TURTLE-POWER~60s CERTINA DS AUTOMATIC

TURTLE-POWER~60s CERTINA DS AUTOMATIC

Regular price $499.00 Sale

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

 

CASE: STUNNING SOLID STEEL CASE WITH ROBUST SCREW-BACK CASE MEASURING A NICE 36.5mm NOT INCLUDING ORIGINAL SIGNED CROWN BY 45mm LUG TO LUG. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE CASE DESIGNS WITH THOSE LONG SWOOPY TWISTED AND 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. AND...CHECK OUT THAT SERIOUS DS TURTLE ACTION ON THAT CASEBACK. SO COOL.

 

DIAL: ONE OF MY FAVORITE VINTAGE DIALS. THIS ONE WITH SOME PATINA TO ADD SOME WARMTH AND CHARACTER. I LOVE THAT AGED SILVER SUNBURST DIAL WITH THAT MIRRORED CENTRAL TRACK. THOSE APPLIED LUME PLOTS WHILE AGED ARE INTACT AND MATCH THE TRITIUM ON THOSE THIN STUB NOSED STICK HANDS. 

 

MOVEMENT: THIS GENTLEMAN RUNS ON A 27 JEWEL IN-HOUSE CERTINA 25-65 AUTOMATIC WHICH USED THE FAMED "DS"  DOUBLE SECURITY SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED SHOCK ABSORPTION. THESE WERE EXTREMELY ROBUST MOVEMENTS FOR THE TIME. SERVICE HISTORY IS UNKNOWN ON THIS ONE, BUT IT'S KEEPING EXCELLENT TIME AND SHOWING STRONG AMPLITUDE ON THE TIMEGRAPHER.

 

WATCH IS MOUNTED ON A NOS KREISLER SHRUNKEN GRAIN SEMI-GLOSS BLACK STRAP WHICH OOZES CHARM.  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. 

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