Got this Sinn UX S GSG 9 the other day from Chronomaster and thought I'd show you peeps a few pics and pass my inital 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 varing misalignment of the second hand. The second hand has some slack in it so depending on the orintation of the watch the second hand will show some variation in position. No massive problem, needless to say I'd prefer perfect allignment for a watch with a 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 stap can be set a little loose and therfore allow for expansion of the wrist with temperature change during the day. Having said that there is no provision for micro adjustment on the stap, something I would have liked to further optimise the fit.
The hydro filling allows the dial to be readat unusual angles as expected. It appears that the hands are on the same plain/level as the surface of the glass.
The dial is legiable enough and the logos although unnecassary 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 alot like it's made from plastic and is deceptively heavy for it's 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 possative action.
I would have prefered a screw down crown. On a watch that claims to be a beater with it's spec and utilitarian looks a srew down crown would make alot of sense. A screw down crown would give it more strength at the connection and reduce leaverage 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 miskake. 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.
I may have appeared to be negative about this watch, the fact is I like it alot 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 maintenace non nonsense watch. If you want a tool to read the time I think this is it, time will tell as always.