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  1. I received my Sinn 556I a week ago and I'm in love by it, really! I got it on the simple silicone strap from Sinn and I it is a "must have" for the Sinn 556, especially the 556I variant.It is my first automatic watch and, because of that, I have some questions concerning the movement. From what I know, it houses a Sellita SW200-1 in a top grade variant, which is supposed to be very accurate, reliable movement. I just have two concerns that make me wonder whether there is something wrong with it: Is the rotor supposed to be slow when turning? I'm not saying that it doesn't turn, because that isn't the case, but in order for it to turn, I need to turn the watch at least 45°, otherwise it will stay in the same position. My father has a Tag Heuer Carrera (much better watch, not equalling the two, of course) with a Valjoux 7750 (only winds in one direction) and the rotor follows every single movement very cleanly. Should my Sinn movement also turn like this? The accuracy. This is my main concern. I don't really know many things about how I can measure the accuracy of a watch, but I just placed the second hand in the 12'o clock position (with the help of hacking) and then let it go, when the minute in my phone changed. With that, I could then see if, after some hours, the second hand continued to pass the 12'o clock mark at the same time as my phone changed the minutes. So, after approx. 2 hours, it had a deviation of +2s. Does this mean that in 24h, it will have a deviation of approx. +24s? Because if this is the case, then the movement isn't very well tuned at all. What do you think? Should I get it serviced? Is this normal within the first weeks, perhaps (the deviation)?Thank you very much for your attention,Tex
  2. Just because it doesn't look so good in my opinion. I think that it takes the wonderful, elegant sweep of the 28.800 beats per hour away. Do you think? So you don't care if a watch houses a SEIKO 6r15 and another one a ETA 2892-A2? Wow, that's remarkable!
  3. Wow, thank you very much! It seems like an incredible option and it has a very great movement for sure! I will look more into it... Yes, you're right! But what do you think about the movement in comparison with other movements housed in $1000 watches?
  4. Hello everyone, I'm trying to find a small mechanical men's watch (between 36-39mm) with a white dial, steel bracelet and a good, reliable, robust movement under $1000. Also, it doesn't need to be new. I am willing to a buy a pre-owned one, if the specifications of the watch are good enough. I already did a big research and found some interesting watches. Some examples are the: Seiko SARB035 Archimede OutDoor 39 Traska Commuter Glacier White The thing with these watches, is just that all of them have good components, but there is always something that is missing. For instance the SARB035: I love the looks on this watch (perhaps a little too conservative, but it I could see me wearing it), but it has the Seiko movement 6r15, which, from I heard, is a reliable movement, but only ticks at 21.600 beats per hour, which I believe to be a real shame. When looking at the Archimede OutDoor 39, I think that it looks wonderful and that the materials are incredible, but the only aspect that kind of makes me wonder if it really is a good watch, is the movement. It houses a Sellita SW 200-1 movement, which is supposed to be a clone of the ETA 2824-2, but Archimede doesn't mention its grade. Lastly, I am also questioning me about the Traska Commuter’s movement, namely the Miyota 9019. With that in mind, here are my questions for you: Which one of these 3 watches do you think that is the most reliable and robust one and something worth of the $1000? Take in mind that the price isn't a big factor here, as long as it doesn't exceed the $1000 price tag. I just need to know which one of them has better quality and durability. Do you have any type of experiences with these brands and specific models? Do you know the grade of the Sellita SW 200-1 movement that the Archimede OutDoor houses? What other watches do you recommend to me, taking in mind the requirements that I stated earlier? Are there also any other watches with these requirements in the pre-owned market that deserve my attention? Thank you very much for your time, stay safe.
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