Certina DS


Maker: Certina
Model: DS ‘turtle’
Functions: date
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Width: 36mm
Case Thickness: 11mm
Crystal: Plexiglass
Lume: No
Lug Width: 18mm
Box/Papers: N/A



Certina is a well-known brand, but perhaps the DS line (although famous), isn’t so well understood. At first, it was created with the purpose of having a rugged watch, with the maximum durability and protection, thus the DS name (“Double Security”).

This particular watch dates back to 1960. Beautifully sized at 36mm for both men and women, it’s the perfect sports watch. The dial is clean, in good condition (with some marks due to age). On the caseback, we can see the turtle logo that these watches came with, has signs of wear. The alpha hands are in really good condition, preserving the original tritium lume. Crown is also signed with the Certina logo.

It comes with the original “Gay Freres” bracelet, with considerable stretch but still usable. Inside, the Certina caliber 25-651 is strongly ticking.

In our opinion, this watch ticks several boxes: affordable, classic, rugged, functional and stylish.