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    Well, it's materialised.... Sinn Revives the Special Forces Chronograph with the EZM 1.1 Limited Edition | Watches By SJX

    Thoughts? For me I welcome the return to market of the design, I think Ti would have been better and don't think the increased size is too much of a problem. Best for me is they've stuck to the main design very well.

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    I like it. Since i've never worn a Ti, i can't say if i'd like that better than steel. Lovely, but too expensive (for me )

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    It is really interesting this one.
    The EZM13 was a tide over (using the SZ02 proprietary movement). It came in at the right size, but with numerals on the dial - a mistake. BUT, it was very good value, given all the tech it used.
    Now we get the EZm1.1 - too big, and still steel (although tegimented now) and the SZ01 movement. The design returns to the original bar the size.
    But, it is way too expensive. There is no incentive at all to buy the recreation when the original can be had for 60% of the cost of the new model, surely?????

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    For me this is a design of such accuracy of economy it separates one of the elements of a chronograph or 'complication' beautifully. We are talking about a watch, I see many products that start with their function and then elements are added to this 'framework' to attract different elements of the market to maximize sales. So perhaps gold might be added to attract the 'gift market' a white dial perhaps for countries with a lot of sun, made waterproof for the 'outdoor practical market', diamonds, enamel, etc. etc. etc.

    I am perhaps riffing a little here as I try and distill the ideas down to explain my next point but bear with me....

    The EZM 1 is 'the' best combination of leaving the old behind and just offering total clarity...... I believe I am attracted to watches looking online as images of art.... I get the same feeling from seeing details of buildings, bridges, the teeth of a comb, the slide of an automatic pistol, it is 'creative order' that appeals to me....


    Chrysler Building NY,


    Waterloo Bridge London, (see below for inspiration)







    it is even found in nature.... 'fossil ammonites' perhaps of the displayed musculature of a thoroughbred race horse..... but I am becoming too organic......





    and perhaps these references were behind the Babe EZM-1 originally but for me these references should have remained purely in the Subconscious



    So to bring it all back around...I opened my mind to myself about the EZM-1.. a watch I have owned many times and poured it out above.... but time to leave these 'flights of fancy' these organic 'found in nature' to these practical references 'bridges buildings' and just say it how it is.......

    It is 'THE BEST' designed chronograph dial, crystal, bezel and hand combination I have ever seen for its total design accuracy..(Tudor Pelagos is close) but I won't own one again... I have moved on in my head.... I've owned one... I've owned an Eames Recliner (something I thought the ultimate) but like the recliner I have moved on not to somewhere better just down the road... cheers




    PS whether the EZM-1 will go on to inspire a song is as yet unknown but that bridge did... :-)

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    That's great Al', and I'd echo that - for me it's also the level of attention every part/feature has had - for example how to differentiate the chrono and main hands is usually done with colour (orange/red for the chrono set, white for the main set) here it is the length of lume - this works even better at night. Avoiding colour yet making them easily differentiated and readable in any condition is very clever but also gives a very neat and simple design.

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    I think if you look at it in the context of a 're-issue' and compare to other recent re-issues such as the Pelagos, the Heuer Carrera, Skipper and the Zenith Cairelli then it stands up well - it still retains the primary design features that make the watch unique and hasn't over-egged the pudding with any additional script (except the 'SZ01' in gloss black) or fundamental changes.


    Points I notice are the slightly thicker minute hand, the small gloss script and the D3 pusher system and the reverting to a triangular rather than trapezoid lume pip. Depth is 200m (down from the 300m EZM1 - and 100m up from the Damasko DC80). The more contentious points are the size - I find the original the perfect size for me but wouldn't consider a 3mm size up to be too outrageous - it's the size of most watches on the market at the moment I guess so fits with that aspect. Secondly the material - steel (albeit tegimented') rather than Titanium is a shame I think as the Titanium is warm, light, naturally dull and fits so well for the original - but again, this wouldn't be a deal breaker for me considering what it is/does. It keeps the classic Heuer-shaped case, lugs and they didn't go down the EZM13/Tutima M2 route and use the integrated pushers.


    As a Lemania lover a modified 7750 doesn't hold that same allure for me, but I'm pragmatic enough to recognise it does the job and seems a fair modification/substitution bearing in mind the L5100 is no more anyway.


    Competition? Well, there's the cheaper, arguably 'better' original and the coincidentally about to be released Damasko DC80; the DC80 has a totally different look to it - more Sinn U1 than EZM with it's more 'modern', flat styling, but what grates with me about it is the 'unnecessary' cross-hair on the dial, the thicker minute hashes, no needle point on the minute hand and the unmatched lume length on the second hand - not as clean and neat as the original execution nor as focused on practical purpose - the essential point for a simple 'mission timer' [which in fairness the Damasko doesn't describe itself as]. Just a tad too much cosmetic for me, but still a great watch with essentially the best chronograph display method, so kudos for that.


    I'd like to see one in the flesh, and wouldn't say no to having one necessarily - I think Sinn did a good job that at least brings the centre chronograph back into play in it's purest format; if I wasn't so enamoured with the originals and if I wanted a new watch rather than an almost vintage one, I'd happily give it a go - in that context and in today's market, the EZM1.1 is worth a serious look I reckon, a tad pricey perhaps but still fairly unique.

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    And a 'wild' shot of the new one from a satisfied German customer -

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    Last edited by andy_s; 06-09-2017 at 15:57.

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