I'm considering flipping a couple of watches that, while I still like the overall designs, are just too big. The two on the chopping block are my Eterna Kontiki Date and Seiko SARX033. I have come to realize that 40 mm is the upper limit for my wrist, and at 42 mm and about 41 mm respectively, they always seem out of proportion in my eyes.
I've always overlooked the 556 variants, because in pictures they always strike me as dull with their black faces and white painted on indices. I'm a huge fan of applied indices. Enter the 556IB! With its blue sunburst dial, applied indices, and 38.5 mm case, it checks a lot of my boxes. That being said, I am still a little worried I'll find the design boring and dull in person.
For anyone who owns this variant, what are your thoughts on this watch? Is the blue dial vibrant, or more muted than what comes across in most photos online? It seems a lot of people say you have to see a Sinn in person to truly appreciate the quality and design, and I don't see a lot of negative posts about the 556.
A big concern I have is whether or not the blue dial ever comes across as purple. I owned a blue dialed Mido for about 2 months, but had to get rid of it because in certain lights it reflected a purple hue and it drove me crazy.
FWIW, I would try to get it on the H-link bracelet over the new fine link.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to hearing opinions on what could become my first Sinn!