This is my first post here. Next Wednesday, 7/18, I’ll be ordering my new Sinn: either the EZM 3 or EZM 13. I’d like your input to help me decide.
Here’s the deal. This watch purchase will be a HUGE deal to me so I really want to get it right. I’ve done a lot of research into each model at multiple sites and blogs. As nearly as I can tell, the only difference between them is that the 13 is a chronograph and the 3 is not. ...oh, and the 13 costs $900 more than the 3.
I have to believe that, for such a large price difference there HAS to be other differences that I’m just not seeing. Can any of you enlighten me as to what those differences might be?
...and before anyone points this out, I know the 3 has the ETA movement while the 13 has the SZ movement, but my (perhaps naive?) understanding is that the SZ is really the ETA movement that Sinn customized in-house with the off center 60 minute dial. I also chatted with the guy at WatchBuys today and he told me that Sinn uses only the top two grades of any/all movements they source: top grade or chrono grade.
Any insight you folks can provide would be really appreciated.