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    Everyday Casual Watch - Sinn 556a or Bell & Ross BR-123 Vintage?

    Hello everyone. I've recently started having appreciation for mechanical watches, and I am new to this forum/watch enthusiast community.

    This is my first post. I'm able to acquire one of the following - Sinn 556a or B&R BR-123 Vintage - and need your help.

    • Given the criteria below, pick one - Sinn 556a or Bell & Ross BR-123 Vintage?
    • Other than the two watches noted, please suggest another watch (or two) using the selection criteria below.


    Sinn 556a (for ~$900)
    MSRP: $1320
    Price: ~$900
    Case Size: 38.5
    Condition: Near-mint, w/ papers and warranty until May 2019
    Year: 2017
    Included Bands: Sinn SS 2-Link and Sinn Black Calfskin
    Movement: ETA 2824-2

    Bell & Ross BR-123 Vintage (for ~$750)
    MSRP: $2800?
    Case Size: 38mm
    Condition: Near-mint cosmetically, no papers, no warranty, no service history.
    Year: 2006
    Movement: ETA Cal. 2895-1/2
    Included Band: B&R Vintage Solid Rubber Strap, B&R Vintage Black Calfskin

    Selection Criteria:

    • Pre-owned.
    • Pre-Owned Price Range: $750-$1000
    • Dial: Sinn 556a-type dial (not sure what this design is called)
    • Dress Code Versatility: will be worn 95% on Casual or Business Casual settings and 5% Business Formal (I don't plan on wearing this watch w/ Sportswear or on Black/White Tie events - I have another watch for that)
    • Case Size: 34mm-38.5mm (my wrist size is 6.25-6.5")
    • Brand recognition by the general public not important.
    • I plan on having just a 2-watch collection (wish me luck on this :) ). I already have a Blancpain Villeret 1185 as my formal watch.
    • Movement must be reliable and easy to service (relatively inexpensive to service).


    I tried embedding images of the watches within this message, but it kept errorring out saying I don't have enough post (eventhough I do). So I apologize if you don't see the images.

    Thank you for your opinion and expertise.
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    Re: Everyday Casual Watch - Sinn 556a or Bell & Ross BR-123 Vintage?

    The knee again, Sinn.

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    Re: Everyday Casual Watch - Sinn 556a or Bell & Ross BR-123 Vintage?

    Sinn

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    Re: Everyday Casual Watch - Sinn 556a or Bell & Ross BR-123 Vintage?

    Sinn.

    There are better B&R watches in their vintage collection, but if you're comparing with that one it's not even close.
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    Re: Everyday Casual Watch - Sinn 556a or Bell & Ross BR-123 Vintage?

    I've owned the Sinn 556 "a" & "i", as well as the 556 Anniversary (anthracite dial, no date, no numerals)--they look great in photos, look great in the showcase, but after wearing it/them awhile, I found it lacked any real "pizazz"--just a bit too plane, a bit too non-distinct--and, I just couldn't embrace four very large numerals--they are much too big for such a small watch. I would have the same problem with the B&R, even more so, with only three numerals--personally, I would keep looking.

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    Re: Everyday Casual Watch - Sinn 556a or Bell & Ross BR-123 Vintage?

    I like the B&R, also really good price for it.

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    Re: Everyday Casual Watch - Sinn 556a or Bell & Ross BR-123 Vintage?

    Sinn.


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    Re: Everyday Casual Watch - Sinn 556a or Bell & Ross BR-123 Vintage?

    Iíd vote B&R. Iíve owned this Vintage 126 from new and itís a great watch. I love Sinn as a brand but find many of their designs to be dull. I may be in the minority, but I really like the Vintage 123 youíre looking at. Good luck with your decision!
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    Re: Everyday Casual Watch - Sinn 556a or Bell & Ross BR-123 Vintage?

    I prefer the Sinn 556. (Although, a minor point, I'm not too fond of the date on the B&R. On the Sinn, the date blends in well.)

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    Re: Everyday Casual Watch - Sinn 556a or Bell & Ross BR-123 Vintage?

    You may have trouble with the lug-to-lug length on the B&R. If I recall correctly itís >50mm.

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