"Excellent Tool Watch"
Verified Owner Comments: Best Sinn I've owned! Tough, comfortable, and legible in all conditions. I was a bit worried at first: it arrived keeping mediocre time (~-17s/d) and the strap felt stiff and clunky, but it settled into great timekeeping (~-2s/d) and the strap broke in to perfect comfort in about a week of daily wear.
I like the useful timing bezel (though would have preferred a countdown one, for what I actually use it for as well as novelty), the all-terrain water and temperature resistances, and the simple strap changes with the drilled lugs. The hardened case with its grayish, almost titanium-like luster is distinctive, as is the anti-moisture capsule peeking out of the case side. It definitely stands out in my collection. I LOVE the dial: the UTC and date information are readily available, but not distracting from the time.
The lume is fine and functional, if nothing exceptional (you won't mistake it for a Seiko diver in the dark). Note that, of the numerals, only the 12 glows, unlike with the standard 856/857s. The glowing second hand is a nice touch too. The dial is all business, day or night, and serves the tool-watch aesthetic well. I look forward to beating the crap out of this watch for the next few years.
Well done, Sinn and WatchBuys!
Verified Owner Comments: As a professional pilot, I take the equipment I use for my job very seriously. This watch is the perfect, working pilots, watch. Functional and no nonsense. Extremely legible even in low light conditions.
All the technology integrated into this timepiece only enhances its functionality and durability. So far, it’s accuracy is + 1-2 seconds per day. Excellent piece of gear.
"What can I say"
Verified Owner Comments: I think the Sinn is a beautiful watch and it is constructed beautifully.
This was my second purchase from watch buys which was similar to my first experience, fantastic. Highly recommend these guys and I am not one to write reviews very often
"Sinn 857 UTC VFR"
Verified Owner Comments: Extremely legible, high-contrast hour/minute markers, date and hands on a very matte dial. Excellent finishing on case, dial, crown, hands, date wheel, 2AR crystal. Reflections are minimal due to the matte dial, and 2AR crystal. +1s/day.
Verified Owner Comments: Shipping was prompt, customer service called prior to confirm information. Very helpful! Watch ticks like it should. It's even better looking in person. I could not be happier!
If you are on the fence, pull the trigger, you will be glad you did.
"great modern pilot watch"
Verified Owner Comments: So I had a Damasko which I feel is the distant relative to Sinn. But in the end I just didn't bond with the Damasko and Sinn was calling my name. I have always been attracted to Sinn and other German watches as I also own two Stowa watches.
The DIN 8330 watches were calling my name. I cross shopped this with the DIN 8330 Stowa Pilot but the looks and options of the Sinn just won me over. I do love the dial layout, the UTC function, the lume and the tactile feel of the rotating bezel. My only nit picks are the pricing on Sinn watches seem a little high to me compared to comparable brands but if you can swing it, its worth it. I'm not a huge fan of the strap that comes with the watch as I feel its too thick for me most likely issue with the shape of my wrist and I also wish I could obtain a 22mm tegimented buckle from Sinn for my aftermarket canvas strap but that doesn't appear to be available. All and all this is one of my new favorite watches in my collection and don't think I will be flipping it anytime soon.
"Sinn 857 UTC VFR"
Verified Owner Comments: German precision tool was what came immediately to mind when handling this watch for the first time. Fit and finish are absolutely perfect and it looks incredible without any unnecessary design touches.
This will be taking over the number one spot in the daily wear rotation.