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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jungle Jim, Jan 22, 2007.
The real high-end ones endeavor to mimic Rollie's teflon coated geartrain too.
So which one is this?
Seems a bit dodgy for some reason.
Seems legit to me.
I picked up a new to me Omega Seamaster for the considerable sum of $35.
Also scored a Sog Vulcan for $20
Here are a couple that I have purchased since the last time I posted in this thread. The one on the left is an Asian market Citizen Automatic (NJ2166-55A). The one on the right is a Squale 1515, also an automatic with an ETA movement.
Since taking the picture I have changed the bands. The Citizen now has brown leather and the Squale is on a NATO.
My wife and I were invited to a preview showing of the new James Bond movie Skyfall last evening. The movie was GREAT...JB Hudson Jewelers invited us and they had the new 50 year Omega 007 mens and womens watches on hand for us to check out. I loved the watch. The size was perfect for my tastes (I do not care for the new large mens styles) and I can read it with out my glasses on. I did not see the movement thru the back but I understand it looks like a 9mm bullet. I almost forgot, the MSRP for the mens in $5000.
My everyday watch is a Rolex date just SS & Gold that I bought in 1983. I wear inexpensive watches when I ride.
That Squale 1515 is a very attractive watch. Good purchase.
SISU A3 Guardian, Eclipse model
May have found a new addiction...not good (joining watchuseek definitely didn't help)...but I guess it's better than booze and crack. Just got an HMT Kohinoor delivered today for all of $15. Definitely needs a new band, but other than that, I'm loving the damn thing. Cheap, simple, no-frills, and seems to be well made. Pics coming soon!
Good choice - I have the same inc with the orange numbers.
Although my strap is actually a Zulu
My planet ocean is my daily watch . I love it !!
I own watches most people have never heard of and this is my favorite daily watch.
has anyone owned/owns a Sinn watch?, I am really interested in a Sinn 103 and would like some reviews from owners. I have previously owned a Submariner, and then a Planet Ocean. This time I am looking for something a little different. Apparently there is only one source to order these watchbuys.com.
Never owned one but I wouldn't hesitate for a second if I were in the market and they had a model that fit my ...err....needs.
I have one. Bought it a few years ago.No problems ,good fit etc. You should see a 20% plus discount on one these days.
Here is my small affordable collection:
I've owned a number of them through the years, first a 6000 Frankfurt (around 12 years ago), a 656, a couple of others who's numbers i can recall, and now I have a 42mm U1 SDR. I think my brother owns a 103, which he bought to replace a Speedmaster he had stolen. I have a few Subs as well, a Sea Dweller, Panerai's, Cartier, Gashutte, and others, so I've been around the block with watches. Sinn makes outstanding watches, and the dressy 6000 chrono was built and finished as well as any Rolex or Omega I've owned. The other Sinn's I've had were mostly tool watches, so not highly polished or decorated, but they were very well made, and had tried and true, durable Swiss automatic movements that kept excellent time. My current U1 is the most accurate watch I own, and built like an absolute tank. I'm obviously a big Submariner fan, and I love the Planet Ocean (especially the 42mm with the orange rubber strap!), and Sinn doesn't have the known bling appeal or cache of a Sub or Omega, if that matters to you, but I think they're a great value. The only real flaw I can see on my U1 is the paint on the hands isn't particularly even, noticeable with naked eye, and quite obvious with a loupe, but this is serious nitpicking on a watch that costs less than $2k. The case, strap, and clasp are flawless, and the case is still virtually perfect after a couple of years of pretty hard use, including a lot of snorkeling and a week of beating the hell out of it nearly 24/7 on a sailing trip.
I think Sinn still offers some models with Lemania movements, which have excellent long-term value potential, so you might want to look at one of those. The 103 is a beautiful watch, particularly the model with the white subdials. I'm also a big fan of the EZM 3.
The guys at Watchbuys are fantastic to deal with, and the nice thing about having only one dealer here in the states that doesn't discount Sinn is that the resale market is excellent, and if you decide you want to sell a Sinn you're not going to lose half your money on it.
Another excellent brand that Watchbuys sells is Muhle Glashutte. I have the classic Search and Rescue model on the bracelet, and I would consider it as good a watch as the Sinn, with even better finishing on the dial.
Just got this solid time machine. It is just a beautiful build . Enough said. Fits the wrist like a charm, looks big, wears super comfortable.. The rubber strap keeps it from moving about on the wrist.
Size comparison to my Lum-Tec Lumzilla,, Just a hair larger.
Man that Rolex is nice. On my short list.