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.
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.
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!