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Certina's DS Action GMT Powermatic 80

Post by AtomicTom » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:12 am

Has everyone checked out Certina's DS Action GMT Powermatic 80?

The watch has a 43mm stainless steel case, 200m WR, AR coated sapphire
crystals, black, and red, black, and green, or black, and orange dials with
inner timing bezels, luminous hands, and markers. In addition you have the
Powermatic 80 automatic, and cool straps, and bracelets.

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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:28 am

^^^I like them. I would had to change the colors on the hands though. They are kind of to much of the same color.

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Post by djh1201 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:16 am

I was checking out the Pepsi yesterday, think these are the nicest watches Certina has released in a long time.
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* Squale ONDA * Anonimo Millimetri Drass * Certina DS PH200M * Halios Seaforth * Nodus Avalon * Marcello C Tridente

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* Eterna Heritage Super KonTiki LE 1973 * Squale 1521 * Borealis Cascais * Borealis Estoril 300 *Anonimo Millimetri 10th Anniversary * Sinn U1 * Doxa 750t Searambler * Stowa Pro Diver * Stowa Seatime * Anonimo Dino Zei Marinai d'Italia * Anonimo Millemetri Orange * Anonimo Sailor Diver * Halios Bluering * JOA PAM 111H Homage * Bathys Benthic MOP * Glycine Combat 7 Chronograph * Fortis B-42 GMT * Bathys Benthic Ti * Bathys 100 Fathoms * Benarus Moray Dart (42mm)* IWI Marine Diver GMT * Benarus Moray * Magrette Regattare Bronze * Marc & Sons MSD-044 * A ton of Seikos * And many more...

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Post by Ryeguy » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:44 pm

djh1201 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:16 am
I was checking out the Pepsi yesterday, think these are the nicest watches Certina has released in a long time.
How does it wear? I would imagine at 43mm with the slim bezel it might wear rather large.

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Post by stonehead887 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:30 pm

I like this one, need to check more pics of the other colour options. GMT's are all the rage this year...

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Re: Certina's DS Action GMT Powermatic 80

Post by tattoo chef » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:05 pm

Man I really just don’t like this one at all.


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Re: Certina's DS Action GMT Powermatic 80

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:10 pm

tattoo chef wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:05 pm

Man I really just don’t like this one at all.
In the same boat.
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Re: Certina's DS Action GMT Powermatic 80

Post by djh1201 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:28 pm

Ryeguy wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:44 pm
djh1201 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:16 am
I was checking out the Pepsi yesterday, think these are the nicest watches Certina has released in a long time.
How does it wear? I would imagine at 43mm with the slim bezel it might wear rather large.
Sorry, meant checking it out online.
Current Collection:

* Squale ONDA * Anonimo Millimetri Drass * Certina DS PH200M * Halios Seaforth * Nodus Avalon * Marcello C Tridente

Gone, but not Forgotten:

* Eterna Heritage Super KonTiki LE 1973 * Squale 1521 * Borealis Cascais * Borealis Estoril 300 *Anonimo Millimetri 10th Anniversary * Sinn U1 * Doxa 750t Searambler * Stowa Pro Diver * Stowa Seatime * Anonimo Dino Zei Marinai d'Italia * Anonimo Millemetri Orange * Anonimo Sailor Diver * Halios Bluering * JOA PAM 111H Homage * Bathys Benthic MOP * Glycine Combat 7 Chronograph * Fortis B-42 GMT * Bathys Benthic Ti * Bathys 100 Fathoms * Benarus Moray Dart (42mm)* IWI Marine Diver GMT * Benarus Moray * Magrette Regattare Bronze * Marc & Sons MSD-044 * A ton of Seikos * And many more...

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Post by dinexus » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:59 am

Oh shit, that's real nice. Been waiting on the vintage DS to hit Joma, but this is a nice diversion.

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Post by Ryeguy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:42 am

Necro thread bumping, but FYI Joma has these for under $595 for the stainless / bracelet.

Good news: the movement is a "true GMT" with an independently adjustable hour hand.

Bad news: as I mentioned earlier, it is a 43mm case and I think a 51mm lug to lug. I know it'll just be too big for me.

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Post by AtomicTom » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:02 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:42 am
Necro thread bumping, but FYI Joma has these for under $595 for the stainless / bracelet.

Good news: the movement is a "true GMT" with an independently adjustable hour hand.

Bad news: as I mentioned earlier, it is a 43mm case and I think a 51mm lug to lug. I know it'll just be too big for me.

Yowza, that is really something Chris ! :excited: :thumbsup: Thanks a ton for this heads up !!! :salute:

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Post by Ryeguy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:23 am

Just as an additional FYI, this video is probably the best review of the watch I've found. I'm sorry it is in German, but I think in the end he says "it's just too damn big"


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Certina's DS Action GMT Powermatic 80

Post by tattoo chef » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:20 pm

Ryeguy wrote:Just as an additional FYI, this video is probably the best review of the watch I've found. I'm sorry it is in German, but I think in the end he says "it's just too damn big"

It would fit me just fine. I also have a man’s wrist though...

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Post by Ryeguy » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:24 pm

tattoo chef wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:20 pm
Ryeguy wrote:Just as an additional FYI, this video is probably the best review of the watch I've found. I'm sorry it is in German, but I think in the end he says "it's just too damn big"

It would fit me just fine. I also have a man’s wrist



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Your wrists are fine. It is the rest of you that is a girly-man


I pulled the trigger just to check it out. Worst case is it costs me return shipping.

200m water resistant plus a real GMT movement is a tough combo to beat.

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Post by Jeep99dad » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:45 am

I may pick one up at that price too
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Post by Ryeguy » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:40 pm

Jeep99dad wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:45 am
I may pick one up at that price too
I’ll post up pics when it arrives. I’m hopeful it’ll fit well, but not overly optimistic.

I love the specs and actually find the dial with its applied indices and dual bevel rehaut an interesting way to present the GMT scale.

If it were about 2mm smaller in every direction it would be a winner, but probably also not be on Joma for $575.

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Post by Chocodove » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:28 pm

Ryeguy wrote:
Jeep99dad wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:45 am
I may pick one up at that price too
I’ll post up pics when it arrives. I’m hopeful it’ll fit well, but not overly optimistic.

I love the specs and actually find the dial with its applied indices and dual bevel rehaut an interesting way to present the GMT scale.

If it were about 2mm smaller in every direction it would be a winner, but probably also not be on Joma for $575.
Which dial did you get?
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Re: Certina's DS Action GMT Powermatic 80

Post by Ryeguy » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:42 pm

Chocodove wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:28 pm
Ryeguy wrote:
Jeep99dad wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:45 am
I may pick one up at that price too
I’ll post up pics when it arrives. I’m hopeful it’ll fit well, but not overly optimistic.

I love the specs and actually find the dial with its applied indices and dual bevel rehaut an interesting way to present the GMT scale.

If it were about 2mm smaller in every direction it would be a winner, but probably also not be on Joma for $575.
Which dial did you get?
The stainless / bracelet model.

The black coating might make the watch visually a bit smaller, but green / tan accents were a bit too much for me.

Plus, I think the white date wheel looks best with the white lume (kind of completes the abbreviated marker).

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Post by Ryeguy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:30 am

Just got it in from Joma.

Still debating keeping it or not. The size isn't as bad as I thought, but it is still a large watch. The lugs do turn down and the case back is flat, so the watch wears close to the wrist.

Quickset hour hand so perfect for traveling. 200m water resistant.

My wrist is about 7 inches for reference.

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Post by Jeep99dad » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:53 am

Seems like a great value. Can’t believe they did a jumping hour gmt. That’s really cool
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Post by Chocodove » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:08 am

Doesn't look overly large on you. I like it :thumbsup:
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Post by toxicavenger » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:08 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:30 am
Just got it in from Joma.

Still debating keeping it or not. The size isn't as bad as I thought, but it is still a large watch. The lugs do turn down and the case back is flat, so the watch wears close to the wrist.

Quickset hour hand so perfect for traveling. 200m water resistant.

My wrist is about 7 inches for reference.

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That does look really sweet. But it does look long. :naughty:

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Post by Ryeguy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:19 am

For reference, I just noticed this Certina is about exactly the same size as an Omega Aqua Terra GMT.

Lug to lug is 50mm.

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Re: Certina's DS Action GMT Powermatic 80

Post by CGSshorty » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:59 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:30 am
Just got it in from Joma.

Still debating keeping it or not. The size isn't as bad as I thought, but it is still a large watch. The lugs do turn down and the case back is flat, so the watch wears close to the wrist.

Quickset hour hand so perfect for traveling. 200m water resistant.

My wrist is about 7 inches for reference.

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it does look long. :naughty:
That always happens with cell phone cameras.
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Re: Certina's DS Action GMT Powermatic 80

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:21 pm

CGSshorty wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:59 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Ryeguy wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:30 am
Just got it in from Joma.

Still debating keeping it or not. The size isn't as bad as I thought, but it is still a large watch. The lugs do turn down and the case back is flat, so the watch wears close to the wrist.

Quickset hour hand so perfect for traveling. 200m water resistant.

My wrist is about 7 inches for reference.

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it does look long. :naughty:
That always happens with cell phone cameras.
not exactly true i have been taking penis pics all day long and nothing has happened :whistle:

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