Certina DS Amagnetic
Automatic – Anno 1965
Limited edition – Collectors item
- Model: Certina DS Amagnetic
- Case: Stainless steel
- Case details: Acier Staybrite collection
- Case ref: # 5801 114
- Caliber: 25-651 Automatic
- Year of production: 1965
- Size. 36 mm. (ex. crown).
- Crown: Original
- In the middle of the fifties, a team under the guidance of engenieer Philipp Kurth wanted to design a wristwatch as rugged as possible. Through countless experiments they finally developed the construction principle of the DS models. DS stands for “Double Safety”. This was achieved by a floated mounting of the entire movement with an elastic shock absorber ring in addition to the conventional shock absorber (Incabloc). Aside from that, there was an air gap between the dial and case. So the movement could move in all directions. Other features were additional sealings, an extra thick and sheathed Plexiglass, combined with the enhanced caseback.
- Despite the classical styling with the Bombay band lugs, the watch was very robust. She held out bumps up to 6 meters and was water resistant up to 200 meters. The first watches, which came on market in 1958, had a flat caseback whitout the turtle logo. As movement, the 25-45 was used. Very early specimens still had a evidence to the patent application instead of the patent number engraved on the inseide of the caseback. This patent (346.825) was related to the shock mount of the movement and was registered on 8. Mai 1958 by case manufacturer Huguenin Fréres (see patent drawing above).
- From the end of 1960, the new calibre 25-65 respectively 25-651 was used and from then on the famous turtle was engraved in the caseback. The manual wind version had a flat, and the automatic version a waved caseback.
- In 1960, the Certina DS was able to prove their robustness on the Himalaya. On 13 May 1960 a Swiss team, under the leadership of Max Eiselin, succeeded to reach the summit of the Dhaulagiri (8167m). Both teams of this expedition were equipped by Certina with DS watches. More promotionally effective endurance tests demonstrated the resilience of the DS concept. Thus, the Certina DS became the epitome of a particularly robust wristwatch.
- To emphasize the theme of robustness, they brought out the “DS Automatic Amagnetic” in 1964. This model has an additional magnetic protection up to maximally 800 Gauss (500 permanent) and i a rarely seen model which makes it highly collectible among collectors.
- In the period 1958 – 1968 Certina produced the very first version of the legendary Certina DS (Double Security) – Only 300.000 Certina DS watches was made in this periode, which makes the first Certina DS version to the most collectable.
- The very frist Certina DS production was produced a year earlier than Certina had applied for Patent – thefore the production from 1958-59 is considered quite unique and highly collectible as the very first variation of the Certina Dive trademark comes with-out the famous turtleback inprinted on the back-case and is stamped “Patent Pending”. the first turtleback was launched in 1960.
- This rare DS Automatic Amagnetic is mounted on the original Certina DS bracelet which the wacth originally came with.
- Case: 7
- Caliber: 8
- Dial: 6
Terms and conditions:
*Terms and Conditions apply, according to the Danish Sales of Goods Act (and the CISG).
(Guarentee certificate). For WC classification the following applies:
10: LNIB 9: Mint – 8: Near Mint 7: Excellent 6: Very good 5: Good 4: Fair
To read a closer description visit our website onwww.wristchronology.com, grading system)
*In accordance with the Danish Sales of Goods Act we offer 14 day sale or return on used items. However, Wrist Chronology is well aware of the investment involved in acquiring a vintage watch. Thus, we would like to inspire a more secure and trusting experience upon purchasing a vintage time piece.
That is why we, unless otherwise noted, offer a full 1-year (mechanical) warranty on all of our watches.
- The right to complain covers malfunction (the clock stops running) due to clockwork error.
- However, the right to complain does not cover malfunction caused by miscarriage or damage.
- Upon mechanical malfunctions, the watch is to be handed in / sent to our workshop, where we will carry out the necessary repair this as soon as possible.
- For tolerance connected to mechanical watches, the following values normally apply:
- +/- 10-30 seconds per day comprising watches both above in and the ‘excellent’ category.
- For waterproof watches the warranty does not cover water damage, as vintage mechanical watches are exempted from being actually waterproof due to date.