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    Sinn U1 vs. IWC Aquatimer...Help me out....Which takes your vote and why?

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    Aquatimer for me. Pick it up and look at the care and attention put into the case. The blend of polished and brushed steel is fantastic. Add to that the sheer quality of construction, indeed the weight of it and I found the choice easy. Ps the lume is amazing, have a search here for those pictures.

    You do not say which model you are looking at. I went for the Chrono. (Limited edition Cousteau model).



    I don't own the Sinn so I can't comment if it is good or bad, what I can say is that for me the IWC is good.
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    Re: Sinn U1 vs. IWC Aquatimer?

    I dont know, given a choice I'd pick the Aquatimer in a flash, but I havent seen the U1 in person. Still...

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    Re: Sinn U1 vs. IWC Aquatimer?

    Aquatimer on looks alone. The Sinn is a well built watch but the hands kill it for me.
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    I too own that Aquatimer. I would rate it among the greatest chronographs ever made, in terms of a field capable performance oriented mechanical watch. Extraordinary readability in low light, better even than the Fifty Fathoms. A timing bezel that is particularly usable in low light because of the white highlight. Pushers that can be actuated at depth, the bracelet can be removed by hand and doesn't use spring bars, links can be removed without special tools, the chronograph subdials do not interfere with reading the time, the chronograph is very legible in low light.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary123 View Post
    I too own that Aquatimer. I would rate it among the greatest chronographs ever made, in terms of a field capable performance oriented mechanical watch. Extraordinary readability in low light, better even than the Fifty Fathoms. A timing bezel that is particularly usable in low light because of the white highlight. Pushers that can be actuated at depth, the bracelet can be removed by hand and doesn't use spring bars, links can be removed without special tools, the chronograph subdials do not interfere with reading the time, the chronograph is very legible in low light.....
    That sounds like one amazing watch Gary.
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    I wasn't looking at the Aquatimer Chrono model but that does look great. Thanks for the feedback Graham.
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    Aquatimer for me. Pick it up and look at the care and attention put into the case. The blend of polished and brushed steel is fantastic. Add to that the sheer quality of construction, indeed the weight of it and I found the choice easy. Ps the lume is amazing, have a search here for those pictures.

    You do not say which model you are looking at. I went for the Chrono. (Limited edition Cousteau model).



    I don't own the Sinn so I can't comment if it is good or bad, what I can say is that for me the IWC is good.
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    Honestly, if you can get past the hands, then the Sinn.
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    Re: Sinn U1 vs. IWC Aquatimer?

    I think the comparison suffers a bit due to price difference - the Sinn has an uphill battle to fight. And the Aqua timer just looks better - especially with the yellow. The Sinn certainly looks like tool - if you are going to use it for only diving and bang the carp outa it it will serve great, but most of us wear our divers around town most - or all - of the time and the IWC just looks better in that realm.
    Both will acquit themselves well as timekeepers.
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    Re: Sinn U1 vs. IWC Aquatimer?

    While the hands on the Sinn are growing on me, I pick the IWC. Just has a whole better look to it.
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