Handsome~EARLY 60s CERTINA BLUE RIBBON 27J AUTOMATIC

Handsome~EARLY 60s CERTINA BLUE RIBBON 27J AUTOMATIC

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FOR SALE IS A SHARP EARLY 60s CERTINA BLUE RIBBON WITH IN-HOUSE CAL. 25-65

 

CASE: STUNNING SOLID STEEL CASE WITH ROBUST SCREW-BACK CASE MEASURING A NICE 35mm NOT INCLUDING CROWN BY 43mm LUG TO LUG. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE CASE DESIGNS WITH THOSE LONG FACETED DRILLED LUGS WHICH MAKE STRAP CHANGES A CINCH.  I LOVE THE WAY THIS ONE WEARS NICE AND LARGE DUE TO THE LONG LUG TO LUG LENGTH AND THAT THIN BEZEL/WIDE DIAL. 

 

DIAL: THIS IS 60s CLASS AT ITS FINEST.  BEAUTIFUL SILVER WHITE DIAL IN EXCELLENT SHAPE WITH MINOR SIGNS OF WEAR ALONG THE PERIPHERY LENDING A NICE VINTAGE LOOK. I LOVE THOSE ELEGANT APPLIED 12/6/9 APPLIED NUMERALS AND THOSE SHARP ARROW MARKERS. SO FANTASTIC.  YOU GOTTA DIG THAT CLEAN DAUPHINE HANDSET WHICH REALLY MAKES THE WHOLE DIAL BURST INTO LIFE.  

 

MOVEMENT: THIS GENTLEMAN RUNS ON A 27 JEWEL IN-HOUSE CERTINA 25-651 AUTOMATIC WHICH USED THE FAMED "DS"  DOUBLE SECURITY SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED SHOCK ABSORPTION. THESE WERE EXTREMELY ROBUST MOVEMENTS FOR THE TIME. THIS ONE WAS SERVICED RECENTLY AND IS RUNNING SMOOTHLY AND KEEPING TIME.

 

WATCH IS MOUNTED ON A VINTAGE SEMI GLOSS TEJU LIZARD STRAP WHICH TOTALLY MATCHES THE 60s VIBE OF THIS ONE.  CERTINAS OF THE 60s WERE ON-PAR WITH THE OMEGA SEAMASTERS AND THE ROLEXS OF THE ERA.  SOLID IN-HOUSE MOVEMENTS, GREAT DESIGNS, AND STURDY CONSTRUCTION.  THIS IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF EARLY 1960s WATCH LANGUAGE AND IS REALLY A GOOD LOOKING AND LARGE WEARING PIECE.