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Old 6 April 2019, 09:25 AM   #1
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Sinn 356: my daily driver

I friggin love this thing! It’s pretty much been my daily for the past 16 months. Although it’s a bit thick @ 15mm I wear it everywhere and doing everything. Business, casual, welding, hiking...it works great with a bunch of straps with the 20mm lug width but I really just rotate 2-3 straps. I use a Choice Cuts Industries leather strap most of the time but like to toss it on some fun nato's to play with it.

Here are a couple of shots of it while hiking though Iceland, a dram on #FliegerFriday, backpacking and with some business clothes.










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Old 6 April 2019, 09:45 AM   #2
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I first saw the Sinn 356 about 2 years ago on instagram and quickly fell in love. At the time I thought it was a great bang for the buck of sporty, legible, tough and for a Sinn fairly stylish. I bought it pre-owned which came on their bracelet and an extra rubber strap. Neither of these spoke to me, in fact I thought the bracelet felt loose and cheap. Plus the design was modern but in a dated way. I ended up selling these but I'm not worried about the resale as it will never leave the stable.

Over my ownership I can't say I've had a single issue. It's kept great time and the case finish and sapphire crystal have held up amazingly well to everything I've thrown at it. I think I go easy on my watches and am cognizant of wearing something on my wrist however, I will also wear it while doing all sorts of activities where I should just take it off. Sometimes when unscrewing the crown there is a muddy area between the day/time positions but I've gotten so used to it setting the day or time comes automatically. The only other issue comes from the thickness, at 15mm it's large enough it doesn't fit under a cuff but I probably shouldn't be wearing it in that occasion anyway...Grand Seiko snowflake...I'm interested and ready to mingle!

I also love that it flies under the radar. 99% of the people that comment on it notice the strap and then have no idea of the brand. After buying it I found out my co-workers brother works at Watch Buys which I thought was hysterical so he noticed it right away.
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Old 6 April 2019, 08:44 PM   #3
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Very nice watch and photos
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Old 6 April 2019, 11:18 PM   #4
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Cool watch and great pictures.
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Old 6 April 2019, 11:53 PM   #5
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Thanks, still love pulling it out of the box so I guess that means it was a fantastic purchase. Happy to answer any questions for those thinking about Sinn.
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Old 6 April 2019, 11:58 PM   #6
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That's a stunner, Johnny! Love my 757 UTC for the same reasons. The Sinn no nonsense tool watch vibe is ever present. And like you, love to experiment with different strap options. Sinn looks great on a variety of combos.
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Old 7 April 2019, 09:40 PM   #7
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Old 8 April 2019, 06:44 AM   #8
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Just getting into Sinn. I want to make my first purchase of one. So torn. Ezm 3, 104 , U1? All different but I really want an everyday beater. Tough call . Love these pics


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Old 8 April 2019, 08:46 AM   #9
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it looks great
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Old 18 June 2019, 01:05 PM   #10
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Wow, I normally am not a fan of leather straps like those but I can't deny that I love the color enough that I am a fan of this one.
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Old 3 July 2019, 07:41 AM   #11
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Old 10 August 2019, 12:14 AM   #12
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Timely thread, since I've been jonesing for a 356 lately. Love the case size and shape, although I'm personally looking for the UTC version. Seems hard to find! Yours looks killer on those vintage leather straps!
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Old 10 August 2019, 01:34 AM   #13
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Look for a 356 with acrylic crystal and metal back which reduces the thickness a bit and gives you a little more vintage look.
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