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    More versatile Sinn 556

    I am sure this has been discussed before, but between the 556i, 556i anniversary edition, and 556a, which version is the most versatile?

    I am looking for a watch that can dress down fairly casual and still look ok with a suit when I put one on once in a blue moon. I was leaning towards the 556i but then came across the anthracite anniversary edition. It seems the anthracite could be dressed up a bit more due to the sunburst dial and applied indices, but I assume it would not dress down as well. Although not a deal breaker, I do prefer the automatik vs the dates.

    The blue and mocha are nice, but a little more limited.

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    I bought the Anniversary. Needed a grey dial and put it on a black Colareb leather. It dresses down just fine and could be put on a croc strap and dressed up easily. The case is partially brushed and since it isn’t and polished it works either way for me
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    Love the Sinn 556i anthracite dial. I would've acquired it a while ago but for the absence of a date complication...

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    I would argue the 556i is the most versatile. I think black dials are more versatile than gray, which rules out the anniversary. I also think the inclusion of the date in the 556i makes it more versatile. I personally think the I dresses up more easily than the a, but I think both dress down just fine.

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    Anyone can wear whatever they want with whatever watch they want. It's their money.

    That said, I don't think the Sinn 556 works well with a suit. Get something like a Orient Bambino for the rare time you do wear a suit. Then you only have to get the version of the Sinn you really want instead of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole have having to compromise because of it.
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    Re: More versatile Sinn 556

    I'd say the 556i and Annniversary models are kind of a wash as far as dressiness. I think both can dress up or down equally well - nobody who's not a watch person is going to notice whether the indices are applied, and half the people at whatever event you're at will be wearing fitbits or Apple watches anyway.

    Get whichever one you like better - even though I bought my 556i before the anniversary edition was available, I really like the deep black dial and it works great with both a suit and a t shirt.

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    Re: More versatile Sinn 556

    Large indices --> sport/field to me, so the 556a is a good all-rounder but leaning to the sporty-casual. The 556i will dress up a bit better.

    Between the black and gray dials, the gray dial is maybe less versatile (I don't agree, IMO they're the same)...but the differences in finish matter. The flat black is very toolish; the galvanized gray gives at least a nod to style.

    They're all versatile. The 556a is the most everyday/field/tool; the 556i anthracite is perfectly happy going from office to job site and back.
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    I think the Anniversary does the all around best, followed by the standard black.
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    Re: More versatile Sinn 556

    Quote Originally Posted by City74 View Post
    I bought the Anniversary. Needed a grey dial and put it on a black Colareb leather. It dresses down just fine and could be put on a croc strap and dressed up easily. The case is partially brushed and since it isn’t and polished it works either way for me
    Could you share a picture please? Have the same watch, curious how it looks on a colareb (my favorite strap maker- I have brown and blue for other watches.

    Here is mine dressed down on NATO.



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