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    Sinn sighting in the wild...

    Hi,

    Just back aboard my temporary home, the anchor handling/offshore supply vessel M/V Bourbon Borgstein, docked at Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo.

    Went ashore for lunch, and -lo and behold- in the middle of the shoddier parts of town, what do I meet but a fellow Sinner. The U1 on his wrist really stood out, I could spot it from the opposite side of the street.

    My French is pathetic, and he didn't speak any English at all - but still, when he spotted the 656 on my wrist, he was all smiles. We took a few moments to try on each other's watches before parting company.

    Wow, the U1 (on rubber) was a lot more impressive than I had figured from pictures posted on the web alone.

    I'm still leaning towards the U2, but what can I say - his U1 really blew me away, and it wasn't just because of the unexpected location.

    Also, our agent tells me that I am booked through Frankfurt Int'l on my way back in a couple of weeks' time - I think I'll try to arrange for a layover so that I can drop by Sinn the following morning. Would be nice to see the mother lode... :)
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    Re: Sinn sighting in the wild...

    Cool story Odd, thanks for sharing. Be careful when you lay-over in Frankfurt as Sinn is not open on Saturdays unless it is the first Saturday of each month.

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    Re: Sinn sighting in the wild...

    Great story! I have yet to personally see any Sinn, whether in the wild or in person. Hehe. I live in Rolex-land (Texas), the preferred choice of cowboys and oil executives alike. If I saw somebody with a Sinn out here, we'd become best friends.
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    Re: Sinn sighting in the wild...

    Quote Originally Posted by SMSgt Bo View Post
    Be careful when you lay-over in Frankfurt as Sinn is not open on Saturdays unless it is the first Saturday of each month.
    -Thank you for the advice; much appreciated. My (veeeeery preliminary, but still) travel itinerary puts me in Frankfurt on a Wednesday, so a visit should be doable.
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    Breitling Chrono Shark, Sinn 656, Omegas PlanetOcean 42mm (2201.50), 'Great White' (2538.20) and Speedmaster Professional (3572.50). Incoming: Apollo-Soyuz Speedmaster!

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