First off I must say thanks to John aka Tragic!!!!
I just received a U1 with the rubber strap from him and it has exceeded my expectations in every way!!
Not a mark on the watch anywhere!! Still had the sticker from the factory on the case back!! Box, paperwork, cd. The band was sized to small for my wrist but the watch was absolutely flawless, 100% perfect!!
John sent the watch superfast through UPS and I had a tracking #. He gave me a great price and honestly I can say I have no buyers remorse!!!
If John ever sells another Sinn or any watch I would not hesitate for a second!!Great guy, friendly, answered all my questions quickly. A restoral in my faith in humanity. O.K. not to that extent but you get the idea. A cool guy, a great watch and excellent service!
Now to the watch.
Sinn has made an incredible time piece!
Bought a new bracelet from watchbuys!
The band is one of the things I really like about the watch. It is almost as heavy as the watch. It is a really thick steel. Nice solid end links. The clasp is solid and easy to open. One of the things I hated about my Stowa Seatime was it was almost impossible to open. I really had to pry it open and when it did open I thought I was going to break something and the divers extension would always open up. The Stowa is a great watch but that clasp was dangerous!!
My only pet peave with Sinn on the band is for $250 it should be made of hardened submarine steel like the bezel. Still it is the most comfortable steel band I have ever worn and I love the look!!!
The case of the U1 is simply in a word perfection! Simple yet perfect. The blasted sub steel has a great look to it, the shape of the case is very pleasing to my eye and although sized at 44mm it feels smaller even though it does not look it. I feels like a smaller watch and is very comfortable yet it has serious presence!!
The crown!! Awesome, Just about 4'clock position is a very wise choice. My wrist can flex and bend and I do not feel or see the crown digging into my wrist!! It screws open and closed like butter!
The dial and hands. This is one of the major reasons I bought the watch. The dial is awesome. Simple yet it makes a statement. The hands too cool. The shape and color just grab your eye while displaying the time in a quick glance! A white on black date wheel at 3 o'clock!! I hate black on white date wheels on a black dial!! The markers also very cool. A completely unique design that is both functional and very pleasing to the eye!! I even love the writting on the dial Sinn written in white at the top and U1, automatik, 1000m/100bar in red at 6 o'clock!! Perfect placement and not too busy! I can't see any improvement possible here!!
The bezel. Just the bomb!! Super Hardened Sub Steel where it needs to be!! How many of us scratch our bezel in the first week!! I also like the engraved painted surface and the luminous triangle.
The Lume. While not a Pro-Diver or Seiko the Lume on the U1 is actually pretty impressive. It is not a beacon but it does tell you the time clearly all night long. I am very impressed!!
All in all the best watch I have ever owned!! I will have to post back when I get my next aquisition. Till then the U1 is the only one for me!!