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Chazman1946 05-11-2018 08:10 PM

Certina DS Action Chronometer
 
Certina DS Action Chronometer arrived today, outstanding!


Watch is 41mm wide, has a 20mm lug width, 12mm case height and 47mm Lug to Lug. Sapphire crystal with under coated AR. Screw down crown, 200mm WR.

Movement is a COSC certified ETA HAQ quartz chronometer, runs at +10 seconds a year.

1st impressions.. Great watch, especially for less then $300 new. Fit and finish are well above the $300 range, more like the $1K watch. Watch is a lot heavier then I expected, considering it’s a quartz.

Everything is rock solid, including the bracelet which has solid end links and a butterfly clasp. The bracelet fits my 8” wrist perfectly and if anyone has a wrist larger then that, you would need other after market choices to fit.

Negatives…. The second hand doesn’t hit the markers dead on, about a 1/5 of a second off, but I can live with that, after all this is only a $300 watch, and the HAQ movement more then makes up for that minor flaw.

Watch to me is a poor man’s Omega Aqua-Terra Quartz, except this one has and infinitely better movement and is 1/10th the price.


Certina DS Action Chronometer (COSC Certified)

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Omega Aquaterra.

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Has Sunburst dial in direct daylight.

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Thought the butterfly clasp bracelet was going to be too large, fit perfectly right out of the box, if you have a wrist larger then 8” this isn’t the watch for you.


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Very, very nice case back, outstanding!


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chenpofu 05-11-2018 08:36 PM

Very cool watch, like the case back a lot. The PH200M they announced earlier this year also look like a solid watch for the money.

OutaTime 05-11-2018 09:30 PM

Good pick up! Looks like a great piece. Thanks for sharing your review.

Dorfmeister 05-29-2018 02:56 PM

Nice, concise review. I wouldn't say the Certina is 41 mm but maybe that's due to the bezel that seems to be quite large.


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