New Certina DS Chronograph Automatic 1968

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New Certina DS Chronograph Automatic 1968

Post by AtomicTom » Fri Jun 10, 2022 10:18 am

Have you guys had time to see Certina’s DS Chronograph Automatic
1968 by chance?

This new watch will have a 43.5mm stainless steel, or PVD coated
case, unidirectional rotating bezel with sapphire insert, cool black
dials with orange, or white accents, ETA A05.H31 movement, plus
leather, and NATO straps as well.

Just a few pictures...


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Time and Watches, along with Certina with this and more...

https://www.timeandwatches.com/2022/06/ ... -1968.html

https://www.certina.com/en

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Re: New Certina DS Chronograph Automatic 1968

Post by deepcdvr » Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:32 pm

I like the black one, Tom; it seems familiar but I can’t place what it reminds me of…

I like square’ish watches generally and I’m a bit burned out on arrow, sword or skeleton hands so I appreciate these.

Looks thick though…
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Re: New Certina DS Chronograph Automatic 1968

Post by AtomicTom » Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:07 am

deepcdvr wrote:
Sat Jun 11, 2022 5:32 pm
I like the black one, Tom; it seems familiar but I can’t place what it reminds me of…

I like square’ish watches generally and I’m a bit burned out on arrow, sword or skeleton hands so I appreciate these.

Looks thick though…
I’m so happy that you like them sir. :thumbsup: :)

You know what it might be that looks familiar Paul?! Is I think that this case
design was actually used a lot years back. Not only by Certina, but also other
brands. So this look from the case, to the hands although old, is now new
once again. :grin:

Really was terrific hearing what you thought about these sir. Thanks so very
much for sharing your thoughts !!!

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Re: New Certina DS Chronograph Automatic 1968

Post by DEMO » Wed Jun 15, 2022 5:25 am

Whoa, just saw this post Tom. This new Certina looks very interesting. I've always liked dive chronographs.

Thanks for the post.
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Re: New Certina DS Chronograph Automatic 1968

Post by AtomicTom » Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:00 am

DEMO wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 5:25 am
Whoa, just saw this post Tom. This new Certina looks very interesting. I've always liked dive chronographs.

Thanks for the post.

You got it, my pleasure. :thumbsup:

My apologies for not seeing the reply, or replying sooner. :oops:
I think that I finally got covid here on this end, and have
kind of felt zapped over the last several days. :shock:

I am with you though, this Certina is pretty great really.
There’s no cookie cutterness to it, and it seems to be
reviving a beautiful vintage case design. 8-)

I’m so happy you liked it so much. ..Thank YOU for giving
your two cents sir !!!

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Re: New Certina DS Chronograph Automatic 1968

Post by DEMO » Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:41 am

Hey, Tom, hope you're feeling better soon.
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Re: New Certina DS Chronograph Automatic 1968

Post by DEMO » Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:48 am

This new chono looks to be a revival of the Certina Argonaut dive chronograph from 1969/1969 (Ref 8401002).

Here's a link to VintageCertina's web page:

https://www.vintagecertinas.ch/en/certi ... ronograph/
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Re: New Certina DS Chronograph Automatic 1968

Post by AtomicTom » Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:46 am

DEMO wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:41 am
Hey, Tom, hope you're feeling better soon.
DEMO wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:48 am
This new chono looks to be a revival of the Certina Argonaut dive chronograph from 1969/1969 (Ref 8401002).

Here's a link to VintageCertina's web page:

https://www.vintagecertinas.ch/en/certi ... ronograph/
Thanks so very much sir. :salute: It’s mostly like a head cold, but
it’s ornery, as far as how long it is holding on.

Yes, I think you are right on about the new Certina. :thumbsup: It is definitely a
revival with the same feel of those beauties. And honestly, I hope they
keep on making these for years now.

They could add in different variations every once in a while too.

Thank you so so much for the info, as well as look at those !!!

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Re: New Certina DS Chronograph Automatic 1968

Post by jk103 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:24 pm

Very much reminds of the Zodiac Sea dragon
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Re: New Certina DS Chronograph Automatic 1968

Post by AtomicTom » Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:10 am

jk103 wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:24 pm
Very much reminds of the Zodiac Sea dragon
I hadn’t actually seen that at first, but there does look to be some
Sea Dragon DNA within them JK. :) ..You have a great eye there !

Thanks a ton for giving your two cents !!

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