Watch Lust: Sinn 356 Flieger II

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Its a bit surprising that we haven’t discussed any Sinn watches on worn&wound yet.  Sinn is a watch company that offers wide variety and incredible consistency in their line of timepieces.  And while there are many watches in their current line-up that are lust worthy, the 356 Flieger II in Copper tops the list of Sinns that I want in my collection.

Case: Stainless Steel
Movement: Valjoux 7750 automatic
Dial: Copper
Lens: Acrylic
Strap: Steel with deployment clasp
Water Res.: 10 ATM
Dimensions: 38.5mm
Crown: Screw down
Thickness: 15mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Warranty: 2 years

The 356 Flieger II is an outstanding example of a classic aviation chronograph.  The clean type on the face, elegant hands and simple lines of the case give the 356 a universally appealing look.  But what really puts the 356 above other high-value aviation chronographs, for me, is its stunning copper face.  This bold touch of ornamentation gives the 356 an incredibly unique look.  Without having the 356 in front of me, I can’t say with complete confidence, but it appears as though the finish of the copper is rather dynamic, appearing matte in certain lights and angles, and pearlescent in others.  The patterned finish of the 356 also adds to its character.

The Sinn 356 Flieger II can be yours for just over $2,000 from

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  • Love everything but the dial color.

  • John Weiss

    Lusting after watches, especially this one, is definitely a Sinn! The copper color dial is amazing! So’s the layout of all the functions. Really great symmetry. About a year ago I read that this watch was also available with a sapphire crystal for about 100 bucks more. I wonder if Sinn is still doing that. Although I obviously love this piece, I have two gripes. First of all, a sophisticated chronograph doesn’t need to indicate the day of the week. And then………..there’s the bracelet. It’s way too ordinary for this watch, and looks like a cheap piece of shit. Hell, it doesn’t even appear to fit the lugs precisely. A nice deep golden brown croc strap would really accentuate the dial; even a satiny black calf would do the trick. For those who MUST have a bracelet, I’d try one of those thick mesh jobs.

  • Paul Zografos

    I really love the hands on this watch – it checks a LOT of boxes for me. Its the right size…I like a second hand with a spec of lume on the end. I like thin/pointy ends to hour and minute hands so I can see if its 5:43 or 5:44 easily, and I like that they didnt cut off any numbers (i wont buy chronos that cut off numbers, just remove them.)

    Throw in the unique face material and I can really see me saving for a long time for one of these.

    nit picking.. the case itself is rather boring, but functional. The “FLIEGER” is larger than the “Sinn” text. Prominent text shouldnt be in different fonts.

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