Let me start by saying that this green dialed Sinn 104 St Sa A G with its list cost of €1250 is just a slightly extraordinary rendition from the standard Sinn 104.
The 104 could be viewed as the section level watch from the watchmaker from Frankfurt am Main in Germany. Yet, that doesn’t mean it is cheap. I would say that the Sinn 104 is on my shortlist with regards to watches around a 1000 Euro. This new green form that was presented during Baselworld 2019, is slightly more costly than the regular adaptation (starting at €1150), yet I am certain that this distinction can be neglected.
Sinn 104 St Sa A G
Sinn has a special place in my horological heart. Although I as of now don’t claim one of their watches, a portion of my colleagues do. Sinn made (and still makes) some lovely amazing watches, of which the original 142 is still among my absolute favorite chronographs. It is one of those watches that I regret selling, however at the time I had probably certain reasons to release it (in a trade). Sinn is known for its highly functional watches. Structure follows work, applicable to many items made in Germany. The ideal examples of this are the Sinn EZM and U(boat) models. Then again, with their Frankfurter Finanzplatz watches Sinn also realizes how to create elegant timepieces.
In late years, we’ve seen the ascent of green dials. Perhaps the Rolex Submariner 16610LV (‘Kermit’) was one of the first that made its way to people in general, yet in fact, green dials have been around any longer. In any case, since the time the popular Kermit and perhaps considerably more popular Submariner ‘Hulk’ , the green dial is making its comeback. Indeed, even last week we showed you a beautiful new Omega Seamaster 300 with green Malachite dial . In any case, what about the line-up of green dial Seikos? Green dials aren’t new to Sinn, you might recall their Jagduhr (3006) from last year, as imagined below.
The dial of the Sinn 104 St Sa A G is a smidgen more grainy though. The metallic green dial appears to have a little structure, which gives it a pleasant profundity. The Sinn 104 is currently available with five distinct dials: black, white, blue, anthracite and green. Although there’s nothing wrong with the black dial, I am by one way or another mostly drawn to the white dial Sinn 104 St Sa I W and now this green 104 St Sa A G. An outline of all Sinn 104 variations can be found .
The Sinn 104 with green dial is basically a 104 like all different variations. I recollect when these were presented and having a retail cost of under 1000 Euro. That was an overly strong recommendation, yet this value point was not sustainable for Sinn. The Sinn 104 currently starts at 1150 Euro, for a variant on a leather strap. This green dial 104 St Sa A G is slightly more costly than that, it is up to you in the event that you think it is worth it.
Besides the shade of the dial, this restricted version (500 pieces) Sinn 104 St Sa A G has an alternate development as well. Instead of the usual Sellita SW 220-1, this green 104 has the ETA 2836-2 development. In the rotor, there’s “Eine von 500” engraved, which means – you’ve guessed it already – “One of 500”. I rather would have seen an extraordinary number here, as that offers a touch more uniqueness to this restricted version. Sinn isn’t alone in using this way of indicating it is a restricted release, IWC utilizes the same method.
What has stayed?
The stainless steel case is identical to the next 104 models and has a diameter of 41mm and has a thickness of 11.5mm. Obviously, the bi-directional pilot’s bezel also stayed. It is using the Captive technology that has been created by Sinn, to guarantee that the bezel will stay put on the watch when presented to hard thumps or drops. All design aspects that make the 104 an exceptionally basic yet functional pilot’s watch have been regarded. What’s more, the Sinn 104 is water resistant to 200 meters and uses a screw-down crown. Sinn made sure that the 104 meets the DIN (German standards) for water resistance and anti-magnetism, for example. Functionality shrewd, notwithstanding using the ETA 2836-2 development instead of the Sellita SW 220-1, everything stayed the same. There’s a hacking capacity (stopping the seconds hand when pulling out the crown) and brisk set day date. An advantage of the ETA 2836-2 is the longer force save (42 hours instead of 38).
Sinn 104 Pricing and Availability
Where the normal Sinn 104 model starts at €1150 (with leather strap), Sinn added another 100 Eypo for the green dial and ETA based development. On the official Sinn site (where you can also arrange on-line) this new green 104 is already sold out, yet they also indicate that it is still available at a portion of their retailers. In case you are interested, it is best to contact Sinn straightforwardly to ask them about the retailers who still have these green 104 models in stock. If not, consider the 104 with a white, blue, black or anthracite dial. They’re all a great deal of bang for the buck and an awesome assortment starter as well as a pleasant addition to an already existing collection.
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