Last edited by monster; March 14th, 2006 at 21:32. Reason: deleting
[QUOTE=monster]i'm not an owner yet, but i'm contemplating on getting one, but getting more and more doubts by the minute. sorry if this thread is reading like a rant-post to some, but in many ways, it IS somewhat of a rant-post.
Since you are admittedly not a U1/U2/UX owner, you have no experience. Your comments should be taken in that context. Also, why post this here on an "ownership experience" thread?
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Hello Monster,Originally Posted by monster
frankly, with that many negatives/questions I am wondering why you are interested in the U1 in the first place. :-S
As for the "Argon thing", however, there are quite a number of posts on this forum - accessible by the search engine - which would inform you that the purpose of the capsule is to avoid fogging of the crystal inside in extreme temperature changes. A German watch magazine ran a series of extreme tests in this respect which ONLY a dry-capsule-equipped Sinn passed!
Suggesting that the purpose of the dry capsule is because Sinn's 1000-meter or 2000-meter divers are "not waterpoof enough" is ... disingenious, to say the least.
Having said that, most watches today are "overengineered". be it a Sea Dweller, an AT, a U-series Sinn ... if you don't go in for a degree of overengineering in the first place, any of those brands will fail to satisfy you. If you think 1200 meters is beyond reason, discount the Rolex. If you think a co-axial escapement is, forget Omega. If you think you don't need the capsule (but someone on the forum needed it - have you read the comments how the U2 was the first watch NOT to fog up in his particular climate at all?) - fine. Again, if you abhor "overengineering" - anything beyond a basic Seiko or Citizen diver is money wasted.
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Last edited by bart; March 15th, 2006 at 00:43. Reason: Mutual understanding
Nope, I still want one - bad. :-DOriginally Posted by monster
I keep intending to take my U1 off and put it in "rotation"....truly I do....lol
"Time is the school in which we learn. Time is the fire in which we burn."
Mr Monster is also posting this "I hate Sinn" on other forums also - must be looking for attention, not a watch.
I just got my U1 on Saturday and am in love! Here in no order of importance are my observations.
An extremely readable dial. Great for my aging eyes.
Fantastic AR coating. Crystal seems to disappear at most angles. I haven't found it difficult to clean the crystal - a drop of water and a quick rub.
I know some people hate them, but I love the hands. Again, very readable.
Lume triangle on the bezel is very cool.
The bezel itself has a very tool-like feel when rotated. It snaps into place and feels like a ratcheting tool. I like the difference compared to a couple of other watches i have that turn very smoothly. And here comes my only complaint so far. The bezel has a bit of play to it. More than I'm used to on my other watches. I'm not a diver, so it's not a big issue. Anybody noticed this?
The rubber strap. I assumed all along that I would buy the bracelet when it came out. I still may, but I really like the rubber. It's thick and extremely comfortable. Shaped perfectly for my wrist. Other rubber straps I've owned weren't nearly this comfortable. Cutting it and snapping it into the clasp was very easy.
The clasp. Yes, it's huge and I can see that bothering some people. But you know what, it is very comfortable. Shaped perfectly for my wrist. I only notice it when I look at it and then go wow that is big.
Sub steel. Between the sand blasted finish and the sub steel, the case feels like it's indestructible. Definitely don't have to baby it. The fit and finish on everything is excellent.
Movement accuracy: Out of the box it's +3 seconds/day. Just a fantastic value.
Gents, lets try our best to educate the rest who are less knowledgable about Sinn watches and the technology behind the watches.
Monster, if you like to find our more about the U1/U2 and also Sinn technologies employed in their watches, pse feel free to PM me with you email address and I will be glad to provide you some info. Just make sure the email account accepts file size up to 5MB pse, thanks.
Having said this, the ball is now in your court to learn more and correct misperception. If you do not wish to take up this opportunity to learn more about Sinn and their technology, then we have all wasted our effort here as this is a Forum for mutual learning.
I agree with Tim that Monster should not have posted on this thread in the first place. Maybe our moderator can move (not delete) some of these threads to a new one on the root Sinn directory and maintain this one as an Owners experience only thread? Seems a shame to muddy all the hard work of the folks that have spent a lot of time to write up their thoughts and comments. Just a thought Obviously if this thread is cleaned up, you can delete this one.
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