My answer to the “anti-bling” IWC and a comparison to it’s tegimented SS cousin

Oct 07, 2020,13:45 PM

Both 42mm, brushed cases, nothing shiny or polished; one bezel counts up (requires you to push down to engage) and only turns one way, the other counts down and turns both ways. Both have very positive clicking and registration on the bezel. One can go down to 2000m (although I never tried) and the other can actuate the chrono pushers under water (again I haven’t tried). The large central chrono makes it easy to read than a subdial and 60 minutes is a more useful counter than the typical 30. I do like the IWC date, and while I understand Sinn’s intent to use a red font for its date I would have preferred a white font to increase legibility or remove date all together.

There has been several times I have contemplated the Rolex ND ceramic sub; instead of one of these two; or frankly I would have to trade both for the Rolex.

Thanks for reading!

This message has been edited by India Whiskey Charlie on 2020-10-07 14:38:05

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So, are you going to trade them?

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 7th, 2020-14:58
I wouldn't unless you have completely lost your love for these.

no I am not going to trade them...

 By: darrony : October 7th, 2020-15:57
Still enjoy the brushed case look too much

Glad to know that. 👍 [nt]

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 7th, 2020-16:17

Darron my friend

 By: Brandon Skinner : October 7th, 2020-16:00
You have my favorite Aquatimer (although the Deep One Depth Gauge designed by Richard Habring is very appealing as well) as well as my favorite Sinn! Very well done. I’d wear either of those of the ubiquitous Ceramic Sub ANY DAY. Thanks for sharing!

Thanks Brandon! These two along with 338

 By: darrony : October 7th, 2020-17:42
Keep my love for the brushed case high!

Cool pair

 By: roundel : October 7th, 2020-16:12
I have an EZM1 (ti version). It is a great watch although it came with folded metal endlinks so I always have it on a strap. I’ve looked at the IW3536 a thousand times, but never pulled the trigger. It is an icon. I think both of your divers show much mor... 

Thanks Roundel

 By: darrony : October 7th, 2020-17:45
Naturally I too was looking for a EZM original Ti version. Some would argue a better match with 3536-01. When EZM 1.1 came out I hunted it down and really digging the larger size 42mm vs 40mm and toughness of the tegimented SS. If there is an opportunity ... 

I know the feeling

 By: Fastwong : October 7th, 2020-21:40
I'm wearing my EZM 1.1 right now after a day at the warehouse. It is the ultimate tool watch. It doesn't celebrate time or horology, it isn't a fashion or status statement. The countdown bezel/timer and central chrono is all about efficiency and being abl... 

Thanks Fast! I think your comments make a lot of sense

 By: darrony : October 7th, 2020-22:48
With regards to tracking efficiency...I completed my first and only half marathon with the Sinn on my wrist to keep track of my pace, and I often use it for my short runs despite the weight and bulk. (But I probably use it most while barbecuing LOL). By n... 

🤣 too funny [nt]

 By: darrony : October 8th, 2020-07:26

IWC - Sinn...

 By: andy_s : October 11th, 2020-09:37
I'm not sure now but Lothar Schmidt worked at IWC before Sinn and I wonder what influence he had from the Aquatimers, the Titanium IWC PD [similar to the EZM10] etc as a 'case' man. And yes, the unblinged rarity of the EZM1 and IWC puts then in an interes...