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Old 01-21-2023, 04:44 PM
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Default Rolex Now Has a Resale Program. The Watch World Quakes.

NYT 171 years
1/18/23


https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/18/f...x-resales.html

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Yeah, read about this on Hodinkee (and also Worn & Wound, IIRC) some weeks back; surprised it took the Times this long to do a story on it.

Personally, it's no consequence as I'm not a Rolex-kinda guy. I do like Tudor, though, and have an ETA BBB. The new 39 mil Pelagos is nice, too, but they're on "allocation" at your local AD, which means they might sell you one if they deign to.

Mostly, it's Sinn for me, though. Haven't been able to take my U50 S BS off since I got it a few weeks ago.

With 500M depth rating and Tegimented case and bracelet with PVD hard-coating this piece is one tough mother-f*cker...


Haven't been able to take it off since I got it.


Just put one of Sinn's really nice silicone rubber dive straps on it this week, too.


Sinn's my kinda watch company...
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can't read the article unless you subscribe to NYT. I never understood paying over retail for a used watch. My most recent Rolex purchase I paid MSRP for a ceramic SS Pepsi from a authorized dealer. Now the dealers will just say a new watch is used so they can charge double retail.
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Yep, not subscribing to the NYT.
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can't read the article unless you subscribe to NYT. I never understood paying over retail for a used watch. My most recent Rolex purchase I paid MSRP for a ceramic SS Pepsi from a authorized dealer. Now the dealers will just say a new watch is used so they can charge double retail.


If Rolex finds out (and they do have secret shoppers) the shop will lose the line.
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I guess I have a subscription to NYT ; It doesn't cost anything; I didn't sign up for it.
I use mostly Firefox, but also Chrome or Edge if I want to easily see if there is a version of some image larger than a thumbnail or small enough to post on AA.
On Firefox one can just click on "toggle reader view(f9)" up by the URL. I thought I remembered seeing the equivaent on Chrome or Edge, but I'll be dipped if I can find it now.

Is Sinn pronounced Zin in za German? if it is German.

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Ha! I couldn’t open it up before in Safari, but I copied the link, opened it in Firefox and I can read the entire article. Cool beans.

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Is Sinn pronounced Zin in za German? if it is German.
Yes, it is. Most folks don't know that.

Helmut Sinn was a Luftwaffe fighter pilot, who, after WWII, became a blind flying instructor (flying strictly IFR, that is) and was not happy with the quality of both Swiss cockpit clocks and watches for flying applications, so he started Sinn Spezialuhren in 1961 to make watches and cockpit clocks. It was then acquired by Lothar Schmidt in the 90's and he took the company into producing a broader range of watches, and also implemented new technologies that are still unique to Sinn e.g. their Tegimentaton technology, their AR Dehumidying Technology, and their Antimagnetic technology. Many Sinn watches offer extreme protection against magnetism up to 80,000 A/m. Sinn achieves these results using a number of different technologies, including special case and case back construction, soft iron components in the case and protective rings surrounding the movement. They also have watches (e.g. my U50) made out of German Submarine Steel, which was procured by Sinn from a steel supplier to Emden GmbH, one of Germany’s North Sea shipbuilding yards who construct submarines from the very same steel. Because of the special steel used from the submarine steel manufacturer, the case resists the effects of exposure to salt water and salt water environments.

They also have an oil-free escapement technology called Diapal; watches with these movements run accurately for exceedingly long intervals between services, because their are no lubricants to break down, cause wear of part that require servicing.

Sinn also makes application-specific watches for German "special forces" brigades, inluding the GSG9 Dive Unit, e.g. their EZM3 (which I also own; shown here). BTW, my EZM3 is consistently the most accurate and precise mechanical I've ever owned or used, it keeps to +0.75 sec/day, which is crazy accurate for a mechanical. The watch can also be reliably used for much longer between service intervals without wearing the parts in the movement, because the lubricants do not break down due to the ingress of water molecules inside the case due to the AR Dehumidifying technology.

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The EZM 3 has an inert gas atmosphere inside and a copper sulfate capsule that keeps moisture from causing the crystal to fog up in cold water environments, like this one with the GSG9 divers doin' their thang...



Their EZM 7 is for German Fire Brigades...



The colored scales specify how long a fireman can safely be inside a burning buidlng using specific types of breathing equipment.

And their EZM 12 for Air Medical Rescue Teams. The EZM 12 has a "PulsRotor" that make it easy for the EMT to check a patient's pulse...




Like I said, Sinn doesn't f**k around...
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