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    142 Ti question...

    Does this 142 look like it's titanium? The seller lists it as a 142 Ti, but I notice the caseback says "edelstahl". This is definitely an older watch (that has been serviced at the factory at least once).

    Would have an early Ti come with a stainless case back? Thoughts on the case coloring or finish?

    I will inspect in person before purchase, so I'm not worried about being scammed, but I want to know as much as I can before I go. I am interested in it whether it is titanium or steel, at the right price.

    Thanks!

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    Re: 142 Ti question...

    Not much help to you as the information I've gleaned on this watch is conflicting to say the least but if you're going to see it just the weight of the thing will tell you if it's a titanium or steel case.

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    Re: 142 Ti question...

    I know some watch back on titanium watches were stainless steel as the SS is better for people with alergies I think.

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    Re: 142 Ti question...

    Well, it turns out it was stainless. Good guy seller, made a mistake.

    It came home with me anyway!

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    Re: 142 Ti question...

    Quote Originally Posted by robmellor View Post
    I know some watch back on titanium watches were stainless steel as the SS is better for people with alergies I think.

    Not true.

    In fact, titanium is one of the preferred materials for artificial body parts because of its low weight, high strength and hypoallergenic properties.

    Regarding this particular watch, this is the stainless steel version.
    Titanium has a dull surface, not like this shiny steel case, and the 142 Ti back should AFAIK read “Reintitan” or on some other Sinn models “Titan”.


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    Re: 142 Ti question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Koerfgen View Post
    Not true.

    In fact, titanium is one of the preferred materials for artificial body parts because of its low weight, high strength and hypoallergenic properties.

    Regarding this particular watch, this is the stainless steel version.
    Titanium has a dull surface, not like this shiny steel case, and the 142 Ti back should AFAIK read “Reintitan” or on some other Sinn models “Titan”.


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    Makes sense I stand corrected.

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    Re: 142 Ti question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Koerfgen View Post
    Not true.

    In fact, titanium is one of the preferred materials for artificial body parts because of its low weight, high strength and hypoallergenic properties.

    Regarding this particular watch, this is the stainless steel version.
    Titanium has a dull surface, not like this shiny steel case, and the 142 Ti back should AFAIK read “Reintitan” or on some other Sinn models “Titan”.


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    I subscribe wholly to Kurt's post. Titanium is much more user-friendly, especially skin-friendly because its lower thermal module means it does not get so hot when it's hot and so cold when it's cold.
    All titanium 142s I have seen had indeed the TITAN inscription on the back, whereas REINTITAN was more common on the 157s of the period - great watches both of them, a titanium 157 was my very first Sinn and I still love it.

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