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    No love for the Sinn 104?

    No love on this forum?

    The 556 stands out because it's entry-level but also serves as a solid GADA watch. The 103 stands out for its chrono qualities. Then we start moving into the specialist Sinn fliegers and divers like the 856 and the U-series with their proprietary technology. But the 104 holds this strange place, kind of like an overlooked middle-child.

    My general impression is Sinn owners are either testing the waters with an entry-level GADA or going straight into the tool line and the 104 gets lost in the mix.
    It's Sinn's entry level tool watch with a good selection of variants and a decent price, but it's got none of that special tech under the hood. But it's got a few things going for it - the dial and syringe hands are distinctive and the lume is great. Countdown bezel seems to be 50/50, but I personally like it. Also, when you compare the Swiss offerings in the price range, you're basically looking at Oris, Longines and TAG. The 104 holds up strong against an Aquis or an Aquaracer. Personally, besides the Aquis or 65, I don't even think it's a competition.

    So where's the love?
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    Re: No love for the Sinn 104?

    Countdown bezel watches are relatively unusual and very useful.
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    Re: No love for the Sinn 104?

    No love?

    The 104 is one of the most praised watches of the last couple of years. Nearly every review from within the industry is overwhelmingly positive. Some people have even claimed it to be as close to the "one" watch as you can get. It's a monster.
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    Re: No love for the Sinn 104?

    Quote Originally Posted by GT27 View Post
    No love?

    The 104 is one of the most praised watches of the last couple of years. Nearly every review from within the industry is overwhelmingly positive. Some people have even claimed it to be as close to the "one" watch as you can get. It's a monster.
    On this forum, I should clarify.
    "So if, nothwithstanding the association with conspicuous consumption, owning a mechanical watch really makes you happy, then fine, buy that $500 microbrand, or even the $1500 Longines. I'd find it hard to justify going above that" ​
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    Re: No love for the Sinn 104?

    It's an excellent business casual watch, but after a long while wearing it, it can get a little boring. And, yes, I have one.
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    Re: No love for the Sinn 104?

    I tend to think of both the 556 and the 104 as the entry level GADA for Sinn.

    Want the simplest and smallest offering? Thatís the 556. Want the 556 with a bezel and Day-Date? Thatís the 104 (stylistic differences aside).

    I think this forum is mostly for those deep into Sinn, so itís all the chronos and dive watches with all the awesome tech.

    Elsewhere (IG or IRL), I think itís mostly the 556 and 104 on peopleís wrists.

    Iíve been enjoying my 104 St Sa I B IRL, just havenít really posted here:

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    Re: No love for the Sinn 104?

    Well I've been in love with the 104 for over a year now and finally got one on my wrist today.
    While I do love their more complicated watches, to me the 104 is perfect for my style.



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    I think it is a very popular watch, deservedly so, and doubt that it sells less than the 556. It would be interesting to see the actual numbers from Sinn.

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    Re: No love for the Sinn 104?

    I have no iDea what you are talking about. The 104 is a forum darling.
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    Re: No love for the Sinn 104?

    Craving a 104 as I do I can’t help but feel that I’m in good company on this forum as it seems to be extremely well thought of.

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