Sinn 103 Classic 12

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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by mattcantwin » Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:19 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:13 am
All 600 completely sold out. That was fast.
Damn fast.
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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:59 am

It was nice looking and not stupidly expensive.

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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by logan2z » Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:50 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Sep 04, 2021 6:59 am
It was nice looking and not stupidly expensive.
A little pricey for a Sellita-based chronograph IMHO when one could buy something like a Speedmaster Professional for not too much more. But the watch is beautiful and I'm not surprised it sold out quickly.

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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by kempoman » Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:06 am

It looks like a direct competitor at Guinand Chrono GMT of the 60's
https://www.guinand-uhren.de/series-40/serie-40.html
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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:45 am

kempoman wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:06 am
It looks like a direct competitor at Guinand Chrono GMT of the 60's
https://www.guinand-uhren.de/series-40/serie-40.html
I almost bought the Guinand; several times.
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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by logan2z » Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:20 am

mattcantwin wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:45 am
kempoman wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 6:06 am
It looks like a direct competitor at Guinand Chrono GMT of the 60's
https://www.guinand-uhren.de/series-40/serie-40.html
I almost bought the Guinand; several times.
Same here. A killer deal at about $2K.

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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by logan2z » Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:35 am

The Guinand is listed at 15.2mm thick, if anyone is looking for a thinner chronograph in a similar style to the Sinn (same Sellita movement).

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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by watch.aholic » Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:05 am

That is breathtakingly beautiful. The best panda ever IMO. Why did they make this in such limited numbers. It would mean to buy now or lose it forever.

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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:11 am

watch.aholic wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:05 am
That is breathtakingly beautiful. The best panda ever IMO.

Why did they make this in such limited numbers. It would mean to buy now or lose it forever.

Only 100 of these in the world.


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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by watch.aholic » Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:37 am

That's jaw dropping too! I can't figure out why go through the effort of producing something so beautiful and then limiting it numbers. I mean how much money will Sinn be able to make by selling 100 pieces?
The cost itself to design and manufacture these 100 pieces... How will they recover that?

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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by dnslater » Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:17 am

watch.aholic wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:37 am
That's jaw dropping too! I can't figure out why go through the effort of producing something so beautiful and then limiting it numbers. I mean how much money will Sinn be able to make by selling 100 pieces?
The cost itself to design and manufacture these 100 pieces... How will they recover that?
Assuming your being serious, you do realize that every part on the U1P was from their existing parts bin, right? Only difference was some subtle paint changes. There was no "tooling up" for a new product line.

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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by BBK357 » Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:35 am

I really want them to do a U50 pro.
I will sell my wife for it.


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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:23 am

watch.aholic wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:37 am
That's jaw dropping too! I can't figure out why go through the effort of producing something so beautiful and then limiting it numbers. I mean how much money will Sinn be able to make by selling 100 pieces?
The cost itself to design and manufacture these 100 pieces... How will they recover that?
How much effort is required to order a different dial from your (most likely) Chinese supplier?

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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:23 am

BBK357 wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:35 am
I really want them to do a U50 pro.
I will sell my wife for it.


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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by watch.aholic » Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:37 pm

dnslater wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 6:17 am
watch.aholic wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:37 am
That's jaw dropping too! I can't figure out why go through the effort of producing something so beautiful and then limiting it numbers. I mean how much money will Sinn be able to make by selling 100 pieces?
The cost itself to design and manufacture these 100 pieces... How will they recover that?
Assuming your being serious, you do realize that every part on the U1P was from their existing parts bin, right? Only difference was some subtle paint changes. There was no "tooling up" for a new product line.
Oops... That I didn't know....as you can probably tell I didn't notice the nuances.

I just looked at 100 piece limited edition and thought why would they do that.

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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by CGSshorty » Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:08 pm

dnslater wrote:
watch.aholic wrote:
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:37 am
That's jaw dropping too! I can't figure out why go through the effort of producing something so beautiful and then limiting it numbers. I mean how much money will Sinn be able to make by selling 100 pieces?
The cost itself to design and manufacture these 100 pieces... How will they recover that?
Assuming your being serious, you do realize that every part on the U1P was from their existing parts bin, right? Only difference was some subtle paint changes. There was no "tooling up" for a new product line.
Completely new dial.
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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:16 pm

Just heard from Rob; all good.


Hello and thank you again for reserving the new Sinn 103 Classic 12 Limited Edition.

This email will update you on the delivery status and next steps.

You may have heard that this limited edition sold out in less than two days – more quickly that either Sinn or we had anticipated. The good news is that you are guaranteed to receive a piece, and the watch should prove to be highly collectible based upon the number of requests we continue to receive each day asking if it “is really sold out”.

We have received the first pieces from Sinn and they have already shipped – we expect to receive additional pieces this month. We are shipping these watches in the exact order in which we received your reservation.

Once we reach your name on the list, we will contact you by email and by phone (if necessary) – no one will be skipped. Since we do not store your payment method, we will provide a special link to pay the balance due and you may choose whatever payment method and shipping address that you prefer.

We had originally anticipated that most watches would ship in September and October, but because this series sold out so quickly creating a production spike, many watches will now deliver in November and possibly into December. We are unable to provide an estimate as to when your specific watch will ship as only Sinn has the worldwide master list for all 600 reservations of which we are receiving a significant number.

But please rest assured that we will contact you the day your watch arrives at our offices, and we will hold your watch until we are able to reach you in case you are travelling or otherwise unable to immediately respond to us.

Congratulations on successfully reserving one of the most popular Sinn watches we have carried.

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Re: Sinn 103 Classic 12

Post by aikiman44 » Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:17 am

Nice score, Matt.
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