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^^Nice Stowa Fleiger^^

Always liked the crown on that one. It's big without being BIG.

And I believe mimo is a fan of that design satisfied.gif
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Speaking of German watches, does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with Sinn?  I've been researching the 104 st sa and am intrigued.

 

104 SINN gin men watch Series (104 series) black 104.ST.SA/METAL

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Speaking of German watches, does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with Sinn?  I've been researching the 104 st sa and am intrigued.

 

I've never owned a Sinn, but they've got a pretty outstanding reputation for quality and build. It does use a Sellita sw220-1 movement, though, so it's not completely German :p

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I was also interested in the 104 at one point. I did read that there were some problems with the date alignment and the movement not running properly I also saw one for sale where the triangle on the bezel didn't line up properly. As isolated as these may be, I had enough concerns about quality to make me change my mind.
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GMT was sent yesterday and today I received the 114060. Missed this guy!
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GMT was sent yesterday and today I received the 114060. Missed this guy!
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Mighty fine watch right there.
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^ Just the best inlove.gif
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Speaking of German watches, does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with Sinn?  I've been researching the 104 st sa and am intrigued.

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I actually wore that watch yesterday and was going to post it but forgot... I've always liked the look and feel of Sinn watches and when this watch came out on pre-order I jumped on it. It was exactly what I was looking for and the price was/is right. The movement runs smooth with not a single issue. The finishing on the case, dial, everything, is great. I've had zero issues and I love the thick leather band it came with. I've contemplated getting the bracelet for it (as it wasn't offered until the pre-orders were put through), but have always been happy with the band it came with... the dark brown thick leather with white contrast stitching gives the watch extra depth. The only thing for me is it doesn't see a lot of wrist time as I consider it a more casual watch and I'm working a lot, but otherwise I personally love the watch and recommend it. And I definitely prefer this version over the newest version with the arabic numerals.

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Just as an exercise, can anyone name a $4,000+ modern watch that is known for remarkable unreliability?

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Speaking of German watches, does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with Sinn?  I've been researching the 104 st sa and am intrigued.

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Outstanding value; excellent fit and finish. That's based on my extended ownership of the Sinn U1 on two occasions.
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Just as an exercise, can anyone name a $4,000+ modern watch that is known for remarkable unreliability?


Dino mentions FPJ earlier items had issues and I have heard of a couple of issues with Richard Mille watches breaking.  I wouldn't say either of these are known for breaking, like it is a running joke, but I would assume small batch production watches from independents could have issues down the road.

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Roger Smith on the subject:

"I’m not a great fan of overcomplicated watches because the more you complicate them the less reliable they become."

I suspect that expensive repairs on high-end watches are a bit under-reported due to owners not wanting to kill their resale prospects. For example, a friend of mine recently bought a watch that the previous owner had paid 45000 NOK (about 6000 USD) to repair a few months earlier, and that was for a simple time and date movement from a "Holy Trinity" manufacturer.
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As a cautionary tale, that's pretty terrifying for someone thinking they got a great deal on, say, a used Calatrava. I guess even with a simple movement and out of warranty, independents don't have original parts floating about for just anyone to use. Back to the maker or nothing?
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Speaking of German watches, does anyone have any experience (good or bad) with Sinn?  I've been researching the 104 st sa and am intrigued.

 

 

 

I own the 756 and it's solid!

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When it comes to pre-owned, it certainly pays to have the buyer either a) furnish a receipt for a manufacturer overhaul from within the last year or so OR b) Only pay fair market value less the cost of a manufacturer overhaul.

 

Of course, all that gets dicey when you're looking at something rare or vintage.

 

I wish German car service were like it is with Rolex or Omega. Send it in, pay $600-$700 and it comes back brand new.

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