Roll call: Current and former Sinn Arktis owners
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    Roll call: Current and former Sinn Arktis owners

    Step on up! I'm curious who still has one and who used to have one, and please share why you chose to keep or why you chose to sell.

    This is my first forum post, and the 203 Arktis Ti with German day wheel is my first mechanical watch. I purchased from streetracer101, had a good buy experience and just finished week #1 on the wrist. Titanium feels/wears great. It's around +3 sec/day against a cheap quartz. AR was removed by previous owner but otherwise lightly worn. I'll get a picture up soon.

    Thoughts:
    I searched the forum and the Arktis seemed to have had a 3-year run here, enjoying "new watch" lust and attention, followed by a string of sales in the next year or two. To me it feels like a hybrid piece, dressy as a tool watch, and subtle as a dress watch, more so in the matte Ti version. I haven't seen anything quite like it or its dial. This one is one of darker blue/indigo dials.

    Additional info:
    I emailed Sinn and received this info:
    - There were about 50 Arktis Ti manufactured. I don't know how many of those were German day wheels.
    - The titanium is class 2 and is not tegimented/hardened (I think that was post-Arktis tech)
    - It can be fully serviced at RGM USA.
    - Sinn can upgrade movements to DIAPAL, but they prefer to replace with a DIAPAL labeled dial, which the 203 doesn't have.
    - Sinn does not know a USA equivalent of thread-locker AN 302-42 medium tight (it's recommended in the manual to secure bracelet hex nuts).

    The forum has been a fantastic resource. Thanks for all the watch stories and info!
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    Re: Roll call: Current and former Sinn Arktis owners

    I have one steel case model. Love that one a lot, unfortunately planning to sell because practically no writs time at all as my IWC Aquatimer 376706 has been my 7/24 wearer in the last 3-4 years.

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    Re: Roll call: Current and former Sinn Arktis owners

    Had the SS 203 last year and really enjoyed it. Looked great on OEM leather, NATO, Leather and OEM Bracelet. Owned it for a few months which is an eternity for me. I just like to keep the collection fluid.











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    Re: Roll call: Current and former Sinn Arktis owners

    Quote Originally Posted by Robertus View Post
    I have one steel case model. Love that one a lot, unfortunately planning to sell because practically no writs time at all as my IWC Aquatimer 376706 has been my 7/24 wearer in the last 3-4 years.
    You may have a buyer - https://forums.watchuseek.com/f89/wtb...s-1115930.html
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    Smile Re: Roll call: Current and former Sinn Arktis owners

    Mine says hi.
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    Re: Roll call: Current and former Sinn Arktis owners

    Quote Originally Posted by solo-act View Post
    Thx for your reply! I did not post to enhance selling though I do not refuse any chance... :)
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    Re: Roll call: Current and former Sinn Arktis owners

    I've never owned one but always admired it in photos, including some great ones posted in this thread. But I've always been concerned that the watch would wear too small on my 7" wrist so I never took the plunge.

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    Re: Roll call: Current and former Sinn Arktis owners

    Two out of the woodwork so far. RockmasterMike, a former owner who sold because he actively rotates his collection, and Ten13th who appears to have kept his but didn't say why. Great photos of both!

    I grabbed a few quick photos of my new-to-me Arktis after a biz meeting this morning.
    Straight from an iPhone 4s, no edits/adjustments.







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    Re: Roll call: Current and former Sinn Arktis owners

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    Mine is a keeper. Love the visually dynamic blue dial. The solid SS bezel is a nice departure from typical inserts, more subtle, which farther emphasis the stunning blue dial.


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