Tag Archives: Certina

Certina DS2 1970

If there was a tougher watch produced in the late 50’s through to the late 70’s then I don’t know about it. The company that produced Certina came into existence 1888. The first Certina branded watch was marketed in 1939. … Continue reading

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Certina Dress 1978c

This is what happened to most Swiss manufacturers in the late seventies. In a last ditched attempt to stave off the Japanese conquest, that was in fact by now unstoppable, they cut corners and ride on their name. Certina, one … Continue reading

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Certina DS 1960

Certina holds a special place in horological history from the early 50s through to the mid 70s. Apart from DS (I will elaborate) there weren’t any standout designs and there were few technological breakthroughs, but the movements were so well … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Certina Bristol 235 1965c

Ask a watchmaker what’s his favorite watch and the likely answer will be Certina. I had also heard watch aficionados say that Certinas are underrated. There’s no doubt that the quality of Certinas from the 50’s to the 70’s were … Continue reading

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