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    Show me your Certina

    OK, I'll admit to having never owned a Certina (at least I don't think I have), despite often walking past Dipples in Norwich and being thoroughly taken by them. I haven't succumbed to wobbly wallet syndrome yet whilst looking through the window, but Marco's Precidrive that's currently on SC has really awakened my interest in Certinas.

    I must say that I really like their quartz chronograph models, and not necessarily the high end stuff. These for example...





    So, show me yours. Get me even more interested!

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    My DS Pilot Quartz Chronograph that I've had since 2004. My first 'proper' watch, and I find it impossible to take a decent photo of it.

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    Looks good to me. That's in very good condition for a 2004, is it worn in rotation or are you just very careful?

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    I maybe don't wear it as much as a couple of other watches I have, but it does get its share. It's in decent nick because it was serviced 3 years ago after the crown broke off, so it was polished then.

    I didn't know anything about watches when I bought it on a visit to Andorra, just that my dad had a Certina from the 70s that I'd always liked. In retrospect, I'm glad I chose it, it's a very decent watch.

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    I don't own a Certina , but I do like this one ...


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    Here is mine a DS-8.

    Lovw the design and the high spec quartz movement, but I can't really deal with it being brown ..

    Anyone got a grey they want to swap for it?

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    Wanted - Damasko DA38 or DC80 Green - not the black versions. Bell & Ross BR03-92 Nightlum

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    Sorry couldn't resist
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    argh can’t work out what’s wrong with this
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    Can't fault this one at all though it's not getting worn much now so possibly on the way out shortly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post


    Sorry couldn't resist
    Slightly off topic , but my first car was also a Cortina ....mk3 coke bottle shape. Can still remember the registration TNB846K 1971. It was 7 years old and a total rot box! Held together with plastic padding and fibreglass. Anyway ....back to watches....

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    Very good quality and value but be prepared to take a big hit if you sell. It took over six weeks to move mine on and I lost a lot of money on a watch with under two months wear.



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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Sorry couldn't resist
    Whisky Tango Foxtrot?????

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    I had the Multi8 for a while



    It had some very useful travel features (like T1 - T2 swap) and was well put together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seffrican View Post
    Whisky Tango Foxtrot?????
    Because life's too short.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    One terrible picture, but you can at least see what it is :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Because life's too short.
    I don't really get it. What have you got against Certina as a brand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seffrican View Post
    I don't really get it. What have you got against Certina as a brand?
    Sorry we may have gotten hold of the wrong end of the stick, I merely introduced the ''Cortina'' as a play on words, I have nothing against Certina watches, my bad apologies all round.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    DS First on leather NATO.

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    38x38mm

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    This was my DS Action Titanium Diver. I bought it because I was looking for a grey-dial Ti watch. There was absolutely nothing wrong with it but I never really bonded with it, so moved it on to someone else on the forum...



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    I have to admit that I know nothing at all about Certina. But this dial strikes so much like IWC .



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    Bought mine off SC. Great watch, very well made and wearing mine a lot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Because life's too short.
    My Dad bought an Automatic Certina watch, in Zurich in the '60s, and wore it everyday for the rest of his life.

    I still have it, lovely watch, and as good, if not better, than contemporary Omegas.

    I think they are more popular in Europe where their marketing has a higher profile, through their association with Rallying and Skiing.

    Friend of mine wears one of these day to day, and a Daytona for best.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Here is mine a DS-8.

    Lovw the design and the high spec quartz movement, but I can't really deal with it being brown ..

    Anyone got a grey they want to swap for it?

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    That's the one that is currently on my grab list. Silver dial though. On eBay for 496 at the moment. Will wander past Dipples this evening and see what they have them for. Like the moon phase on that one.

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    No one got a DS-3 1000M?
    I like those..

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    Been into watches for decades and never owned a Certina. Not a conscious decision, just never happened yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiki Picasso View Post
    ...just never happened yet.
    Now you've said it! It's a sure fire thing that you'll purchase one soon. :)

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    Bit late to the Certina party, just getting round to switching from Photobucket.
    My 1000M Super PH.


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    I don't own this, but something about it is really appealing to me, and it is so far from my usual tastes you wouldn't believe.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Bought mine off SC. Great watch, very well made and wearing mine a lot.

    Funny enough I've just been on a different thread saying how I miss it!
    Anyway it's in sound ownership and I've spotted some great strap choices you've paired with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark lowman View Post
    Funny enough I've just been on a different thread saying how I miss it!
    Anyway it's in sound ownership and I've spotted some great strap choices you've paired with it.
    Thanks Mark, absolutely love wearing it... It fulfills the spec of a diver and looks great for casual or more formal wear. A few positive comments on it's looks too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonM View Post
    Bit late to the Certina party, just getting round to switching from Photobucket.
    My 1000M Super PH.

    Very nice!


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    Show me your Certina

    Another oldtimer;



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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonM View Post
    Bit late to the Certina party, just getting round to switching from Photobucket.
    My 1000M Super PH.

    T'is a beast that one!

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    My Brother has this One, worn every day.
    He rates it.
    Has been back twice in the 5 years he's owned it though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    One terrible picture, but you can at least see what it is :)


    LOVE that, kind of "perfect" vintage divers watch.

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    Some lovely pieces there. The bracelet for my DS-8 has come in today so I'm going to collect it later. That'll make it way more wearable for me as I'm not a leather fan (unless handmade).

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    The switch from brown to grey was good for me!

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    Very nice, great dials on these ones. 🙂

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post


    Sorry couldn't resist
    You beat me to it:-))

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    Look a bit like Tissots. Just did a search and they are both owned by Swatch. That explains it. Look nice though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    Look a bit like Tissots. Just did a search and they are both owned by Swatch. That explains it. Look nice though.
    A bit more than that!
    If I understand correctly, without Certina, Swatch would never have existed

    1958. My dads first "real watch" (his words)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Comet View Post
    A bit more than that!
    If I understand correctly, without Certina, Swatch would never have existed

    1958. My dads first "real watch" (his words)

    Now that is simply stunning. Does anyone make something like that today?
    Certina are on my radar, especially with the precidrive Quartz movement.
    Unfortunately they don't seem to have a presence in NZ. I have business trip to Paris in a few weeks, but their website suggests that they don't have any dealers there either. Does anyone here know different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hops View Post
    You beat me to it:-))
    OK, so what's your problem with Certina, then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comet View Post
    A bit more than that!
    If I understand correctly, without Certina, Swatch would never have existed

    1958. My dads first "real watch" (his words)

    Not bad! I like that. Looks like a Grand Seiko. Must be where they got their inspiration from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    The switch from brown to grey was good for me!

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    that's made me rethink next years planned hamilton purchase. that grey dial very nice


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