Why Sinn Watches
Here are my top 3 38mm Sinn watches for small wrists men. And they look good, no matter what.
Sinn is a German watch brand; Made in Germany is the new Swiss Made. If you don’t know where I’m going with this, here is my punchline: do you really need a Swiss Made watch when you can have the same quality – or even better – from a German watchmaker?
The short answer is: no.
Seriously, watches manufactured in Germany have nothing to envy to Swiss watches. They are built like tanks, they look great and many brands have their own in-house movement if that’s something you’re after.
The watches that I list here use more traditional ETA and Sellita movements, which makes them easy and affordable to maintain and repair, should anything happen.
But let’s talk more specifically about Sinn Watches.
Sinn is one of those brands that many watch enthusiasts know, yet still manages to fly under the radar for most people. Just like a hidden treasure. What you get as a result are killer watches that offer tremendous value for money and that look the absolute business.
All this for a fraction of the cost of a Swiss watch.
My top 3 38mm Sinn Watches
Sinn 556 I B – 38.5mm
I could not say it better than Sinn on their website: “A sporty, elegant watch”. This watch is everything you could ever need as a classy, everyday driver with a lot of character.
Its straightforward white minute markers and raised hour markers could get by unnoticed. But that’s when that striking blue sunburst dial kicks in, and when those pointy white pilot hands make a statement. I simply love the sheer simplicity and look of this timepiece.
You get a sapphire crystal as standard and you can choose from a wide variety of bands and bracelet. I would go with the alligator leather, cognac-colored band, but really, you can’t go wrong with any other option. You also get a 200mm water resistance thanks to its screw-down crown and an ETA 2824-2 movement that you can admire through the transparent case back.
Sinn 556 A – 38.5mm
Who said Rolex Explorer alternative?
Even if the 3, 6, 9 and 12 markers use the same design cues, that’s about where the comparison ends
This Sinn screams rugged, tool watch, everyday use, and abuse. Conditions that the well-built case, workhouse ETA 2824-2 movement, and standard sapphire crystal can cope with ease.
Of course, being the same case as the 556 I B, you also get a screw-down crown and 200m of water resistance. But this one comes on a rather striking bracelet that you swap for something else if leather bands are more your style.
I would rock this one on its original two-link bracelet as pictured, but it’s a close call with the engineer bracelet. Pick your favorite!
Sinn 356 Pilot – 38.5mm
Aaaah syringe style hands. You either hate them or love them. I like them; it sets this model apart from Omega Speedmaster lookalikes, and really helps with the legibility of the subdials of this stunning piece.
Its entirely bead-blasted case and acrylic crystal give this timepiece a very attractive retro look. But the whole package is nothing short of modern: screw-down crown, 100m water resistance, and a Sellita SW500 self-winding movement.
My favorite part of this watch is the arrangement at 3 o’clock. The day date windows surrounded by the Sinn logo and FLIEGER marking looks killer. Yet the refined Arabic numerals, hands and stitched leather bracelet tone it down to the perfect vibe for everyday use.
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