A Great Light Has Gone Out - R.I.P. Helmut Sinn

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Post by Graeme » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:30 am

Very sad, but an incredible life.
Rest in peace.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:45 am

So when does Michael Kobold release his statement saying that he knew him?

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Post by River Rat » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:56 am

He will be missed by watch collectors around the world
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Post by unsub073 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:50 am

Will be switching to his 100 yr birthday tribute watch when I get home.

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RIP Mr. Sinn.

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Post by Heuerville » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:53 am

102, wow, he had a good innings.
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Post by DrWapenshaw » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:58 am

RIP there were many who respected and enjoyed the mans work.
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Post by gr8sw » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:01 am

a sad day indeed... quite an interesting life story and a great legacy! RIP Herr Sinn :cheers:
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Post by dnslater » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:53 am

Just saw this on Facebook.... An incredible legacy.

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Post by CGSshorty » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:13 am

JP Chestnut wrote:So when does Michael Kobold release his statement saying that he knew him?
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Post by hoppyjr » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:23 am

Here’s the full text. Referring to oneself in the third-person. :rolleyes:

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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:36 am

I'm sure Sinn was very proud of PT Kobold.

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Post by streetracer101 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:36 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:So when does Michael Kobold release his statement saying that he knew him?
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That didn't take long. He probably already had it drafted and ready to fire at will.

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Post by BBK357 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:41 pm

As much as I do like the old Kobold/Sinn... I can now say I have no plan to ever get one. Too bad Sinn took him on at his start... but I’m sure he actually had money to pay for his work back then.

Anyway- Helmut is a legend.


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Post by james80 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:44 pm

hoppyjr wrote:Here’s the full text. Referring to oneself in the third-person. :rolleyes:

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Did they just refer to a dead person as being a living legend?

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Post by aikiman44 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:24 pm

On TZ UK there’s a Kobold/Sinn 156 for sale.
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Post by dukerules » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:42 pm

Sad to hear this. RIP.

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Post by dnslater » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:44 pm

So does this mean Helmut isn't driving one of the fire trucks?


Too soon?

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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:52 pm

dnslater wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:44 pm
So does this mean Helmut isn't driving one of the fire trucks?


Too soon?
He's driving the fire truck in the sky.

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Post by River Rat » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:06 pm

We should leave Kobold out of this Sinn had nothing to do with Kobold watches co. at the end of his life. Never heard of any one getting screwed by Sinn. He had the love of watches that we all have here.

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Post by cdnwatchguy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:02 pm

I don't see how a guy dying at 102 is something to be sad about.
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Post by hoppyjr » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:37 pm

River Rat wrote:We should leave Kobold out of this Sinn had nothing to do with Kobold watches co. at the end of his life. Never heard of any one getting screwed by Sinn. He had the love of watches that we all have here.
I think you misunderstood the comments; it’s all negative on Kobold, not Sinn.

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Post by hoppyjr » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:42 pm

cdnwatchguy wrote:I don't see how a guy dying at 102 is something to be sad about.
Agreed. He made it to 102 and that’s plenty.

A couple other things come to mind...

- While Sinn started the company that bears his name, aren’t most of the watches that we associate with the brand more the work of Lothar Schmidt?

- Wasn’t Sinn a fighter pilot for the bad guys in WW2?


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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:06 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:42 pm
cdnwatchguy wrote:I don't see how a guy dying at 102 is something to be sad about.
Agreed. He made it to 102 and that’s plenty.

A couple other things come to mind...

- While Sinn started the company that bears his name, aren’t most of the watches that we associate with the brand more the work of Lothar Schmidt?

- Wasn’t Sinn a fighter pilot for the bad guys in WW2?
what a killjoy hoppy. :whistle: we all wanted to believe he was the man behind it all. :smack:

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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:39 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:06 pm
hoppyjr wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:42 pm
cdnwatchguy wrote:I don't see how a guy dying at 102 is something to be sad about.
Agreed. He made it to 102 and that’s plenty.

A couple other things come to mind...

- While Sinn started the company that bears his name, aren’t most of the watches that we associate with the brand more the work of Lothar Schmidt?

- Wasn’t Sinn a fighter pilot for the bad guys in WW2?
what a killjoy hoppy. :whistle: we all wanted to believe he was the man behind it all. :smack:
Nobody's gonna fight him for the credit of Kobold, that's for sure.

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