Yeah thats the downside with watches that don't have much AD presence and with Sinn watchbuys is the only AD in America. However I've seen from multiple people on Reddit and watchuseek saying that the clasp on the bracelet is trash and practically made out of tinfoil. This other guy posted very detailed pictures showing how rough the finishing is on the hands and how he had skin flakes under his crystal. Maybe they were just outlying examples, but IMO I don't think that's acceptable for the price and I was STILL considering getting one despite all that, but considering they literally JUST raised their price again 10% over night, I am very much turned off. Because now that watch is over 2 thousand after taxes and there's no way it's worth it, to me at least.Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: ↑Thu Apr 13, 2023 8:38 pmOut of interest, have you handled one or seen one close up? I'm not condoning people laying into you on WUS (I don't go there, so can't comment) and I haven't handled a Sinn either, so can't comment on that, but there are people on here who own them and seem pretty pleased with them.
I do think it's very easy to get monomaniacal and blinkered on these "interest" forums, whether it be watches, headphones or anything else.
People talk a lot about heritage as the main reason to buy one, but Helmut Sinn wanted his watches to be accessible which is why he went for the direct to customer model, but the company has definitely lost those principles over the years. So this may be a spicy take, but now it seems like CW is what Sinn was.