"Fantastic Pilot/Everyday Chronograph"
Verified Owner Comments: First of all, I had an overall fantastic experience with WatchBuys!
I love the no nonsense aesthetic and quality of Sinn watches. This 356 is the perfect size for me. It's got a great cohesive design and lots of charm. The only hard decision will be to decide which version of the 356 to get.
"Even better than I was expecting"
Verified Owner Comments: My first Sinn and first luxury watch. I knew I had to choose the 356 as it checked so many boxes. Perfect size, chronograph, German brand, tool watch. I made a deal with myself I would buy the watch after I finished rehabbing a duplex (after countless hours).
After becoming a father. After getting in better shape. After getting a raise at work. Each time I achieved one of these goals I would convince myself I should wait and I'd set a new goal. Finally I realized I would never find the right time to buy it because there is never a fully practical reason to buy a luxury watch. That's why it's a luxury.
As a designer and mechanically minded person it's just a little mechanical treasure I've always admired and I had to decide if I really wanted it or not. Not if I finally deserved it or not. I bought it that night. It took 6 weeks of patience for it to finally come in but it was absolutely worth the wait. My wife is very excited for me and even my little 2 year old thinks the chronograph is amazing to play with (under my keen supervision 🤣).
Glad to finally be part of the Sinn world.
"Sinn 356 Flieger Acrylic"
Verified Owner Comments: This watch arrived exactly as expected and was well packaged. The acrylic glass was initially a slight concern as I tend to prefer sapphire however I wanted the look this type of domed crystal provides. Upon arrival I was pleased to see how this crystal takes the view of the dial to another level.
After arrival I contacted Watchbuys with a concern about the watch and they immediately offered to send a replacement without any hesitation. However we were able to resolve the potential issue with the watch and no exchange was necessary (over a week later and it is performing flawlessly).
This commitment to no-hassle customer service will result in me buying from them again. I couldn't be happier with my purchase!
"Outstanding watch, great experience"
Verified Owner Comments: This is my first Sinn watch and it exceeded my expectations. Bracelet is super comfortable and I'm continually impressed with how they fit all legibility and complications in 38mm. Included tooling to resize the watch.
Love wearing my flieger!
Verified Owner Comments: I was pleasantly surprised that a watch of this size (height) and weight would disappear on my wrist. It slips under my sleeves better than other watches I have with much lower profiles and the case back shape is very comfortable on my wrist. Fit and finish are wonderful and the bracelet works very well with the watch. This isn't my newest, or most expensive watch, but it is the one I have been wearing (and enjoying) day to day.
Watchbuys let me know when the watch was expected to be available so I could place my order and, overall, I couldn't be happier with the service.
"Meets expectations and further"
Verified Owner Comments: Did some research and positive feedback with Watchbuys, called with questions all answered thoroughly. Came quickly and all as expected.
What wears perfect at 38.5, the bracelet is solid. Despite some talk about the clasp, does the job.
Verified Owner Comments: This is a great watches that checks a lot of boxes: -Swiss movement (mine running < +6s / day) -Great vintage style -Brand indentiy/heritage -Robust construction for daily wear Before buying this, I hummed and hawed over making the extra jump (more like leap) for a Speedmaster - really glad I settled on this instead.
"Sinn 356 Flieger acrylic"
Verified Owner Comments: Fantastic product and great customer service. All questions answered and personal phone call prior to shipping is a really nice touch. Shipping was lightning fast and item came as advertised and well packaged.
Would recommend WatchBuys to anyone.
"Very satisfied with purchase"
Verified Owner Comments: I have had my eye on the Sinn 356 for a few years, especially since I attended one of Watchbuys roadshows to see the model in person.
The 356 is an extremely satisfying, high-quality piece of timekeeping art. The time is clear and legible, the chronograph functions perfectly without the size or clutter of a large (and unnecessary) tachometer bezel, and the fit and finish on the bracelet and case are absolutely fantastic. The build quality and reassuring weight really exceeded my expectations.
The watchbuys folks were also extremely helpful and professional with me, both at the roadshow and on the phone and via e-mail. I would definitely purchase any future German timekeepers from them without hesitation.
Verified Owner Comments: Love it. I was concerned that the diameter was smaller than i normally would consider, but the way it sits on wrist is perfect and beautiful. The case height and the crystal bubble give it a perfect presence, and I have a very large wrist. Design details over time become more appealing, like the arm extensions and the perfect proportions.
Can't take it off.
Verified Owner Comments: This was my first experience purchasing from WatchBuys and it was as pleasant as others have reported. The follow call to confirm my order and shipment details was quick and courteous and any questions I had were answered. I will not hesitate to order from them again in the future.
As for the watch, it was everything I expected and I have no complaints. Arrived very securely packed, in perfect condition, and with the time already set. The satin finished case and bracelet look great and the watch wears very comfortably. I am very glad I went with the acrylic crystal as the high dome adds a great deal of personality. I'm totally satisfied with the purchase.
"Great watch at a great value."
Verified Owner Comments: Very pleased. This model has a feel of what I think the 1960s Rolex sport models felt like out of the box new.
Very good fit, finish, and comfort. A true tool watch at a great value.
"The perfect flieger chronograph"
Verified Owner Comments: The Sinn 356 is one of the best looking if not perfect pilot style chronographs made today.
At a respectable 38.5mm in diameter, it glides effortlessly under my dress shirt cuffs whether other Valjoux based 7750 watches have struggled. I was afraid the bead blasted finish of the bracelet would look too toolish with my business attire, but the watch looks right at home with my suits. By excluding the 3, 6, 9, and 12 o'clock numerals, Sinn was able to incorporate reasonably sized, legible subdials and at the same time not make the watch too crowded.
Other little details like the glossy white luminous syringe hands, recessed dials, and arrow heads on the chronograph subdials makes this the perfect vintage style watch I have been looking for.