good to know, thanks Nico!

Jan 20, 2022,21:04 PM

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New UN Sonata Streamline!

 By: chikai168 : July 10th, 2020-17:16
Hi folks, Just landed- the UN Sonata Streamline with the ceramic bezel! Very excited! Quick iPhone photo. I cannot, for the life of me, remove the strap though! Can anyone help? Many thanks, Chi Kai ...  

Congratulations on your new watch.

 By: M4 : July 10th, 2020-17:20
UN watches have a lot of personality. They're also very well made and the brand offers first rate service. I'm sorry I can't help you with the strap question. M4

Thanks M4

 By: chikai168 : July 10th, 2020-17:30
They do indeed! Very whimsy and left field in design. BW, Chi Kai

Cheers! [nt]

 By: chikai168 : July 11th, 2020-00:32

Pleasure. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 11th, 2020-01:15

Thank you Nicolas!

 By: chikai168 : July 11th, 2020-00:32
The Sonata has been on my “grail” list of watches for almost a decade. I am over the moon that I have finally achieved it! I went with the more “modern” Streamline as I really love the case work. It is a bit big but wears very comfortably! Will post more ... 

Yes, it is young and fresh looking.

 By: amanico : July 11th, 2020-00:54

Regarding the strap change

 By: chikai168 : July 11th, 2020-00:35
I searched the forums and the Bergeon tool was mention once. I supposed with the “integrated” ends I need a Bergson in the same way one would remove a Rolex bracelet?? Very grateful for anyone who has done this to chime in! BW, Chi Kai


 By: chikai168 : July 11th, 2020-03:00
They are not curved end straps but almost have an “end piece” like on Rolex models. And it seems like the spring bars need a very small piler to grip it. My two tools can’t grip the spring bar shoulders at all. The UN strap system looks very nice. And it ... 

Such a cool piece!

 By: chikai168 : July 13th, 2020-07:38
Really enjoying wearing it for the past few days. The alarm sounds soo good and the lugs looks great! BW, Chi Kai ...  

Merci mon ami!

 By: chikai168 : July 13th, 2020-14:48
Very cool indeed. Reminds me of the Amvox 2 in some ways. Sporty, innovative and daring. BW, Chi Kai

Great analogy. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 13th, 2020-15:35

such a cool piece

 By: hl99 : January 13th, 2022-20:13
What a cool piece. I just stumbled on this, since it's been 1yr+ curious on your long-term thoughts...

Thank you. It is still a very cool piece.

 By: chikai168 : January 19th, 2022-09:41
Functionality and looks are tops. But as it is a very large watch, wearability can be affected a bit. After wearing it for a few days, I would switch to one of my smaller watches for a few days. Still love it and over the moon about it though! Are you thi... 

thanks for the insight!

 By: hl99 : January 19th, 2022-21:18
agreed, its a bargain on the secondary market! i'm between the UN and the Blancpain Leman Alarm which is 40mm... ...  


 By: chikai168 : January 20th, 2022-09:08
You can’t compare the Sonata to the BP. The BP is a very nice looking watch but the hammer and gong on the Sonata produces an alarm sound that is almost like minute repeater.

Good point

 By: hl99 : January 20th, 2022-15:47
I also like the 24hr countdown on the Sonata… The big date is nice too for my aging eyes

Nico is right

 By: chikai168 : January 21st, 2022-10:51
There are lots of videos on YouTube. Once you have heard it, you will be hooked. Agree it Is not loud enough to wake you up and to be honest, I would use my phone for that. The Sonata works really well as a “reminder” watch. Let’s say I need to make a cal...