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