Sinn 144 - Relationship to Orfina PD

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    Default Sinn 144 - Relationship to Orfina PD

    Obviously the same case design, but how strong is the lineage beteen this



    and the Orfina PD?
    Andy

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    Hi again Andy

    The lineage seems clear to me, Herr Sinn reverse engineered the Orfina / PD case to make it his own, merely adding the pump pushers.

    He's done it again at Guinand, who probably made the 144 case for Sinn in the first place, as they made all Sinn watches up to 1994. Here's the 60.50, one of his current line-up




    I can say for certain that it is not the same case, externally sourced from the same supplier. It is distinctly different, but derived from the original. I have just tried to fit one of these chapter rings to a PD, and althrough similar, it does not fit and parts are not interchangeable.

    It is one of a long line of derivative designs that Sinn started. The 156 from the Heuer Bund. The 157 from the Arctos/Tengler Bunds or Heuer AMI. The 103 Chrono case borrows heavily from early Autavias. And so on.

    So for my money, no real connection other than the sincerest form of flattery, copying.

    Dave
    Last edited by DaveS; 19-05-2010 at 15:48.
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    Thanks for clarifying Dave.
    Andy

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