Hands-On: The Sinn 103 St Sa E (Live Pics & Pricing)
Heuer Bundeswehr chronograph.
For every one of these reasons, the Sinn 103 St Sa is a famous pick among watch devotees, especially those searching for a watch whose looks can be followed back to the post-war time frame and the beginning of Sinn’s set of experiences, when pilot’s chronographs had their second with the presentation of wristwatches like the Type XX from Breguet, the Cairelli from Zenith, and the Bundeswehr from Heuer (and Sinn besides). Unsurprisingly, the Type XX and the Cairelli were both re-dispatched quite recently.
The IWC 3705 Fliegerchronograph Reference 3705, around 1994, utilizes a similar development as the most recent Sinn 103
These each have their own idiosyncrasies and own developments, yet it’s essential to note they are all principally chronographs, though the 103 St Sa conveys a couple of extra highlights that can be followed to later pilot’s watches, for example, the Valjoux 7750–fueled IWC ref. 3705. This is the development Sinn decided for its own 103, however the case shape and bezel have determinedly mid-century roots, and the outcome is a watch that looks vintage, yet feels very present day.
The watch is suggestive of more established pilot chronographs with regards to the state of the case and drags, just as having a bi-directional commencement bezel.
The most recent variant of the Sinn 103 St Sa – which Sinn has been offering in some structure or another for as far back as I can recollect – is the first to completely accept the association with these vintage models, because of the presentation of velvety glowing material that imitates the maturing found on vintage models. You’ll see it here on both the hour markers and the needle hands.
The pushers in the unscrewed position, prepared for use.
Don’t be tricked by artificial patina however, this is a contemporary watch, with much better water, pressure, and magnetic obstruction than those made during the 1950s (yet without the times of wear and the extra character that comes with that experience). The watch comes in a cleaned tempered steel case that estimates 41mm from one side to another, and 47mm from one drag to another, and it sits high over the wrist, being 17mm thick with the domed gem. That last number may be an issue for a few, yet the watch wears fairly well for something this thick. The sides of the carries are brushed, and the actual hauls slant downwards for a superior fit on the wrist.
If there’s one kind of watch that can be excused for being very enormous, it’s the pilot’s watch. Sinn, view yourself as pardoned. This is very wearable.
As referenced over, the watch is fueled by a Valjoux 7750, one of the more generally utilized self-winding chronograph developments, known for its unwavering quality and usefulness. Sinn has made a couple of corrective changes to the base development, for example, including its name the rotor, yet these are minor and littly affect the system. The development actually conveys the 42-hour power hold, the day and date markers, and the durable programmed winding mechanism.
A perspective on Sinn’s Valjoux 7750 base development.
The Sinn 103 St Sa is a restricted release of 300 pieces, and as per Sinn, precisely half were pre-offered to clients during the initial 48 hours after it was disclosed. The watch is sold on three separate lash alternatives. Costs start at $2,250 on the cowhide lash and go up to $2,560 on the fine connection arm band. There is a non-restricted version accessible from $1,880 also, without the plain vintage references.
Only 300 bits of this restricted version are being made.
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