Forgive me if this has been posted about to death. But like others, I am on the fence about just purchasing a standard 104 or waiting for the special matte/bead blasted edition to surface on the secondary market.
On the one hand, the mat version looks so tooltastic. And my intention is for this to be an everyday watch, so the bead blast dresses it down some.
On the other hand, I wonder if the bead blast finish will prove to be somewhat gimmicky over, say, 10 or 15 years. I say this because it is relatively easy to restore a polished finish if it becomes scratched. So I wonder if the bead blast finish will become very scratched and look poor. I mean, Sinn must have some reason to ordinarily exclude this finish from the 104, right?
Anyway, please weigh in. Is the matte finish a gimmick or is it great? Thanks.