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  • What are your thoughts on this Sinn GMT?

    I've only owned one Sinn, and really liked it, and am a fan of the brand in general.
    Having sold my Omega GMT to a friend, I'm feeling the itch to obtain another GMT/UTC watch, so I solicit your opinions of this:

    https://www.sinn.de/en/Modell/857_UTC_VFR.htm

    Any recommendations of a good, GMT tool watch are welcome.
    Last edited by Watch Carefully; 09-13-2020, 02:16 PM.

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    There's another one on Watch Recon...

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/thread...celet.5229008/
    "So Many Watches / So Little Time"

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    • #3
      I like it, and generally enjoy Sinns, but you need to decide whether this is the type of GMT function you prefer.

      I prefer the version you had in the Omega, which is often referred to a 'true GMT', as the 12 hound is independently adjustable. You never need to stop the watch and reset it to make it show the new local time wherever you just traveled to. The Sinn comes with the 24 hour hand independently adjustable.

      I recommend the Tudor GMT, and some will hesitate because the various forums have had people report issues with the date feature not working correctly, but mine has been flawless. It has a true GMT feature and pretty well has all the things I like in a watch. Competent lume, water resistance, large easy to operate crown, domed sapphire crystal, matte black dial, and classic style. I could probably go on about the power reseve etc, but I won't. Let's just say that I can't think of anything else I want from a watch.



      Another one I have eyed for some time is the Citizen Promaster World Timer. Just seems like the ideal 'fly under the radar' watch, with proper water resistance, great legible and well lumed markers and hands, and something you could take literally into any situation for less than 300 bucks. Eco drives have been reported to run years and years without needing service. The more I write, the more I ask myself why I don't have one yet...

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      Last edited by JP(Canada); 09-13-2020, 03:18 PM. Reason: fat fingers
      JP

      They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.

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      • #4
        Still Sinn... Not a pure GMT but a 2nd (12 Hr) time zone.

        https://www.watchuseek.com/threads/f...xtras.5220555/
        Last edited by kurt48; 09-13-2020, 03:28 PM.
        "So Many Watches / So Little Time"

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        • #5
          To my eyes, I think the Sinn is a bit too busy - as are most GMT watches these days. My vote goes for the Tudor. Classic, high quality, and if you buy one new (even with the premium most dealers add) it's still half the price of a Rolex GMT with the same adjustment system and quality. I want one one of these days.

          George
          Cardigan American Princess Celeste says, "It's too quiet. You guys get up off your butts and start doing things."

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          • #6
            The Tudor is at the top of my wish list. I may have to head to one of the casinos tomorrow.
            If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.
            - Mario Andretti

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            • #7
              Thanks for all the excellent input, chaps.

              I must admit, I do like the Tudor, but A) I suspect it costs well above the sub-$2000 prices at which a pre-owned Sinn UTC can be bought and B) it's exactly the clean sort of dial my old GMT had, and the Sinn is a welcome change after nearly 20 years of that.

              I'll continue to look, though there is something about that 857 UTC that prods my imagination...

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              • #8
                I like the Sinn, but then again, I love busy dials. the Tudor is killer too, but will be a lot more expensive.

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                • #9
                  One of my big regrets is selling my Sinn 103 St Sa UTC. I like the Sinn. It is heavy, and of late I've tended to titanium, though I am not really wearing watches that much these days. I do have the earlier iteration of the Citizen pictured. It is now 18 years old and runs close to flawlessly... and I am actually wearing it today.

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                  • #10
                    I really like it Brad, it looks very readable to me, a proper German instrument dial and good value.

                    This is my only GMT, it's Ti and one of my favourites.

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                    • #11
                      That 'Landmaster' has a spectacular dial!

                      "So Many Watches / So Little Time"

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                      • #12
                        I’m a fan of Sinn in general. I do like this one. That being said, if I were going to get a watch with a GMT function again it would be a sinn U2.

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                        • #13
                          Love that Landmaster, Tim.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kurt48 View Post
                            That 'Landmaster' has a spectacular dial!
                            Thanks Kurt.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mosswood View Post
                              Love that Landmaster, Tim.
                              Thanks Jonathan, they often come up for sale in Japan if you're ever after one.

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