You don’t have to live in a household where the first week of November is an observed holiday to appreciate the arrival of Sinn’s yearly “Jagduhr” (hunting watch) collection – this year taking the form of the Sinn Watches Quality Control Replica Hunting Watch 3006. Hell, even if your “holy trinity” doesn’t happen to include Smith & Wesson or Cabela’s – you still might want to keep reading.
Now in the fourth iteration of the annual series, the newly announced Jagduhr 3006 Hunting Chronograph (or however you may choose to refer to it) brings a neat new complication to the mix: a luminescent, day/night moonphase in addition to a 24-hour indicator, pointer date, and a full calendar – all of which ought to prove handy for anyone who might lose track of time whilst strapped to a tree, waiting for game to wander into their scope.
The Jagduhr series got its start on this rather basic “Paul Parey” special edition 756, then continued with more rugged offerings, like last year’s entry based on the U1000, or the previous year’s based on the 757 UTC pilot’s watch – both of which, were basically re-skinned in green, and didn’t bring anything new complication-wise to the table.
This time around, the 3006 is an entirely new reference, though most closely resembling the existing 6052 Frankfurt Am Main calendar chronograph. However, the case has been upsized to 44mm, and built with Sinn’s signature ultra-hard tegimented steel, which shrugs off even hard scratches with surprising ease. The water resistance has been upped to 200m, and it also gets Sinn’s unique AR technology – a dehumidifying copper sulfate capsule which keeps the internals dry, and can prevent the dial from fogging during rapid temperature change.
Speaking of internals, the 3006 is equipped with the Valjoux 7751 (a slight twist on the traditional 7750 that Sinn loves to use), which is characterized by a full calendar at 12:00, a pointer date encircling the dial, and chronograph registers at 12:00 and 6:00, along with a 24-hour register at 9:00.
Overall, the dial is quite busy, but still plenty legible, with everything neatly in its place, in prototypical Sinn Watches Military Replica fashion. Continuing the traditions of the Jagduhr collection, this Sinn Hunting Watch 3006 is clad in olive drab green, with beige Super-LumiNova markings throughout – including the new moonphase itself at 6:00.
So why a moonphase anyway? Well, in Germany, federal hunting laws dictate that artificial light sources cannot be used while hunting, so utilizing a bit of field knowledge around the moon’s cycles can be advantageous, as the best natural nighttime and early morning light is known to be within three days before and after a full moon. And as long as the luminous moon indicator is falling within the range of the curved beige cross at 6:00, your chances of bringing home dinner are significantly improved.
Like the EZM 12 Air Rescue watch designed for air rescue medics and released at Basel this past year, the Sinn Watches Twitter Replica Jagduhr 3006 Hunting Chronograph is another extremely niche edition, but one with genuine, purpose-built practicality in mind – even if it lacks the ability to be stripped and cleaned like the aforementioned EZM 12. Maybe field dressing isn’t a thing in Germany? Or maybe that’s why it doesn’t have a bezel?
To top it all off, The Sinn 103 St Sa E is fabricated in a limited run of 300 bits, some that I think really is exclusive unlike some of the 4-figure production runs we’ve seen this season. If you’d prefer one of those Sinn 103s with no faux vintage lume, the non-limited versions start from $1,880 — a fantastic value proposition for a German instrument watch that’s built like a tank. To top it all off, The Sinn 103 St Sa E is manufactured in a limited run of 300 pieces, a number that I think really is exclusive unlike some of those 4-figure production runs we’ve seen this season. The Sinn 103 St Sa E ships on leather for $2,250 and on the H-link bracelet for $2,560. If you’d prefer one of those Sinn 103s with no artificial vintage lume, the non-limited models start from $1,880 — a good value proposition for a German tool watch that’s built like a tank. For those seeking to brush up on their German, EZM is short for Einsatzzeitmesser, or “assignment timer.” The EZM series has now been a mainstay at Sinn’s lineup for 20 decades, where it routinely showcases the newest technologies and design innovations. So it goes without saying that the EZM 12 has big boots to fill, since it combines a tradition of interesting and exceptionally rugged assignment timers, all of which are purpose-built for some of the toughest professions in the world.These include the vibrant EZM 7 with its air source timer designed for firemen, or even the oil-filled EZM 2b which has been built for GSG 9 (the equivalent of the elite SWAT unit together with the German authorities), and is presently standard-issue for the German Navy’s elite combat divers. Granted, the ultra-specific attribute collections of these watches may be limiting their respective audiences in certain ways, but it’s probably safe to assume that there are still enough watch fans out there who still appreciate this exceptional approach to design, even though they’re not first responders or elite special forces operators.
Either way, the Sinn Hunting Watch 3006 will be available on either stitched leather, matching green rubber, or a satin five-link bracelet, with a starting price of $3,970 on leather. sinn.de