Here we have a really early Certina DS for sale. You may be asking yourself why it doesn’t have the well-known turtle case back, right? Well, that’s because it’s one of the first models and Certina didn’t have the patent, yet. That’s why you can see in the inner case back ‘patent pending’.
It features the, also early, caliber 25-45, fully automatic and working as a gem. The case is in good condition, likely it has been polished before, but it still maintains the original shap and sharpness we all love.
The dial is actually hard to describe, it’s not a solid steel color but instead it has a brused finish. The gold indeces realy compliment the watch dial and the watch itself.
The crown is the correct, original crown. It winds really smoothly.
Also interesting part of this watch, is its bracelet. The stainless steel with folded links Gay Freres bracelet is in really good condition (although has some stretch, due to age). The endlinks are signed ‘Ds’. The clasp logo is still crisp.