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    Sinn 936 Bi-Compax

    Hey guys,

    I've been getting more into chronos lately, and since Baselworld of this year, I have been obsessed with the new Sinn 936 Bi-Compax.

    It has all of the classic Sinn technologies, including tegimented case and bracelet and insane anti-magnetic protection. If I get this watch, it'll replace my 556I as a daily wearer. However, I have a few questions for you helpful folks:

    1) With a case diameter of 43mm, a lug to lug length of ~50mm, a thickness of 15mm, and a weight of 111g without the bracelet, this is a big watch. For reference, the Sinn U1 is 113g without the bracelet, and is a very chunky watch. My current 556 is 38.5mm across and 13mm tall (on a NATO - measured today with a caliper). I have 7.2in (180mm) flat wrists and I am 6'4" (193cm) and 220lbs (100kg), so I can definitely go bigger than my current 556, but I'm not sure if I can go as big as the 936. For the record, I can easily wear a Seiko Monster that is 42.5mm but that has a substantially bigger bezel, and I've tried on the Omega Speedy Pro which fit very well and has similar dimensions but a thicker bezel and is a mm smaller and significantly lighter than the Sinn
    2) Are there any similar watches with similar proportions that are available to try in a boutique or store? The Sinn will only come out this summer, and even then will only be available online unless I fly to Frankfurt, which I'm not planning to do anytime soon
    3) If you guys are on the fence about getting it now, do you think it would be wise to wait for until I'm done with college (I'm gonna be a freshman next year) when I'll be done growing and I'll be more muscular and have a larger wrist (I can guarantee these facts because I'll be rowing on the crew team all 4 years)?
    4) If you guys do think that I can pull off the 936, can I pull off the bracelet, and will the bracelet balance out the weight or make it unnecessarily heavier? Or would it behoove me to get it on strap?

    Here are some pics of me wearing my 556 for size (sorry I'm a sh***y photographer):

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    And of the 936 for you guys to look at if you haven't seen it before:



    Thank you!
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    Re: Sinn 936 Bi-Compax

    It’ll be perfect for your wrist! Pull the trigger, you’ll love it. I’ll be picking up it’s little brother, 836, in a few months.

    Looking forward to your arrival thread;)

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    Re: Sinn 936 Bi-Compax

    Thank you! Now I need to get my mom's approval ;)
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    Re: Sinn 936 Bi-Compax

    I have 6.0" wrist and wear a U1. Yeah, if I take a just a wrist shot, it looks big. But take a half portrait with hand under chin, or a wrist shot with hand in the pocket and it looks just fine. Of course bezels do visually shrink a watch. I've had a lot of 42-44mm watches and the only time I have ever gotten a "too big" comment was with an Ocean 7 LM2, and with 45mm of nothing but dial and bezel under a huge double domed sapphire, I guess it was to be expected. Given your size and the pics given, I actually think your 556 is a bit small and 42mm is probably perfect for your frame for most any occasion.
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    Re: Sinn 936 Bi-Compax

    Here is a video of the watch being handled. It looks enormous in the video. I was very close to pulling the trigger but am now rethinking (however, I am a little shorter and a little lighter than you).

    I would definitely get the bracelet. Sinn's H-link bracelets are great, and I think it balances out the watch a bit.
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    Re: Sinn 936 Bi-Compax

    Quote Originally Posted by Radharc View Post
    Here is a video of the watch being handled. It looks enormous in the video. I was very close to pulling the trigger but am now rethinking (however, I am a little shorter and a little lighter than you).

    I would definitely get the bracelet. Sinn's H-link bracelets are great, and I think it balances out the watch a bit.
    That sucker is thick.
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    Re: Sinn 936 Bi-Compax

    The 2 sub dials make it look perfectly balanced, I love it. It is not too big.
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    Re: Sinn 936 Bi-Compax

    Quote Originally Posted by Radharc View Post
    Here is a video of the watch being handled. It looks enormous in the video. I was very close to pulling the trigger but am now rethinking (however, I am a little shorter and a little lighter than you).

    I would definitely get the bracelet. Sinn's H-link bracelets are great, and I think it balances out the watch a bit.
    Saw the video, that definitely exacerbated my worries :) but if my mom lets I think I'm gonna go for it. If not, it's at the top of my list for sure, so it'll most likely be in my possession within the next few years :)
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    Re: Sinn 936 Bi-Compax

    Quote Originally Posted by exxtinguishable View Post
    Saw the video, that definitely exacerbated my worries :) but if my mom lets I think I'm gonna go for it. If not, it's at the top of my list for sure, so it'll most likely be in my possession within the next few years :)
    If you don't like it, PM me, I might just be in the market for a lightly used one!

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    Re: Sinn 936 Bi-Compax

    It's about the same size at the U1, but wears a bit bigger since the crown is at the normal 3 o'clock... where as the U1 crown is at the 4 o'clock position. If you are looking for a chronograph (which I think everyone should have one), I RECOMMEND the following:
    - Omega Speedmaster (can't go wrong)
    - Longines Avignation BigEye Chrono (award winner, ~$2300)
    - IWC Le Petitie Pilot Chrono ($4300, blue dial)
    - Fortis Cosmonaut Chronograph ($1700)
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