Sinn Spezialhuren

Jamee Caña

Let us all face it. Men just love sports. It is one of their first loves. They can just ignore their surroundings when watching hockey, baseball or even basketball on television. And when men love sports, they go all the way. They even have a collection of jerseys, caps and shoes that are slowly filling the closet. They are addicted to buying all the necessary equipment all for the love of that particular sports.

And this summer, for sure, they would absolutely be in the lookout for the best diving spot there is. And when we say diving, he will surely be bringing along his wetsuit, swimfins, swimmask and of course his beloved Sinn U1 Professional diving watch with its black bezel and white markings, TEGIMENT steel case and with crown placed on the left of the case. From the one and only, Sinn Spezialhuren.

German police and aviation


The company was founded in 1961 by Helmut Sinn who was a flight instructor and pilot under the name “Helmut Sinn Spezialuhren”. The company is based in Frankfurt Germany and manufactures mechanical watches according to Helmut Sinn’s specifications. The company also offered its watches directly to customers thus ensuring affordability of its watches by sidestepping retailers.

One of the most notable Sinn watch would be that EZM 1 (published in 1997), which was the first mission timer the company developed for the special unit of the German police department. This particular watch model is known for its exceptional performance and accuracy in daily and critical situations making it very popular not only with the police people but also with pilots, divers, emergency doctors, armed forces and the list goes on.

Sinn EZM1
Sinn EZM1

And since the company has its roots in aviation, the Sinn 104 St Sa A is said to be the “classic pilot’s watch” with its stainless steel case and clear structured dial, sapphire crystal glass, and low pressure resistant as well as pressure resistant up to 20 bar. It also features a transparent back that shows the timepieces’ intricate movement and design.

The company also initiated a research project with TESTAF (Technical Standard for Pilot Watches) which will be used in the standardization of pilot watches in professional use. The DIN 8330 is said to be the standard for pilot watches which include water resistance, pressure resistance, oil and fluid resistant as well as the watch’s magnetic field should not interfere with the aircraft’s emergency compass among others. And there are at least three Sinn watches that were able to pass the standard: the Sinn 103 Ti IFR, Sinn 103 Ti UTC, and the Sinn 857 UTC VFR.

Specialized technology through and through

Sinn Spezialuhren watches include the following technologies in the manufacture of its watches: DAIPAL, Ar-Dehumidifying Technology, HYDRO and TEGIMENT.

DIAPAL is a lubricant-free anchor escapement developed in 1995 which use lubricated diamond pallets instead of rubies previously that play a very important role in the accuracy of Sinn watches. Side by side with DIAPAL, Ar-Dehumidifying Technology prevents oil from ageing which provides improved friction with diamond pallets for better accuracy and function.

Sinn diving watches are equipped with HYDRO Technology wherein watch movement, dial and hands are dipped in crystal-clear oil resulting in watches that are fog-free, pressure-resistant at any diving depth, readable and reflection-free from any angle under water.

Sinn watches are also scratch-resistant due to its TEGIMENT Technology wherein the hardness of the surface of the material itself is hardened significantly by a special process that creates a protective barrier called “TEGIMENTUM” in Latin. At present, this technology is applied for Sinn’s stainless steel cases.

Superior name with superior quality

Sinn Watch

With Sinn watches winning first place at the Goldene Unruh awards since 1998 to 2012 and its aviation background, no wonder it is one of the favorite and most reliable timepieces of professionals. And with Sinn aviation watches being able to pass the DINN 8330 certification, it proves that Sinn watches are of superior quality, precise, reliable and almost indestructible that can withstand thorough quality, material and rigid resistance testing among others. Men should definitely try to get hold of one of these Sinn watches, and they wouldn’t regret, that’s for sure.

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