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    One of my favorite watches (Sinn 157Ti Ty) returned today after a complete service and bead blasting of both case and bracelet:







    Before the service, the 5100 inside was stopping just past midnight. My local servicer and I figured that the central chronograph clutch was not fully disengaging, and the extra drag would stop the movement when the date was changing. It would work with the chronograph running all the time—until a few months ago, that is. The central seconds hand began resetting incorrectly, so I knew it was time for a service. Shame, really. I was happy to pay more for it because the seller said it was recently serviced. I'm sure it was indeed serviced, just poorly serviced.

    In an old photo, you can see where the case seems almost polished:



    Titanium is one of the best materials for watches, and this is one of my favorites designs. Classic, perhaps even timeless. Or maybe I prattle.

    But I really like this watch.


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    I really like that watch too. Beautiful.
    I like Titanium too.
    Dave J

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    These are really great value for money at the moment. They seem to be a bit unloved judging from the number that seem to come up for sale, but again, they're a great package. Yours came up very nicely, too.

    Cheers,
    -flugzeit

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    Great choice, and a very nice example. I personally think the Ti, and more especailly the enlarged diameter pump-pushers really compliment this case well, it is a distinct improvement on the earlier models, and the Arctos/Tengler Bund chronos on which it is based.

    Must be nice to have it back.

    Without going into numbers, how were the costs at Sinn for the case refinishing? Good, or ferociously high?

    Dave
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    Love that - Really nice
    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS View Post
    Must be nice to have it back.
    Indeed, it has been on my wrist since. The size and weight are (for me) perfect. And everything else, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS View Post
    Without going into numbers, how were the costs at Sinn for the case refinishing? Good, or ferociously high?
    This was done in the States for under US $400 by a specialist but not a Sinn-specific specialist. Lord only knows how much Sinn want for a complete restoration! And there are the issues with shipping and German (and U.S.) Customs...

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    Super watch and it looks like they've done a good job with it too - looks brand spankers!

    A classic indeed.

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