Sinn 756 Chronograph

Regular price
$3,500
Regular price
Sale price
$3,500
REF 756
Automatic-winding
40 MM
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SKU AS08941
Article Number 40991582
ref 756
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Aviator
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes 'Tegimented' stainless steel 'H-link' bracelet with signed fliplock clasp.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing only faint signs of wear from age and use with no signs of refinishing. Luminous matte black dial with printed white indices and quadrant 'Arabic' indices is in as-new condition with matching 'sword' handset. Signed screw-down crown.
REF 756
Automatic-winding
40 MM
– Show less
SKU AS08941
Article Number 40991582
ref 756
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Aviator
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes 'Tegimented' stainless steel 'H-link' bracelet with signed fliplock clasp.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing only faint signs of wear from age and use with no signs of refinishing. Luminous matte black dial with printed white indices and quadrant 'Arabic' indices is in as-new condition with matching 'sword' handset. Signed screw-down crown.

Why We Love it

In the landscape of pure, modern “tool watches” seeking approval from the overwhelmingly selective consumer, there is a deserving brand that hardly ever gets its flower —  and that brand is Sinn Spezialuhren.

Founded by Helmut Sinn in 1961, the eponymous German watch manufacture would go on to design and produce some of the world’s most utilitarian chronograph and dive watches for specialized purposes. With a strong focus in aviation chronographs, Sinn has developed some of the most underrated tool watches in history such as the Reference 156 Military Chronograph and the Reference 140, which accompanied German astronaut Reinhard Furrer into orbit on the Spacelab D1 mission in 1985.

It’s the aforementioned, tough-as-nails chronographs that laid the groundwork for modern Sinn models such as this pilot’s chronograph, Reference 756. Between the uncluttered, supremely legible dial and the muted tone of the case and bracelet construction, this chronograph is all business. The 40mm bead blasted tegimented steel case and 'H'-link bracelet features a pair of chronograph pushers and a large screw-down crown protected by a set of crown-guards. If you’re not familiar with Sinn’s TEGIMENT technology, here's a bit of a primer. The watch undergoes a special process which hardens the actual metal surface as opposed to applying an additional coating. The result is a hardened exterior that adds a greater level of protection against scratches.

Challenge accepted.

The matte black dial features stark contrasting white indices and ‘Arabic’ cardinal indices, as well as a pair of printed subsidiary registers at 12:00 and 6:00, and a subtle date window at 4:00. In addition to the sapphire crystal, the dial is protected from any sort of potential fogging by Sinn’s Air-Dehumidifying Technology. 

This particular piece is powered by the venerable Valjoux 7750 automatic winding movement and bears an “Antimagnetic” designation as per DIN 8309, which is the equivalent of ISO 764. That's right, its German!

Robust, functional, and under the radar, this is a no-nonsense tool watch that, in our experience  grants anyone in the room wearing a Sinn a tip of the hat. If you know, you know. 

Brand Story

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Few individuals have done more for the development of the modern tool watch than Helmut Sinn. A renowned pilot and flight instructor, Sinn founded his eponymous company in Germany in 1961 and would go on to design some of the world’s most utilitarian chronograph and dive watches for specialized purposes. Though he sold the company in the 1990s after more than 30 years of continuous operations, Sinn’s own clock went on ticking until the age of 102.

Initially focusing on the manufacture of pilot’s chronographs and clocks, Sinn operated by a unique (for the time) direct sales model, whereby he cut out the retailer and middleman and was able to offer competitive pricing. In the 1980s the firm took on the service contract for the Heuer-produced 1550 SG flyback chronograph issued to the German Budeswehr — today, it’s possible to find models at auction or on the secondary market with Sinn-signed replacement dials.

Sinn’s reference 156 Military Chronograph — powered by the famed Lemania caliber 5100 — did not win a military tender for supply to NATO and BUND forces. (That honor would go to Porsche Design/Orfina for its reference 7177.) However, the chunky reference 140 (also powered by the caliber 5100) did accompany German astronaut Reinhard Furrer into orbit on the Spacelab D1 mission in 1985.

Following Helmut Sinn’s sale of the company to engineer Lothar Schmidt in 1994, Sinn would begin supplying specialized military kit of its own. In 1997, the company released the EZM1, a unique, left-handed chronograph with a central minutes counter that was adopted by the Zentrale Unterstützungsgruppe Zoll, a tactical unit of Germany’s Customs Service. (The newer EZM 2B was subsequently adopted by GSG9’s diving unit — a special force within the tactical unit of the German Federal Police.)

More recently, in 2005, the company released the U1, a professional dive watch made with submarine steel that featured a 1,000-meter depth rating. (2020’s U50 downsized the gargantuan 44mm case to a more manageable 41mm, attracting plaudits internationally.)
Today, Sinn continues to manufacture no-nonsense chronographs, dive watches, and even dress timepieces that earn the respect of watch consumers and professionals worldwide.

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Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

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Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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