As the title says – it’s a Sinn to have a Divers watch this good. This description applies of course to the Sinn SU1 and one from my “private” selection.
This is from a selected range of models I have being held in a solid rosewood display box, and where basically my “never to be sold on” watches reside. It’s all too easy to sell on something you’ve maybe had for years for that new special model that you’ve just seen recently and have to have. Such as the Autodromo Stradale I’ve just featured in the last Post.
But my “private” box is sacrosanct! Indeed I have exactly 20 watches in this category, from dress, vintage, divers, military and antique – the true collectors bit shall we say and whilst not often too expensive, there is the odd exception and these ones could be viewed as investments too.
But the Sinn U1 is just one of those watches that’s ” just right” and whether it’s the form of the whole, or the balance of the hands to dial markers, that wonderful seconds hand or the general “look” of the watch – it is a superb piece of design work.
High quality goes without saying, what with “submarine” bead blasted non magnetic steel case, double anti-reflection coated sapphire crystal and fabulous luminous dial indices and hands in low light/darkness. It is powered by the Sellita SW200-1 automatic 26 jewel hacking movement which is shock and magnetic resistant and with a 100bar (1000m) Water Resistance rating. 44mm x 14.3mm depth makes for a neat Divers watch compared to many. The waterproofed leather strap on this model has double thick lug protector ends and a very high quality deployment buckle system with divers extension.
Not much in the way of negatives with the U1 – with the exception perhaps of the Date window @3 is a little small even with decent contrast, but everything else for me is just right and I’ve said it before, it’s often about “balance” and this watch has it in spades.
Funnily enough another model I like and for basically the same reasons is the Momentum Format 4 and although perhaps not in the same league, it also has that balance between appearance and fitness for purpose that I find so attractive. But it’s the Sinn U1 that lives in my “selection” box.
At just over £1000 not a cheap model by any means, but it’s definitely one of those watches that once you own it – you keep it.