January 31, 2010

Sinn 856 UTC Review


Sinn 856 UTC Watch Review
  
  One of the great benefits to owning a Sinn watch is they are not main stream, nor found in any given mall across the country. Sinn is a German company building solid timepieces and the Sinn 856 UTC (same as a GMT function) falls right in line. 
  The 856 (ref. 856.010.S) is a classic pilot watch with a twist. Most would agree that any true pilot watch has a second time zone represented. This Sinn does, instead of the 24 hour markers following the around the outer edge of the dial, they are front and center in the middle. The 24 hour handed is distinguished by the yellow tipped hour hand. The watch and second time zone are powered by an ETA 2893-2, with an estimated 42 hour power reserve. The date window is subtly tucked away at the 4 o’clock position, keeping it form distracting from the flow of the dial. Like the U1, the 856 has a Tegimented case. This process hardens the steel to roughly 1500 Vickers, much harder than standard stainless steel.

Pros - Unique 24 hour design, crisp clean lines, Tegiment case. 

Consideration - The 24 hour markers are positioned towards the middle of the dial, this can be difficult to read for some. 

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 40mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Black
Strap: Leather 
Lug Width: 20mm
Movement: ETA 2893-2
Power Reserve: 42 hr
Water Resistant:200m

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