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CERTINA, Swiss Made since 1888

In my very humble opinion, CERTINA went the wrong way after the quartz revolution in the 70ies where many Swiss watch companies fought for survival. Older CERTINAS have great and classic looks. CERTINA went quartz in the late 70ies still producing some mechanical watches. And then in the mid 80ies, they decided to go bulky by producing heavy quartz watches with protective bars across the crystal. At the same time they started to sponsor the Super Bike Championship. The new quartz models - probably thought as a continuation of the famous and successful DS (Double Safety) turtle - did not sell well and recently I have seen that CERTINA seems to be trying to re-orientate themselves. I have just seen (Summer 2003) a very nice Valjoux 7750 Fliegerchronograph from CERTINA and it seems that CERTINA starts remembering its horological roots. The watch below is definitely a reminder of those successful classic CERTINA times!

Beautiful Peseux 7001 Handwind with Sapphire Glass, re-issued and discontinued rare CERTINA. New Old Stock from Switzerland!
18 K Gold-plated at least 10 Micron, ETA Movement, Subseconds at 6, Sapphire Front, Leather strap with Croco stamped Pattern, complete with Original Box and open (undated) Papers
USD 349
+ USD 25 shipping to USA
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