July 19, 2009

Sinn U1 1000m Watch Review

Sinn U1 1000m Dive Watch

The Sinn U1 mens watch is another example of a great “tool” watch, it is tough as nails! The watch weighs in at 175 grams, supporting the 44mm. The U1 is 14mm thick and made of submarine steel. Let’s get right to the best part of this watch, the bezel. Sinn uses it now recognized Tegiment process to the bezel, this gives it a hardness rating of 1500Vickers opposed to standard stainless steel that has an average of 220Vickers! Hence why this watch is tough as “nails” so to speak. As the name suggest it is water resistant to 1000m, to help achieve this depth the U1 has a double locking crown. This Sinn uses the tried and true ETA 2824, with hacking. We like that the U1 has a 22mm lug width, nothing worse than a larger watch on a 20mm strap. It comes standard on a very well made black rubber strap that has a deployment buckle and a nice diver extension. Nice big, clean, easy to read dial, with a date window at the 3 o’clock position.

Pros - Clean dial, nice standard movement, Tegiment bezel, 1000m. 

Considerations - Since it is not sold at brick and mortar stores, you would be more than likely purchasing without ever seeing it in person first.

Case: Stainless Steel
Case Diameter: 44mm
Bezel: Tegiment
Crystal: Sapphire
Dial: Black
Strap: Rubber 
Lug Width: 22mm
Movement: Automatic 
Water Resistant: 1000m

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