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Certina Men's DS Action Precidrive Watch

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Precidrive – This innovative technology ensures the utmost accuracy at Certina. The timepieces with Precidrive™ quartz movements achieve real chronometer precision. With a rate deviation of +/-10 seconds per year, making it 10 time more accurate than traditional quartz timepieces.

DS Concept - Certina’s international reputation as a sports brand has been founded on the DS Concept since 1959. This system makes the watches extraordinarily robust. The secret of this Double Security (DS) system lies in the elaborate security features – scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, a complicated system of seals protecting the stem and crown, and a reinforced case back.

Brand
Certina
Packaging
Certina packaging
Guarantee
Certina 2 year guarantee
Case width approx.
40mm
Case depth approx.
11mm
Gender
Gents
Dial Colour
Black
Case Material
Stainless Steel
Strap type
Metal bracelet Free sizing available
Strap Colour
Silver
300 metres
Date
Yes
Clasp type
Push-button Deployment
Movement
Swiss Quartz (battery)
MPN
C0324101105100

This watch is supplied with:

  • - Official Certina presentation packaging
  • - Official Certina guarantee
  • - Instruction manual (where applicable)
  • - 495 Reward points

This product can be shipped to:

  • UK  UK (United Kingdom)
  • EU  EU (European Union)

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 17th August 2017
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: SUN 6TH AUG 2017)

The Certina DS Action Precidive is a great looking, high-quality watch, designed with serious divers in mind, but equally suitable for other sports, casual wear or more formal occasions. In other words, its a great all-rounder and I highly recommend it.

THE BRAND:

Certina wasnt a brand I was very familiar with, but its a Swiss maker with a long heritage. The brand is currently part of the Swatch group one of its middle range offerings, alongside Tissot and Hamilton, but the companys origins date as a movement manufacturer date back to the 19th century. Theyve been making wristwatches since the 1930s, and their DS line of rugged sports watches date to the late 1950s. I love the companys turtle logo which is supposed to symbolise their tough nature.

THE LOOK:

The watch has a clean, minimalist look similar to many of the classic diving watches. The face is jet black, with large clear markers, and features a black bezel. There is no logo on the face the companys turtle symbol symbolising the watches tough nature features on the back of the case, instead there is text saying Certina 1888 in a stylish modern font. There is smaller text on the bottom half of the face which reads DS Action Precidive 300m/1000ft, but none of this interferes with clarity or readability. The hands are simply designed, with a splash of red on the second hand. There is lume on the hour indicators, the ends of the hour and minute hands and a dot on the second hand. The luminosity is reasonably good, and glows slightly aqua-green. The date dial replaces the 3 oclock marker and features a black numeral on a white background. The bracelet is stainless steel and is finished to a high standard.

COMFORT AND FIT:

The watch is very comfortable to wear, and the bracelet Is easily adjustable. It feels nice and heavy on the wrist, though you get used to this very quickly. Ive taken it out on long runs and have found it very comfortable. Before I got the watch, I was a bit worried that it might be too small for my wrist. The case is around 41mm, but the large bevel makes the face look a bit smaller. I usually prefer larger watches, and I thought this might look a bit too small. It still looks a little smaller than the watches I would usually prefer, but Ive grown to like the size there is an automatic version which is bigger, but it is a bit more expensive.

TECHNICAL & QUALITY:

The watch has a really solid and high-quality feel. For serious divers, the watch is internationally certified ISO 6425, which means it has passed a range of tests to ensure its reliability and utility as a diving watch, including resistance to water, shock, magnetism and corrosion as well as strength testing. The DS in the watchs name stands for Double Security, a range of features to enhance the watches water resistance and durability. It is water resistant to 30 bar roughly equivalent to 300m, which is standard for a good modern dive watch. It has a quartz movement, with a Swiss-made ETA F07.411 calibre found in a lot of watches in this price range, which is listed as being accurate to +/- 10 seconds a year. The glass is scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The bracelet is high quality stainless steel and features a push-button clasp and a divers extension for wearing over wetsuits. It can be easily adjusted to fit most wrist sizes. The unidirectional bevel is very firm and well-made, though it can be slightly hard to move. One negative for me was that the second hand doesnt line up exactly with the indicators on the watch face. The watch comes with a 2-year warranty.

PRESENTATION BOX:

The watch comes in a high-quality and stylish presentation box black on the exterior with a cream interior.

OVERALL:

This is a great watch. Its really well built, stylish, comfortable to wear and should be robust enough to take a few knocks. Overall, this makes it just as suitable for outdoor activities as for the office. It has a clean, clear design which is almost military in look and for 007 fans, its quite similar in look to the military-style diving watches that have featured in the James Bond films.


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Reviewed By: Review date: Sat 3rd December 2016
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: TUE 22ND NOV 2016)

Very fit, high quality strap. Light and thin watch with excellent sapphire glass

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Reviewed By: Review date: Thu 27th October 2016
3 out of 5 people found this review helpful

Rating: Excellent (5 / 5)
VERIFIED WATCHSHOP BUYER    (PURCHASED: THU 13TH OCT 2016)

A quality watch that looks much better in the flesh. The dial is set off by the large round hour markers and the red second hand. The bracelet feels quality and allows fine adjustment on the clasp. I looked long and hard for a robust day to day watch which was accurate and smart and I eventually found it in the Certins DS

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Certina sport watches have all the same qualities that make a great athlete - endurance, strength, precision, performance and reliability. As a serious sports watch brand, Certina crafts timepieces that meet the highest demands of quality and design, with precision engineering and comprehensive protective features built in. Certina is part of the Swatch group, which also includes Flik Flak children's watches. This collection of Certina watches embraces the brand philosophy for excellence, using traditional, proven watchmaking techniques alongside innovative new technologies across a full range of disciplines. Certina men's watches and ladies' watches come in both mechanical and quartz and express many individualities from classic to urban.

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