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    556 comparison request

    I have a request, and hope someone can help.

    I'm looking at a few Sinn's as my next purchase. One of those is intended to fill/replace a field(ish) watch role, and I'm looking at the 556 and 856.

    Now, I am aware of the differences between these 2, and am fine with those. What I AM concerned about, is the size, and that leads to my request.

    I have a Hamilton Khaki Mechanical, and it is at the hard limit of how small I want to go for my 7.25" or so wrist.

    Do any of you have both Hamilton Khaki Mechanical and 556 that you could compare? I would be ever so grateful.
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    Re: 556 comparison request

    I have a khaki field 38 and sold my 556 a couple weeks ago. The Sinn wears bigger than it's size would suggest because of its slim bezel and crown guard. its noticeably thicker too and slightly heavier than the hammy.

    Personally I think it would be fine for your wrist size

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    Re: 556 comparison request

    I have had 3 556 models and a Hamilton Khaki King also. The Hamilton was 40mm but did not wear larger then the Sinn, possibly the other way around. With your wrist size the 556 will fit fine. My wrist is smaller then yours and both wore well
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    Re: 556 comparison request

    I own both and have a 7.5" wrist. I don't think either watch looks small due to the lack of a large bezel as compared to my OVM. The Sinn and Hamilton are in my never going to sell list.
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    Re: 556 comparison request

    Thank you, Drumguy, that is exactly the info I was looking for!

    And thank you to the others as well.
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    Re: 556 comparison request

    You're welcome gruntmedik glad I could help.
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    Re: 556 comparison request

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Auto View Post
    I have a khaki field 38 and sold my 556 a couple weeks ago. The Sinn wears bigger than it's size would suggest because of its slim bezel and crown guard. its noticeably thicker too and slightly heavier than the hammy.

    Personally I think it would be fine for your wrist size

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    This. I sold a 556i to a buddy with tree trunk wrists and it wears well due to the large face.

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    Re: 556 comparison request

    Not sure if you're still looking but here is my 556 and 856 on a 7.25" wrist. Personally prefer the 556.

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    656L* v. KFM

    It's a wash. The Sinn case is slightly larger and thicker, but the Hamilton is longer lug to lug with a thinner bezel and larger dial. If the KFM fit fine, so will the 556. I wear either on my 7" wrist, but felt that the 856 wore too large.

    *656 was the predecessor of the 556 with same case size, but slightly slimmer due to a solid case back vs. display.
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