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Certina 1970s DS-2 Chronolympic (Ref. 8601 800) Blue Dial

Fixed price $3,150
+ $65 for insured shipping to United States of America
Pre-owned (Very good) Year of production 1970 No original box No original papers
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Basic Info

Listing code CPRTE0
Brand Certina
Model DS-2
Reference number 8601 800
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1970
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, California, Los Angeles

Caliber

Movement Manual winding

Case

Case material Steel
Dial Blue

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Leather

Description

In 1888 two brothers, Adolf and Alfred Kurth opened a watch movement and watchmaking supplies factory in Grenchen, Switzerland. By 1906, the company started creating complete watches under the moniker, Grana. By 1924, the company had registered its name as Certina. From producing automatic movements for Hamilton to supplying the US Navy with superior dive watches for their Sealab-II experiments in 1965, to living on the wrist of Muhammad Ali, Certina has been a heavyweight player with an underdog presence for decades.

This watch is a perfect example of Certina's ability to create a tough, functional, and attractive timepiece that will stand the test of time but won't break the bank. This easy-to-read chronograph is in excellent condition and features a date complication at the 6 o'clock.

CASE & BRACELET
The case is believed to have been lightly polished and exhibits honest signs of tool watch use while still maintaining symmetry. The original pushers and crown are in good condition. The case retains an embossed caseback. The watch comes supplied on a two-piece leather strap.

DIAL & HANDS
The vibrant blue dial and white subdials exhibit slight signs of age, with the luminous material showing consistent, light signs of degradation. The hour markers are in good condition. The hands show a similar level of age to the dial. The white lacquer from the minute hand is exhibiting some chipping near the hand post.

ACCESSORIES
None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.

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