Certina was founded in 1888 by Adolf and Alfred Kurth in Grenchen Switzerland. Where they made movements and supplies for the watch industry. Shortly afterward they started making their own watches and grew their workforce from 3 to 250 in 1938 when they celebrated their 50th Anniversary. By 1955 they had 500 employees and were producing 1000 watches a day. This expansion continued in 1971 where they were producing 600,000 watches every year with a workforce of 900. In 1983 Certina became a member of the Swatch group which they continue to this day.
Our Certina DS Action has a 43mm brushed 316L stainless steel case. Its lines transition towards tapering lugs that are flush with the case. On the right side, a screw-down signed crown. The unidirectional aluminum bezel has a black dive insert with clearly marked 60-minute numerals. Its black dial has an outer minute track with Super-LumiNova filled applied discs marking the hours. At 3 o’clock a small date window. Broad sword hand for the minutes alongside a broad arrow hand for the hours both have Super-LumiNova® infill. A green center seconds hand adds a pop to the dial. Giving the watch a distinctive look and feel. On the reverse, a screw-down case back together with the screw-down crown gives the watch its DS (Double Security) ISO-6425 Certification. In the center the historic turtle emblem. Inside an Automatic Powermatic 80 Cal. 80.111, 23 Jewels, 21,600 beats per hour. Fitted on its Certina 21mm stainless steel bracelet with signed clasp.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Certina box and Certina paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original Certina bracelet with its Certina signed folding clasp. The watch is from Circa. 2019 and has been worn but well looked after as you can see from the photos. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof warranty.
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