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Thread: New release: Certina DS Super PH500m

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    New release: Certina DS Super PH500m

    Looks nice with the orange dial and hand set....perhaps the dimensions are a little on large side?
    Priced at CHF 895~

    https://www.swatchgroup.com/en/servi...pecial-edition

    Another link:
    https://www.certina.com/en/watch/ds-...C0374071728010

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    Looks great, but how thick is the case? The original was very thick I think.
    Andy

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    I'd imagine this to be a chonkyboi also given the width

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    I have a ds action with one of those movements are it is the most accurate mechanical I have owned. 1 or 2 seconds a day I reckon

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    Looks great and a reasonable price as well

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    Sad to see it is a screwdown caseback, when the orignal was a front loader (hence the facetted ring between crystal and bezel which they have kept for the looks).
    Otherwise it looks very tidy
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    Looks great , love the colour of the dial , very nice


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    Iíd love to see a profile pic. The current version was too flat and long for me sadly. This one looks like a cracker!


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    Hoping to try one of these in Vienna this weekend
    If theyíre available yet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOAT View Post
    Hoping to try one of these in Vienna this weekend
    If theyíre available yet....
    Take a picture and post it up if possible... would like to see a wrist shot... i do like the orange dial... something about orange and yellow dials :)

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    I've always wondered, is it pronounced Sertina or Chertina?

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    Shame they didn`t decide to re-issue the DS2 PH 1000M - i`d be up for one of those at this price!

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    Hopefully a great used buy very soon :)

    Got to be a better buy than a Doxa imho.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Fairly recently bought a Certina diver, and of all my watches it is the one that has impressed me the most in terms of quality for the cash (and is about the only one normal folks ever notice and comment on, funnily enough!), so I suspect this is going to be a winner.

    Orange is a great and traditional (if there is such a thing...) colour for a diver's watch, and I have to say I love the boldness of this. Might have to find the ££££!

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    Vintage Certina divers look great, shame this one is on the large size rather than the more vintage sizes that are popular now.The case back on the original vintage DS is just brilliant.

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    Iíve had a few Certinaís now and each time Iíve sold Iíve regretted it.
    Very solidly built and whack in an 80hr power reserve whatís not to like.
    Really you could buy this watch potentially try for a discount from a grey source and sell it back on with minimal loss . Accept with this one Iíd break a habit and actually keep it.
    For those who havenít tried one on the Crown action is superb , built quality very good , lume is reasonable. All told a very good option

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    Looks cool, good for the summer


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    Strap options

    Quote Originally Posted by Tazmo61 View Post
    Looks great , love the colour of the dial , very nice

    Any thoughts on alternative strap options?

    Sailcloth black and orange - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZULUDIVER...r=592119797552

    NATO Marine Nationale - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZULUDIVER...r=601610816194 (grey and orange)

    NATO Military - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORANGE-NA...r=690656489828 (black, grey orange variant)

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    Strap options

    Quote Originally Posted by Tazmo61 View Post
    Looks great , love the colour of the dial , very nice

    Any thoughts on these as alternative straps:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZULUDIVER...r=592119797552 (black and orange)
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ZULUDIVER...r=601610816194 (grey and orange)
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORANGE-NA...r=690656489828 (black grey orange)

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    Phoenix do a really nice Black/Grey/Orange which I wear on my Ollech & Wajs - slimmer than a lot, and better proportioned stripes.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Hopefully a great used buy very soon :)

    Got to be a better buy than a Doxa imho.
    Personally I like both Doxa and Certina watches, although for the sake of transparency I should point out that I sold the Certina I owned and I've still got my Sub 1500t. I'm interested in why you think this would be a better buy than (presumably any) Doxa?

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Phoenix do a really nice Black/Grey/Orange which I wear on my Ollech & Wajs - slimmer than a lot, and better proportioned stripes.



    Thank you; that's lovely, classy and understated. Wallet opened....

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackfoxsteve View Post
    Thank you; that's lovely, classy and understated. Wallet opened....
    Pleased it hit the spot. Look forward to seeing the pics.

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    Nice O&W and nice Certina too
    Like those a lot.

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    Certina diver watches are an absolute bargain. Huge quality for not much money and they look fantastic.

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    Iím a big vintage and modern Certina fan. I think they knocked it out of the park with the first ph200m reissue while itís on the large side it gave it mass appeal. Echoing previous sentiments on it holding its value and being complemented a lot.

    With the ph500m reissue I think you miss the yellow of the tritium on an orange dial (as apposed to a black one) far more. Will have to wait and see this in person - would love to see any on the wrist if anyone picked one up?


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    Currently pre-order

    Quote Originally Posted by oconnorp View Post
    Iím a big vintage and modern Certina fan. I think they knocked it out of the park with the first ph200m reissue while itís on the large side it gave it mass appeal. Echoing previous sentiments on it holding its value and being complemented a lot.

    With the ph500m reissue I think you miss the yellow of the tritium on an orange dial (as apposed to a black one) far more. Will have to wait and see this in person - would love to see any on the wrist if anyone picked one up?


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    Pre-orders at the moment: released in June 2020.

    I'm waiting for mine with baited breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Phoenix do a really nice Black/Grey/Orange which I wear on my Ollech & Wajs - slimmer than a lot, and better proportioned stripes.



    What're your thoughts on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed335d View Post
    What're your thoughts on this?
    If you mean the O&W - had it since last September, and really can't fault it. Paid £900 brand new from Page & Cooper (lucky me). The level of detailing is quite superb - better than the previous generation of ownership. It's a very easy watch to live with - quite small at 40mm and certainly comfortable despite the long lugs that vex some people. It tends to be a High-Days-&-Holidays wear for me, as I want to keep it as tidy as possible. Keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    If you mean the O&W - had it since last September, and really can't fault it. Paid £900 brand new from Page & Cooper (lucky me). The level of detailing is quite superb - better than the previous generation of ownership. It's a very easy watch to live with - quite small at 40mm and certainly comfortable despite the long lugs that vex some people. It tends to be a High-Days-&-Holidays wear for me, as I want to keep it as tidy as possible. Keeper.
    I did

    Was eyeing up the Ocean Graph just last night!

    Thanks for the feedback

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed335d View Post
    Was eyeing up the Ocean Graph just last night!
    Very tempting piece that. Not seen one in the flesh yet.

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