A Sinn For Firemen – Wednesday Watch

Sinn EZM7

In addition to watches for pilots, astronauts, doctors, race drivers, divers and cave explorers, Sinn has introduced a watch for firemen with their EZM4 watch.

EZM stands for Einsatz Zeit Messer that could be translated into ‘dedicated tool watch’. Over the years, Sinn produced a number of these watches and the EZM4 was especially created for people who work at fire stations. The EZM1, 2 and 3 were designed for equally challenging occupations such as special task forces (EZM1), divers (EZM2), and people who are exposed to extreme climate conditions (EZM3) like adventurers or explorers.

Production of the EZM4 was discontinued a while ago, but the men who fight fires can put its successor on their wish list again – the Sinn EZM7 is here (the EZM5 and EZM6 are better known as U2 and U1000) to stay.

With its 43mm diameter the Sinn EZM7 is a watch that will be easier to operate than its 40mm predecessor.  Most important to firemen are the different scales on the dial of this watch. There is a pulsometer and several defined scales for people working in a rescue team. These pre-defined scales are CSA, Pa and LPa. For example, the CSA-scale will let you know how long you have to breath with compressed air in a (burning) environment with chemicals. The scales will tell you what your body can handle in extreme situations such as in cases of fire or toxic air. To protect yourself and your team, you can measure how long you can safely hold out in a building on fire.

The Sinn EZM7 is like all other Sinn watches, a professional instrument. Although the movements used in these watches are nothing special, they are solid and have proven themselves over time. The strong focus of these watches is on durability, usability and functionality. The Tegiment™ treated case will protect the watch from becoming heavily scratched or damaged by sharp or hard objects. The anti-magnetic case will guard the movement against strong magnetic fields close to the watch, and the Ar-Dehumidifying Technology prevents the movement from aging of oils due to moisture in the air contained inside, or diffusing into the watch. Also, the watch will be operational in temperatures from -45 to +80 degrees Celsius. Water-resistant? Of course, till 200 meters!

Sinn has decades of watch producing experience and is renowned for its technology driven instruments and friendly price tags. The price of the Sinn EZM7 starts at 1490 euro / $2088 USD for the watch with a leather strap, 1530 euro / $2144 USD for the watch on a rubber strap and 1695 euro / $2375 USD for the watch on a stainless steel bracelet.

Sinn EZM7 for Fireman Gallery

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Robert-Jan knows his share about cars, but his true interest is in wrist watches or better yet – haute horlogerie. Since a few years he writes about haute horlogerie on his own blog FratelloWatches, contributes to several other watch websites and is watch-columnist for a Dutch magazine.

  • sacksenheim

    Does anyone know of a Sinn authorized dealer in the United States so that I can see most, if not all, of the line in person?

  • Cwmehring

    Does anyone at Sinn understand what a firefighter does? They go in super hot burning buildings. How is a firefighter going to roll back his gloves and jacket sleve to look at a watch without burning his skin?
    Does anyone a Sinn do any sort of research before they make a watch? No, because if they did they would have found out that firefighters SCBA units have alarms on them for when the air pressure in the tank drops below a certain pressure thus signaling the firefighter to exit the smoky environment.
    Does anyone at Sinn understand how much money a firefighter makes? Not enough to buy a $2000 watch.

    Too bad, they make some of the nicest watches I’ve ever seen.

  • GearHead1974

    The firefighters that I know are close to if not making over 6 figures a year and wear watches much more expensive then this. I see your point as to a fireman not rolling up his sleeves during an extreme fire however believe it or not they’re not always tackling extreme fires. I guess this will be nice for the captain whom is not inside the burning flame that is monitoring his fireman from outside and is not wearing the devices that have alarms (just saying).