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Thread: Buying Sinn from THG vs Buying Sinn in Germany.

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    Default Buying Sinn from THG vs Buying Sinn in Germany.

    In the long term, may i know which is the better option?

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    if u buy from THG, anything goes wrong, they can assist u to send to germany to service.

    if u buy from germany or gray dealers in sg, then anything goes wrong, THG is not obliged to assist you.
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    Will price be your main consideration? If yes, definitely Germany is the best place to get Sinn watches. Even after discount, based on my experience, local AD can't beat the price of retail in Germany (after tax refund).

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    Default It shd be ok to buy Sinn from Overseas AD

    After all, Sinn is so robust, I think you will not encounter problems even with everyday wear. I can testify it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AK28 View Post
    After all, Sinn is so robust, I think you will not encounter problems even with everyday wear. I can testify it.

    hmm I had 2 Sinns.

    1 was spoilt within 6 days. Wrote complain letter to THG and after some hassle, replaced 1 to 1 after 14 days. first time they changed the whole movement. Within another week, the 857 became a non hack movement!!! In the end, had to replace whole watch.

    2nd Sinn EZM3 had scratches in the AR but sadly, not covered by warranty. Can only blame myself for not checking properly when purchasing. but then again, when checking also hard to see cos only at specific lighting and angle then can easily see. Anyway, after a few months of wearing to work, watch stopped. took 2 months for sending back to Germany and come back. Reason being that EZM3 has AR inside so local THG watch makers cant fix it.

    Only had 2 sinns and after that, realised the importance of still having local assistance if the price diff is not too much. Sinn's QC seem to be dropping recently. Do a check in WUS.

    Note, I don hate sinn. In fact, I am still comtemplating on getting 1 in he near future. Just that might have to reconsider for models that require sending back to Germany if you prefer not to purchase form THG
    I dont need another watch, I dont need another watch, I dont need another watch, I dont need another watch.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK28 View Post
    After all, Sinn is so robust, I think you will not encounter problems even with everyday wear. I can testify it.

    Quote Originally Posted by exxondus View Post
    hmm I had 2 Sinns.

    1 was spoilt within 6 days. Wrote complain letter to THG and after some hassle, replaced 1 to 1 after 14 days. first time they changed the whole movement. Within another week, the 857 became a non hack movement!!! In the end, had to replace whole watch.

    2nd Sinn EZM3 had scratches in the AR but sadly, not covered by warranty. Can only blame myself for not checking properly when purchasing. but then again, when checking also hard to see cos only at specific lighting and angle then can easily see. Anyway, after a few months of wearing to work, watch stopped. took 2 months for sending back to Germany and come back. Reason being that EZM3 has AR inside so local THG watch makers cant fix it.

    Only had 2 sinns and after that, realised the importance of still having local assistance if the price diff is not too much. Sinn's QC seem to be dropping recently. Do a check in WUS.

    Note, I don hate sinn. In fact, I am still comtemplating on getting 1 in he near future. Just that might have to reconsider for models that require sending back to Germany if you prefer not to purchase form THG
    What irony!

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    Default Thanks for the warning....on Sinn's QC

    In that case, this might be the last one that I will buy. Sigh... hope their QC will improve though... one of my fav brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triton View Post
    if u buy from THG, anything goes wrong, they can assist u to send to germany to service.

    if u buy from germany or gray dealers in sg, then anything goes wrong, THG is not obliged to assist you.
    Bro triton,

    I understand that Sinn had the agreement with THG. THG had to honor the warranty even if its not from them.

    I spoken to Sinn factory before when I was in Germany last year and they told me that THG had to honor the warranty or else we as the buyer can write in directly to Sinn and complaint.

    That is why I bought 2 Sinn back that year from Sinn factory. As to other fellow Sinn owners, I am lucky enough yet to experience my watch faulty within days, months or years.

    Gd luck but my advise is if price not much of a different, you may want to consider getting it locally cos you can still get it replace rather than having to write in to Sinn if its from Grey market sellers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK28 View Post
    In that case, this might be the last one that I will buy. Sigh... hope their QC will improve though... one of my fav brands.
    don get me wrong. I am not trying to dissuade pple from buying from Sinn. just that regardless buy wat brand, there will still be a risk of suay suay getting a lemon thats all.
    I dont need another watch, I dont need another watch, I dont need another watch, I dont need another watch.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK28 View Post
    In that case, this might be the last one that I will buy. Sigh... hope their QC will improve though... one of my fav brands.
    i think its really unfair to judge a brand cuz of a few lemons....bro exxodus is right,no matter what brand u get there is bound to be a lemon...why not let urself decide whether it has been good or not via ur own experience....i myself am impressed by its build and am getting another one myself if anything nice comes along...

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