"104 Series: Love this watch!"
Verified Owner Comments: The 104 Series is incredible! We are very happy with the purchase.
The customer service from Watch Buys was a step above other companies and the watch arrived within a few days in impeccable quality. Love this Sinn watch!
"Sinn 104 on strap review"
Verified Owner Comments: This is my first Sinn, and I am very satisfied with this piece. Its a wonderfully made watch, and tells time within a couple seconds off per day. I really appreciate Sinn’s over engineering of the watch, such as the 200 meters of water resistance and the captive screwed in bezel, these details show great respect to us as the consumers by giving us more than the watch needs.
Myself being big fan of pilot and other tool oriented watches, this engineering is a great addition to the piece and deserves to be complimented, as many watches in much higher price points in the tool watch category would not have these technologies and high water resistance on them. The Bezel ratchets great, and the Lume is grade A. Well done Sinn.
"Truly a Great Watch"
Verified Owner Comments: The Sinn 104 is excellent. The dial is legible at both day and night. The case is elegant, and it pairs well with just about any strap.
The movement, on average, loses four seconds a day. And, perhaps most importantly, it fits my 6.25-inch wrist well. I highly recommend it.
Verified Owner Comments: Love my Sinn watch. Much better build quality and accuracy than I expected for the price. Will likely purchase another
"Better in Person"
Verified Owner Comments: Walking into watch retailers after browsing pictures on-line, I found out that in only a few cases has the in-person presentation been better. I thought Explorer I and II as well as most of the Nomos line presented better than photos the Sinn 104, I pleasantly discovered, was also a watch that looked even better in person. The dial is not only legible, but visually balanced.
In person, the printing on the bezel is not as prominent as it appears in photos, which means my eye is drown into the black dial with bright white details. The anti-reflective coating makes the dial look especially crisp. The polishing is nicely done and plays in the light. The movement is nicely decorated. The lume is bright and long-lasting. For function, I find the watch was losing about 4 seconds a day, not a problem as far as I am concerned. The movement hacks and hand-winds. The crown screws down smoothly and the hand-winding feels and sounds of high quality.
The rotor is audible, but very quiet, unlike my seiko 5. You have to hold it close to heart it. The bezel moves with a quiet positive 60-click ratchet and has no back play. The day and date turn promptly at midnight, they both are quickset, and the day is either german or english. The leather band is thick and comfortable. I separately purchased the fine-link when it became available, but I will review that separately. Here, I can recommend either option, they are both comfortable. The bracelet is flashier, and the dark brown strap is probably more flattering to the watch, in my opinion. Lately, I have been wearing the bracelet, though. I like the extra bling.
I found buying from Watchbuys was easy and the service was very friendly when we chatted on line and also when we spoke on the phone. The delivery was on time, and the watch came in new condition with all factory package materials. I can't find many negatives. The brushing on the case back looks great, so it would be interesting if some of the case was brushed, but as I said, the polishing looks great. There is nothing to complain about with the finishing, everything lines up great. One thing that would be nice is if the bracelet came with quick release, since I might like to change straps quite often.
I can't think of anything else to complain about, unless it is that I had to buy the watch to see it and try it. But, that also turned out to not be a problem for me. It fits great on my 185mm (7.25in) wrist. Good luck with your purchase decision.
"The alluring symmetries!"
Verified Owner Comments: I must admit, I am not a watch collector. I purchase watches only very sparingly, when I need a watch, or on an exceedingly special occasion, such as when I got my first academic post (when I bought a quartz Wittnauer), or as a memento, like when my daughter went off to college, to remind me of her (when I bought an impressively sturdy Vostok Amphibia).
This watch purchase was to be my finest watch, a German watch that would remind me of someone in my family very dear to me who is having serious health problems, and who is of German heritage. Before I purchased the Sinn 104 I St Sa, I had considered dozens of German watches (and Swiss watches), everything on every site I could find.
Additionally, I watched numerous watch reviews on Youtube, to the point of exhaustion. Various Youtube reviewers repeatedly called the Sinn 104 the one watch collection, a designation I dismissed as possibly unjustified hype. Finally, after much deliberation (and consultation with my wife), I purchased two German watches to compare and decide , the Sinn and one other. At first, I thought the Sinn wasn't distinctive enough.
And then gradually I began to notice its symmetries and how well Sinn designed its day-date window. Upon a detailed comparison, I noticed most punctures in watches' faces are clumsily performed, with noticeable gaps the face and the underlying wheel(s). Or the window is not accentuated, or is placed in an odd area of the face. Or there are several windows at random places. Or the day-date font doesn't match that of any print on the face.
I can now say, without a doubt, looking at numerous day-date windows on much more expensive watches, that my Sinn 104 (with the black face) has the most perfect day-date window I've seen: The wheels are flush against the face, the font size of the script matches the font sizeof the framing outline of the window, all of which matches the font size of the second and quarter-second indices surrounding the watch face. This discovery brought me to a realization: this watch has multifarious symmetries that work together in beautiful harmony. The font size of the indices on the bezel matches the font size of the indices on the face.
The width of the top edge of the bezel matches the top width of the lumed triangle on the bezel. The width of the hands are almost the same size as the width of the five-minute indices. The width of the diamond on the second hand neatly blends with the width of the five-minute indices. Indeed, if you look at the face carefully, you can see that it has a black sunburst pattern. All of this on top of the watch's eminent functionality and rock-solid construction.
Yes, I've now concluded, this truly is a one watch collection and I'm extremely glad I purchased it. Its symmetries are so alluring, so mesmerizing, I repeatedly look at the watch, just to admire them. Incredible. And yes, the watch is also functioning to perfection, is very comfortable to wear, and suits outdoor living (such as when I'm on our farm) or indoor work (such as when I'm at a conference).
Hard to believe one watch can suit so many purposes. Watches that cost many thousands more than its price truly can't compare, not in my humble opinion.
"I love this watch"
Verified Owner Comments: This is my first mechanical watch. I'd been researching what to buy for a couple years, and am thrilled with the Sinn 104.
The dial and hands are very precise, and the movement is super smooth. The dial is easy to read in low light (a requirement of mine), and the movement is very accurate (chronometer grade). The movement in this watch also appears in other watches 3x the price, so I was very happy to get this much watch for the price.
The folks at watchbuys were helpful in getting me started, and were responsive both on the phone and via email.
Verified Owner Comments: The execution of the watch is flawless. Zero defects or QC issues. My daily driver.
"Sinn 104 with strap and bracelet"
Verified Owner Comments: I understand now why this watch is called an instant classic. It is my first semi luxury watch purchase and I could not be happier.
Trey at Watchbuys called me up, confirmed my order, and got me set up with the appropriate strap length. Not sure if this is normal practice or not at watch ADs, but it was very nice to know that I was going to be paying for a strap I could wear.
Verified Owner Comments: The customer service at Watchbuys is fantastic. I had a small issue and they resolved it quickly and without any hassle. I would buy another watch from them without reservation.
Of course, the new Sinn is great and wears very well with great looks and balance.
"Love my new daily!"
Verified Owner Comments: I’ve been looking for a new daily watch for a few months now. After watching endless videos and trying on my ‘short list’ I finally decided on the Sinn 104. Love it’s simplicity, it’s timelessness, and the open caseback. I also love that it’s a strap monger which will help keep me busy later down the road. For now I’ll definitely stick with the super thick leather strap that just looks great.
When it came to finally pulling the trigger, it seemed like everyone was recommending Watchbuys. So instead of maybe finding a used one cheaper I went with it new from Watchbuys and couldn’t be happier. Not only did the watch arrive in just a few short days but they even called to make sure someone would be home to accept the delivery.
Would highly recommend both Sinn and Watchbuys.
Verified Owner Comments: Fabulous watch! Speedy delivery
"Excellent Customer Service"
Verified Owner Comments: I purchased Sinn 104 St Sa recently. I cannot be any happier with the quality of customer service at WATCHBUYS.com.
Sales person called me right away to make sure the item delivery and I do not have any concerns about the purchase. He was professional, kind and pleasant to talk to. I am very happy with the quality of product as well.
Even compared with my other watches like Omega, Breitling, and Grand Seiko, I think Sinn 104 stands up well. This is my first time to own German watch but I am impressed by the craftsmanship.
Verified Owner Comments: I am exceedingly pleased with the watch.
It was the last watch I really wanted. It has not disappointed. I can agree even more strongly now with those who say: if you were only going to have one watch, get a Sinn 104. The only downside .... if you have a small wrist, as I do, you will need to buy the smaller size strap separately. The strap it comes with is way too large for a 6.25 inch wrist.
Verified Owner Comments: Beautiful watch, fast shipping, and great customer service...what more can I say? Highly recommend both the watch and watchbuys.com.
Verified Owner Comments: This watch is beautiful, comfortable, and keeps great time. The leather strap is very comfortable and looks great paired with this watch. I love the timer bezel and it is surprisingly useful.
Watchbuys staff were very professional and a pleasure to work with.
"Fantastic Watch! Excellent Store!"
Verified Owner Comments: It's a Sinn.. need I say more?
The Watchbuys guys were the best. I bought a second already and would certainly purchase from this dealer again in the future..
"Still relevant in 2020"
Verified Owner Comments: First, let me say that Kevin at Watchbuys was professional, quick and efficient in answering my questions before sending out my watch. I received it very quickly and in perfect condition.
Now about the watch: This is really a great piece. I bought it with the intention of having just one good watch, and it definitely is that. Very well thought out design, and everything works seamlessly well together. After two weeks of wear it runs approximately under +3 seconds a day.
It is so nice that if I ever get into collecting watches the Sinn 103 will be my next purchase (uh oh).
"I have only one regret"
Verified Owner Comments: I should have bought my Sinn a while back. I love everything about this watch specially is simplicity. A watch for any situation.
"Incredible Value for Price"
Verified Owner Comments: I spent about a month researching my next watch purchase before deciding on this one. It is everything I expected and more.
The quality and appearance of the 104 cannot be matched at this price. Transaction was quick as was the delivery. I received a call from staff advising me delivery details and asking me if I had any questions.
Great customer service!
Verified Owner Comments: Model: 104 | St Sa - SKU: SI-311 I have had my 104 for about 2 weeks and feel comfortable relaying my experience thus far. I heard of this watch via several YouTube channels, particularly 'The Urban Gentry'. You will find that the watch is somewhat of a darling on these channels and enough so that I took the chance and bought it. This is the first +$1,000 watch I have bought online and did so as a bit of a gamble, since I am not prone to buying at this level without a physical inspection.
Purchase Experience - The Watchbuys online purchase was typical - nothing unusual here. I live in the US, so the shipping route was straightforward. They did inform me that they would need to speak to me before shipping the watch. This was not an imposition and eased the ordering process considerably.
Talking to someone made the experience a little more personal and they were able to answer a few simple questions. Watch arrived without incident and they honored my request to require a signature. Everything was packed nicely and safely.
Fit and Finish - The 104 is eye catching online and on video, but even with this, seeing the watch in hand remained a bit of a pleasant shock. This watch is drop dead gorgeous. Simply stunning is the only way I can describe it. If you are struck by the watch from photographs, you will be not be disappointed in person. Sinn really nailed the fit and finish on this one. The countdown bezel was odd, but more a selling point to me than a drawback.
I have my fair share of traditional diver bezels, so having something else was a welcome differentiator for my collection. The steel case is very polished and ‘pops’ well. I like this but keep this in mind if you prefer a more subtle bead-blasted finish.
Real World Wear - 41mm size is a nice fit on my 6.75 in wrist. The crystal has a very slight dome to it, but you have to really look at it to see it. Otherwise, it wears and feels perfectly flat. The watch fits comfortably under a long sleeve shirt. I haven’t worn it with a suit and am not likely to do so, although I think if this was the only watch you had, you could easily get away with it.
I wear this watch in casual attire, jeans and a shirt, and it works well for that. It is rated at 20 Bar for 200M water resistance. In theory, you could submerge the watch without a problem, but I have not done so and have no intention of ever doing it.
Watch Movement - I was not familiar with the Sellita movement and would have been far more comfortable with an ETA 2824 at this price point. That said, I am very pleasantly surprised at the performance thus far. Yes, this is still the honeymoon phase for the movement, but the performance is spot on to claimed performance. The SW220 is a clone of the 2824-2. Put pictures of them side-by-side and you will see the obvious copying. Looking into it further revealed that Sellita was a one-time subcontractor to ETA and built 2824s for ETA for decades.
My understanding is that the Sinn 104 SW220 is a 'Top' grade movement rated at +/- 4 seconds per day and that is exactly what I am getting from mine. It has consistently been 4 seconds fast after 24 hours and (for me) this is perfectly acceptable at this price point. No complaints on the accuracy. You will find that the abundance of tick marks at the dial's edge help gauge the timing performance quite well. The 8 beats per second is a bit of an upgrade from the 6 beat movements and makes it seem as if you are getting a little more for your money, but this is a 'feel good' metric that doesn't really impact performance.
Strap - I took the leather strap off the day I got it in exchange for a Bond NATO. This combination works quite well with the black dial. I will go to the leather in the Winter.
Overall Rating - Is this the most expensive watch I own? No. Does it punch above its weight class? Absolutely. The quality and performance of the watch make it the equal of anything I have in my collection at twice the price. I was reluctant to buy German (over Swiss) but the looks swayed me to make the purchase. She is more than a pretty face. The bang for the buck at a price point below $1500 is going to be difficult to match.
If you have concerns about the Sellita movement, I would put those to rest. It stands toe-to-toe with the ETA in real world performance. I might change my mind in 10 years, but not thus far. Future Plans - Had a bit of a time choosing the black dial over the white dial I remain too conservative to go with the blue or gray options. It was really down to these two. Now that I have seen what the Germans can do, I plan to purchase another one in White. It's that good.
"Great Watch and Customer Service"
Verified Owner Comments: I was called within 5 minutes of the order and the call was great. The watch is high quality and looks great.
Verified Owner Comments: I took a chance on buying this sight unseen based on YouTube reviews and such. It looked smaller in person than the pictures, but I'm glad for that. The size is perfect. Larger would be obnoxious and that trend may be going away.
I look forward to decades and decades with this watch. Truly beautiful and useful. Makes my daily image a strong notch up. Works with any outfit handsomely. Sinn hit it out of the park with this one. Now make an exact version with the tegimented steel (polished) or titanium (polished) and you have a perfect watch. Sinn... please stop putting labels on your other watches... I like a clean face. Having a big UT or such on the face clutters up the dial. Keep it classy and simple please.
Buy this watch!
"Great watch even greater customer service."
Verified Owner Comments: Finally landed on a watch I'm planning to keep for a long time. I've purchased many watches in the past and have never had better customer service.
Verified Owner Comments: The Sinn 104 is the first German watch I have ever purchased and I must say I'm very impressed. The watch is definitely well made , robust and accurate.
Lastly , I highly recommend this model , and I also highly recommend Watch buys .
"Watchbuys great company and great watch"
Verified Owner Comments: This is one of the nicer watches you can buy for the price. I just received it today and watchbuys was quick to deliver a quality product. Don’t hesitate to buy. Great for a collection or if you just want one nice watch. This fits everyone.
Verified Owner Comments: My only regret was not buying this watch sooner. I love everything about it.
The finishing, quality, and fit of the watch exceeds the price point. I will say that the strap, while high quality, doesn’t have holes to accommodate smaller wrist sizes. Easily fixed with a leather hole puncher.
Watch buys customer service is some of the best I have ever experienced and would certainly recommend them to anyone.
"Elegant Watch and Prompt Service"
Verified Owner Comments: Since I just received my watch I can't comment on durability, accuracy, and similar long-term observations. I can state unequivocally that ordering the watch was prompt and painless. It seems that if you have questions you will always reach a real person who will patiently answer.
I'd seen the 104 at a WB roadshow once and was struck by how captivating it was in real life as opposed to the photos. Had I not seen it in the wild, so to speak, I don't think I would have bought it. I should note that if your wrist is small (topping out at 7 or just short of that), you will be using the last hole on the standard watch band. I'm using the last hole but it's very comfortable.
Might I do better with the shorter band? Maybe. But it's kind of hard to give it real test if you might return it b/c in order to return the watch it needs to never have been worn ... I guesstimated and it seems to be okay but, again, I'll need more time to figure out if I should have gotten the smaller strap.
This is my first automatic (what can I say? I love a good G-Shock!), but I've always been drawn to Sinn and I'll be surprised if this one disappoints.
Verified Owner Comments: Great watch and very well made! The case and movement are finished extremely well. No regrets here!
"Lives up to the love"
Verified Owner Comments: This is one of those watches that has only positive reviews. I own a 103 ST which has grown on me. The coin bezel, sapphire crystal make this a solid piece. The leather band is just a nice and perfectly fits the watch. I swapped in the bracelet from my 103 ST, and its more than perfect for me.
Simple and does the job, and something you smile looking at.
"A Year On"
Verified Owner Comments: The Sinn 104 was a gift for my husband, and these are his words.
After a year, I still wear this watch 3-5 times a week. I absolutely love it, and it keeps great time (+4 seconds/day). It is tough, stylish, absolutely versatile, able to take many different straps. This watch will be with me until the end.
And Watchbuys were fantastic to deal with, extremely professional and knowledgeable.
"Sinn 104 I St Sa"
Verified Owner Comments: Amazing watch!
I ordered on a Sunday and I received a phone call first thing on Monday morning to review my order and ask if I had any questions.
Never had such attentive customer service on anything before. I have a 6.75” wrist and requested a shorter strap, if possible, and they were happy to oblige. I would not think twice to recommend Watchbuys to anyone looking for an honest and pleasurable watch buying experience. Already contemplating my next one! Cheers
Verified Owner Comments: High quality product and excellent service. A+++++++++++++++ 😊
Verified Owner Comments: Debated a few different watches for a good year or so (being my first expensive watch) until I finally decided to jump on this one, and am I ever glad I did. I've had the watch for about a year now and still love it as much as the first day. It's an absolute strap monster & as you can see on many forums this watch always gets compliments whilst not being too flashy.
I could go on about this guy. Thanks for the excellent service on such a nice timepiece!!
Verified Owner Comments: This watch has exceeded my expectations in every way, and I find myself wearing it the most often out of my collection. It is currently paired with a Haveston strap, which is another favorite both in both form and function.
The experience with WatchBuys was exceedingly professional and timely. I highly recommend both...wear in good health!
"Beautiful watch and outstanding customer service"
Verified Owner Comments: I purchased this watch after reading many reviews. I was looking for a reliable durable every day watch as I had grown tired of frequently rotating watches and was looking to reduce my collection. This watch not only met my expectations for versatility but also was more attractive than the pictures revealed..
Customer service was also outstanding and my questions were immediately responded too via phone call. My only problem now is my plan for this to be my last watch purchase has been ruined as due to quality of service and quality of the watch I suspect I will be looking to buy my second Sinn before too long.
"Perfect Everyday Watch"
Verified Owner Comments: Came in well adjusted and regulated to +2 sec a day roughly. Beautiful dial with great bezel action. Best watch purchase to date. All the youtube videos about this watch were right.
Verified Owner Comments: Fantastic all around watch. Extremely accurate, and even more stunning in person. It's a staple in watch communities for a reason. Highly recommend.
"Great watch Great service!"
Verified Owner Comments: First off I must say I absolutely love this watch! The fit and finish is great as well as the astetic. The leather strap is beautiful. Unfortunately due to my small wrist it doesn't quite fit me. Its a perfect fit now on the last hole. As it stretches over time it won't fit any longer. Something to keep in mind if you have a smaller wrist. However this thing looks great on a Nato strap as well.
As for watchBuys, they are great! I received a call from them within an hour of placing my order. They answered every question I had and had it shipped to me in no time. I will definitely buy from them again! Two thumbs up!!
"Great watch and service!"
Verified Owner Comments: The Sinn 104 was my first watch purchase from WatchBuys and I could not have been happier. They contacted me promptly to verify my address as I was a new customer, and shipped fast.
The watch arrived in perfect condition, and I've since also ordered a 556! Highly recommend.
"First time buyer"
Verified Owner Comments: First, I was pleasantly surprised I found the watch, which was a Sinn 104. I called and asked several questions about the watch. Watchbuys were extremely knowledgeable and speedy in response time. Then they called right before to clarify all costs and shipping process before the watch was shipped out. It took no time for the watch to arrive. Upon arrival, it was everything I wanted and more.
I’ll gladly buy from Watchbuys again. I’m currently planning my next purchase for my next Sinn as well. Not only do they have Sinn, but quite and eclectic brand off all other watches and watch brands. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Watchbuys.
"Fantastic watch and buying experience"
Verified Owner Comments: The watch is simply amazing and I wear it for both formal and casual occasions. I have received lots of compliments about my watch. It keeps excellent time, only gaining 3 to 5 seconds a day which I find acceptable. The brown leather strap is great quality, but it was a bit large for my 7 inch wrist, so I added a couple of holes to fit it just right. I also have worn the watch on a black leather strap, a black rubber strap, and a stainless steel bracelet.
It pairs well with everything as it is black and white. It's light weight and very comfortable to wear. The dial is very legible even with quick glances. The lume looks great and it is easy to see the time in the dark. I use the bezel as a countdown timer once in a while mainly for cooking, but I use the bezel to track elapsed time just about everyday.
I don't have anything negative to say about the watch. Regarding the buying process - it was easy. Shipping took only two days via fedex and I was able to track the package. The day I placed the order I was contacted by phone to confirm the order and Kevin at WatchBuys was very nice to work with and was able to answer all my questions about the watch and the strap.
I highly recommend buying this watch from WatchBuys.
Verified Owner Comments: I couldn’t be happier with my first mechanical watch purchase. My 104 I St Sa on Strap met and exceeded my expectatations.
My Watchbuys experience was top notch. A nod of the hat to Matt. Great service!
I originally was looking at this model on fine link bracelet. But due to to it being Christmas is was not available. However, on the leather was. And after many emails with Matt, who patiently answered all, I made the purchase. Along with a deployant clasp and a fine link bracelet separately. Matt ensured the watch, clasp and bracelet shipped as one. Plus, as requested, they set the day window to German.
I can’t say enough positive things. Happy with my watch and the overall experience. Already looking at my second Watchbuys Sinn purchase.
Verified Owner Comments: Excellent service and very quick shipping. The watch arrived in perfect condition and I’m absolutely satisfied with the purchase.
"Sinn 104 I St Sa A"
Verified Owner Comments: Excellent blend of functionality and class. Retired F15 & 737 pilot. Past watches: Breitling Aero and numerous Casio. Came with grey strap. Keeping it. Wrist 6 3/4, short is perfect. Coloring and configuration of face is spot on.
"Best service I've ever received!"
Verified Owner Comments: This is more of a review for Watchbuys than the Sinn 104, which is a great watch anyway.
My watch arrived last night. I was really excited because I’ve been contemplating this purchase for six months. However, when I tried it on the watch did not fit well at all. The regular strap is too long for my 7” wrist and even on the last hole the watch is a little loose. Having anticipated this problem I had spoken to one of their reps prior to purchasing, but he convinced me to get the regular-length strap.
I thought I had to live with this first world problem, but I reached out to them anyway to offer some suggestions. I ended up speaking with the company owner who dealt with me in the most professional manner. He offered to send me a short strap free of charge and even suggested that I mix and match from both for a better fit.
Selling a good product is easy. It’s the quality of service that makes a company and these guys offer service of the highest quality. If any of you have any doubts about purchasing on line, don’t.
These guys are awesome! And so is the watch!
"One of the 104's Many Personalities"
Verified Owner Comments: I was on the fence between the 104 on a fine link bracelet or this beautiful dark brown heavy leather strap. Not wanting to have to frequently switch bands, I eventually bought both watches (see my review of the fine linked 104). The leather completely changes the personality of this piece by adding a vintage pilot watch vibe. If you're looking for an uncluttered, classic, yet masculine watch to go with your wardrobe's brown leathers, this one's a no-brainer.
Purchase with confidence with Watchbuys' super-efficient client service.
"Great experience all the way around!"
Verified Owner Comments: Sinn 104 I is my first automatic watch could not have picked a better one to get me hooked! Love the look and quality of Sinn as good in person as the reviews I had read.
Purchase through Watch Buys was incredible the experts here answered all my questions and provided some extra advice for upkeep and maintenance. Could not be more pleased with both the watch and WatchBuys!
"Perfect Everyday Watch"
Verified Owner Comments: Love the watch. Switched out the strap for a more comfortable (to me) Hirsch black leather strap. This has become my daily wear watch - even after scratching a lug within the first week.
It runs consistently 3 seconds fast per day. I have to remind my self to wear my other watches instead of the Sinn. (Stowa, Hamilton, Seiko, Omega) The only thing I would change about this watch is I would prefer a beaded/blasted case rather than polished.
I have to say the customer service with WatchBuys is stellar. I definitely plan to purchase from them again.
"Excellent Service, excellent watch"
Verified Owner Comments: Heard a lot about this watch, and was not disappointed to have bought it. Everything about it is awesome.
Excellent timepiece, and had a great experience buying from WatchBuys!
"Beautiful, Meticulously Crafted Piece of Art"
Verified Owner Comments: I cannot be more impressed with the Sinn 104 ST SA. Its beauty cannot be accurately described without seeing it yourself in person.
It's so German - and I mean that in the best way. Every thing fits well, looks premium, operates seamlessly, and has the marks of a true craftsman. I would highly recommend this watch as an Automatic Starter Watch. The price point is great (relatively speaking) and the piece will last you a very long time.
For all you American buyers, please don't fret - Watch Buys is legit. I was a little sketched out at first, but their customer service is phenomenal and everything I received is legitimate. Seriously watch collectors, you NEED to own this watch.
Verified Owner Comments: I debated for over a year before buying the Sinn 104. I saw it initially at a Watchbuys roadshow and knew I wanted it, but I couldn’t decide the Indices or numerals dials. I finally decided on the Indices (104I) version since I thought the numerals dial was just a little too busy.
I am very happy with my purchase. The countdown bezel is an extremely useful feature. Whether I’m timing eggs, my parking meter time or portions of my many conference calls, I use it all the time. I also appreciate the 200M water resistance – no worries about doing the dishes or getting caught in the rain. Finally, I wanted the watch on the H-link bracelet but Watchbuys was sold out. It was explained to me that since Watchbuys does not inflate the cost of the bracelet after the fact, I could purchase the bracelet later, at the same difference in price over the strap that it would have been initially. Kudos to them for that.
I now have the watch on the quality brown leather strap and when the bracelet becomes available, I’ll buy that. So the quality of the watch, its features, and the Watchbuys sales support, I know I made the right decision on the Sinn 104. I also know that this probably won’t be the last German watch I buy from Watchbuys.
"Fantastic Sinn 104 and Service!"
Verified Owner Comments: First time buyer from Watchbuys and I have to say the service was great. The staff were knowledgeable and explained the delivery process to Toronto, Canada thoroughly and were accurate with their details.
I purchased an alternative Sinn strap and deployment clasp which was swapped onto the watch before shipping. The quality of the Sinn 104 far exceeds the price point, even with the brokerage duties and Canadian taxes added on.
Verified Owner Comments: I have been pondering buying this watch for a long time. The price was a factor, and I just couldn't commit, but when the price increase was announced, I knew it was now or never.
Am I glad I bought this watch! It's beautiful, but it's much more than that. You know right away that it's a quality timepiece as soon as you open the box. I love how it looks and feels on my wrist, and it keeps great time. I've read where the 104 is described as an everyday watch, and it's true it gets most of my wrist time.
The attention to detail is excellent, including the minute track around the dial, the day-date complication, and the wonderful bezel, which is a pleasure to use. And it's such a visible watch, with excellent contrast. Plus the beautiful case back. Watchbuys has excellent service, and they, and the Sinn 104 are highly recommended.
Verified Owner Comments: There’s not much else I can say about this wonderful piece that hasn’t already been said by others more eloquent than myself in describing its virtues. The build quality is fantastic and it’s easily the most comfortable watch I’ve owned.
Buying experience was top notch.
"Sinn 104 st sa i"
Verified Owner Comments: Love this watch, immediately my favorite watch out of my small collection. It fits great on my 7.5 in wrist. Feels and looks like absolute quality.
Was worried about buying it without seeing it first but definetly didnt regret the purchase. The leather brown stock strap is a little tough so I replaced that and the is receptive and visible but the lume does not stay bright as long as I expected. Other than that this is a awesome watch.
Verified Owner Comments: An absolutely glorious watch
"A Must Have Time Piece"
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"It’s all true"
Verified Owner Comments: This is a retirement present to myself for 47 years of work, and everything said about this watch is true. I couldn’t be more pleased with it.
Fit, finish, precision, and drop dead good looks makes this watch as good as any of the Omegas and Tudors I’ve put on my wrist. Go ahead and watch the YouTube reviews. It’s accurate as all get out. Everyone raves about it.
Just buy it. But one suggestion.....the brown leather strap is thick and very high quality, but I put a black cowhide alligator print strap with white stitching on it, and this thing just pops. Stunning combo in my opinion.
Verified Owner Comments: I finally purchased this watch after months of agonizing as to whether I should spend over $1000 for a watch. After all, I have only been collecting watches for just over a year, and had yet to pull the trigger on a $1000+ watch.
It was also my first time buying from Watch Buys. I'll be the first to say that It was well worth the investment. It is a beautiful well build piece which I feel will remain in my collection for many years. Watch Buys was also very easy to deal with. Ordered over a weekend and heard back from them first thing Monday morning. Shipping was fast, and I had my watch within two days. Will definitely purchase from them again.
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"Excellent Watch and Fantastic Service"
Verified Owner Comments: I purchased this watch as a gift for my husband. He was impressed with the design, quality, and craftsmanship. It's a beautifully elegant timepiece and has hardly come off his wrist since he received it.
The service from WatchBuys was incredibly friendly and efficient. I would not hesitate to buy from them again (in fact, I just placed another order). I couldn't possibly recommend them highly enough.
"Sinn 104 I St Sa on Strap"
Verified Owner Comments: I had considered many different watches before settling on the 104, and I feel like I made the right choice.
The fit and finish of the watch exceeded my expectations from the pictures I had seen online. The watch is comfortable, accurate, legible, and engrossing to look at. I have a 7 wrist and I'm using the smallest hole in the strap, so if you have a smaller wrist you should consider a different strap.
The phone call from Watchbuys explaining the process and answering questions was a nice touch.
"Sinn 104 I ST SA"
Verified Owner Comments: My First Watchbuys Purchase
"SINN 104: An Almost Perfect Watch"
Verified Owner Comments: The watch is beautiful, refined, and elegant. I get a lot of comments about it, and I love to wear it. The only drawback was the cheap leather strap. 9/10!
"Amazing! Worth the price and wait.."
Verified Owner Comments: As of right now the most splurging I've done in a watch ever and absolutely worth it. The detail, the quality, the way it wears, the size, amazing... I couldn't be happier. Recommend it.
Buying from watchbuys was very pleasant as well, from the fast notification that this was back in stock to the call right after ordering. Not to mention the fast shipping. Thank You!
"Just Buy It!"
Verified Owner Comments: Just received my 104 I St Sa on Strap and it's everything I thought it would be. I'm super happy with this watch and it's pure simplicity make it pure class! Everything about this watch is desirable: perfect size, simple dial, great lume, display case back, etc, etc.
The thick leather strap is absolutely awesome! I put my name on the notification list about 2 weeks prior to getting notified that a fresh shipment had arrived. Within 2 minutes of getting the email, I placed my order and they were sold out again just a few hours later. If you're one the fence, don't hesitate, as this one is a keeper for sure!
"Worth the wait"
Verified Owner Comments: I have been eyeing this watch for months. Just happy finally got it. The quality of this watch is top notch.
Watchbuys got amazing customer service and fast shipping.
"Above and Beyond!"
Verified Owner Comments: Just received the watch and I got to tell you, this watch is amazing. The quality is top notch and the packaging by Watchbuys was excellent. I would be proud to pass the watch down to my children.
Great overall experience. Watchbuys....you done good!
Verified Owner Comments: This is my first watch over about $250 and it is well worth it. Looks great and is well built. I don't think it can be beat in this price range.
Also watchbuys called me to follow up after order which was really cool. Great overall experience!
Verified Owner Comments: Absolutely stunning watch. Pictures do not do it justice.
Watchbuys was great to work with fast shipping. In love with this watch.
"Excellent Service- Magnificent Watch"
Verified Owner Comments: I could not be happier about my 104 and my purchase experience.
Shortly after ordering, I received a phone call from a nice gentleman who reviewed my purchase details and carefully explained the return policy, so that I could consider the piece and return it if not fully satisfied. No danger of that, as the watch is brilliant.
I’m now fully addicted to Sinn and watchbuys. It pays to treat your customers this way, and I can recommend you without hesitation- Regards, Sean
Verified Owner Comments: Awesome watch, just as described...received quickly, shipment was fast. I had a question about the watch, was able to call and easily speak to someone, their customer service was excellent. Would recommend
"Jack of all Trades, and master of .. well all of them"
Verified Owner Comments: When you purchase a Sinn 104, you are getting a watch that not only has capabilities that match watches that cost 2-3x more, you are getting a watch that true to its own design roots. Sinn is known for tough as nails tool watches. On their high end watches the case strength is legendary…
The Sinn 104 is an entry into the world of Sinn. However whether you choose to treat it as a daily wear, a dive watch, an aviation watch, or a sport watch, it will be right there with you. If you look at its case it is not an homage or a copy of any other watch out there. The longer you are in this world of wristwatches, you start to see patterns in case design and you learn that a great many things effect what you like and what you wear.
The Sinn 104 comes in at near perfect dimensions. At about 11mm thick it is approaching dress watch thinness. At 41mm in diameter it comes close to being universally appealing to all wrist sizes. The Lug to Lug is also remarkably short so it sits on small and large wrists well. More about those lugs. They are wonderful square pieces who angle downward with authority. This allows the strap to conform to the wrist that much easier adding to comfort and its low profile when worn. To keep things even better on the wrist it is completely flat on the bottom with the sapphire crystal adding to its supreme wear ability. The syringe hands are all very well done and quite unique. It evokes precise and vintage vibe at the same time. The markers on the hours are raised indices giving the dial depth and character. The makers for the second hand around the circumference of the dial are clearly painted on every quarter second. Again this adds to the tooly nature of the watch and its impression of extreme accuracy.
Speaking of accuracy, while this watch is not COSC certified, it is regulated by Sinn. I am getting +13 seconds a week, which is outstanding. The screw in crown is precise and easily adjusts the date in the typical fashion. The bezel on the watch is aluminum and is a countdown variety rather than a timer as in a typical divers watch. This is clearly a nod to pilots watch. The Sinn strap it is shipped with is extremely thick and durable. It embodies the tool watch aesthetic and is as tough as the watch itself. I would budget for more straps though, as this watch can wear literally any strap with absolute authority. It is as some folks put it a ‘strap monster’.
The Sinn 104 is the closest watch I own that could be considered a collection killer. It can do absolutely anything well. It can be dressed up, or dressed down. You can swim with it, play golf, go fishing, on a croc strap it can be worn with a suit. It will be the watch you WANT it to be.
I have purchased two of them I liked them so much. You will too!
Verified Owner Comments: An outstanding timepiece! Sinn went well beyond the price point on this one with the evidence seen most in an incredible bezel, and finishing to the movement that is unexpected for a tool watch but feels appropriate for what has been done in the case, and dial work.
"Outstanding timepiece and service"
Verified Owner Comments: I chose Watchbuys for my first Sinn purchase. The Sinn arrived in perfect condition and was already set to correct time and date. The Sinn 104 is so easy to read, wears wonderful on the wrist, and the lume is legible all night.
The customer service I received from Watchbuys was simply outstanding.
"The perfect everyday watch"
Verified Owner Comments: I recently purchased a Sinn 104 I St Sa. It arrived very quickly. Upon opening the packaging and box I was immediately impressed by the overall build quality.
This watch is beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice at all. After having worn it for a week, I find it very comfortable on the wrist. The lume is very bright and long lasting. My watch is running + 2 to 3 seconds a day. Certainly within COSC standards. This has become a true favorite.
"104 St S I"
Verified Owner Comments: As other reviews have noted, WatchBuys service was extremely prompt and professional. I ordered my watch late on a Friday afternoon and it was at my doorstep before lunch the next day.
As for the watch itself, I have been pleasantly surprised. It is quite hefty and robust. The polished case really stands out and is quite visible while on the wrist. I never really thought that would be the case when viewing pictures on the internet. The rotating bezel is a pleasure to use. It clicks with a precise authority that I can only describe as...German.
I find that I like the syringe shaped hands for legibility. The thick part of the hands are easy to read at a glance and the narrow tips work well for precise readings. I have large wrists and the supplied leather straps, while of good quality, were too short for me to use. The buckle was on the next to last adjustment hole and the tip of the strap was difficult to thread through the keeper hoops. I replaced with NATO strap for the time being and couldn’t be happier.
"Great watch & excellent customer service!"
Verified Owner Comments: I bought Sinn 104 I St Sa for my son, and he is very happy. The watch is very beautiful and high quality, and the WatchBuys customer service is awesome,too.
I strongly recommended to anyone to buy watch from WatchBuys.
"I am in Love"
Verified Owner Comments: I Love the Sinn 104, I have not taken it off my wrist in the past 2 weeks since it has arrived.
I own several Rolex Subs, and other high end and mid tier watches. What I like about this watch is there is nothing else like it. The dial is easy to read, the lume is great and I just love the style.
Dealing with Watchbuys was a breeze I ordered it on a Tuesday afternoon and had it the next morning. If you are on the fence just do it you will not regret it. I ordered it with the strap and black dial with out numerals. I am playing around with different straps. I just received a Bond Nato for Xmas it looks awesome. Its about 5sec a day fast , they claim it will break in.. It is with in spec. Just do it. 5 Stars.. Scott Miami
"Highly satisfied with the watch and the store"
Verified Owner Comments: I have been eyeing this watch for quite a while to add to my collection. On receiving the watch, I had some concerns about an accessory because I had seen differently elsewhere. Matt from the store was kind enough to call back and alleviate my concern.
This is what sets Watchbuys apart from the other places I have purchased other timepieces and I am highly satisfied about this purchase. I will definitely return to Watchbuys in the future.
"Sinn 104 on leather strap"
Verified Owner Comments: As some have said before, the watch, when you open the box and first put it on, is even more lovely than all the pictures of it from any source. Purchase and delivery next day were seamless.
Very happy with the watch and the experience of buying it from WatchBuys.
"Sinn 104 I St Sa"
Verified Owner Comments: I've been looking for the best Sinn watch, and I found what I'm looking for! This watch, I believe is a classic and absolute pure class. The design is simple, and yet very elegant and crisp!
Some watch enthusiast, will think that this is a homage but for me it has it's own character and Sinn built its name outstandingly!
Highly recommended! A perfect everyday watch in my opinion. Thanks and best regards!
"Uniquely performing watch!"
Verified Owner Comments: I bought the Sinn 104 and I’m very impressed with it. It’s well suited to compliment the way I think about tasks. The bidirectional countdown bezel provides a constraint-based approach to referencing discrete intervals.
Simply register the desired time span on the bezel to the minute hand and the pip provides the end point. Measuring arbitrary elapsed time is just the inverse: align the pip to current time and subtract the end point from sixty. Simple. I’m a design consultant.
This watch is a tool. It delivers big on intent and quality. The manufacturing is superb.
My experience with WATCHBUYS was pleasant. I like their business model and look forward to my next purchase.
Verified Owner Comments: I absolutely love my Sinn 104 I received it on time and as promised. It has performed wonderfully and was packed and shipped perfectly.
In addition I was hesitant to purchase a premium watch online but when in the process I ordered a deployant clasp for the strap I mistakenly ordered the wrong size.
The guys at WatchBuys caught my mistake and immediately notified me and corrected the order. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and will be dealing with these guys in the future.
"My First Sinn and Watchbuys experience"
Verified Owner Comments: I was exposed to this watch via online videos and reviews, along with Watchbuys, so bought it without having seen it in person. When I received the watch it was better than expected! Attractive finish, great bezel, nice lume.
Also pleased with my ordering experience through Watchbuys. Shipping was fast, the time was preset, service was great.
"Instantly My Favorite Watch"
Verified Owner Comments: I'll preface this review with stating that this is my first higher end watch. Which is to say that this is the first watch that I've paid over $1k for. So I cannot really compare this watch to others of it's value, but I can give my impressions of the watch.
As soon as I removed the watch from the box it was clear that this is the best built watch that I own. The weight and size of the watch is perfect for me, and while the leather band that it comes with is rather thick it is not overly stiff and I found it comfortable even on day one. Over time I imagine it will become even softer. The polish of the watch is perfect as I think it is very attractive without being too flashy. I've also found this to be one of the easiest watches to read in any light because the lume lasts noticeably longer than all other watches I own. I also appreciate that the bezel spins in both directions and feels very solid with no play in it at all.
Frankly I don't think there's anything I would change about this watch and I am extremely happy with my purchase. My collection rotates somewhat frequently, but this one is a keeper and I look forward to wearing it for years to come.
"An excellent purchase...Sinn 104"
Verified Owner Comments: Great purchase experience. Very informative staff when I called in to discuss the watch. My 104 is keeping excellent time, (-5 over 7 days) I'm very pleased with the quality and how it fits.
"Great Customer Service"
Verified Owner Comments: Absolutely love the watch....first watch arrived on Friday afternoon with day of week not functioning. I called Monday and spoke with Kevin who was immediately sent me a prepaid return label and sent me a new watch with next day delivery.
Tremendous customer service, i highly recommend watchbuys.com. Great prices and great customer service...Neil
"Sinn 104 I St Sa on Strap"
Verified Owner Comments: This is my first Sinn.
The watch is absolutely flawless, a word that I seldom use its appearance, fit and finish are impeccable. I received inquiries and compliments the very first time worn. Coming from a Rolex Submariner owner, with its keeping chronometer spec time, and at its price-point the Sinn 104 is an incredible value.
My first experience with WatchBuys was absolutely seamless speaking with a knowledgeable representative is exactly the type of customer service I expect ... and received. Well-done WatchBuys!
Next on my list a Sinn 103 chronograph.
"Sinn 104, An Awesome Watch"
Verified Owner Comments: I am a mechanical engineer, so small details really matter to me. I am very impressed with the attention to detail of this watch. The case is beautiful, purposeful and elegant at the same time. The polishing is perfect. The dial is very nicely detailed yet not too busy at the same time.
I absolutely love the bezel - the inner and outer polished rings, the lumed triangle is sweet - few if any other brands have this design and I especially love the 60 click uni-directional bezel - such a crisp and positive action - perfect. It has taken me a while to get used to the stark white hands. I understand the reasoning behind the design - legibility, but if someone were to ask what I would do differently were it my design this would be the only area. I like the shape and size of the hands, it's just that I would prefer something with just a bit more punch. Perhaps painting the balance end of the seconds hand red. Just a thought. This is a very comfortable watch to wear. I can't see anyone complaining that it is too big. Mine came with a leather strap. Again very well done, nicely detailed, feels rich. I think a locking clasp would send this combination over the fence. Watch Buys contacted me by phone shortly after I placed the order to make sure everything was correct - a nice personal touch.
Okay, I've saved the best for the last. I don't know if I've won the lottery or if the planets just have happened to come into perfect alignment or if I just happen to be Joe average wearer, I am unbelievably impressed with the accuracy of this watch. I've owned it for three weeks now and each Monday morning I check it against the internet time and I'm always within a few seconds accuracy. Amazing. I'm almost wondering when I'll wake up and find out that it was just a dream. In all honesty, I'm guessing I have an exception to the rule and I would still be very pleased with my purchase even if it were off by a few seconds a day. Having owned this watch for three weeks now, I can clearly see why it is so popular. When something is this well done and functions this well at a fair price, well educated buyers will certainly follow.
"Great Everyday Watch"
Verified Owner Comments: My first time spending over 1K on a watch and I love it! The design is so nice it works in formal settings and as a casual daily beater. The decorated movement is nice, the countdown bezel is cool and the lume is great.
I never exactly measured its accuracy but I haven't had to adjust it in the 2 weeks I have worn it (although I don't mind having all my clocks ahead so I am never late). My only few gripes with the watch are the faint crackling sounds when screwing the crown, the rough winding and the rather low power reserve. Great watch, worth the price.
Verified Owner Comments: I bought this watch after agonizing I've a number of brands and models. I have an Omega Seedmaster Professional already, and was looking for something more robust (waterproof, sapphire crystal) yet good looking for everyday wear. I was a bit nervous about buying the Sinn without being able to try it first, but I have no regrets. It is beautiful in person.
I love the simplicity of the dial (I got the version with indices, not numerals). I love that it goes with nearly any strap, from bright coloured to more muted (I took the OEM strap off right away and starting trying NATOs on, I didn't find anything yet that didn't look good with the dial.) Good for the weekend or work. So much flexibility.
And I didn't have to spend Rolex or Omega dollars to get it. I think I have found my perfect watch.
"My Daily Wearer"
Verified Owner Comments: The 104, like all Sinn watches is overbuilt. You have a sense of confidence that the watch will hold up to everything your day has to offer. The face is very readable to these 55yr. old eyes in all situations. Included are day/date complications with a hackable second hand and a countdown bezel. The thick leather strap included with the watch is substantial but pliable and supports this watch well.
The 104 is a solid daily wear watch that is up to the task.....and more.
Verified Owner Comments: Love this watch. Visually striking and has kept great time since I got it.
Watchbuys customer service was super helpful and the watch arrived in two days. Great experience
"Some Surprises But Great Watch"
Verified Owner Comments: Watchbuys is great.
An over zealous card company held up the sale and Watchbuys was very helpful. I received the watch in a couple of days. I was surprised that the beautiful, rippled leather strap was so large. I have a medium sized(7.5inches) wrist and am in the next to last hole with the buckle adjustment. Also the description of the dial was black and it is really dark gray under good light. The background for the day/date is significantly darker. Nevertheless, I love the watch.
It is beautiful and easily the nicest watch I have ever owned.
"Excellent Watch and Service from Watchbuys"
Verified Owner Comments: Received the watch in flawless condition and was pleasantly surprised to find that the watch had been set to the correct date and time for my time zone and was still running!
An impressive feat given that this watch only has a 38 hour power reserve. A+ service from Watchbuys.
Verified Owner Comments: Amazing watch and even better customer service. The gentleman who helped me we was awesome and answered all my questions. I am super happy with this purchase and will be buying another Sinn from WATCHBUYS down the line. The Sinn 104 is nothing short of spectacular, the quality and look of the watch are everything if not more of what I expected.
"Sinn 104 I St Sa"
Verified Owner Comments: I had only read reviews about the SInn 104 but the positive feedback, the aesthetics of the watch, and the positive reputation of Sinn in the watch community drew me to make a purchase.
Watchbuys was very helpful with upfront questions I had as I decided if I wanted the watch on the strap or the bracelet. Then when I ordered the watch the process was pretty quick and I actually liked their check to ensure my purchase wasn't fraudulent. The watch came quickly and when I got it I was very pleased. It is a great looking timepiece. It wears great on my 7.1 wrist. It keeps fantastic time.
The first week I had it the watch ran dead even which is right up there with my COSC certified watches. My only gripe is the strap is very long. I have to use the last pinhole to get a fit I enjoy and then I see the tail of the strap when I look down at the watch which I don't like. I'll be ordering an aftermarket strap for it though. So, if you have a small wrist consider trying to order it with the small length strap. Other than that the watch is awesome.
I love it.
Verified Owner Comments: A very good watch
"Excellent watch and even better service"
Verified Owner Comments: I pre-ordered this watch before it was in stock and was told it would be a few days until they came in. That was fine with me as these watches sell out often. I received a call 2 days later to let me know it was in stock and would be mailed that evening. 2 days later I received the watch.
The Sinn 104 is an excellent watch and the service from Watchbuys was extraordinary.
Excellent watch and even better service.
"Sinn has a winner"
Verified Owner Comments: Firstly, Watchbuys is helpful, and quick to ship. The watch represents good value for the money. Depending on one's taste, it is a handsome, well proportioned piece that is not overstated. It exudes a classic appearance. Moreover, the rich brown strap complements the case and dial of the watch nicely.
It's a style of watch that can easily be made to provide different appearance's with the change of the strap, if desired. Mechanically, it keeps time about the same as my Damasko DK 201 GMT. No complaints there. Nice lume in low light too. If you're considering this piece because it catches your eye, go ahead and ease the throttle forward. You'll be pleased.
Verified Owner Comments: Amazing build quality and it keeps good time. I'm happy with this purchase.
So far I have experienced great customer service from WatchBuys and I would recommend purchasing from this avenue.
"everything they say it is"
Verified Owner Comments: I've been considering the Sinn Brand for a very long time. I finally bit the bullet and purchased one. I was so happy with it I purchased another immediately. I now have the 104 and the 857.
Can't be any happier with my purchase.
"Best EDC watch"
Verified Owner Comments: At first glance it doesn't look like much. Slowly but surely it grew on me. Now it doesn't leave my wrist. In this price range there is no other competition.
Verified Owner Comments: Hi just a quick note to say how pleased we were with the purchase of the sinn 104, a very beautiful watch, its quality speaks for itself.
Watch buys we're great to deal with and delivery was very quick. Thanks again Lisa
"Sinn 104 St Sa I"
Verified Owner Comments: Love this watch!
Verified Owner Comments: The Sinn 104 is a fantastic watch. It looks so much better in person, and it's so comfortable to wear. I currently have it on a black nato, and it's a stunner. The watch is also pretty accurate for the price. There are a lot of ETA fanboys I included, but this movement doesn't make me miss an ETA movement at all.
I love the contrast the black dial and bezel and stainless steel body. It just pops. This probably the best mid-range piece out there for the price. The built quality is superb, and the design is timeless. You will not be disappointed with your purchase.
"Sinn 104 I St Sa"
Verified Owner Comments: The Sinn 104 I is an outstanding watch, you can easily tell there has been a great attention to detail given to this watch by its designers and makers. This watch is all about practicality and style coming together. To start with the physical characteristics of the watch, the polishing and case of this watch is very well done with its simplistic straight edges but nothing over the top.
The countdown bezel of this watch is unbelievable, it's very handy and with its bidirectional ratchet style, where every turn gives strong satisfying click. The day and date complication flick over instantaneously to the next date, no slow turn over here, which is a feature I really appreciate. And where this watch really comes into its own in my opinion is its dial and movement. The dial of this watch is the perfect ratio not enough going on and too much going on. The micro indices the minute indices disappear into the dial until until they are of importance to you, the syringe style hands add to the ability to read an accurate time, and because of this great movement you will get that accurate time.
The finishing of the movement is nothing to write home about but the crystal case back is not for showing off, it's something for you, the owner, to admire and appreciate. I would almost call this watch utilitarian because of how practical it is, but it is too attractive to be utilitarian. I have not been able to take this watch off since I've gotten it and I do not plan on taking it off anytime soon.
My buying experience with WatchBuys was superb, and will definitely be dealing with them in the future.
Verified Owner Comments: Customer service at WatchBuys is outstanding. They called to confirm and answered all my questions. Shipped to my house in two days and I'm on the west coast!
The watch is fantastic, very high standards for the price. If you've been eyeing thie 104, buy it! Don't wait as long as I did because it sold out earlier this year and I had to wait a few months.
Great watch, great service! wouldnt hesitate to purchase from WatchBuys again.
"A fantastic everyday watch"
Verified Owner Comments: I ordered this through Watchbuys after months of thinking about it in the back of my mind. I chose their fastest shipping option and it arrived at my place about 3 days after the order was placed.
Because I was a first time user of the site, I called their customer service line to verify some of my details and the person I spoke to was very helpful. As for the watch itself, it's already my favorite daily wear. The clean matte dial looks beautiful in contrast with the glossy bezel and polished case. It's the perfect size for me, and the lugs aren't too long. It can also be dressed up or down with virtually any strap.
I've been recommending the Sinn 104 to anyone who asks about it, and I'm extremely happy with my purchase.
"104 I ST"
Verified Owner Comments: Very nice Watch, excellent quality. Good size, not too ostentatious. The strap is a bit too long for my 18cm wrist
Verified Owner Comments: User-friendly website, fast shipping, personal follow-up - WatchBuys is a top notch operation.
I highly recommend them.
Verified Owner Comments: The watch is a beauty in person. Clean and simple dial, comfortable vintage brown strap, super smooth bezel. Just an overall great piece from Sinn and for a great price too. Great experience with ordering, very professional.
Verified Owner Comments: The Sinn 104 is an exquisite combination of tool watch meets dress watch - a balance that sets it apart from the crowd.
The 41 mm dial along with the brown/black leather strap are a feast for the eyes and the fit is precise around the wrist. It's been on my ' get list' for a few years and I'm glad it became available.
If you've been staring at it like I have, buy one. It's a keeper!
"The best customer service!"
Verified Owner Comments: Satisfaction with the product I selected may have exceeded my expectations, but getting a personal call regarding shipping and thanking me for choosing watchbuys showed class and made me feel like an important client.
Will do business with them again.
Verified Owner Comments: Solid, Accurate, Comfortable
"Sinn 104 I St Sa - The Masterpiece"
Verified Owner Comments: Originally I was looking for some Swiss watch but I found this Sinn watch and I am very happy that I bought it. I have a small wrist (about 16,5cm) and its 41mm fits perfectly. The dial and hands are in contrast - very easy to read the time. The bezel and the crown are little tough but the watch is brand new so I suppose it gets better.
The leather band is very good quality, thick, soft and comfortable however it is little bit long. Even if I use the last hole to adjust the watch on the wrist, it still moves. I made there one more hole and now it fits very well. I also bought metal bracelet and this one is thin and light but very good quality.
The watch overall fits very well on the wrist. Day and date is easy to use and lumi is as expected quality. Hour and minute hands are thin so it does not shine as much as for example Seiko but the lumi lasts almost all night and the time is easy to read in the dark. 200 meters WR is another advantage of this watch. This is perfect watch for day to day use. It fits to the shirt and suit and also to T-Shirt and jeans. I am very glad I bought the it.
I was also very satisfied with the purchase at watchbuys. I placed my order on Sunday, I had a call from them to confirm the order on Monday morning and on Wednesday the watch was on my wrist as agreed. Perfect service.
Verified Owner Comments: I am a small scale watch collector and never considered a German watch before. Boy I was really missing a lot. This is handsome piece of art.
I feel like a million when I wear it and it is noticed by others very I'm proud to say: "Its German not Swiss and I love It ! " I look forward to adding another Sinn to my collection. A suggestion would be to add a 18k solid yellow gold Two-Tone with a Blue dial. I think that would be a wonderful piece.
Additionally, WATCHBUYS is the place to go real pros very happy with the service I received.
"Sinn 104 St Sa on Strap"
Verified Owner Comments: The watch itself is beautifully made - classic German engineering, in all its handmade glory, it has been a purchase so very worth it.
Verified Owner Comments: Great everyday watch. Not too small or too large with a nice clean dial. the lume is also very good.
Verified Owner Comments: Love everything about this watch! Motion is great, has a nice clean look, and works for both formal and informal occasions. The strap is comfortable and adds a bit of a rustic look to the watch. Great value, couldn't be happier!
"A countdown bezel at last!"
Verified Owner Comments: Pros: Perfect size for my 7.5" wrist. I've worn it almost non-stop since receipt and with the leather strap it's so comfortable I forget I'm wearing a watch.
Extremely accurate so far, to within a couple of seconds a day. Uncluttered face is very easy to read and lume is very good. AND THE BEZEL: WUNNERFUL, WUNNERFUL to quote a famous German emigre to America.
It rachets like a tough hand tool, and to accidentally budge it you'd have to whack it against something hard enough that you'd notice. Soooo nice to have a truly practical timing bezel I wish all manufacturers offered them as options.
Cons: there really aren't any because I chose this watch after lots of searching, but the AR and day wheel bear mention. The AR issue may be unavoidable, and the problem is the alteration of the face color. In general lighting situations the face looks sorta "light black," unlike in Sinn's photos. To me it makes the watch look even more toolesqe than I wanted, but I'm probably the only person who notices.
The day wheel thing is a total mystery to me, as most people with the resources and desire to wear this watch probably know what day it is. Is this a feature of pilot watches or are the Germans just forgetful in this regard? ;-) The upside is switching the day to German language looks exotic, and I'll learn something new.
Overall, pleased with my watch and very satisfied with WatchBuys level of service. I will certainly keep them on my short list for future shopping.
"Solid, quality watch"
Verified Owner Comments: Have had this watch for a couple of weeks now; it is the right size, is comfortable on the wrist, keeps very good time, and the lume lasts well into the night. Sinn has a winner here.
"Absolutely loves it"
Verified Owner Comments: Bought this as a gift for my father-in-law when he turned 60. He's been wearing it almost every day and he absolutely loves it, this watch is built really well, it looks great on the wrist and the best part of the watch i think is the contrast between the white and the black.
"Great Every day Watch"
Verified Owner Comments: I've been wearing this for about a month now.
It is perfect as an every day wearing watch. Not too large, not too small, robust, solid, and ready to take a beating. I also enjoy the vintage aesthetic and simplicity of the face.
The lume is pretty good too.
"Bang for the Buck"
Verified Owner Comments: The 104 is a no brainer.
The size is excellent and a very comfortable watch to wear. I don't time watches but after a day of wear it's right on with my iPhone.
I'm not much for the strap but that's personal preference. One thing that I was really pleasantly surprised with is the lume on this watch. It is fantastic! Recommended.
"Love this watch!"
Verified Owner Comments: This Sinn 104 is an exercise in simplicity, practicality, and reliability... all in an aesthetically pleasing timepiece. I am a professional photographer who sometimes photographs at nights, using long, manually calculated exposures.
While legibility in the daytime is extremely good, I love the legibility of this timepiece at night! If the lume is well "charged" I can work for hours into the night. Give the way I use this timepiece, an added benefit is that the rotating bezel is of a "count down" design rather than elapsed time (like most dive watches).
While I can work with either, it is far more convenient to know that my exposure is finished when the minute hand reached the "pearl", as opposed to counting minutes from the "pearl" to control my exposure times.
I would have no hesitation in recommending the Sinn 104 St to anyone who needs a simple but well built timepiece, capable of filling many different roles.