Long time lurker first time poster!
I am currently looking to purchase my first real expensive (sort of) watch that i have been looking at for a few months now.
Sinn 556 I would be my perfect watch because it has all the features i need in a watch. Before i move on i will mention that my
only other watch is Seiko Monster SRP307. What I love about my monster is that its waterproof, keeps pretty decent time for an auto, and it has an amazing lume. Its also very legible in the sense that even the quickest glance at it can tell me what time it is. It has survived many bumps on the wall and concrete with minimum scratches. It has been my go to watch daily and almost a perfect daily beater. The one big down side of this watch that i dont like is the weight. Its hefty and also a diver making it not that great of an office job duty. I am looking for something of similar features that would cover everything i need in a watch. With the Sinn556I i get a screw down crown watch that has a legible dial and lume. Its german and quality should be pretty damn good as well. Its a lot lighter than my seiko and i can also put it on a nato strap when i go swimming. It would pair up nicer with my office clothes too.
Now here is my problem. Seeing and reading all the reviews on the Sinn556I everyone seem to think its the best bang for the buck watch for about $1200. Now the problem is I live in Canada and with our dollar being somewhat low right now as well as the import duities and taxes this watch would end up costing me close to $2k. Now i already looked at buying used but i am really concerned with buying from someone i don't know over the internet. I managed to get a quote from a store in Tornoto (louis black) and after shipping and taxes its pretty close to 2k. Now is this watch still worth the money going into the 2k range? Please heeeelp!