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    Re: What Sinn is this?

    Doubt it's a Sinn at all, since Sinn is a German company based in Frankfurt am Main, and its watches are not made in Switzerland.
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    Re: What Sinn is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    Doubt it's a Sinn at all, since Sinn is a German company based in Frankfurt am Main, and its watches are not made in Switzerland.
    They used to be made in Switzerland some time back and only Sinn branded on the dial/case back etc. and you'll find (throughout the internet too) lots of vintage items with the SWISS MADE on the dial. For example the vintage 140/142 series were completely made by Lemania Watch Corp. in Switzerland (that means not only the movement, but casing etc. too!).

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    Re: What Sinn is this?

    Hmm, looks like decimal sub minutes.
    Is it similar to this Sinn stoppuhr?

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    Re: What Sinn is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robertus View Post
    They used to be made in Switzerland some time back and only Sinn branded on the dial/case back etc. and you'll find (throughout the internet too) lots of vintage items with the SWISS MADE on the dial. For example the vintage 140/142 series were completely made by Lemania Watch Corp. in Switzerland (that means not only the movement, but casing etc. too!).


    I'd no idea. Thanks for the correction.
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    Re: What Sinn is this?

    Very similar.





    Quote Originally Posted by rationaltime View Post
    Hmm, looks like decimal sub minutes.
    Is it similar to this Sinn stoppuhr?

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    Re: What Sinn is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robertus View Post
    They used to be made in Switzerland some time back and only Sinn branded on the dial/case back etc. and you'll find (throughout the internet too) lots of vintage items with the SWISS MADE on the dial. For example the vintage 140/142 series were completely made by Lemania Watch Corp. in Switzerland (that means not only the movement, but casing etc. too!).
    Indeed. Note the "Swiss Made" on my 142.

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    Re: What Sinn is this?

    Quote Originally Posted by rationaltime View Post
    Hmm, looks like decimal sub minutes.
    Is it similar to this Sinn stoppuhr?

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    Thanks,
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    Your identification is correct (in terms of model), But

    They are called centiminutes (as in 1/100th of a minute). The subdial shown on the left is hours too (it is a 12-hr stopwatch, graduated in centiminutes)

    An entirely fabricated measure intended to ease computations by dividing a minute into 100 units and not 60, something that is irrelevant now that calculations are all mechanised (as indeed are most timing measures).

    These are complicated stopwatches, with split seconds (the red second hand can be independently stopped to record a time and then returned to catch up with the other second hand, and flyback, to restart without stopping. All recording centiminutes, minutes and up to 12 hrs. Note that the centiminutes are not graduated into fractions, this is because the movement runs in normal Hz speed (I think 18000bph), fractions of a second (1/5ths). So the hands do not advance in convenient fractions of centiminutes, they advance in 1/3 of a centiminute steps (1/5 of a 1/60 = 1/300 = 1/3 of a centiminute)

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