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    Purchase Decision: 757 UTC or 356 Sa UTC

    I'm torn. I've owned a 756 in the past as well as a U1, so I have those for size reference. I have a 6.75" wrist. Looking for a multi-purpose watch. Cost disparity is unimportant. I'd be wearing on the bracelet. Thoughts for leaning either direction are much appreciated...

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    Re: Purchase Decision: 757 UTC or 356 Sa UTC

    Quote Originally Posted by brighterisbetter View Post
    I'm torn. I've owned a 756 in the past as well as a U1, so I have those for size reference. I have a 6.75" wrist. Looking for a multi-purpose watch. Cost disparity is unimportant. I'd be wearing on the bracelet. Thoughts for leaning either direction are much appreciated...
    In my opinion the size and weight difference is large enough to dominate
    the choice between the Sinn 356 and 757. The 356 is smaller than the
    756. The shape and lower volume allow it to slip under shirt cuffs that
    catch on the straight side of the 40 mm 756 case. The larger 757 is U1
    size.

    Sinn 356 (non-UTC)
    The 38.5 mm size is good for the times you want a minimalist watch.
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    I think I would prefer a 24-hour UTC hand, but the 12-hour hand works
    for me. When you don't need a UTC reference you can hide the extra
    hand behind the normal 12-hour hand to eliminate a distraction.

    Sinn 756 (with UTC), 40mm
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    Though the 356, 756, and 757 cases are different sizes, I think the dials
    are the same size, 31 mm. One thing I like about a larger watch is a larger
    dial. In this case you don't get that. While I like the 356, after wearing
    larger watches I sometimes wish it were larger. I would look at the 42mm
    358 DIAPAL, which has a 34 mm dial.


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    Re: Purchase Decision: 757 UTC or 356 Sa UTC

    Thanks rationaltime for your helpful response. One of the reasons I'm leaning toward the 757 is because it lacks the second hand which I sometimes find distracting when I'm being super anal about syncing to atomic time. Good reco on the 358 I'll look into that. By the way, I tend to shower with my watches if that makes any difference on recommendations (hence my preference for bracelets).

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    Re: Purchase Decision: 757 UTC or 356 Sa UTC

    Quote Originally Posted by brighterisbetter View Post
    Thanks rationaltime for your helpful response. One of the reasons I'm leaning toward the 757 is because it lacks the second hand which I sometimes find distracting when I'm being super anal about syncing to atomic time. Good reco on the 358 I'll look into that. By the way, I tend to shower with my watches if that makes any difference on recommendations (hence my preference for bracelets).
    Rather than a 356, I would pick one of the 103 models.
    Neither model is tegimented, so the case is likely to show the usual signs of daily use and for that reason alone I found it always useful to have a bezel.
    Not only is a bezel useful in timing, it will also absorb the knocks on door frames and walls that your wrist gets too close too and is much cheaper to replace than an entire case if it should start to look beat-up and ugly.
    Besides, I always though the 356 a bit barren without bezel, but that is strictly my personal opinion.


    The 757 is tegimented, but quite bulky and heavy.
    I find this watch almost too heavy when exercising on a treadmill, but then again I have long been a fan of titanium watches (like some of the 103s).
    For me, the main drawback of the 757 is a lack of a running second. I really do miss that.

    By comparison, the 900 Flieger has a running second, a 24-hr second time zone that Rationaltime referred to; but is tegimented and - even though made of steel too - wears more comfortably than the 757 and is not an issue when exercising.


    Currently, I find myself wearing a 900 Flieger or 103 UTC Testaf most of the time.


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    Re: Purchase Decision: 757 UTC or 356 Sa UTC

    Quote Originally Posted by brighterisbetter View Post
    Thanks rationaltime for your helpful response. One of the reasons I'm leaning toward the 757 is because it lacks the second hand which I sometimes find distracting when I'm being super anal about syncing to atomic time. Good reco on the 358 I'll look into that. By the way, I tend to shower with my watches if that makes any difference on recommendations (hence my preference for bracelets).
    I used to shower with my watch on. It was quicker to not worry
    about taking it off and finding a place to put it. However, the
    soap film would build up in the corners and crevices. Infrequently
    I would scrape off the most obvious deposits, but the watch didn't
    get clean.

    I use rubber straps for wet or dirty conditions. You can see that
    in the 756 photo I posted. You might think about that.

    The Sinn 103 would be another choice. It has the same dial size as
    the 356. The polished 103 cases would not be my first choice, and
    I think they would show water marks. I would find that unappealing.
    However, the titanium 103 cases look good to me.

    I am with you on setting a watch to the second. I don't use the
    computer for the time.
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    With the Sinn 756 I found since I can't set or read the time to the
    second (without running the chronograph), I don't worry about it,
    and it doesn't bother me. The watch keeps good time. I am not
    a one watch person though. My other watches do have a running
    second hand. Usually I like seeing some motion when I read the time,
    but I prefer a central second hand. Other than seeing the motion,
    I find the sub-dial second hand on a chronograph to be approximately
    useless.


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    rationaltime
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    Re: Purchase Decision: 757 UTC or 356 Sa UTC

    I don't know how folks say the 756 or U1 are big watches. My Omega PO 45.5 seems huge compared to my U1 and it is only 1mm bigger. It's all in the overall design. I have smaller than 7" wrists and the U1 fits me great. Go with the one you like most. Better yet, buy both. :)
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    Re: Purchase Decision: 757 UTC or 356 Sa UTC

    Thanks everyone once again for the feedback. I ended up springing for both. May flip whichever doesn't suit my tastes best but maybe not. I'm fascinated by the DIAPAL offerings as well though I've yet to encounter any threads with feedback from owners about maintenance bills, whether they're more or less money than movements with fluid/oils.

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    Re: Purchase Decision: 757 UTC or 356 Sa UTC

    Quote Originally Posted by brighterisbetter View Post
    I ended up springing for both.
    A true wis decision, lol. I had a 757 awhile ago and it was just too heavy for me. I didn't have it long enough to verify if the diapal improvements altered the movement performance.

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