Watch of the Year 2021 - C63 Sealander Automatic

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Re: Watch of the Year 2021 - C63 Sealander Automatic

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In the end I think the C63 Sealander is a deserving model for the watch of the year recognition. The Concept is a Moonshot kind of watch: aspirational, highly finished, expensive, and exclusive. The Sealander is attainable. Both are amazing for what they deliver. I voted for the Concept but I feel the Sealander is the right one.
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Love mine, fun fact - it fits the cheap eBay seamaster aqua terra straps, the 41mm has 20mm lugs and you can wrangle those curved end straps into it!
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Re: Watch of the Year 2021 - C63 Sealander Automatic

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mxrkmurray wrote:Love mine, fun fact - it fits the cheap eBay seamaster aqua terra straps, the 41mm has 20mm lugs and you can wrangle those curved end straps into it!
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In my opinion, the C63 looks a lot better, although Sinn certainly makes quality watches. The price/performance ratio alone is clearly on the side of the C63.
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mvlow wrote:I really like Sinn Watches, so I have inevitably compared the C63 Auto to the Sinn 556I. The specs are similar, and the size and overall look are similar. The Sinn sells for $1,530 on Watchbuys, whereas the CW sells for on $815. While I would be tempted by the Sinn, I would probably purchase the C63 Auto based on value for money for similar quality and looks. I love my Sinn 104, but would have a hard time justifying almost twice the price for the 556. This to me is a perfect example of what makes the C63 such a standout watch in its category and is a great choice for watch of the year.

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My next watch (in a few months time) will be either the Sinn 104 White dial or the C63 GMT White dial.
I know we are all biased on this forum and they are very different but what would peoples preference be?
I have had the Black 104 before but sold it to finance another purchase.


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Re: Watch of the Year 2021 - C63 Sealander Automatic

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Wolfman53 wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:01 pm
mvlow wrote:I really like Sinn Watches, so I have inevitably compared the C63 Auto to the Sinn 556I. The specs are similar, and the size and overall look are similar. The Sinn sells for $1,530 on Watchbuys, whereas the CW sells for on $815. While I would be tempted by the Sinn, I would probably purchase the C63 Auto based on value for money for similar quality and looks. I love my Sinn 104, but would have a hard time justifying almost twice the price for the 556. This to me is a perfect example of what makes the C63 such a standout watch in its category and is a great choice for watch of the year.


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My next watch (in a few months time) will be either the Sinn 104 White dial or the C63 GMT White dial.
I know we are all biased on this forum and they are very different but what would peoples preference be?
I have had the Black 104 before but sold it to finance another purchase.


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Funnily enough these are three watches that often go round in my mind as a next watch purchase, if that day arrives. The Sinns - 556i/104 and the CW C63 Auto. First off, you've been an owner of the 104 previously so you should know what they're all about. My thought process has led me to the fact CW is certainly better bang for your buck, at least 50% cheaper. I think both brands have their strengths where the build quality is concerned. But...like so many brands, where Sinn is concerned, you're paying a premium for the branding and its sixty years of heritage. When price is the driving metric it's hard to not pick the CW, it's a fine looking watch, too. All that said, I love Sinn and hope to add one to my box at some stage.

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Re: Watch of the Year 2021 - C63 Sealander Automatic

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strapline wrote:
Wolfman53 wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 1:01 pm
mvlow wrote:I really like Sinn Watches, so I have inevitably compared the C63 Auto to the Sinn 556I. The specs are similar, and the size and overall look are similar. The Sinn sells for $1,530 on Watchbuys, whereas the CW sells for on $815. While I would be tempted by the Sinn, I would probably purchase the C63 Auto based on value for money for similar quality and looks. I love my Sinn 104, but would have a hard time justifying almost twice the price for the 556. This to me is a perfect example of what makes the C63 such a standout watch in its category and is a great choice for watch of the year.


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My next watch (in a few months time) will be either the Sinn 104 White dial or the C63 GMT White dial.
I know we are all biased on this forum and they are very different but what would peoples preference be?
I have had the Black 104 before but sold it to finance another purchase.


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Funnily enough these are three watches that often go round in my mind as a next watch purchase, if that day arrives. The Sinns - 556i/104 and the CW C63 Auto. First off, you've been an owner of the 104 previously so you should know what they're all about. My thought process has led me to the fact CW is certainly better bang for your buck, at least 50% cheaper. I think both brands have their strengths where the build quality is concerned. But...like so many brands, where Sinn is concerned, you're paying a premium for the branding and its sixty years of heritage. When price is the driving metric it's hard to not pick the CW, it's a fine looking watch, too. All that said, I love Sinn and hope to add one to my box at some stage.

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Thank you. Appreciated. The overall feeling of the 104 to me is of precision German engineering.
I really like the White C63 GMT so I am leaning that way at present.
Just waiting to get some funds together and for a voucher!

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Re: Watch of the Year 2021 - C63 Sealander Automatic

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Totally agree it’s a great watch. I got one just before Christmas! I’m liking it more each day. It really is such good value. One of the first CW watches that I thought was especially good looking as well !