Question for 556 owners about the date windows

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    Question for 556 owners about the date windows

    G'Day WUS Faithful.

    I am deep into research for my next watch. I have come through my diver phase and now want a nice clean and everyday watch. Nothing too flash, but nothing too tool either. I generally only ever own and wear one watch so it kind of needs to do everything. I've whittled the contenders down to three and one of them is the Sinn 556.

    The question I have is this. Is the date window on the 556A smaller than that on the 556i? While I do have an authorised dealer in my country, Australia is a big place and they may as well be on the moon compared to where I live. So my chances of seeing these in person first is pretty slim. I've been all over everything I can find on the net, and it seems to me like the date on the A model is smaller. As my eyes are not getting any younger this could be a bad thing for me.

    I am only asking as the A dial is the iconic Sinn dial. I have been really taken with the i model as the gloss dial makes it a bit more versatile, but something in me thinks if you are going to go Sinn then go Sinn.

    Anyone with experience who can help me out?
    I, for one, like Roman numerals.

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    Re: Question for 556 owners about the date windows

    Never mind.

    I had a friend do some scaling in photoshop for me and printed them both out.
    I don't know how you are supposed to read that date on the A model. Looks like the 556i is on my list alone now.
    I, for one, like Roman numerals.

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    Re: Question for 556 owners about the date windows

    For more money, and features, the 856 has a crooked regular sized date. Not really helpful I know.

    I’ve thought that the 556 and 756 dates would be about the size of the 24 hours on the 856 utc.


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    Question for 556 owners about the date windows

    Double post... so a picture

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    Re: Question for 556 owners about the date windows

    Just go with the "i" version.

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    Re: Question for 556 owners about the date windows

    Cheers Fellas.

    The 556i is now in the mix. In the end it was the date window size and gloss black dial that did it for me.
    I will make sure to post back if I end up buying it or not.
    I, for one, like Roman numerals.

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    Re: Question for 556 owners about the date windows

    I reckon the 556 I is just as iconic as the A... but I tried a 556 I on once at a second hand dealer here in Perth and I was surprised to find that I didn't like the difference between the matte black on the hands and the glossy dial, it just looked a little bit off to me. I know that sounds really anal but it's such a minimalist watch that I reckon the tiny details like that are amplified.

    After that hands on experience I looked at heaps of photos and it seems like the black colour at the base of the hands is a much better match to the matte finish of the A dial, so I'd probably pick A (although my personal preference is the 104... I'm seriously considering the white dial version). Like you I wish I could visit an AD as QLD is so far away (Singapore is probably closer for me!) but maybe Define will let you buy both and then return the one you don't want?

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    Re: Question for 556 owners about the date windows

    Well I had never picked up on the matte A vs gloss I thing, but sure enough there it is.


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