Sinn Dual Strap System Allows Apple Watch & Sinn Watch On The Same Wrist

Sinn Dual Strap System Allows Apple Watch & Sinn Watch On The Same Wrist

Sinn Dual Strap System Allows Apple Watch & Sinn Watch On The Same Wrist Luxury Items

German Sinn is nothing if not practically minded. Best-known for their hearty, down-to-earth tool watches, fans of the brand may not have seen this coming, though. If it's not immediately clear from the pictures and title, the Sinn Dual Strap System is a pair of strap halves for your Sinn watch and a pair of strap halves for an Apple Watch, which together make a whole wrist experience. Or, perhaps the ability to enjoy both a mechanical watch and an Apple Watch together on one wrist is even greater than the sum of its parts. We got to see it hands-on at Baselworld 2016.

Sinn Dual Strap System Allows Apple Watch & Sinn Watch On The Same Wrist Luxury Items

Sinn Dual Strap System Allows Apple Watch & Sinn Watch On The Same Wrist Luxury Items

Adapting to a potential smartwatch world is the watch industry's existential question of the moment, and the only answer for traditional watches is how to coexist in harmony. And we have written more than a little bit on the topic here on aBlogtoWatch. We are, in fact, quite fascinated to witness the multitude of ways brands react, innovate, or even try to redefine or reclaim the "smartwatch" term - some responses being more clever than others. Along with mechanical-smartwatch hybrid concepts like Kairos, or strap-attachment modules for notifications like the Montblanc e-Strap, we have also seen this concept of a mechanical watch on one side of the wrist and Apple Watch on the other in the rather overpriced solution, the Nico Gerard Pinnacle.

Sinn Dual Strap System Allows Apple Watch & Sinn Watch On The Same Wrist Luxury Items

There is, however, yet to emerge a single definitive solution to enjoy the best of both worlds. For the most part, it still comes down to: double-wrist it, or choose. Sinn's answer is simple and does not seem to be reaching too far from what they are good at - and at the same time, the brand can show they are at least aware of the looming smart watch specter, and at least doing something in response. The Sinn Dual Strap System is a characteristically clever and sensible solution, and not a huge commitment either on the part of the brand or on the part of curious buyers.

Sinn Dual Strap System Allows Apple Watch & Sinn Watch On The Same Wrist Luxury Items

The "system" involves not only the amusingly stubby half-straps, but also a plain "connecting strap" that allows the wearer to wear just one watch at a time. But there is only one connecting strap... forcing you, yet again, to choose! I think they should have included two connecting straps so that your wrists can match if you decide to instead wear one on each. I think it's safe to say that people considering this Sinn Dual Strap System might also be open to the idea of double-wristing, and two connecting straps would offer the most possible versatility and options to wearers.

Sinn Dual Strap System Allows Apple Watch & Sinn Watch On The Same Wrist Luxury Items

Included in the kit are extra spring bars and a strap-changing tool. Both sizes of the Apple Watch are accommodated with the Apple Watch's strap halves, and the spring bar-equipped pair is for a 22mm lug width. So really, you could put this on any watch with the right lug size - as there is no prominent Sinn (or Apple) branding on the straps themselves. The rounded, oblong, polished steel buckles match those seen on many Apple Watch bands and at least add minimal additional on-wrist bulk. The two watches together do look to be somewhat bulky on the wrist, but fans of beefy Sinn tool watches might not mind that.

Sinn Dual Strap System Allows Apple Watch & Sinn Watch On The Same Wrist Luxury Items

Sinn Dual Strap System Allows Apple Watch & Sinn Watch On The Same Wrist Luxury Items

While you could choose to wear the Apple Watch on top, the idea is presumably to show off your luxury watch while sneaking peeks at all the Internet has to offer on the underside of your wrist. Not that the Apple Watch would be "hidden," but there may be some scenarios where this kind of thing is useful or desirable - Sinn suggests: "on business trips, at conferences, or in meetings." People who wear their cellphone on their belt seem like potential customers...

Sinn Dual Strap System Allows Apple Watch & Sinn Watch On The Same Wrist Luxury Items

Since the battery life and autonomy from smartphones are the major current stumbling blocks for the smartwatch, there is an argument to be made that when your connected watch fails, a disconnected mechanical watch can at least keep telling you the time (and other basic information). Though, many have questioned the value of any extra convenience a smartwatch offers over a smartphone, and even the aficionado community and watch industry itself readily acknowledge that mechanical watches are practically "obsolete." So if you want both a mechanical watch and an Apple Watch together on the same wrist, you know you are in it mostly for enjoyment, and a little bit for the convenience. Price in the US for the Sinn Dual Strap System is $120 when bought with a Sinn watch and $210 when bought separately. sinn.de

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  • Mitchell Fried

    Much like the new refrigerators that have a camera inside to show you what food you have, totally unnecessary and ridiculous. How about wearing one watch on the left wrist, and the other watch on the right? Genius!

  • cluedog12

    Ah, so that’s how two watches mate. A true rarity to see this in the wild!

    • Bill W

      It’s a Sinn that they didn’t wait for marriage.

      • Bill W

        And the Apple Watch is the woman in this scenario….

      • Kuroji

        You’re pronouncing it wrong.

  • iamcalledryan

    When they are laid out separately in that picture they look adorable!

    Personally I almost can see this working, and it’s better than the bracelet one from a year ago. However, just like the baseball cap with integrated earphones and beer holder/straw, this is somewhat niche.

  • Boogur T. Wang
    • Shinytoys

      JACK!!!!!

    • Is Jack wearing an Hublot? No, I thought not…

      • Boogur T. Wang

        Most likely a Timex…keeping in character.

        Which is a fine watch, IMO.

  • I wear a watch and a computer whilst diving. Sitting at the bar afterward, however, one of them comes off, otherwise I look like an enormous tool.

    • Yojimbo
      • Dave

        Bananas Gorilla was the originator of this trend

        • Chaz

          Richard Scarry RULES!!!!!

      • Sure he is dead now, but obviously Mr. Hayek was ahead of the game with wearing multiple watches (he used to one of each of the major Swatch brand watches for obvious reasons – papa must be equally proud of all of his “children”).

  • word-merchant

    The more I read on ABTW this week, the more I can feel my mind slipping into a chaotic maelstrom from which I fear there may be no return. To calm myself down and bring myself back into the now, I’m going to re-read the seminal and life-affirming article on the site whose name we never mention here, and hum softly to myself.

    If there are any other readers who need similar guidance along the path back to sanity, here is the link: https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/ben-clymer-and-john-mayer-talk-about-the-new-daytona

    • Bill W

      I might have to read it twice 🙂

    • “Seminal” is an apt choice of words, considering the amount of Onanism that article contains.

    • Yojimbo

      yeah and just a few days ago Ariel took great umbrage at me when I questioned their journalistic standards, erasing everything I said and not just where I perhaps used a bit of ultra violence hyperbole

      • Polly Molly Moo

        What, you as well? Everything you post on H**w*nk*ee gets deleted?

    • laup nomis

      Oh thanks very much… Very calming! Two guys disappearing up their own fundaments.

      • Shinytoys

        Hahaha… Very funny!

    • Shinytoys

      There are several of us that read countless forums and look at other pages, as the one you felt so necessary to post. Take a break from ABTW, we’ll all be here when you return. But the
      operative term is “return”, because you will be back. And that’s a good thing 🙂 Cheers:)

      • Ariel Adams

        Interesting note I should mention for audience members who may not be aware of this. The watch industry sort of “shuts down” when it comes to important news for much of the summer which is why there is less about new product releases from the world of Swiss timepieces. The summer is when we go through our archives, dig a big better, and focus on other things we wanted to mention. It can come across as being too much of one type of content versus another, but its really just about seasonal variations in the type of news we get blended with other types of content we want to publish. Thanks for commenting and reading everyone.

    • Polly Molly Moo

      How to say nothing for an entire article! That site exists solely to pander to the watch companies. So strict is their policy of deleting even the mildest criticism of any watch, I cannot take them seriously anymore and never follow a link to their site. Complete and utter shite from start to finish.

  • Bi Lanz

    Don’t like it. Looks ridiculous

  • Yojimbo

    awww great, you can wear this one on your other wrist http://farm1.static.flickr.com/10/13131080_de49c53ec3_o.jpg. Order now and you can get a sweat band with space on it to include three more smartwatches for only $5!

    • word-merchant

      Is that the new Bremont Ace Biggles Chocks Away 1 with their completely in-house calibre I see on your wrist? You wear it well, Sir.

  • Yojimbo

    is it true that this guy is the original designer? http://weirdpaul.com/images/teevee.jpeg

  • Yojimbo

    oh sweet jesus I cannot stop laughing. Over at Brietling they be all like HOLLA! https://breitlingreport.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/multiple_watches_mainimage.jpg

  • SuperStrapper

    I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a more uncomfortable looking wrist adornment. I’d sooner wear the Musk watch.

  • laup nomis

    Aaaaaaarggh…….

  • Normal watch on wrist, Normal Phone in pocket. My life is not so harried that I must co-locate everything on my wrist (and look ridiculous) for immediate access. I’m sure that Facebook alert can wait.

    • But you must know immediately what your friends ate for lunch (with photo posted of course). That shit can’t wait!

  • Pat Mercer

    I have no use for anyone who thinks they need an apple watch, a mechanical watch, and a phone. Just making life more difficult, not easier.

  • BNABOD

    Whoa

  • Jerry Mathers

    Add a pocket for my Swiss Army knife and I’m in.

    • Chaz

      Add a holster for my .45 and I’m on board!
      ~W. LaPierre

      • Raymond Wilkie

        Add a lobotomy and am in.

      • Boogur T. Wang

        SOB, IWB, OWB or shoulder w/opposite side mag holders, Yaqui Slide?
        (source for your quote?)

      • Dan Baxter

        And my axe!

  • Hands90

    I actually think this is pretty cool. Nice to have a real watch if you us an Apple watch.

  • funNactive

    I’ve worn a watch since I was little. When I go around a corner of a wall, without thinking my wrist twists to expose the underside to protect a watch face. – Let’s give a Apple watch a beating!

  • mtnsicl

    So which device is supposed to get completely effect up from desk diving? Or, do you rotate them so each one gets completely effed up from desk diving? When you want to use the one on the bottom of the wrist are you supposed to rotate it around to the top of your wrist, or look like a complete nerd and turn the bottom of your wrist up to use it? Great concept that is stupid in reality. On second thought, stupid concept!

  • Raymond Wilkie

    Now that i have stopped laughing hysterically i can leave a wee comment. In the words of John McEnroe ” You cannot be serious “. I was a bit late commenting on this piece of nonsense but i pretty much echo what everyone else has been saying. Appart from anything else , it looks really uncomfortable. If i ever saw someone wearing on i would have to have words.

  • Sheez Gagoo

    Oh my god. I respected Sinn for its no-bullshit-watches. But this is Frankensteins watch. It screams “kill me, kill me,” all the time. This is the wrongest wrong that exists.

  • Chaz

    And for the aspiring douchebag this Christmas season…

  • You need to wear two watches and have two wrists. See where I am going with this?

    When you rest your arms on a desk, having that Apple watch on the bottom of your wrist will be very uncomfortable. And the Apple watch on the bottom should be rotated 90 degrees because turning your wrist to read it straight is very difficult. Not too mention the fact you’ll look like a complete tool wearing two watches like that.

  • Luciano

    They should have waited for April’s Fool…

  • Marius

    The real question is this: does this strap-system allow you to wear two homage watches in the same time. Case in point, could you wear the Janis Trading Sub and the Protos Sub simultaneously?

    Another even more pertinent question would be this: would this strap-system allow you to wear the Christopher Ward C9 Jaguar and the Bremont Jaguar watch simultaneously?

    • Chaz

      I think your head would explode by then

  • iividoc

    Absurd. If I wanted to wear a piece of tech then I would just wear that. A mechanical watch doesn’t add anything to the tech. It just ignores the whole point…a mechanical watch is beautiful for the engineering. What a total zero.

  • DanW94

    How apropos if a guy named Adam wore this (Original) Sinn with an Apple…

  • Shawn Lavigne

    i think it’s interesting.

  • Michael Kinney

    Ummm…that’s ridiculous.

  • Bill W

    This is how I rock the two watches look: I grab a mannequin arm out of my mannequin arm bucket, strap my Apple Watch to it, and venture out into the urban jungle like the fierce tiger I am!

    • Reminds me of Johnny Depp in “Once upon a time in Mexico”.

      • Or Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands, for that matter.

  • thumper702

    But…but…but, this isn’t enough!! I want a watch band that allows me to wear 2 watches side-by-side, with another 2 underneath!! Yeah, then I think that’d be enough…yeah.

    Oh, no, I changed my mind. I’m going to need 3 + 3!!

    Ridiculous.

    • So the 3 + 3 means you are double wristing it? Good plan
      .

  • Bill W

    The Apple Watch just ends up looking like a giant buckle.

  • Bill W

    It’s good for the busy businessman. You know, the kind of high-flying businessman who can wear a sweatsuit to work so he can slide this 2fer right under those elastic cuffs.

  • error406

    Right now, it seems kind of ridiculous. But as smart watches become cheaper and thinner, this could actually work.

    People with the knee-jerk reaction should consider the fact that despite the name, a “smart watch” isn’t a watch. Just like your laptop and smart phone aren’t watches. It’s just another computer that happens to be worn on the wrist, which is something we associate with a watch, hence the name.

    Having both totally different devices on the same wrist band is not an awfully strange concept. Plenty of people have their phone and their money in the same wallet.

    • Berndt Norten

      From a practical point of view, yes, it’s not “an awfully strange concept.” But most of us threw pragmatic considerations out the window a long time ago. We are into aesthetics. On this score, it fails in the most dramatic way. It seems like something from The Jerk, with Steve Martin.

      • thumper702

        Haha–The Jerk. I can so see Navin Johnson wearing this watch while he’s sporting his sunglasses with the new “Opti-Grab” nose bridge!! Great sir!!

      • Kuroji

        You would think that in a fancy restaurant at these prices you could keep the snails off the food! There are so many snails there you can’t even see the food! Now take those away and bring us those melted cheese sandwich appetizers you talked me out of!

    • thumper702

      Kinda presumptuous of you to think all the negative responses to this contraption are “knee-jerk” reactions. On the contrary, when I saw it I; barfed on my keyboard, pee’d my pants laughing, and got cross-eyed because of my brain shutting-down. No, I’m pretty sure I came to an well-informed decision to hate this doodad. 😉

  • cg

    Yes pretty damn clever this… Infinite combinations.

  • Svetoslav Popov

    The stupidest idea I’ve seen lately!

  • TechUser2011

    This is a great idea. I like the utility of a smartwatch but also the fashion of a mechanical watch. If the buckles were replaced with a deployant clasp and the whole package (straps + clasps) priced lower, I would totally buy it.

  • Pistol Pete

    That’s just silly.

  • Kuroji

    Hey, there’s those ugly hands again.

  • On a somewhat related note, I just got back from watching a movie (Sausage Party) and a guy in the row in front of me had a smart watch of some kind on (I dunno what – it was dark) but it kept lighting up which is just as distracting as those asshats who play with their phones while the movie is playing. I don’t recall the lume on anyone’s watch ever being objectionable in a theater, so score another reason wear a mechanical watch.

    Like the Mont Blanc smart strap, I don’t think this is an all bad idea (but not in the theater). However the current size of a full-on smartwatch makes the chunkiest diver deployment buckle look svelte. A smaller bit of kit would help.Or perhaps built into the strap as Kairos is working on: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/kairos-mechanical-smart-watches-kairos-t-band-strap-production-nears/

  • TrevorXM

    A WATCH goes on the wrist.

    A PHONE goes in the shirt pocket.

    End of discussion.

  • Lawrence

    You could fit 2 more on the sides, 4 total.

    • word-merchant

      That’s a brilliant idea, except I’d wear it around my neck, like a horological dog collar, and have 8 watches. Having to ask strangers to tell me the time by getting up close to my neck would be a fantastic social ice-breaker too.

  • The Old Watcheroo

    u can make straps like these on any watch

    • Yes, have a mechanical dive watch on one side and a nice dress mechanical on the other so you will always be able to adapt the social environment with a simple flick of the wrist. I like how you think!

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  • Framlucasse

    Is this a joke? It’s not April Fools’ Day.

  • Bert Kanne

    The article says the conventional watch is obsolete. That Smart watch will become obsolete when that model is replaced by the next version.

  • What a novel idea. Hope it dies a quick and painless death.

  • Ulysses31

    You know how if you hang around with an ugly friend, it makes you look hotter by comparison? That’s what’s happening here. These two watches should never occupy the same space, because it becomes painfully clear just how ugly the iWatch really is. An indefinite, formless bland rounded metal bar of soap. Blegh. Like a verruca it lurks on the inside of your wrist, waiting to be excised. Compare that to the real watch it shares a strap with – crisp, masculine lines, beautiful spun metal finishes and a clear dial.

    I realise that the watches are not the subject of this article but I can’t help but notice how weak the concept of a smartwatch really is with today’s technology. If you absolutely must have some high-tech on your wrist, there are more subtle, more slimline “smart” options available. If it were me i’d want to draw as little attention as possible to the electronic gizmo.

  • Charles Ford

    First thing I would do is disconnect the Apple Crap and ash can it!

  • hatster

    I haven’t actually read this as the concept is alien to me. Why wear two watches on one wrist?

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  • Martin Cerny

    What a stupid idea..!

  • Martin Cerny

    Can they add third watch, a Pebble?

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  • I actually like the idea. It is like Montblanc’s e-strap, but using an apple watch as the tech part. No need for Sinn to invest heavily in tech, when you can just hide the tech part, that someone else built and maintains, under the wrist.