Certina Dress 1965c

  

The is one of my best ever finds, I bought this for peanuts as a wreck suitable for parts only.  It did look rather sad when I first saw it but all it really needed was the case and glass buffed, the movement overhauled and a new strap, the only thing wrong with it was a worn crown that I haven’t been able to replace. 

So, did I rip the unsuspecting seller off? No! it was a dealer who knew the ropes and knew what he had, he just couldn’t see the potential of it. 

By virtue of their beautiful movements the Certina is the watchmakers’ favourite. This dress watch from around 1965 has one of Certina’s prettiest movements and every part, from the screws to the train wheels is a little heavier and thicker than most top quality rivals. And then of course is the legendary Certina finish; second to none. With a little TLC this 23-36 movement would run forever. 

The movement is let down by the rather ordinary case, not water or dust resistant but the gold plating is good quality. The dial is plain with nice, fine index markers and is in great condition with only slight aging. The plain but highly polished gold hands are perfect for this simple style. 

It was a pleasure to restore this beautiful watch.

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About robswatches

I’m a horoligical “petrol head”! I love classical mechanical watches, not because they tell me the time, I can get the time from cheap quartz watches, my computer, phone, microwave or just about anywhere. I’m interested in the movements of watches, the aesthetics of case design and their construction, the history and the simple thrill of watching tiny, beautifully finished wheels, pinions and other parts turning and oscillating and marvelling at the craftsmanship that created it.
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