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pasadena man

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I have to agree. I'm not a big watch guy (the below is pretty much my only "nice" watch), but I find a lot of German watches appealing.
This is my Sinn 103 Sa, purchased just before the pandemic. I did a special order to get one with the German day wheel, which does feel a bit more special to me because I studied German in college and my partner and her family are from Munich.

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It's pretty chunky and robust, which is not everyone's cup of tea, but I'm really enjoying it. At some point I'd like to get a Nomos for something that can be dressed up a bit more, but I'm not in a hurry.

Side note: I was thinking of getting a textile strap of some kind to have another option. Thoughts on olive versus tan?
The 103 was the first new watch I purchased when I got back into watches a few years ago. I use the chrono and rotating bezel features simultaneously whenever I wear it.

Sinn has a compelling story: its legendary founder, brand development, and the 103 model specifically (their first watch, introduced in 1963, during the Golden Age of chrono design).

The 103 and a NOMOS Tangomat would make a beautiful, and versatile, two watch collection.

Since you value the German connection, you might enjoy a 103 review I did on WUS a while back: https://www.watchuseek.com/threads/beyond-the-usual-suspects-my-journey-to-a-sinn-103.2827882/
 

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The 103 was the first new watch I purchased when I got back into watches a few years ago. I use the chrono and rotating bezel features simultaneously whenever I wear it.

Sinn has a compelling story: its legendary founder, brand development, and the 103 model specifically (their first watch, introduced in 1963, during the Golden Age of chrono design).

The 103 and a NOMOS Tangomat would make a beautiful, and versatile, two watch collection.

Since you value the German connection, you might enjoy a 103 review I did on WUS a while back: https://www.watchuseek.com/threads/beyond-the-usual-suspects-my-journey-to-a-sinn-103.2827882/
Thanks for sharing that. Very nice review and I agree on all points
 

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I don't wear a watch with black tie, or dive. Snorkeling and sailing are real possibilities, though, and while I don't wear watches a lot on shore, I am perfectly fine with wearing one with a suit, if I remember. So I'd pick something with good water resistance that doesn't get too flashy or clunky.

About the only things that spring to mind right now are the Datejust 41 (smooth bezel, oyster bracelet) and the VC Overseas. If I really wanted to make sure I could wear them at both ends of the spectrum, probably a rhodium dial for the Rolex, and some head-scratching for the color of the VC.

There are other models I would prefer, aesthetically. But getting 100-150m isn't going to be easy.
 

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