Sinn 6096 Frankfurt World Time

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SKU: SI-439

Watch Brand: Sinn

Sinn North America

Automatic winding with three time zones
• Watch diameter (mm): 41.5
• Lug width (mm): 22
• Lug to lug (mm): 47.5
• Weight - head only (grams): 70
• Water resistance: 100 meters
• Case back: Transparent
• Case finish: Polished
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Black
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Automatic mechanical
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Strap or bracelet: Both
• Warranty service: RGM or Sinn

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Sinn 6096 Frankfurt World Time
Sinn 6096 Frankfurt World Time

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Product Details

With three time zones on a 12 and 24 hour basis, the Sinn 6096 is the perfect watch for professionals on the go.

Historically, watches in the Frankfurt Financial District series have been smaller in diameter, but the Sinn 6096 sports a 41.5 mm case.

It is also remarkably thin, with a case of thickness of just 12.1 mm, which makes it very comfortable to wear in combination with shirt and jacket sleeves that can often get caught on thicker watches.

This watch features a three time zone display.  The second time zone is read through a separate GMT hour hand operating on a 24 hour scale, while the third 12 hour time zone is read from the ratcheting inner ring set by the crown at 10. 

You would think a watch displaying three times zones would be cluttered and difficult to read.  Sinn however has managed to design a watch that is remarkably clean and legible.

Other features include Sinn's D3 crown system which permits the crown and push-piece to be integrated in the case, providing reliable protection from lateral knocks and the penetration of dust or moisture. 

The black dial is electroplated with a sunburst decoration, and the hour and minute hands as well as the applied indices are coated with SuperLuminova.

The case is in 316L stainless steel, and is polished.  Sapphire glass is used on both sides to display the highly decorated movement. 

This watch is water resistant to 100 meters.

Other Goodies

When purchasing a Sinn 6096 you not only receive an outstanding timepiece, but a number of extras that are included with all Sinn Frankfurt Finance Series watches. 

The watch is presented in an elaborate case with a fine link bracelet, black Sinn cowhide strap with signed Sinn tang buckle, band replacement tool, additional spring bars, watchmaker's loupe and a Sinn cleaning and polishing cloth.
Sinn 6096 Box

WatchBuys is the official and authorized North American distributor and importer for Sinn watches.

When you purchase your new Sinn watch from WatchBuys, you'll not only get a finely engineered timepiece with excellent value for money, you'll also benefit from the WatchBuys Sinn Advantage.

WatchBuys Advantage #1

Because we are the official and authorized North American Sinn distributor and importer, your name and watch serial number will be automatically registered in our database for a Sinn manufacturer's limited warranty which we pass through.

This means that should your watch require service during the Sinn manufacturer's limited warranty period, service will be provided by Sinn in Germany when you return your watch to them. This Sinn manufacturer's limited warranty is transferable to subsequent owners as allowed by Sinn.

You are responsible for paying the shipping charges to Sinn, and all repairs that Sinn approves under its warranty are at no charge. Sinn will also pay the return shipping charges to the address you specify.

The Sinn manufacturer's limited warranty period is as follows:
  • Watches in the EZM Series: 3 years
  • Watches marked AR containing inert gas: 3 years
  • Watches in the DIAPAL Series: 5 years
  • All other Sinn models: 2 years

WatchBuys Advantage #2

As an added benefit to those who purchase Sinn watches from WatchBuys, you may choose to have your warranty repairs serviced through our US Sinn Authorized Service Center, RGM Watch Service located in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. This added benefit saves our clients the time and effort of returning their watches to Germany for repair. This service is transferable to subsequent owners who purchase directly from the original registered owner.

Please note that you are responsible for paying shipping and insurance charges for sending your watch to RGM. Once they reach your watch in the service queue they will determine which repairs are covered under Sinn's warranty.

It is important to note that oil-filled quartz Sinn watches must be repaired in Germany (EZM 2, Hydro and UX series). If your watch meets one of these conditions and requires service under warranty, please click here for instructions on returning your watch to Sinn in Germany.

WatchBuys Advantage #3

Your watch will be repaired at no cost to you other than shipping charges to either Sinn or RGM during the warranty period. Sinn watches purchased through the "grey market" (non-authorized sources) may carry no warranty from Sinn. Sinn watches purchased through authorized overseas retailers are governed by the warranty policies of those dealers and/or Sinn, and typically must be sent to either the overseas dealer or Germany for repair.

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You'll be wearing your new Sinn watch soon after your order is placed since we stock Sinn watches and ship free using FedEx Air. Plus, since we are located in the United States, there are no "hidden charges" for shipments to US residents as is the case with most overseas dealers. Such charges can add up to 15% to the cost of your new watch, and include credit card surcharges, foreign exchange credit card bank fees, import duties and taxes, and custom's broker charges.

WatchBuys Advantage #5

WatchBuys offers a comprehensive return policy with no restocking fees to US residents. Overseas dealers, including those involved in the grey market, typically don't offer a return policy, and if they do, returning a watch under the policy is both complicated and expensive due to import/export and custom's requirements. Restocking fees are also common and may range up to 15%.

Learn more about our return policies.

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We also accept payments from PayPal and charge no surcharges.

Please note that to pay by credit card, debit card or PayPal your account and/or card must be issued by US or Canadian financial institution and billed to a confirmed US or Canadian address.

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Sinn watches feature a number of cutting edge technologies, many of which are unique to Sinn. Please note that not all Sinn watches, including the watch on this page, use all of these Sinn technologies.

Among the more notable Sinn technologies are:

Tegimented Hardened Cases

Many Sinn watches are fitted with Tegimented cases produced in-house by Sinn's case making affiliated company in Glashutte, Germany.

Standard steel used by most watch companies has a hardness of between 200 and 240 HV (Hardness Vickers is a common scale used to measure material hardness). The Tegiment process produces a hardness of at least 1,200 Vickers which is five times harder than standard steel (and on some Sinn models up to nine times harder than standard steel).

The Tegiment process is not a coating consisting of a foreign material; instead the steel itself that has been hardened using a special engineering process that creates a hardened barrier. The base material is a type of stainless steel also used for surgical implants, and the stainless steel resistance to corrosion is further improved by the Tegiment hardening process.

The primary advantages to a Tegimented case are extreme resistance to scratches and other case abrasions, as well as increased resistance to corrosion.

Please note that certain Sinn watches are fully Tegimented (case, bezel) while others are Tegimented only on the bezel. Use the links below to view both categories.

  • View Sinn watches with fully Tegimented cases.

  • View Sinn watches with Tegimented bezels only.

Dehumidification Technology

A number of Sinn models feature cases filled with inert gas. Sinn has found that filling the case with inert gas can help prevent the introduction of moisture and humidity to the case, as well as provide a more stable environment for the oils that lubricate the movement.

The proper care of any mechanical watch movement mandates that these oils maintain both their viscosity and lubrication properties.

  • View Sinn watches with dehumidification technology.

Copper Sulphate Capsules

A number Sinn models use one or more copper sulphate capsules to absorb humidity trapped inside the case. Over time these capsules will gradually turn dark blue indicating that humidity has been absorbed.

The primary benefit to these copper sulphate capsules is a more dry and stable environment for both the movement and the lubricating oils. Together with Sinn's inert gas treatment these capsules form the basis of Sinn's Dry Hold Technology.

This technology not only provides a more stable environment for the movement, but also prevents fogging of the crystal when going from hot to cold environments or from humid to non-humid conditions (such air conditioned buildings).

  • View Sinn watches with copper sulphate capsules.

Extreme Antimagnetic Protection

Magnetism can cause dramatic swings in the timekeeping of a mechanical watch movement. People are often exposed to magnetic fields without even being aware - frequent high altitude flying, metal detectors, audio and video equipment, medical equipment and computer equipment can all cause problems with magnetism.

Many Sinn watches offer extreme protection against magnetism up to 80,000 A/m. Sinn achieves these results using a number of different technologies, including special case and case back construction, soft iron components in the case and protective rings surrounding the movement.

  • View Sinn watches with extreme antimagnetic protection.

DIAPAL Oil Free Escapement

Sinn caused quite a stir when they first released their DIAPAL technology. Beginning in 1995, Sinn began work to create an oil free escapement. With any mechanical watch movement, the aging of oil, especially in the escapement can create long term problems for that movement. Additionally, as movement oil ages, required service intervals become more frequent.

Sinn's early analysis to this problem provided a quick solution (at least in theory) - if you don't use oil, it can't age. The process began by exchanging the ruby escapements for diamonds (the word "DIAPAL" derives from the German name for diamond escapements) in order to achieve the desired effect. The designation stuck, even though today Sinn works with solutions taken from advanced nanotechnology rather than diamonds.

The result is a movement that proves so reliable that Sinn offers an unprecedented five year warranty on their DIAPAL watches.

  • View Sinn watches featuring the DIAPAL oil free escapement.

Hydro Oil Filled Technology

Sinn has developed a technology termed "Hydro" in which the entire watch case is filled with oil. Watches using this technology are based on quartz rather than mechanical movements.

By using this type of movement, Sinn is able to fill the watch with oil, which has the joint affect of greatly enhancing the readability of the dial and time from any angle (including under water), and increasing the water resistance of the watch even at great depths.

  • View Sinn watches with Hydro Oil Filled technology.

Submarine Steel

Sinn has created a line of watches featuring cases made from German submarine steel (the U Series). The steel was procured by Sinn from a steel supplier to Emden GmbH, one of Germany's North Sea shipbuilding yards who construct submarines from the very same steel.

Because of the special steel used from the submarine steelmanufacturer, the case resists the effects of exposure to salt waterand salt water environments.

These cases are produced in-house by Sinn's case making affiliated company in Glashutte, Germany.

This special steel is also amagnetic which means that is does not have magnetic properties and cannot itself become magnetized. The watch movement itself is protected from magnetic fields up to 4,800 A/m.

  • View Sinn watches built from German submarine steel.

EZM Mission Timers

Sinn is a partner for manufacturing watches for the German Special Forces, including SWAT, Customs, FBI, helicopter police, GSG9 and other units.

Beginning with the now highly collectible (and valuable) Sinn EZM 1, Sinn has grown this collection to some of the most durable and highly functional watches made and they remain among the most popular in the collection.

  • View Sinn watches in the EZM Series.

DIN 8330 / TESTAF Certified Pilot's Watches

Lothar Schmidt, Sinn's CEO and owner had long been disturbed by a lack of technical standards for defining a "pilot's watch". As an engineer, Mr. Schmidt was fluent in standards for diver's watches, anti-magnetic watches and the many other technological standards used to manufacture watches.

A widely used reference for standards is DIN, or the Deutsches Institut fr Normung (German Institute for Standardization). Oddly, he discovered there were no DIN standards to cover pilot's watches where such standards existed for example for diver's watches.

The new "Technical Standard for Pilot's Watches" (TESTAF) and DIN 8330 were originally developed by the Aachen University of Applied Sciences and establishes the suitability for professional use as a pilot's watch.

  • View Sinn watches in the DIN 8330 / TESTAF Series


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Sophisticated Sinn

"Sophisticated Sinn"

Verified Owner Comments: Sinn has always been a brand that I have loved but not owned a lot of, maybe because I’m choosy or maybe because I wanted to wait for the right one. The Sinn 6096 has everything I was looking for in a watch.

I wanted a classic dressier looking black dial watch with GMT. I’m a dive watch person but a rotating bezel to me can only dress up so much, this Sinn 6096 comes into play now. With the internal bezel matching the dial so well you get a strong wrist presence against the slim case and polished bracelet. The Low profile also allows it to slide under any fitter shirt without getting snagged.

I honestly love this watch more than some of the higher end watches I have and has me considering trading one in for a few more Sinns. This watch has great symmetry too with the date wheel at 6 instead of a 3 or 4:30 position.

Box presentation and deliver from watchbuys was phenomenal as expected and their customer service is always for the customer. 10/10 experience as always.

The most striking watch in my collection, great service!

"The most striking watch in my collection, great service!"

Verified Owner Comments: The Sinn 6096 stands shoulder to shoulder with all the other premium watches in my collection. The Sinn 6096 is beautiful and functional. All the extras in the package were really appreciated as I had to adjust the bracelet for my wrist and then decided the leather band was the right fit for this watch.

It is truly stunning with the leather band as a dress watch. Two downsides - the date window is hard to read at a glance for middle-aged eyes and the GMT hand sometimes is hidden behind other hands. As I do use the time zone function on a daily basis, I do get used to it.

Still, love the watch and Watchbuys had great communication and service during the purchasing process. Would buy again.

My First Sinn, Not My Last

"My First Sinn, Not My Last"

Verified Owner Comments: I've wanted to get into the Sinn brand for awhile and, because I collect dualtimes/GMTs/Multi-timezone watches, a Frankfurt World Time seemed like the correct entry point. I was initially attracted to the unique, inner bezel. I've since fallen in love with the overall fit and finish of the piece.

The construction is reminiscent of much more expensive watches. The bracelet in particular is remarkable. The overall thickness - or should I say, thinness - of the watch adds to it's great wrist presence.

Overall, I couldn't be happier with this watch and am already planning my next Sinn acquisition!

Not just for financiers

"Not just for financiers"

Verified Owner Comments: While I expected to enjoy this watch, the 6096 really surprised me. It’s far more versatile than anticipated, pairing well with a suit or jeans. The bracelet is supremely comfortable - the polished and satin links add interest without being distracting.

Very readable – I set the bezel to time zones "close” to mine in the US (Arizona and East Coast, for example) and the GMT hand to, well, GMT. The sunburst dial pops, and the bull and bear engraved rotor is another plus. Highly recommended!

Luxury quality at a mid tier price

"Luxury quality at a mid tier price"

Verified Owner Comments: This is a beautifully finished timepiece with outstanding accuracy. I have no doubts if this was a Swiss watch it could pass COSC requirements. I meant to purchase a Sinn tool watch but fell in love with this stunner.