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Hodinkee strap sale was fun...a solid investment of 25 bucks...
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@Ebitdaddy

How did you get into Sinn? I recently saw them at a local AD and with Seiko prices jumping up, might be worth looking at other brands to see what they're known for.
 

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How did you get into Sinn? I recently saw them at a local AD and with Seiko prices jumping up, might be worth looking at other brands to see what they're known for.

My dad had one a long time ago (I need to get it serviced). That is how I know about them. Then was looking for a beater watch and found this u50. Was 50/50 on the hands but in-person they look great.

I love that Sinn has their own unique design language, their divers for example like this u50 do not look anything like any other watch on the market.

That, and features like tegimented steel (it actually works), double AR, crazy water resistance even being ~11mm thick, etc...all super nice.

Go used for sure if you do buy. You'll save ~30% - 40%
 

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My dad had one a long time ago (I need to get it serviced). That is how I know about them. Then was looking for a beater watch and found this u50. Was 50/50 on the hands but in-person they look great.

I love that Sinn has their own unique design language, their divers for example like this u50 do not look anything like any other watch on the market.

That, and features like tegimented steel (it actually works), double AR, crazy water resistance even being ~11mm thick, etc...all super nice.

Go used for sure if you do buy. You'll save ~30% - 40%

To add to this, I've had two different U50's (each bought preowned) and have third on the way. I like that it is a thoroughly modern dive watch that doesn't feel beholden to mid-century design, like most current dive watches. The U50 in particular is incredibly thin for a 500m WR watch (and dive watches in general) at 11.2mm and it just wears extremely well. The aesthetics can be polarizing, but if you like the general look of it, I think it'd be hard to be disappointed with everything else. The biggest downside is probably the bracelet and clasp, but Sinn is starting to roll out an adjustable clasp now.

Actually, scratch that...if you're in the US, the biggest downside is Watchbuys having exclusive distribution...

The non-limited models can regulary be had for under $2k. The LE versions tend to hold their value pretty well. I sold my first two in order to fund a couple different higher priority watches knowing I'd always be able to pick up another. I think the first one sold to fund my Geophysic and the second one sold to fund my FXD. Now that I don't have either of the U50s or the watches I sold them for, I essentially ordered the new lume dial LE to be my main dive watch, which was especially attractive thanks to the lack of date.


 

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Code as in a TWAT enthusiast isn’t really able to score actual twat so he’s wanking it to wind his whistle and watch simultaneously, code speak. Not Code 11.59, nobody wants that sort of jerking around. I call that a cocktease. Or placing your name on a list in gentlemen speak.
Oh no no, no code. Only straightforward speak here.
 

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The U50 in particular is incredibly thin for a 500m WR watch (and dive watches in general) at 11.2mm and it just wears extremely well.

They really do offer a unique package (especially for a diver) and as you said, the lack of thickness makes for a super comfortable, durable watch. My only gripe with Sinn is that the bracelets feel cheap. The one I owned was 15 years ago, but they still seem to look the same. However, throw them on a NATO and it's a lot of watch for the money. If it matters, you are also not likely to see one out in the wild unlike a sub or seamaster.
 

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Received my Delugs deployant today and put it on a navy matte blue alligator strap I had purchased from delugs about a year or so ago.

I spend way too much time at work typing so you guys are getting bullet points lol.

-Pretty easy to install. Remove the normal spring bar, attach one end, and you're basically done. Took me a minute or so.

-The springs feel nice. Not loose or anything. Very snappy.

-The "S" shaped pin is very pronounced and does what the information on their site says it does. That whole area on the strap is quite flat and comfy.

-I like to type a lot while wearing my watches, and sometimes deployants make it feel weird when my wrist rests on my desk. This fits great and is close to as comfy as a normal pin buckle to me.

-Stylized D logo on this looks nice too. Not tacky or anything and I don't see a reason to scratch my OEM buckles. :)

For the money, I am happy with it and will be ordering 2 or 3 more to stick on some of my watches with nicer leather straps that I do not want to put premature wear and tear on.

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