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1970's CERTINA DS Quartz with Retro TV-Case

This watch was SOLD on September 5, 2014 (Destination: Manila, Philippines).

certina ds quartz date watch
Gender: male
Accessories: none
Crystal: glass
Dial Width: 24 mm
Dial Height: 24 mm
Movement: 7 jewels quartz
Case: stainless steel
Case Width: 30 mm without crown
Case Height: 35 mm
Serial Number on Back: 184.7100.43, 71497
Serial Number on Movement: 184-1
Band: leather
Band Width: 21 mm
Band Length: 6.25 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)

This is an authentic Swiss-made CERTINA DS Quartz Watch with Date display.

  • 98% Original/Complete CERTINA parts - new band & clasp
  • gold detail against matte gray face
  • date display window
  • stainless steel TV-Case & back
  • gold-electroplated steel bezel, crown & clasp
  • 7 jewels quartz movement

The photos presented below are of the actual item for sale. Kindly study them carefully because what you see is what you will get. We try our best to describe watches as accurately as we can that's why we present them visually & literally. In case we missed a few points, you are welcome to ask questions.

This watch keeps good time & is in good working condition! Add this to your collection of vintage quality timepieces!

certina ds quartz date watch

The design of the CERTINA DS was inspired from the boxy layered look of a retro TV set!

tavasz videoton t-4303 retro tv set
Here is a picture of a Videoton T-4303 TV manufactured by Tavasz Hungary in 1961, which bears a striking resemblance to our CERTINA DS!

[Magyar Retro (August 14, 2014) • RÉGI TÁRGYAINK (Article) • Retrieved from http://www.hotdog.hu/magyarretro/retro-haztartas/regi-targyaink]

The CERTINA DS has a beveled box case decorated with screws on every corner. It has a gold outer bezel & has a gold mirror inner bezel with a sloped cut-out window that frames the dial - very much like the Tavasz Videoton T-4303 TV above!

certina ds quartz date watch

EXTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Evidence of use is visible to the unaided eye. Scratches are light, but more numerous than "near mint".

INTERNAL CONDITION: This watch is in *EXCELLENT condition (88-92%): Working perfectly, needs no repair or service.

*condition descriptives mainly based on the Timezone Grading System
certina ds quartz date watch

CERTINA name logo engraved on stainless steel TV-CASE

gold-plated steel outer bezel

gold mirror inner bezel with a sloped cut-out window that frames the dial

matte gray dial or face in PRISTINE condition as it has crisp markings & a flawless surface

certina ds quartz date watch

gold-plated steel hands

faceted gold-plated steel bar hour markers

date display window at 3 o'clock

certina ds quartz date watch

painted gold "DS" & "N2" at 12 o'clock

painted gold "Q" & "SWISS MADE" at 6 o'clock

painted black railtrack grid (on inner bezel)

certina ds quartz date watch

CERTINA gold-electroplated steel crown

original CERTINA glass crystal

certina ds quartz date watch

new/replacement black leather band

Band Length: 6.25 in (measures up to 7.5 in with case)

certina ds quartz date watch

new/replacement gold-plated steel clasp

certina ds quartz date watch

stainless steel case back embossed with "CERTINA-DS", CERTINA sea turtle detail, "SUPER-WATER RESISTANT 20 ATM", "SHOCK-PROTECTED", "SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL" & serial numbers.

We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of its waterproof closure because this watch is vintage.
certina ds quartz date watch

reverse side of case back embossed with "CERTINA SA SWISS" & serial numbers

certina ds quartz date watch
certina ds quartz date watch

Swiss-made CERTINA 7 jewels quartz movement - cleaned, serviced & checked by our skilled technician

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