"Sinn 104 A St Sa Review"
Verified Owner Comments: Purchased the Sinn 104 St Sa on leather strap a few months ago. This was my first purchase from Watchbuys - great experience. I ordered online. Talked to a human shortly thereafter who was responsive and knowledgeable. I'll definitely do it again.
In terms of the watch itself, I love it, and am trying to figure out what took me so long to pull the trigger. Matte dial is highly legible in all light conditions (for some slightly aging eyes). Lume good, not great, but lasts through the night for me. Bi-directional countdown bezel much more practical for me as someone that doesn't dive, but likes to time stuff on the grill.
Out of the box, movement gaining about 18-20 seconds over the course of the week. Quite happy with that. I hack it about seven seconds slow Sunday night, and by next Sunday its about 10-12 seconds fast. Case size of 41mm nice balance function and form for me. Fits under shirt collars. Apropos of another commenter's thoughts, the strap was a little too big for my wimpy wrist. Bought the fine-link bracelet shortly after and am very happy with it.
Bracelet has screws - Watchbuys provides the tools with the purchase so incredibly easy to size. With the combination of just the full links I was able to find perfect size. They have shorter links included, so should fit for everyone, but obviously everyone's wrist is different.
Overall, very happy with purchase and with Watchbuys experience.
Verified Owner Comments: I am new to buying higher end watches, but I am very picky when it comes to getting something that expensive. After reading a lot of reviews I ended up getting this particular model. I am very happy with the solid feel of the watch and the way it looks and feels on my wrist.
The guys at the watchbuys were very helpful and knowledgeable about watches they sell. Excellent customer service!
Verified Owner Comments: My first mechanical watch - great place to start. Low on the marketing and unnecessary things that add to price but high on quality materials.
"Gift for Hubby"
Verified Owner Comments: I purchase this Watch from Watchbuy as a Christmas gift for my husband. He absolutely loves the style and all the functionality of this watch.
He just keeps talking about this watch and he wears it every day. For me it was a little pricey but to see him enjoy it the way he does is priceless.
"Sinn 104 St Sa A"
Verified Owner Comments: Very happy with the purchase of this watch. From the fine dial finishing, easy to read layout, incredibly accurate time keeping (stays within -3s a day out the box), this is truly a piece that has it all.
Very happy with my purchase from watchbuys, they go above and beyond to make sure the customer is happy. Thanks again guys!
"Great Service, Great Watch"
Verified Owner Comments: I purchased this Sinn 104 after wrestling with my decision for a month or so. I'm very happy I went with the Sinn 104, it is a very nice watch. After wearing the watch it has not lost any time and it feels rugged enough to wear it at all times regardless of the activity. .
The Sinn is a gorgeous watch. I choose the Arabic dial and I just glance at it to ck the time, very easy to read quickly. The service provided by WatchBuys was spot on. All my questions were answered and the deliver went went as planned. Great service from a very good company. I certainly would purchase another watch from them if and when the need arises.
"Sinn 104 A"
Verified Owner Comments: Love this watch great size and fit I’ve been looking for a daily watch to wear to work and this is perfect I work in a restaurant and I couldn’t find anything better
watchbuys are great and easy to deal with
"Sinn 104 Black dial and brown leather band"
Verified Owner Comments: Great watch,,, very satisfied with this watch,,, nothing but happiness with this purchase,, Good day :)
"Great Watch and Dealer"
Verified Owner Comments: I have been looking for a all around watch for quite some time now and the Sinn 104 fits all the criteria. It is an amazing timepiece which outstanding build quality . I have smaller wrists(6.5in) and was reluctant at first since its a 41mm(normally wear 38mm) but fits great.
The customer service from WatchBuys was over and above what I was expecting. Within a hour of purchasing I received a call from an employee verifying all information and answered all questions I had regarding the product. Ordered on a Friday and received that Monday! Would one hundred percent recommend this watch and also WatchBuys in the future!
Verified Owner Comments: The 104 has been a longtime sweetheart of watch enthusiasts and for very good reason... it’s wonderful. It’s one of the few watches I’ve come across that can wear just about any strap you throw at it. Leather, bracelet, nato, rubber, it can do it all. Truly a versatile watch.
Great piece from a great brand and distributor.
Verified Owner Comments: Very happy with purchase and process. Sinn 104 is thing of beauty for those enamored with Germanic precision, functionality and design. A perfect timepiece for those in technical workplace looking for a watch exemplifying strict attention to detail. Watch is not over-sized for my average size wrist.
Very happy with choice of band (a hint of retro-hip styling). No issues mechanically. Was a pleasure to work with watchbuys I spoke with very knowledgeable, pleasant and efficient customer representatives twice.
"Sinn 104 A St Sa w/upgraded strap"
Verified Owner Comments: I'm a frequent window shopper on the Watchbuys.com site been eyeballing the Sinn 104 for a while now. I decided to pull the trigger and am glad I did. The watch wears well and exudes quality. The lume is very good. The upgraded strap gives it a more refined look. I have no complaints.
I've ordered from Watchbuys before and, as expected, the customer service was great on this purchase as well. Shipping was quick.
"Sinn 104 A St Sa"
Verified Owner Comments: This was my first purchase of a Sinn watch and my first experience with WatchBuys.
The experience could not have been better, from the personal phone call the first morning after I ordered to confirm, to the quick delivery, and of course an outstanding product.
I will use these folks again for my German watch purchases. Simply the best.
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"The Perfect Tool Watch"
Verified Owner Comments: I must’ve looked at all sorts of divers and Fliegers, but I kept coming back to the Sinn 104. This watch fills the bill, offering everything I want in a watch that will last me a lifetime and at a great price.
Dealing with WatchBuys was very nice. I spoke with a rep before making my purchase and then got a follow up call to make sure all my ducks were in a row. I can’t say enough positives about the whole watch buying experience through WatchBuys.
Verified Owner Comments: The 104 had been on my list for a very very long time, so I was very excited to acquire one once I was able to. I can wholeheartedly say that I was not disappointed at all! The 104 A is absolutely fantastic and perfect in every way! The flieger style dial - hands, numerals, markings, countdown timer bezel - is just beautiful! It also facilitates very quick time telling with a fleeting glance. The contrast is superb which adds to legibility - the syringe hour and minute hands and long arrow seconds hand all hit the markers perfectly.
The day-date snap at midnight will probably never get old. I love the see-through case back as well - its always fun to see the little workhorse heart trucking away. The dimensions are also wonderful, without being unnecessarily large and lumpy on the wrist. Only drawback is the size of the leather strap that it comes on. Even on the nearest hole, its still sized for a relatively large wrist, so I had to switch it out immediately for something more normally sized. Just a small rather inconvenience than a drawback really.
All in all, excellent value for money as you get top notch industry approved German quality engineering, a bullet proof low maintenance movement, and superb tool watch aesthetics and functionality in one epic package. Highly recommended to anyone thinking about a Sinn 104.
Verified Owner Comments: There is nothing I can see wrong with this watch, It's easier to read than my Explorer and it's beautiful. Onething to note. Crown will not move to the third stage to set the time 9pm and 3am. It seems to lock to protect the day date complication while the day turns over. At least what a watchmaker told me. This is not a defect but an added protection.
"Sinn 104 A St Sa"
Verified Owner Comments: Classic design never goes out of fashion. Great craftsmanship is a thing to behold. This watch is very satisfying to look at and to ware. It looks like pride in design and construction. I take pride in wearing it.
"More than just a working stiff"
Verified Owner Comments: Much have been written and said about Sinn's credential of being purveyor of sturdy and precise instrument watches. While the 104 is certainly sturdy and percies, one would be remiss to ignore the indulgence the 104 affords for opulence.
While the matted dial under that anti-glare coated sapphire is certainly designed for usability, it also makes the polished steel bezel pop and shine under even the faintest light. On the back, the humble Sellita 220-1 is ably decorated for the sapphire case back.
In all, the 104 wants to make sure the steadfast work to still be celebrated and glamorized. One thing that somewhat marred my experience with the 104 is the spring bar it came on. The springs are very hard indeed and feels somewhat rusty, combined with frankly excessively sharp tips caused quite a lot of scratches the first time I tried to change out the strap. My 104 became a much better watch after I switched out the stock spring bars to the complementary ones that came with the aftermarket strap.
"Out of this world clarity"
Verified Owner Comments: First of all, Watchbuys service was great. As a first time buyer, I received a call from customer service confirming my order. Watch arrived quickly and was packaged perfectly.
The Sinn 104 is breathtaking. I wanted a great non-flashy everyday watch and got so much more! The first thing I noticed was the amazing high definition clarity of the crystal. The hands and markings are so razor sharp! LOVe the Sinn.
"Fascinatingly understated watch!"
Verified Owner Comments: Less can be (and many times is) more! I wanted a watch that wasn't ostentatious. I wanted that watch to be capable of being worn in a variety of situations w/o being inappropriate. Versatile, in other words. Casually competent comes to mind!
I've found the Sinn 104a st sa easily fits in so well, in so many instances, it's merit is (perhaps) deceptive. It's the kind of watch that, for the $, represents a very good value too IMHO! Easy to make friends with, at the end of the day! All good!
The experience at WBs was pretty much the same as the watch, when all is said and done. Hard to go wrong here! I wouldn't hesitate to buy from these guys again!
Verified Owner Comments: I sold an Omega PO with the intention of getting something less blingy and the 104 A seemed to fit the bill. I can safely say that I have no regrets whatsoever.
The Sinn surpasses my every expectation and I really don't even miss my PO. The numerals make the dial impressively legible. While the lume is not quite as bright as my Helson Sharkdiver or Seiko Turtle, it gets the job done and remains legible all through the night, which was a pleasant surprise. I bought the 104 on leather with the intention of putting it on a NATO, where it looks like absolute perfection.
Thanks WatchBuys for the fast service! This will not be my only purchase.
"Great time piece"
Verified Owner Comments: This is the first watch I got that is over a $1000 bracket. I thought I should get a Swiss watch, but after a thorough research, I realized Sinn 104 is even a better choice!
WatchBuys had a fast response to my purchase and the watch arrived within 2 days of purchase. I could get it for about $200 cheaper before paying import taxes on grey market, but for such an elegant watch, I thought it’s worth the extra pay, knowing WatchBuys is the authorized Sinn distributor in US.
Verified Owner Comments: Fantastic watch. I purchased the 104 A as a knockaround, EDC watch that I won’t have to worry about exposing to a bit of work. It fits the bill perfectly. It wears very comfortably, looks fantastic, is easy to read at a glance, has great lume, keeps excellent time and has twice the water resistance of my Rolex OP.
It just does everything well. The leather strap is beautiful and of excellent quality. I currently have this watch on a Marine Nationale strap, as I do a bit of splashing around in my daily life and wish to preserve the terrific leather strap for now. The bidirectional countdown bezel has already proven its usefulness - for cooking, which sadly is about as close as I will ever come to piloting an aircraft. I look forward to enjoying this watch for many years.
The purchasing experience from WatchBuys was outstanding, and I would not hesitate to buy from these fellers again. Communication, consideration and attention to detail were above and beyond expectations.
"Beautiful watch and great service"
Verified Owner Comments: You cannot beat the quality of this watch for its price point. Very easy to match with everyday clothes. I find myself looking for things to time with the countdown bezel all day.
The Arabic numbers make it very easy to read at a glance, the syringe hands make allow very very accurate readings, and the lume is also very bright.
Overall 5/5 watch for me.
Verified Owner Comments: The Sinn 104 A St Sa is stunning in person. Pictures do not do it justice. Keeps excellent time (it has gained 8 seconds over a week and a half). Awesome customer service and lightning fast shipping.
Looking forward to my next purchase with Watchbuys!
"My First Sinn"
Verified Owner Comments: Decided I wanted to get a nice automatic watch a few months back to compliment my current quartz watch so started researching what was out there in the $1k-$2k range and settled on the 104 A with leather strap. Have had it for a couple weeks now and love it!!
Many thanks to Kevin & Matt for answering my questions and helping me through the process of putting together the perfect watch that I was looking for.
"Sinn 104 on Strap"
Verified Owner Comments: I had been eyeballing this watch for a few months, and finally decided to make the purchase. Extremely happy with it. The polished steel case is slick — the online pics don’t really do it justice.
The watch feels well-built, and is now my everyday casual go-to option. The case size is just right for my 7” wrist, although I am on the tightest strap hole, so those with smaller wrists may need to purchase a shorter after-market strap. If I had to nitpick, I would say that the lume, while bright, does not last very long. Other than that, this is a perfect pilot-style casual watch.
WatchBuys transaction was very professional and fast. They had the watch in my hands within 24 hours (with expedited shipping). I would definitely order from them again.
"Beautiful watch, great service."
Verified Owner Comments: Everything I hoped for - great size, great aesthetics, great functionality.
"Top-notch service for a top-notch watch!"
Verified Owner Comments: I am completely smitten with my Sinn 104 that I purchased from WatchBuys. I had my new watch within a week, so 10/10 for WatchBuys for terrific service.
The watch itself is everything I had hoped for: beautiful design, very high quality - can't say enough about it! I would highly recommend both Sinn and WatchBuys in the future!
"First Mechanical Watch - From A Longtime Quartz User"
Verified Owner Comments: This is my first mechanical watch. I've stared at this thing for hours over the last 3-days and I cannot find a single physical flaw on it and the alignment is perfect everywhere. The movement is clean. With the almost needle point precision of the hands, I was worried about the sync of the minute-hand pointing while the seconds-hand was at 00, it's spot on. So is the hour-hand.
Over the last 3-days I've recorded it at ~ +4-sec per 24-hours. This seems to be well within COSC standards (-4 to +6). As a prior quartz user, this will take some getting used to. (side note: I think it's kind of neat I have to consider this specific watches timing offset and account for it. This may sound like a bad thing, but there is an odd getting to know your watch quality to it.) The face is very matte black and very simplistic. It doesn't do anything but tell me the time, day, and date. If I had to complain about something it would be the size of the day/date display. As it sits at the :15 position of the dial, it's completely masked at :15... not a big deal. Lastly, the strap/band. I do have a gripe here. I got the leather band and I think they should add a few more holes. My wrist isn't that small (~6 3/4) but I had to add another hole on the band to snug it up to my liking.
All in all... very happy. This seems like a robust watch that I can wear every day that will last for 50-years.
"The best everyday watch"
Verified Owner Comments: I ware this watch everyday. It fits me perfectly. I ware it when I go to work, to play sports or dress up.
"Sinn 104A = Perfect"
Verified Owner Comments: The Sinn 104A is an amazing watch.
I compared it to most of the other Sinns at a recent WatchBuys road show and it came out on top for me as the most versatile. The proportions of the watch are spot on (weight, thickness, and diameter), and it is an incredible combination of classy and rugged. I’ve worn it to a black-tie wedding in addition to wearing it with shorts and t-shirts.
It’s my everyday watch and I rarely take it off. I wear it mostly on a green or black NATO strap and it has a sophisticated field watch military aesthetic with the Arabic numerals. There is a very clean and crisp contrast the white hands and numerals and the deep black dial that is very visually appealing. It is extremely accurate – I am getting less than +2 seconds per day. The lume is also excellent.
I highly recommend picking one up. The road show and overall purchase experience were great too.
"Better than expected"
Verified Owner Comments: If you can get Rob on the phone he will answer all your questions and make sure your are comfortable with the entire process. Thanks Rob for your dedication. I prefer the Arabic numerals. Also I purchased the deployment buckle but personally the watch and strap wear better on the tang buckle.
What can I say guys the watch far exceeded my expectations. I wear it to work and then with shorts to watch a game with buddies. I appreciate the craftsmanship and the price was very reasonable. Would love a sinn 104 a st sa on the new limited edition blue dial. It has kept time since the day it arrived. Been wearing the watch for a month and am very happy. Would buy another sinn.
Thanks again Rob in customer service.