The Sinn bug has bit me big time. Recently I went around looking at what is currently available in Taiwan. There were some interesting pieces and that makes choosing more difficult. I have basically narrowed it down to the Sinn Diving series of watches. Somehow, the Sinn 857 from the Instrument range is also interesting. The question is, if I need the water resistant rating of the Diving watch....
The Sinn 857 watch.
Anyway, it is either the U1 or U2. I have to decide between the basic U1 or U2 or one of those S or SDR watches. The difference being the Tegiment treatment, and is it applied only to the bezel or the entire watch and also if I like the all black watch. I also have to justify (to myself and better half) the price difference between the U1 and U2 and also the different versions U1 and U2.
The Sinn U1.
In my look and see session, I manage to confuse myself further. Why? Well I manage to find the following watches on sale in Taiwan. These are limited edition and limited production Sinn. I found out that I can get a Sinn U1 for about NTD 56,000 or USD 1,700. That price is still subject to a little bit of negotiation.
Then comes the limited edition Sinn Tempus Limited Edition of 250 pieces. Of course this watch is pre-loved, but still in good condition. I would rate it about 90 to 93%, because the white index markings on the bezel has some missing paint. The watch was listed at NTD 80,000 or USD 2,400. The price is before discount.
Then I found the Sinn Tempus U Black. I understand it is a limited run of 399 pieces. Together with this watch was the recently sold out limited production Sinn U1 W (white). I did not manage to check out the prices for these watches as I ran out of time. Maybe sometime next week as I will be away for a family vacation until mid next week.
The Sinn U1 W.
The Sinn U1 Tempus (left) and Sinn U Black (right).
Anyway, I am more inclined towards the U2. But I have yet to find any being sold here in Taiwan. Most of the shops I been too have the U1 but not the U2. More so the Sinn U2S. Well I am not in a hurry. I think I am ready to be a Sinn-er, it is just the question of which watch.