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Certina DS
Ph 200m Powermatic 80 Ph200m
$650
+ $29 for shipping
Certina DS
Furious
$250
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Certina DS
Rookie
$224
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Certina DS
Prince Automatic
$476
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Certina DS
PH200M
$701
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Certina DS
C026.407.16.087.00
$434
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Certina DS
Heritage DS 125TH Anniversary Limited Edition Nr. 1991/5000
$344
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Certina DS
C036.407.18.040.00
$674
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Certina DS
C036.407.18.040.00
$696
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Certina DS
Pilot Chronograph
$280
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Certina DS
C0374071805000
$751
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Certina DS
Super PH1000M
$2,240
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Certina DS
Heritage PH 200M
$783
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Certina DS
C037.407.17.280.10
$700
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Certina DS
100 meters TITANIUM + gold
$420
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Certina DS
Automatic
$284
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Certina DS
Ph 500 m
$757
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Certina DS
Heritage DS 125TH Anniversary Limited Edition Nr. 4872/5000
$773
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Certina DS
Blue Ribbon
$258
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Certina DS
Vintage AND New.
$1,632
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Certina DS
C036.407.18.040.00
$728
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Certina DS
BLUE RIBBON DIVER 300M
$391
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Certina DS
Ph200m
$1,131
+ $100 for shipping
Certina DS
C036.407.36.050.00
$856
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Certina DS
DS+
$931
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Certina DS
DS-3 Crhonograph
$2,241
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Certina DS
DS+
$826
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Certina DS
Cascadeur Swiss Men's Watch
$324
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Certina DS
Premium
$280
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Certina DS
Cascadeur
$526
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Certina DS
Prince
$1,202
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Certina DS
Super Ph500m Automatic
$494
+ $71 for shipping
Certina DS
Prince Chronograph
$1,185
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Certina DS
DS-Prince Automatic
$451
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Certina DS
DS3 1000 m - limited Edition
$3,004
+ $66 for shipping
Certina DS
Royal
$392
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Certina DS
PH200M Swiss Automatic 80 Hour Power Reserve 43mm 200m Diver Bracelet
$1,295
+ $49 for shipping
Certina DS
titanium
$111
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Certina DS
Automatic 1965s "Turtle" cal.25-651
$615
+ $71 for shipping
Certina DS
master
$1,121
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Certina DS
Prince Chrono Automatic
$1,039
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Certina DS
PH 200 m Powermatic 036407 A
$687
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Certina DS
C036.407.36.050.00
$785
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Certina DS
C036.407.16.050.00
$157
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Certina DS
DS-7
$839
+ $25 for shipping
Certina DS
Automatic dark dial (1964) with original DS bracelet and DS box
$827
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Certina DS
Chronograph Automatic
$1,172
+ $71 for shipping
Certina DS
3 1000m
$1,905
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Certina DS
ds3 1000m
$2,802
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Certina DS
C038.462.16.037.00
$1,681
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Certina DS
C036.407.16.050.00
$570
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Certina DS
DS-3 Chronograph
$1,500
+ $50 for shipping
Certina DS
Trust
$470
+ $78 for shipping
Certina DS
1888 Type X-02 Dive
$201
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Certina DS
Super Ph500m C037.407.17.280.10
$1,009
+ $84 for shipping
Certina DS
Ph200m
$593
+ $71 for shipping
Certina DS
DS+ Concept
$876
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Certina DS
DS-3 1000m reissue Limited Edition
$1,863
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Certina DS
DS+
$922
+ $77 for shipping
Certina DS
Rookie Chronograph
$336
+ $56 for shipping
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Certina DS: Sporty, Elegant, and Robust

Certina's DS collection of high-quality, reasonably priced watches is an ideal introduction to the world of Swiss watches. Top-of-the-line models are made of titanium or offer a particularly high water resistance of 1,000 meters (3,281 ft).


Better Safe Than Sorry Since 1959

The name of the Certina watch brand is derived from the Latin word "certa," which means "safe." Although the company was founded in 1888, the current brand name has only been in use since 1939. Twenty years later, in 1959, Certina developed the DS concept; the two letters stand for "Double Security."

Today, each one of Certina's twelve collections bears the letters "DS" in its name. The brand's most popular models are the watches in the Certina DS Action line, which is home to a variety of sporty, elegant timepieces and diving watches with quartz or automatic movements. The DS Podium collection features sporty models with an emphasis on quartz watches.

If you like diving watches with a retro look, then the DS PH collection may be for you. The DS PH line offers self-winding timepieces with a design that echoes that of Certina models from the 1960s. The top model in this collection is the Certina DS Super PH1000M, which is water-resistant up to 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft).

Most references are made of stainless steel, but there are also variants in the collection with titanium cases. The manufacturer also offers select models with gold or ceramic bezels.

Certina sources the calibers for its watches from the Swiss movement manufacturer ETA. Like Certina itself, this company is part of the Swatch Group, which means that the calibers can be purchased at favorable prices, which is ultimately reflected in the price of the watches.

Reasons to Buy a Certina DS

  • A traditional Swiss brand since 1888
  • Outstanding value for money
  • Large collection and variety of models
  • Attractive diving watches, including retro designs
  • Top models water-resistant to 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft)

Certina DS: Prices at a Glance

DS model, reference Price (approx.) Caliber, size
Action Diver Chronograph, C013.427.11.051.00 1,360 USD Automatic, 45 mm
Action Diver, C032.607.48.051.00 980 USD Automatic, 43 mm
Super PH500M, C037.407.18.050.00 780 USD Automatic, 43 mm
Podium Chronograph, C001.427.11.057.00 760 USD Automatic, 42 mm
Action Diver, C013.407.11.051.00 610 USD Automatic, 43 mm
Caimano, C017.207.16.037.00 470 USD Automatic, 27 mm
Podium GMT, C034.455.16.087.01 270 USD Quartz, 41 mm

How much does a Certina DS cost?

You can buy a Certina DS in mint condition on Chrono24 for around 250 USD. This level of investment will get you a quartz-powered Certina DS Caimano, for example. Diving watches from the DS Action collection, however, demand an investment of over 500 USD. One example is ref. C013.407.11.051.00, which changes hands for roughly 600 USD in mint condition. A diving watch from the DS PH500 retro collection will set you back around 780 USD, while you can expect to pay approximately 1,360 USD for the model water-resistant to 1,000 m (100 bar, 3,281 ft).

The most expensive Certina timepieces can be found on Chrono24 by searching for vintage models, for which prices occasionally exceed 6,000 USD. A rare DS diving watch from the 1960s is just one example of these pricier variants.


FAQs

What does "DS" mean?

"DS" stands for "Double Security," which guarantees a particularly high level of reliability and durability, as well as the "Swiss Made" seal of quality on all the company's timepieces.

When did Certina launch the first DS model?

The DS concept was born in 1959, and the first DS watches appeared shortly thereafter.