"Awesome all Around"
Verified Owner Comments: This is my first higher-end watch and first automatic. I decided on a Sinn after a fair amount of research and glad I did. Not only is it a great watch - really a marvel of engineering an artistry right on my wrist - but it's also rather unique which, for me, was a plus.
The Model III is really sharp. The sliver dial looks great on the fine link bracelet and I'm really glad I opted for that pairing. It's totally appropriate wear for a board room, a formal event, a casual evening out or a round of golf. I live in the U.S. and have never seen a Sinn advertisement or sports sponsorship I think the brand is pretty under-the-radar here and I like that.
I don't mind paying for quality and Sinn delivers it but without as much marketing costs baked in as a lot of the other watches I was considering. In fact, I had budgeted a bit more than I ended up paying for this watch but frankly didn't see the need to spend so much once I found the Flieger III. It's a great option if you're into maximizing value and less concerned about brand status.
That said, watch enthusiast who've stoped me for a look typically know and appreciate the Sinn name (though few had seen one in person before.) I'm not sure what all that means for resell value vs. better-known brands, but I have no plans to sell it anyway I hope to just pass it down someday to someone who appreciates it as much as I do. It certainly has the classic look and build quality of a true heirloom watch. I will point out the fine link bracelet version I have does not feature the hex screws on the removable links that are found on the H-link bracelet. It has slot heads that come set VERY tight. I'm pretty handy and followed the manual using the provided driver and still managed to strip the slots on a couple before giving up and taking it to a jeweler to size it. I wish I had just done that to begin with.
I will say WatchBuys was totally accommodating when I called about the screws and sent me some replacements they had in stock. In fact, they were great to deal with throughout the purchase. I ask a lot of questions and they were very accommodating and knowledgeable. I admit to being a bit apprehensive about buying a luxury watch from an online retailer at first but I have only good things to say about the experience and would definitely buy from them again.