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    356 Flieger II

    Hi from a new forum member!

    I haven't owned a Sinn but am planning to buy one. Right now my choice has narrowed to the regular 356 Flieger or the 356 Flieger II with its copper-looking dial. I would really like to hear from folks who have the II. The photos I have seen look very attractive and the dial really makes this watch unique. Are you owners of the II pleased with it? Would you buy it again?

    I have another question I might as well ask here. What is the point of the high crystal dome on most (all?) Sinns? I don't see any advantage in avoiding reflections, and hard as saphire is I would think the raise ddome would greatly increase the chance of scratching or damaging the crystal. Can you order a flat crystal from Sinn?

    Thanks for the help, folks. I'm really looking forward to my first Sinn!

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    Re: 356 Flieger II

    Quote Originally Posted by WhichWatch???
    I have another question I might as well ask here. What is the point of the high crystal dome on most (all?) Sinns? I don't see any advantage in avoiding reflections, and hard as saphire is I would think the raise ddome would greatly increase the chance of scratching or damaging the crystal. Can you order a flat crystal from Sinn?
    Welcome to the forum!

    The high dome is characteristic of acrylic crystals which used to be de rigeur for military and aviation watches because of its replaceability, impact-resistance and low reflectivity. Sinn introduced for the 356 and 103 a (rather expensive) high-domed sapphire which mimics the curve of the domed acrylics and which is attractive to traditionalists.

    Almost all Sinn crystals on other watches - with the exception of the basic 256 - are flat, or near flat, sapphires, though.
    Cheers,

    Martin ("Crusader")

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