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Posted by: Mike
Comments about this watch: I wear it always - I work with my hands, fly and am active outdoors. This is not showy, heavy or cluttered. It is easy to read in any light condition and looks great. And, I see, it's gaining value.
Posted by: Phil L.
Comments about this watch: I had a hard time deciding between the UTC/non-UTC versions of the 856 - and I suspect that many before/after me did and will also. In the end, despite the 'clean' look of the non-UTC version, it was just too plain for me. Turns out I made the right decision after all, as the 856 UTC dial is beautifully proportioned, with absolutely nothing looking cramped or out of place. The UTC hand is visible but discreet at the same time, and makes for a nice compass marker too, when you are using the watch... - more details
Posted by: Emil Salonga
Comments about this watch: My first of three Sinn watches and definitely one of my favorites. I was drawn to the 856 because of its clean look and slimmer profile which is perfect for wearing it under a dress shirt. The dial is very legible and the lume is good. The UTC function is an nice addition as my work requires me to travel occasionally.
"Another great Sinn watch!"
Posted by: Jerry Wang
Comments about this watch: The 856 UTC is my second Sinn after the U1 and like the U1, I find the 856 UTC very purposefully designed with no unnecessary gimmicks. Just really useful technology for a great price! It is a very striking looking watch and the 40mm case size is perfect. I alternate various straps on it including some custom made leather straps and it's already a favorite in my rotation after 3 weeks. And again, Matt and the crew at WatchBuys offer fantastic service!
"Sinn 856 UTC - Superb"
Posted by: Michael
Comments about this watch: This is an elegant, simple watch that is not ostentatious. It does what a superb watch should; keep very good time, and do so for generations. I require both UTC and local time readily available; this has no clutter, showy complications or bullshit. Perfect.
"Perfect Sports Watch"
Posted by: Robert J. Wilder
Comments about this watch: This great watch is unique, rugged, readable and superb for all outdoor activities. I use mine for biking, hiking, & shoveling in the garden. You name it. Bang it up, get it wet, it's a survivor. If you don't need a chronograph or bezel, the simple instrument design is just right. You will draw many questions and compliments, too. You may find, like I did, that there is another strap you prefer to match it with.
"Great everyday or tool watch"
Posted by: Randy Martin
Comments about this watch: I'd recommend the 856UTC to anyone. The dial and hand design on the 856 is very easy to read, and the lume lasts a good 8 hours if its "charged" for a minute or so under a flourescent light. The 2nd time zone is great for travel or any profession or hobbly that requires the use of UTC time, ie: pilots or ham radio operators. Or for just keeping up with what time it is where friends or relatives live. Accuracy is good, mine gains an average of 5.7 seconds/day when rested face up on the dresser ov... - more details
"A Fantastic Watch"
Posted by: Martin Bader
Comments about this watch: This is a fantastic watch. It is very accurate, great looking and comfortable. The anti reflective crystal is invisible in most conditions and really makes the dial look great. I don't need the UTC, however it does add an interesting element to the watch. It is comforting to know that this watch can handle conditions that I would not expose myself to. I am extremely happy with my purchase.
Posted by: Dave Calovich
Comments about this watch: This is one of three Sinn watches that I own and of all the watches that I own, it may be my favorite. This watch is perfect for both formal and casual wear and its second time zone feature is very handy for anyone who travels between time zones. I've received a number of compliments about this watch ... I'm very pleased.
Posted by: Nate Griffin
Comments about this watch: This is my third Sinn watch and like its stable mates the 144 and U2 it does not disappoint. The first thing that struck me upon removing it from its box was how light it was. I was sure that with the steel case it would feel heavier, but I was really surprised by the light weight. Accuracy is on the average of -3 or -4 a day. I will have to do some more in depth testing to confirm that. Fit and finish is typical Sinn (perfect). Once again Sinn has integrated the Copper Sulfate anti mois... - more details