Hello, more culling. Up for sale is what I believe to be a Sinn 102. I bought it from a well known German seller a couple of years ago who deals with lots of older Sinn, Orfina/PD, Heuer, etc. and claims to have contacts at the Sinn factory. That being said, I make no guarantees about it's provenance. To me, it looks like a variant of a Sinn 102. It also looks even more like the old Guinand version which appears on the Guinand website for their new 361 Chronograph re issue. It just happens to have a Sinn dial. Now, about the dial. When I compare the fonts, quality of printing etc. to other dials from that era, it looks good to me. The lume could be a relume, or it could just be old. It has a very brief glow under UV light like tritium. The only problem is that the dial says 21 rubis, while inside is a Landeron 248 which only has 17 jewels. The explanation I have received from the seller and from another well known Sinn guy is that it's possibly a service dial, where as a certain well known Sinn collector on Instagram, who has from the looks of it, cornered the vintage 102/103 market, says there were no service dials. I have also been lead to believe that there are many variables with these watches, due to Sinn being a very small company initially and sourcing parts from different suppliers. In any case, we have a nice looking vintage chronograph up for sale here.
Crystal is pretty clear, has been polished and has no cracks. There is a small nik above the 8 on the dial
The stainless steel case measures 38mm x 46.5mm x 13mm. The case is scuffed and scratched from regular use but generally maintains it's edges.
The Landeron 248 movement keeps time -7 to 10 seconds per day. The chronograph functions are working as they should but the minute totalizer hand is off the hash marks by a fraction of a mm. My watchmaker cleaned and oiled the movement 2 years ago, but I don't have the receipt.
The dial has some scuffs and discolorations but otherwise has a nice patina. As described above.
The hands had lost some of their tritium. My watchmaker tried to preserve what was left but it all just flaked away. He painted them with non luminous paint that matches the lumed numbers.
The bidirectional aluminum bezel insert has a nice ghosting towards the outer edge.The lume pip appears to be original.
It will come on the shown Two Stitch Straps vintage brown leather strap with signed Sinn buckle.
So, taking all that into account, I'll entertain offers, but I'm not looking to give it away. I'll set the price at $1300 but expect to get offers that are reasonable. I'm not gonna sell it for $500 or something unreasonable, I'd just assume keep it. PM only please, CONUS shipping only.