I remember when a 556 could be had, less a bracelet, for under $1,000 brand-new. Those days are long gone, and unfortunately they’re not coming back. At $1,530 there’s still plenty of value here, because like the 556, everything else has gone up, as well. The comparisons are all the same, and the prices are all slightly higher. Sinn is still a small-time manufacturer in the grand scheme of things; they can’t rely on massive economies of scale to drastically reduce costs. So the 556 still stands right at the entrance to the world of hardcore tool watches that haven’t gone soft.