Got this Sinn UX S GSG 9 the other day from Chronomaster and thought I'd show you watch freaks a few pics and pass my initial comments before doing a review after I've developed a long term opinion on this model.
First a few pics to see the kind of animal we're dealing with here.
I expected the hydro bounce and varying misalignment of the second hand. The second hand has some slack in it so depending on the orientation of the watch the second hand will show some variation in position. No massive problem, needless to say I'd prefer perfect alignment for a watch with UK retail of £1.6k.
The curved profile of the strap and rigidity at the lugs and strap connection means she hugs the wrist well. Handy because the strap can be set a little loose and therefore allow for expansion of the wrist with temperature change during the day. Having said that there is no provision for micro adjustment on the strap, something I would have liked to further optimise the fit.
The hydro filling allows the dial to be read at unusual angles as expected. It appears that the hands are on the same plain/level as the surface of the glass.
The dial is legible enough and the logos although unnecessary are finely printed and unobtrusive.
The all black PVD finish is stealth and would not grab the attention of your average bling eyed magpie. To the casual observer it looks a lot like it's made from plastic and is deceptively heavy for its appearance. The average Joe will assume it's nothing special which depending on your motivation is a good or bad thing.
The silicone strap is cut down to size with a Stanley blade or sharp knife. The clasp appears well made and machined with a positive action.
I would have preferred a screw down crown. On a watch that claims to be a beater with its spec and utilitarian looks a screw down crown would make a lot of sense. A screw down crown would give it more strength at the connection and reduce leverage and any chance of bending or damage to the crown on impact. As it stands the crown freely rotates and could although it's unlikely be clicked out by mistake. Having said that it's out of the way, more so on the GSG models.
The action of the bezel is pretty good although there is some play of around 1/2 min on the dial.
Strangely the case back seems to float slightly as if its spring mounted or on some kind of shallow piston. Something to do with the depth rating no doubt.
She misses the second hand depending how it’s held, the second hand gets pulled down about 1/8 of a second by its own weight. Also has the bounce but I would guess that all UX's have that.
If you look at the letter H where it reads HYDRO on the dial you will see a small something that looks like a hair or dust. This is actually something inside the oil and gets disturbed by the hand as they pass round, not sure exactly where it came from or what it is, there are a few of these in the oil....not ideal!
I may have appeared to be negative about this watch, the fact is I like it a lot and to some extent I knew what I was getting before it arrived thanks to the other comments posted. All in all it's a great watch and will serve as I intended as a very accurate low maintenance non nonsense watch.
If you want a tool to read the time I think this is it, time will tell as always...............time just told.............. read on
After only 3 days of ownership this 'high quality, indistructable, ultra reliable' watch just STOPPED DEAD. Pathetic
Definitely can't give it 10/10 maybe a generous 0.000001/10 at this price.
Dont waste your money.