Hey guys- have been a long time Sinn ogler, but have never purchased one for various reasons (mainly I purchased too many other watches and never had the budget available). I liquidated virtually my entire collection, but wanted to treat myself for a big birthday that was coming up.
Saw this Sinn 142 posted on the FS forum and jumped on it. Watch is in pretty good cosmetic condition, and it was originally sold in 2005, so it's probably one of the last ones made. It's keeping 9+ per day, which is fine with me, but the seller has not responded to my question of if he knew the service history. I have contacted RGM and IWW about service, but the question is- do you think this watch needs to go back to one of these guys, or would you trust a local watchmaker (never used him before) to touch such an "interesting" piece? He seems to have been around a while and specializes in "Concord, Movado, Longines, Bulova, Citizen, Rolex, Hamilton, Zodiac, Tag Heure, Le Coulture" and "vintage watches are his specialty."
In either case, I haven't worn it yet since I'm paranoid about the movement needing oil- but I have replaced the metal bracelet with a Sinn leather strap, which I think looks quite nice. Here are some photos, poor quality is because I am still learning how to use my RX100.