So I’ve just travelled to the US for my 50th birthday with my wife. I already have a German watch, a Hanhart Pioneer which I am very impressed with. I’m not really a Swiss watch type of guy and whilst in the US I took a look at some Grand Seikos which I really like but nothing really did it for me and with the local tax the price at home in Europe is more favourable.
One morning we were sitting in a restaurant for breakfast opposite a guy who had a really nice looking watch on. I was looking at his watch and he was looking at mine. We struck up a conversation and it turns out he was wearing the Sinn 104 Limited Edition with the green dial. It was a really nice looking watch and dial but sadly I can see that this is a LE which has long sold out. I’ve looked at the white, black, blue and grey dials and they don’t quite do it for me like the green did.
I see that it’s 41mm which is a really nice size for my 7” wrist. The only thing that slightly put me off was the highly polished case and how it would show the scratches with some wear and tear. That’s also one of the things that puts me off the zaratsu polishing of the Grand Seikos.
So with a bit of research I see that Watchbuys have commissioned a Matte be rsion which looks great but they are out of stock. I’ve checked with Sinn and it’s a US model only so when I’m back in Europe the duty, tax and shipping is going to make it quite an expensive proposition.
I then started looking at the T1, T2, U1 and U2 ( I think) also nice watches but some of them too big I think compared to the 104 but all matte and bead blasted which I really like compared to shiny and polished stainless steel.
I’m looking for an every day watch so whilst the 104 and these others are completely different watches I could see myself wearing either one as a daily watch. I do however want an all matte/ bead blasted watch, case and bracelet. I don’t mind SS or titanium.
So being very new to Sinn what would you recommend as a 40-41mm daily wearer.
Anything existing or if I wait for a new release with that green dial am I likely to see one or is that unlikely?
I’m also visiting Vienna later in the year so would be good to know if there are any Sinn AD’s there where I can see and try on a good selection of the range.