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    Show Your Certina

    We have threads for lots of brands so I thought we could do the same for Certina as I know there are loads of them across forum ownership. We can use this thread as a reference for Certina watches.

    I first purchased the brand a couple of years ago and, apart from a mis-aligned chapter ring, I was really impressed. As I bought that watch new from Beaverbrooks I returned it because of that issue. Fast-forward a couple of years and I got the chance to buy a nearly-new DS Action Diver with the 80 hour Powermatic movement. It's a really lovely dive watch with a beautiful high-glass dial, great movement and timekeeping and a nice quality fitted rubber with stainless steel deployant clasp.

    It's rated at 300m water resistant and ISO6425 compliant. The bezel action is crisp and aligns perfectly. One line of dial text and the second hand are green in colour and that small splash of colour makes a nice change and works really well.

    I hope this thread takes off and we get a great resource for Certina watches.

    Some pics of mine:











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    I have never owned a Certina but yours is a lovely thing, I was tempted a while ago by a ds podium, this thread could be dangerous for my bank account


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    I could have sworn we had a 'show your Certina' thread, but maybe it's on WUS.

    Anyway, here's a couple.

    I wanted a quartz moonphase (I liked the idea, but not having to keep a mechanical running) and I bought one from SC thinking it was grey, but it turned out to be a brown shade that I could never get on with.



    However, I did really like the watch, so I sold the Brown one and bought a brand new grey dialed example instead, which I still have.



    I don't wear it a huge amount, but I'm very happy with it - It's a SQ movement also found (At least recently) in some Breitling models.

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    Only the one, 70's Certronic. The largest of the tuning fork watches I believe, it's a big(44mm I think) and heavy old lump but I like it.


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    So did I but I used the search and couldn't find one.

    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    I could have sworn we had a 'show your Certina' thread, but maybe it's on WUS.

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    I've had 2 of the new DH PS reissues. Both were lovely watches, with the new blue one especially so. Only sold to help fund others (as you do!)




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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip View Post
    I've had 2 of the new DH PS reissues. Both were lovely watches, with the new blue one especially so. Only sold to help fund others (as you do!)



    Both of those models are so good, especially at their prices, pretty incredible.

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    Good quality watches - DS Multi-8 is a cracking ana-digi


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    I like them, good value for money and very well put together.

    Certina DS Super PH 500M

    Iíve also got the PH200 re-issue, as pictured elsewhere on this thread, and Iím wearing it today, another great watch.

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    Used to have this one before flipping it. Was a really nice watch...


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    Really fancy a PH200, and this thread isnít helping!


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    I have had 2, and still have 1.
    This one I got restored from a very beaten up state to quite tidy




    And this one I also got sorted out, and I don't think it is going anywhere



    The DS system remains one of the best case innovations in watch history, imho.

    I would gladly have more

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    Have several vintage ones but this happens to be on my wrist today


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    Only got the one, vintage 1000m Super PH DS2

    Cheers..
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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonM View Post
    Only got the one, vintage 1000m Super PH DS2

    Those are the ones to have. Lovely DS2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonM View Post
    Only got the one, vintage 1000m Super PH DS2

    That's handsome Jason.

    I had an orange dialled Sky Diver like that I traded to Foggy many years ago.

    I do find the majority of Certinas a bit meh but some (like yours) are spectacular.
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    These are stunning!

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonM View Post
    Only got the one, vintage 1000m Super PH DS2


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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    These are stunning!
    Helson do quite a faithfull `homage`....

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    And very nice they are too!

    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post

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    A trio of vintage DS2ís


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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Those are the ones to have. Lovely DS2.
    Thanks Raj, itís a favourite, you have a couple I believe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    That's handsome Jason.

    I had an orange dialled Sky Diver like that I traded to Foggy many years ago.

    I do find the majority of Certinas a bit meh but some (like yours) are spectacular.
    Cheers Neil, I too had a Technos Sky Diver, got it very cheap at a watch fair, I got badgered into selling it on RLT years ago, regretted it as soon as I sold it.

    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    These are stunning!
    Thank you.
    Cheers..
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    Definitely an underrated brand - the quality is amazing at the price.




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    DS-2 Super PH1000M


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    DS-2 PH 200M. What I would really like is the Super PH 500M Tektite. Anybody got one?


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    Given to my dad in the mid '70s for 25 years service at the company in Hartlepool where he worked as a senior draughtsman and manager.




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    Quote Originally Posted by monogroover View Post
    Given to my dad in the mid '70s for 25 years service at the company in Hartlepool where he worked as a senior draughtsman and manager.



    Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasonM View Post
    Thanks Raj, itís a favourite, you have a couple I believe?


    Cheers Neil, I too had a Technos Sky Diver, got it very cheap at a watch fair, I got badgered into selling it on RLT years ago, regretted it as soon as I sold it.


    Thank you.
    Yup, a black and a yellow Certina and an orange Technos. Lovely watches.

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    Just have the one left -








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    Amazing Rich!! One of these days I must have one of these.



    Quote Originally Posted by Toshi View Post
    Just have the one left -







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    Donít have it anymore, but this is very high quality quartz and the seconds hand was bang on the markers.


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    Two for me

    Ancient



    and modern modelled on ancient



    very fond of both

    Cheers

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    A little nudge for this thread:

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...S-PH200M-Diver

    😉

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    This was mine - grey dial DS Action Titanium.

    Lovely watch but sold it, as you do.

    https://i.imgur.com/bmIzPSy.jpg

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    This was the tread


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    Just this one from me. Not everyoneís cup of tea but at £160 brand new I thought it was worth a try.




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    Another modern vintage here




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    Original



    Re-issue

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

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    This is turning into a great thread with some beautiful watches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    Original

    V nice
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    Original



    Re-issue

    The blue dialed ph200 is another/later version of the certina ph200.
    The original black dialed ph200 is very close looking to the new version


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    Quote Originally Posted by Toshi View Post
    Just have the one left -
    That's a fantastic looking piece. Just had a search and they are attracting very high prices. Are they 1970s era?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sish101 View Post
    That's a fantastic looking piece. Just had a search and they are attracting very high prices. Are they 1970s era?


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    Early 70's. This is a useful resource:

    https://www.vintagecertinas.ch/en/ce...ivers-watches/

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    Early 70's. This is a useful resource:

    https://www.vintagecertinas.ch/en/ce...ivers-watches/
    Some wonderful looking vintage divers in that link
    Now to find one of these...
    Last edited by number2; 21st February 2021 at 18:14.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Thers one on eBay for a starting price of £1100.00 which is supposed to be new old stock. CERTINA DS-3 1000m Divers Watch Limited Edition NOS 633.7128.42 Ex Display
    Edit: different colour hands and numerals.

    On a side note I have this which I bought from witti.

    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Some wonderful looking vintage divers in that link
    Now to find one of these...
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    Yeah I saw that, for NOS the case has a few battle scars.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tooks View Post
    I like them, good value for money and very well put together.

    Certina DS Super PH 500M

    Iíve also got the PH200 re-issue, as pictured elsewhere on this thread, and Iím wearing it today, another great watch.
    Really lovely look ph500 you have. Iíve been considering one but Iím apprehensive due to the size.
    Could you do a side by side photo with the ph200?

    Thanks in advance


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    Another DSPH200M...

    Added red stitching accents to the strap which I think works well.

    Foe some reason, me and photos on this forum dont get along,....



    https://www.flickr.com/photos/159342...posted-public/

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    Hereís my DS Podium Square - love it!

    Cheers
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    This is the first Powermatic movement Iíve had and itís excellent, losing two seconds per day consistently.

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