CERTINA DS DATE AUTOMATIC 1964 Cal 25-651 HF CASE ORIGINAL BRACELET 39MM DIVERCertina
For auction is a Certina DS diver. This watch is the second series of diver from Certina and dates to 1964. Certina was a very high-end manufacture and it shows. The case, sourced from Huguenin, the dial quality and the unique design brand this watch as being something very special. The beautifully made in-house Certina 25-651 works as good as it looks. Certina used a turtle as a mascot for their watches and it's a very apt analogy. Both are known for long life, are waterproof and have a lot of important things going on inside the shell. This DS has some slight fading on the dial and some wear on the bezel. One of the lesser known brands, Certina deserves your attention as a collector.
Ref #: 346.85
Diameter: 39 mm w/out crown, 41 mm w/crown, 46 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 18 mm at the lugs tapering to 16 mm (will take a 18 mm bracelet)
Height: 13 mm
Power-reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistance: 200 meters
Gram Weight: 74 grams
Movement: Certina 25-651 automatic
Strap/Bracelet: Certina stainless steel will fit up to an 8" braclet
Case: STAINLESS STEEL with unique bombe lugs and nice wide bevels in good condition. The caseback has a turtle shell motif surrounding a relief of a turtle on a frosted field with "Certina DS" in the center. The faded and worn ghost bezel adds a lot of character to the watch. This Huguenin Freres case is very high quality and is just what you would expect from this storied case manufacturer. The domed acrylic crystal is excellent. Mounted on its original Gay Freres style Certina DS bracelet that is nice and long and will easily fit an 8-inch wrist.
Dial: Heavily domed dial is matte black with red crosshairs, chunky stepped markers at 12, 6 and 9 and a date aperture at 3. The stylized silvered Arabic numerals add a touch of design originality to this beautiful untouched dial.
Condition: 80% (8.0 of 10): a nice original condition pre-owned watch just overhauled and running well
Box/Papers: Watch only
We strongly urge our clients to contact us directly with any questions or concerns. We are quick to respond, agreeable, and easy.Payment Terms
We require payment within 96 hours (4 days) for all auctions and listings. After 4 days, we reserve the right to relist the item, resell the item, or open an Unpaid Item Case. If you have issue making payment within 96 hours, please contact us to make an alternative arrangement.Shipping Policy
All shipments are fully covered by third party insurance and require signature upon delivery. We take every precaution to protect shipment from damage, loss, or theft.
DOMESTIC: Options include Expedited Shipping via FedEx 2Day® (US $30.00) or One-day Shipping via FedEx Priority Overnight® (US $50.00).
INTERNATIONAL: All items are shipped via FedEx International Priority® (US $80.00). Please note: any import duties or taxes will be the sole responsibility of the buyer. The declared value of the shipment will reflect the final sale price of the item(s).Authenticity Guarantee
We give you our guarantee that each of our items is verified authentic. Each item we sell passes through our strict authenticity screening. We do not sell suspect, replica, or counterfeit items of any kind.
Please contact us with any questions.About Time Titans
Since launching in New York City in 2010, Time Titans has sold thousands of fine vintage and modern timepieces to watch lovers and collectors all over the world. Proud members of the International Watch and Jewelry Guild and National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors, Inc., we take incredible pride in our curated line of vintage, modern, and collectible watches and accessories. Each piece in our collection is hand-selected to represent the absolute best of the market. While we are very strong in vintage pieces, our collection of watches is as versatile as the people who wear them.
If you are looking for a specific watch, please feel free to contact us to help source it.
Copyright © 2019 Time Titans, Inc.