Heads-up- Sinn Dark Star Bund is now Available

  1. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 18, 2019

    Posts
    5,507
    Likes
    8,763
    Nonsense, SteveP, OttoWilliam and 5 others like this.
  2. heuer1860

    heuer1860 Aug 18, 2019

    Posts
    444
    Likes
    1,034
    Thanks David, like you, I am a SINN fan and have ordered mine just now.
    I have been trying to get a reasonably priced Heuer Bund for a while but the right one has alluded me.
    Everything about this Sinn ticks the right boxes for me.
     
    Mspeedster likes this.
  3. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 18, 2019

    Posts
    5,507
    Likes
    8,763
    Sounds like two coming to NZ.

    Their original Instagram post said that the watch would go on sale at 5pm Singapore time...but it went on sale around 10am Singapore time...am sure this messed some people around who intended to buy...
     
  4. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 19, 2019

    Posts
    423
    Likes
    634
  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 19, 2019

    Posts
    5,507
    Likes
    8,763
    Sinn may well view it as a "partnership"...but Jack Heuer certainly doesn't. I made the mistake of asking him once about the Sinn Bund watches...the polite version is that he felt that Sinn had "stolen" his watches, because even though they were sold to the army as Heuers, the service contract belonged to Sinn. And when those watches came in for a service, Mr. Sinn helpfully replaced the old Heuer dial...with a new Sinn dial.
     
  6. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 19, 2019

    Posts
    423
    Likes
    634
    Not cool! I wouldn't want my watch re-badged without my consent. :mad:
    That being the case, I must respectfully decline to even think about getting this Sinn! :rolleyes:
     
    WernerBoeinck likes this.
  7. Gambba

    Gambba Aug 19, 2019

    Posts
    544
    Likes
    612
    Love the Bunds! That Sinn does look very reasonably priced and true to the original.
     
  8. Yago

    Yago Aug 19, 2019

    Posts
    552
    Likes
    615
    Great looking watch, at a very reasonable price. A Heuer Bund re-edition has been high on the list of many enthusiasts but it doesn't appear it's coming anytime soon. When I saw the teaser image on IG yesterday my heart skipped a beat. But I soon noticed the syringe hands and felt a cold shiver :confused:
     
  9. TonyStark

    TonyStark Aug 19, 2019

    Posts
    408
    Likes
    491
    Anyone going to pick one up? I'm sorely tempted
     
    Ara likes this.
  10. Hubert

    Hubert Aug 19, 2019

    Posts
    6,594
    Likes
    5,136
    Sold Out! :mad:
     
  11. Remo

    Remo Aug 19, 2019

    Posts
    275
    Likes
    277
    I had one in the basket at noon, but was able to resist :whistling:!
     
    Mspeedster likes this.
  12. Ara

    Ara Aug 19, 2019

    Posts
    177
    Likes
    187
    Got one! Heuer Bunds are a little out of reach for me at this point, so this Sinn is perfect. Wish the TH re-issues were a little bit more reasonably priced and faithful in design like this Revolution LE was.
     
    Mspeedster and dtf like this.
  13. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 19, 2019

    Posts
    423
    Likes
    634
    Congrats!!! It's a really great looking watch! Very happy for all who got one! :)

    I was very very tempted too and had one in the "cart" for a little while, I was really thinking about it given its association with Heuer. But David's explanation gave me the will power to resist the temptation! I need to keep what little I have left in my piggy bank for a rainy day. ;)
     
    Edited Aug 19, 2019
    heuer1860 likes this.
  14. Ara

    Ara Aug 19, 2019

    Posts
    177
    Likes
    187
    First new Heuer historical trivia I've heard in quite some time. Thanks for sharing.
     
  15. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Aug 19, 2019

    Posts
    1,158
    Likes
    802
    Hah that is terrible! At least with the 903 Helmut payed for stealing a design from Breitling :rolleyes:
     
  16. Yago

    Yago Aug 19, 2019

    Posts
    552
    Likes
    615
    3k Heuer bunds do pop up from time to time. The 5k to 10k prices suggested in the article are dealer prices, not between collectors.
     
  17. TonyStark

    TonyStark Aug 20, 2019

    Posts
    408
    Likes
    491
    Well done ara. I was kinda glad when they sold out.

    Very keen to get a bund of some description into the collection but I have spent a lot in recent weeks so just felt I would be overextended.... so didn't click the buy button.

    I know I will be jealous when I see the wrist shots!
     
    Ara likes this.
  18. Ara

    Ara Aug 20, 2019

    Posts
    177
    Likes
    187
    I think they nailed a fun interpretation with the somewhat ghosted bezel and tobacco lume. I know some people don't like aged lume in retro designs -- and I agree -- but in this case the matte black/greyish + tobacco look absolutely works for me.
     
    Mspeedster likes this.
  19. Mspeedster

    Mspeedster Aug 20, 2019

    Posts
    423
    Likes
    634
    I agree, this watch has a retro cool factor working for it. I love the overall look, faked aging and all. If it had been a Heuer re-edition, I would've grabbed it in a heartbeat. Looking forward to some live pics!
     
  20. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Aug 20, 2019

    Posts
    5,507
    Likes
    8,763
    I see that they're claiming that they sold out in two hours... but I don't think I placed my order until about 3 hours after the Instagram post was up with the link to the sale. And I went back in another couple of hours later and they still showed up as being available.

    Anyway, whether it was 2 hours or 8 hours makes no difference- it's a hit.
     
    Ara likes this.