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

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

Post by hoppyjr » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:41 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
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 SANT0987 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:25 am

Rip Helmut, an iconic watchmaker. ImageImage

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Post by jimyritz » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:17 am

A true legend -- RIP....

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Post by andy_s » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:41 am

A great character and some great, practical, functional watches without getting your pants pulled down, much like the much overlooked Guinand. RIP indeed!

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Post by andy tims » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:09 am

RIP indeed.

Sinn are my favourite brand.
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Post by Terpits » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:31 pm

Not to make you guys feel worse


but Hands Wilsdorf is also dead.
:rimshot:

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Post by BBK357 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:24 pm

Terpits wrote:Not to make you guys feel worse


but Hands Wilsdorf is also dead.
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At lease Louis Brandt is still alive.
DEATH FROM ABOVE
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Post by SANT0987 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:24 am

SANT0987 wrote:Rip Helmut, an iconic watchmaker. ImageImage
This picture is better. Image

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Post by SANT0987 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:26 am

SANT0987 wrote:
SANT0987 wrote:Rip Helmut, an iconic watchmaker. ImageImage
This picture is better. Image
No its the same sorry.

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

Post by spring-diver » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:36 am

R.I.P. Mr Sinn



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Seiko: SBDB001, SBDX001, SBDX011, SRP777, SRPA21 PADI

Sinn: EZM9, T1, T1B, U1 Pro

Want more Sinn’s :headbang: 836, UX S, EZM7 S

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