Sinn EZM 3 F Pilots on H-Link Bracelet

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SKU: SI-355

Watch Brand: Sinn

Sinn North America

Automatic winding mechanical watch in steel on bracelet
• Watch diameter (mm): 41.0
• Watch height (mm): 11.7
• Lug width (mm): 20
• Lug to lug (mm): 47.5
• Weight - head only (grams): 81
• Water resistance: 200 meters
• Case back: Solid
• Case finish: Matte
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Black
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Inert gas: Filled
• Calibre: SW200-1
• Copper sulphate: Capsule
• Antimagnetic: 80,000 A/m
• Movement: Automatic mechanical
• Strap or bracelet: Bracelet
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 3 years
• Warranty service: RGM or Sinn

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Sinn EZM 3 F Pilots on Bracelet
Sinn EZM 3 F Pilots on H-Link Bracelet

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Product Details

The Sinn EZM 3 Flieger takes its design cues from the Sinn EZM 3 (a diver's watch).

Although the case size and overall construction are the same, the dial, bezel and water resistance differ.

The original Sinn EZM 3 diver's watch was released in 2001 and remains a bestseller to this day.

Over the years both we and Sinn have received many requests for an alternate version of this watch, namely a cleaner dial with no numerals and a pilot's countdown bezel.

The Sinn EZM 3 Flieger is that watch and results from direct feedback from Sinn's customers.

This watch will not replace the current Sinn EZM 3 - both will coexist with one designed for divers and one for pilots.

Dial and Bezel Design

The Sinn EZM 3 Flieger features a clean and highly legible dial with no numerals.  The five minute indices are coated with SuperLuminova for excellent visibility at night.

The pilot's bezel is ratcheting bi-directional and of a "count down" design (55 is to the right of 12).

This watch also uses a white date display rather than red for increased visibility and legibility (after seeing this watch in person today we agree that the date is much more legible).

The Anti-Magnetic Case

The case has an iron core to protect against extreme magnetic fields. Sand-blasted stainless steel case with reversed screw down crown and matte black dial with luminous hands and markings.

This watch is water resistant to 200 meters.  This watch is fitted with a Sinn bead blasted stainless steel bracelet.

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Watch specifications are provided by the respective watch manufacturer and/or other sources. Although we use best efforts to provide accurate information, we reserve the right to make corrections when advised of specification changes and/or content errors.

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.

WatchBuys Advantage #4

You'll be wearing your new Sinn watch soon after your order is placed since we stock Sinn watches and ship free using UPS 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.

WatchBuys Advantage #6

WatchBuys is pleased to accept payments through PayPal, debit and credit cards. We charge no surcharges to use credit or debit cards, and because we are based in the United States your US card is charged in US dollars with no conversion or exchange rate fees.

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.

WatchBuys Advantage #7

When you purchase your new Sinn watch from WatchBuys, you'll earn WatchPoint Rewards which accumulate and may be redeemed against future purchases.

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.

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Fantastic watch and customer service

"Fantastic watch and customer service"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: Watch and bracelet are perfect and arrived 2 days after my order was placed. WatchBuys staff called me after the order was place and answered all my questions. When the watch arrived, and I was surprised to find it was running and showing the correct time.

Sinn is a fantastic brand and WatchBuys was a pleasure to work with!

Love my new Sinn EZM3

"Love my new Sinn EZM3"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: Super easy transaction and great customer service. I wasn't comfortable ordering it on line and called it in. Customer service was excellent, and the. it was ready to ship I got another call advising it was on the way.

Good thing I got the call because I was out of town and would have missed my delivery. Customer service was able to delay my shipment so I would eb home to sign for my watch.

Love the quality of my Sinn, and I get great compliments as many people I work with notice my watch selections. I have many other luxury Swiss brands and my Sinn holds it's own within my collection.

First German Watch, not the last.

"First German Watch, not the last."

Verified Watch Owner Comments: I've been researching and looking for a pilots watch to add to my collection for awhile, and with all the variety out there, both old styles and new, it's tough trying to find something that will fit the bill. Eventually, I decided on the Sinn EZM3F and I couldn't be happier.

Pilots watch, but the feel of a diver, great matte look and a solid build. I love all the technology in the watch as well.

The team at Watchbuys has been nothing but fantastic and answered all of my questions without hesitation and the entire purchase process has been flawless. I really do look forward to purchasing another watch via Watchbuys again in the future.

Strong everyday watch

"Strong everyday watch"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: I've always been interested in watches, and a few years ago had bought my first premium and mechanical timepiece, a Nomos Weltzeit, which I love. My everyday watch was either a Braun or Uniform Wares (I'm a fan of minimalist design), and after I had the latter stolen I was looking for a sturdy, versatile mechanical watch with a minimalist approach to design, that I could wear as an everyday watch. I also wanted something that wasn't too bulky as I have relatively small wrists. I initially was looking at the Sinn 556 I, but after attending a Watchbuys road show I tried on and opted for the EZM 3F. I would say that overall I'm very pleased with it. It definitely has versatility on the strap, and the additional technology is a nice touch, although TBH I'm not 100% sold on the benefits of the reverse crown. One thing I would flag - I did a fair amount of research into bracelet vs. leather strap, and ended up buying both. Overall I definitely prefer the leather strap but obviously this is... - more details

Fantastic Timepiece

"Fantastic Timepiece"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: I recently bought a Sinn EZM 3F after MUCH research and consideration. I’m very glad I did. The watch exudes robust quality. The fit and finish is superb and the design is a testament to no-nonsense functionality (one of the key aspects of Sinn’s EZM mission timers). My wrists are somewhat small for an adult male so I was concerned that this watch might look like a tuna can strapped to my wrist. The width and height measurements of all the watches I considered figured heavily into my final purchase decision. Now that I have the EZM 3F on my wrist I can honestly say that it does not look too bulky or ostentatious. As many here have said, it truly "wears well”. I plan to wear this watch for EVERYthing except formal occasions (when I wear a suit) and mowing the lawn. The bracelet too seems gratifyingly stout and durable. I chatted with the specialists at WatchBuys repeatedly throughout my 8 month researching, consideration, and analysis phase. They were unfailingly helpful, pr... - more details

Sinn EZM 3F

"Sinn EZM 3F"

Verified Watch Owner Comments: I really enjoy the EZM 3f I purchased. It is built very well and is really comfortable on the wrist. I will definitely buy another Sinn.

Watchbuys was really easy to deal with as well.