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    857 Testaf just landed

    I just picked-up my second Sinn. I have been looking at the 857 UTC for years but always thought the dial was too busy and text too bold. I was able to finally see the watch in person during the DC WB roadshow. The Testaf version with the orange UTC really did it for me. It did not seem as busy as the regular 857 UTC and much smaller than I imagined. I have a 6.5" wrist and it seems to be just right at the maximum that I can wear. The dial is still busy but there is also an elegance to the watch that is hard to describe. It also looks much smaller than I remembered from the roadshow.

    Will be testing it out in the cockpit soon.

    Here are some pics and my total collection. I think I am done for sometime now.
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    Re: 857 Testaf just landed

    Looks great, congratulations!

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    Re: 857 Testaf just landed

    Congratulations. One of only a couple watches that has tempted me since I got my 757UTC.
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    Re: 857 Testaf just landed

    very nice - the wrist shot puts it perspective in terms of size, vibe and overall appearance - congratulations and well done

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    Re: 857 Testaf just landed

    very cool Sinn! well done, Sir! congrats & enjoy

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    Re: 857 Testaf just landed

    That looks fantastic! I am excited to get mine, but sadly I just started a two week road trip, so I won't see it until mid September. In the mean time, the 103 Testaf is getting plenty of flight time.
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    Re: 857 Testaf just landed

    Beautiful watch and great collection!

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    Re: 857 Testaf just landed

    Quote Originally Posted by bishop View Post
    I think I am done for sometime now.
    well, at least for this week, lol. Very nice, enjoy it!

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    Re: 857 Testaf just landed

    Thank you, all.

    I forgot to mention that you can ask WB to get a smaller leather strap. It is about 20mm shorter than the standard strap. I think the orange stitches complement the watch nicely. The strap itself is leather and rubber mix and it is very stiff. I switch today to my 20mm Nato strap while i try to loosen the original one.

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    Re: 857 Testaf just landed

    I've admired the dial on this one. On one hand it seems like should be busy (as you mentioned), however, it actuality it remains very legible and just works. Congrats on your second Sinn!
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