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Old January 17th, 2007, 04:29 PM
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Hey Chris, welcome to the EE boards. This is the place to get the 4-1-1 on watches and guns, oh and Rover junk too. lol

I'm not a huge fan of the Traser or the Luminox. Awesome field watches, but just not my taste.

Jack, the Sinn models are tres chic! I love those dials and guage-like hands and sub-dials. A friend of mine in the SOLAROS Rover group out here has a Bell&Ross (by Sinn) Type Demineur (shockproof and antimagnetic) that I'd love to have.

I might spend some time on the Sinn site later on.

By the way, loving the Speedmaster Professional! The SS Sub/date is in the box...I can hear it crying...

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Old January 17th, 2007, 06:16 PM
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I dig the Sinns. They have a unique look to them (especially the bracelet) that I really like.

My only reservation about the Sinns is that they aren't as classless as the Oyster Pros, Moon Watch, etc. The Sinns definitely have a "field watch" look to them. I think that's why I dig this Sinn:




If I'm getting a field watch, I want the dull Ti material and weirdo look.

But the Sinns are definitely sweet.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 10:35 PM
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LOL.
the only deal-breaker for me on the Sinns is the bracelet.

If I get one of those it'll have to be a strap.


I think that the Sinns are not quite "classless" like the sub or GMT, but I do think they have an application beyond the field.

There's a certain intellectual hipster quality to them. It's the sort of watch my Princeton film professor uncle might wear.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 04:17 AM
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I'm torn on the Sinn models. I prefer a solid quartz movement or manual wind movement in a field watch. Something about the automatics that seems a bit "fragile" for the field. An Omega Divers 200m quartz with black face and OD green or black Rhino strap would be a good choice.

On the other hand, I appreciate Jack's comments on the Sinn's attributes and novelty. A tough choice indeed. Are there any other sources for Sinn besides the internet? Don't think I've ever seen them in dealers.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 06:41 AM
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If I get one of those it'll have to be a strap.


There's a certain intellectual hipster quality to them.

I agree on both counts.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 06:52 AM
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Ron, thanks. My taste leads me in most all occasions towards my stainless bracelet watches, however I needed a new beater watch and I wanted something more casual so that fit the bill. My next purchase will hopefully be an Omega Seamaster or Speedmaster. Not sure which one yet...
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Old January 18th, 2007, 10:24 AM
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Are there any other sources for Sinn besides the internet? Don't think I've ever seen them in dealers.

Yeah, I really need to see this in person.

It looks like the 356 and 756 may be very round.
maybe too much so.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 10:29 AM
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This is pretty dissappointing.


Last edited by JSQ : January 18th, 2007 at 11:59 AM.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 11:38 AM
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I can't believe you guys aren't digging the Sinn bracelet. I love this bracelet:




It's so ugly it's cool. It reminds me of this lovable guy:


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Old January 18th, 2007, 11:58 AM
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"DANGER! DANGER! DANGER JOHN LEE!"
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Old January 18th, 2007, 01:52 PM
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"DANGER! DANGER! DANGER JOHN LEE!"

Wrong robot. John posted some Twilight Zone wannabe.

http://www.lostinspacerobot.com

Your ignorance is excused, young punk.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 01:57 PM
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LOL.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 02:11 PM
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I like the Sinn watches as well but I have to admit I don't care for either Jack's pic or John's.

I don't care for the my-watch-is-an-aircraft-gauge look or John's IWC-Porsche-design-wannabe either.

I'd pick one of the diving/chrono's like the 103ti, or perhaps the 356 flieger. Nice watches.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 02:15 PM
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Wrong robot. John posted some Twilight Zone wannabe.

http://www.lostinspacerobot.com

Your ignorance is excused, young punk.

Oh wow.

I'm really impressed that you know so much about early sci-fi robots considering you grew up in the days before television.

I can just see you sitting in front of the radio with your davey crockett coonskin cap on listening to LUX radio theater trying to imagine what a real "robot" might look like.

When TV was invented did the Lost In Space robot live up to your childhood expectations?
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Old January 18th, 2007, 02:57 PM
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You forget that Greg had the original Erector Set. He made his own robots.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 03:04 PM
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Using only the finest stainless steel hoseclamps that Germany has to offer.
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Old January 18th, 2007, 03:05 PM
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Don't get him started on the hose clamps. lol
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Old January 18th, 2007, 06:54 PM
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My fine collection of quality hose clamps may save your asses some day.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 10:02 PM
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Robby the Robot was introduced in a movie about 10 years earlier than the Robot B9.

They were designed by same person.
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Old January 21st, 2007, 09:22 AM
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hehe

I was aware that Robby was older as I recall seeing him in Twilight Zone episodes, other TV shows and The Forbidden Planet that predated Lost in Space. However, I was unaware he was in so many other TV episodes and movies:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1119475/filmogenre
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 10:50 AM
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hehe

I was aware that Robby was older as I recall seeing him in Twilight Zone episodes, other TV shows and The Forbidden Planet that predated Lost in Space. However, I was unaware he was in so many other TV episodes and movies:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1119475/filmogenre


Robby's career seems much more full-bodied than this one:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1067507/
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Old February 8th, 2007, 07:56 PM
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noticed this with my coffee this morning....

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister...le_1568117.php
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Old February 9th, 2007, 12:54 AM
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Robby's career seems much more full-bodied than this one:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1067507/


Awesome. She was a Juggy Dancer on the Man Show - I knew I'd seen her somewhere before
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Old February 9th, 2007, 09:21 AM
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noticed this with my coffee this morning....

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister...le_1568117.php


I like this part:


"The two men targeted luxury watches at eBay and other Web sites, using computers at Internet cafes in Westminster and Garden Grove."


Too funny.
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 05:07 PM
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Back to the regular programming:

Sinn has a great deal of variety in thier line. Some I care for, others not so much. Most carry simple lines and yield a more classical construction that parellels the oyster perpetual, which really appeals. The "Hummer" edition Jack pointed out is hopefully just a spurious event as most of thier prodcut line seem to lack such a blatant (and tasteless) label.

Unfortunately it appears to a have a cousin. The H2. No reference is inprinted, but still the notion that its related to a GM vehicle drastically cheapens the watch. I'm not positive, but bezel and lugs appear to be a product of photoshop?



While I'm not much of a chronometer person I'm kind of digging the 6000 Finanzplantzuhr. It doesn't have the connectivity at the band that Oyster Perp. does, but it screams tacit simplicity. Not a big fan of the sapphire display back. That might be a deal breaker. I'd have to see in on my wrist to be sure. It looks to have GMT capabilities, but the GMT wand blends in with the second hand making it difficult key into. Obviously the movement would segragate the two, but I would rather have the colormetric distinction.



Mostly I admire the utility in the 356 SA Flierger UTC. Its a bit more spartan than the 6000 and would probably be a better field watch. Even though I'd never see the backing the sapphire back still seems unattractive to me.

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