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    Full Circle with Sinn

    I had a Sinn 103 St Sa back in early 2009, which I flipped to buy a watch I can't recall, which I then in turn flipped to pick up a U1 in the summer of 2009. I never got the 103 out of my mind, and I've been wanting to add one back to the fold ever since I sold the first. I love Sinn chronographs in general, and the 103 specifically has just always resonated with me. As is often the case, though, it was always a case of right-watch-wrong-time for me, and I never made the move to reaquire one.


    The U1 was a great camping/water/vacation watch for me, and it never missed a beat. Lately, though, I've just been gravitating towards smaller watches, and have sold off all of my larger divers. When I decided to sell my U1 for this reason, it occurred to me that now was the time to pick up another 103. Besides, I'd been missing a chronograph badly since I sold my Speedy a few weeks ago.


    I love the 103 acrylic because it is nearly identical to the classic Sinn 103 of the 80s and 90s (although I'm not sure exactly when Sinn transitioned from the handwound Valjoux 7760 movement to the 7750 in the 103s). The superdomed plastic crystal and anodized bezel are totally killer. This watch was purchased lightly used, but I can't find a mark on the thing. I'm looking forward to adding many of my own marks over the years.


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    Re: Full Circle with Sinn

    Brilliant watch! Hope you enjoy wearing it!


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    Yep, 103... a classic. Just bought one. Love it!
    Too many flipped...

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    Re: Full Circle with Sinn

    The 103 is a great Sinn! Enjoy! Cheers, Bill P.

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    I love that one. I have a 103 Testaf but I think the St is a much prettier watch.

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    Re: Full Circle with Sinn

    Love my 103 Arcylic. Best travel,office and drinking watch in my fleet.

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    Re: Full Circle with Sinn

    In the beginning, from the sixties the 103 was made (by Mathey-Tissot...) using the hand-winding Valjoux 72. Later Sinn switched to the Valjoux 7750 caliber family with the hand-winding 7760 being a member of this.
    Nice 103 St, my personalized one sends regards :)

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    So. Beautiful. Need one. Badly. Now...

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    Thank you for sharing your story.

    There are a few watches I have on my radar, but the more I look at these Sinn 103's the more I want one! Seriously good looking watch!

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    Re: Full Circle with Sinn

    The Sinn 103 was my first sort-of-a-grail, and I vastly preferred it to the Speedmaster Professional. I don't plan to buy any other automatic chronograph 'ever'.

    I too obtained it lightly used here but not a mark. However, in the two weeks that I've had it, its starting to pick up some marks (edge of the bezel is vulnerable).







    Cons-
    - As you can see in the last pic, the fit of the end link on one side of the case is not perfectly exact (a bit of the springbar can be seen).
    - Sinn timekeeping out of the box is not as good as Damasko (Sinn +9spd, Damasko +2spd).
    - The dive extension comes off/loose very very easily at the slightest push (not a problem when on wrist, but annoying when putting on watch/taking off).
    - The Sinn OEM strap could be better (Hirsch/Di-Modell/other straps which cost lesser are of better quality) - but this is personal preference.
    Last edited by blowfish89; February 18th, 2015 at 08:55.
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