define the best contenders:
1- it's a mission timer- it must have some means of timing an event ( bezel, chrono, or both )
2- reasonable size and weight
3- comfort and ergonomics
4- legibility and simplicity
5- tough and durable, reliable
6- CDI factor
So there it is. Imagine for a moment that the need for an EZM-like watch existed, but the EMZ1 had never been made. Which Sinn model would you nominate to fill the role? Thanks for playing.