Greetings fellow Sinners!
I'm thinking of getting either a black 656 or 856. I already have a 657.
So I am more drawn to the 656 because of it's smaller size/height. However, the 856 has some additional goodies (tegiment, copper sulfate capsule, better water resistance). BUT it is bigger, and I really don't have that much use for a 2nd time zone. I read that the UTC hand can be (ab)used to determine north, but that would be a rather poor justification in front of myself to buy it.
Does the 656 have double AR coating, or just on the inside only? And can anyone comment on how durable the PVD of the 656 really is? I once owned a PVD Sinn, and it gained some "patina" over the years.
*sigh* hard decision. A Damasko DA36 might be interesting, however, it is even bigger than the 856.