Certina Chronograph 2008

I’m a sucker for chronographs as I am for Certinas and here I have both.

Certina will never again reach the heights that they achieved in the 60s but, just like all Swiss big names that went out the back door in the 70s, this name was resurrected using standard Ebauche movements. In this case it’s an ETA251-471 three register chrono with date function. It has a 100metre water resistant case with a sapphire crystal, very well finished case and pleasant design.

It’s a Certina from 2008, an okay Swiss chronograph but not a patch on the classic Certinas of the 60s.

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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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