CERTINA DS Action Chronograph (on back order) £182 @ Amazon
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CERTINA DS Action Chronograph (on back order) £182 @ Amazon

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Found 16th AprEdited by:"TacticalTimbo"
This eye catching Gents quartz model is in 316L stainless steel has a bold orange bezel.Tough, thanks to the Certina DS Concept, with sapphire crystal and water resistance up to a pressure of 10 bar 100m

42.5mm case width
Black dial
Unidirectional Bezel

Swiss Made, 200m, AR coated Sapphire, Screw crown, eta quartz chrono, Solid endlinks + links and partially forged clasp...all for £182, lowest ever.

Order now, awaiting stock.
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Can't understand the cold votes, Certina is a true Swiss brand, founded in 1888 and owned by the Swatch Group....much better than Gucci trash.
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Original Poster
Can't understand the cold votes, Certina is a true Swiss brand, founded in 1888 and owned by the Swatch Group....much better than Gucci trash.
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TacticalTimbo2 m ago

Can't understand the cold votes, Certina is a true Swiss brand, founded in …Can't understand the cold votes, Certina is a true Swiss brand, founded in 1888 and owned by the Swatch Group....much better than Gucci trash.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certina_Kurth_Frères


I think most people would not want a quartz watch from a "true Swiss brand". I know very little about watches though. Dont take the cold vote personally.
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whopaysrrp2 m ago

I think most people would not want a quartz watch from a "true Swiss …I think most people would not want a quartz watch from a "true Swiss brand". I know very little about watches though. Dont take the cold vote personally.


Well Omega, Tag, Hamilton and Certina, so on, and so on....they all have quartz offerings. You'd be looking at 4-5x the price for an auto chrono.
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whopaysrrp3 m ago

I think most people would not want a quartz watch from a "true Swiss …I think most people would not want a quartz watch from a "true Swiss brand". I know very little about watches though. Dont take the cold vote personally.


If you're interested in the auto equivalent; watchshop.com/men….ds
TacticalTimbo6 m ago

Well Omega, Tag, Hamilton and Certina, so on, and so on....they all have …Well Omega, Tag, Hamilton and Certina, so on, and so on....they all have quartz offerings. You'd be looking at 4-5x the price for an auto chrono.


I think its just how people perceive the other brands. Its just like not all Swiss cheese is classed as a luxury.
TacticalTimbo11 m ago

Can't understand the cold votes, Certina is a true Swiss brand, founded in …Can't understand the cold votes, Certina is a true Swiss brand, founded in 1888 and owned by the Swatch Group....much better than Gucci trash.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certina_Kurth_Frères


That watch is an... acquired taste.

Not sure how much relevance there is in being Swiss made when it's a quartz watch. I don't associate Swiss watch makers with quartz, but maybe that's just me.
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Mike_HUKD10 m ago

That watch is an... acquired taste.Not sure how much relevance there is in …That watch is an... acquired taste.Not sure how much relevance there is in being Swiss made when it's a quartz watch. I don't associate Swiss watch makers with quartz, but maybe that's just me.


I didn't say that a Swiss Quartz was preferable to a Swiss automatic, but that's apples to oranges...you're not gonna get a Swiss auto, let alone a chrono, for £182.

I own a heap of autos, both jap and swiss, and while I love em, they'll never match the set and forget accuracy of quartz

Pays yer money, take ya choice.

Oh, and big Swiss names such as eta and Ronda have been making quartz movements since the 70s.
Edited by: "TacticalTimbo" 16th Apr
Mike_HUKD9 m ago

That watch is an... acquired taste.Not sure how much relevance there is in …That watch is an... acquired taste.Not sure how much relevance there is in being Swiss made when it's a quartz watch. I don't associate Swiss watch makers with quartz, but maybe that's just me.


Things move on even in Switzerland. Sometimes not in the right direction but even Swiss watch makers need to do this in a competitive world. Just purchased 2 watches, a Tissot quartz and an automatic Invicta. Sold the invicta, as I still trust more the Tissot. But, as you prefer quartz, a prefer a brand reputation, there is no right or wrong in this I believe.
Nice watch. Not sure about the retailer, but seems cheaper here:

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4k vs non 4k, wireless vs wired, auto vs quartz. Some people are never pleased. People comments about this one are that it is a quartz. Just scroll down, you will find an automatic Swiss made watch. Lots of cold votes, comments are a Casio can do the same job...so that one cold because a cheap watch can do the job, this one cold because is not auto....
Nice piece, great brand - voting hot!
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indyjukebox5 m ago

Nice watch. Not sure about the retailer, but seems cheaper here:Link


Mmm, looks super dodgy...can't find any reviews, and their social media links go nowhere. Great price though!
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Good deal for a swiss quartz chronograph from established brand.

You'll want to turn off the music but video here:

Edited by: "Alansmithee" 16th Apr
gepw1 m ago

Same price on Jura watches …Same price on Jura watches https://www.jurawatches.co.uk/products/certina-ds-action-chrono-c0134172105701-watch-crt-167?utm_source=Click&utm_medium=Channel&utm_campaign=Affiliate+Window_GB&ref=SFDR_115874283&variant=20826644740


Yes - it's odd it's the only colour discounted - rest are at £442 or about that.
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gepw8 m ago

Same price on Jura watches …Same price on Jura watches https://www.jurawatches.co.uk/products/certina-ds-action-chrono-c0134172105701-watch-crt-167?utm_source=Click&utm_medium=Channel&utm_campaign=Affiliate+Window_GB&ref=SFDR_115874283&variant=20826644740


I had seen that, but was unsure of Jura's rep? I would order from them, but would want to be sure of an easy return, should there be issues.
TacticalTimbo1 h, 38 m ago

Can't understand the cold votes, Certina is a true Swiss brand, founded in …Can't understand the cold votes, Certina is a true Swiss brand, founded in 1888 and owned by the Swatch Group....much better than Gucci trash.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certina_Kurth_Frères


Gucci actually make good quality watches that are swiss designed and use swiss movements. I think you're getting confused with other designer labels such as Armani or Hugo Boss.
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Alansmithee9 m ago

Yes - it's odd it's the only colour discounted - rest are at £442 or about …Yes - it's odd it's the only colour discounted - rest are at £442 or about that.


The flame orange insert is just lovely, something different from the other watches I have. I also like the PVD coating on the bezel itself.
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andyb834 m ago

Gucci actually make good quality watches that are swiss designed and use …Gucci actually make good quality watches that are swiss designed and use swiss movements. I think you're getting confused with other designer labels such as Armani or Hugo Boss.


I own some Gucci shades, don't mind the brand per se, but think of them as more of a fashion house, rather than a watchmaker.
andyb8312 m ago

Gucci actually make good quality watches that are swiss designed and use …Gucci actually make good quality watches that are swiss designed and use swiss movements. I think you're getting confused with other designer labels such as Armani or Hugo Boss.



It's depends where it is in the line - some are effectively in-house and other they farm out. I've got nothing against Gucci watches as such but that 'deal' before was way overpriced. In the same way, I've got a few Tag but I've never been mad enough to pay retail or near retail (see also Hamilton, Ball, frederique constant - which I own but wouldn't pay decent money for..)
Great price for this nice looking watch from a good and established Swiss brand. I'd buy this if I had the money and needed another dive style watch.

The equivalent omega Seamaster Quartz would be a magnitude more expensive since than this.
TacticalTimbo3 h, 2 m ago

I didn't say that a Swiss Quartz was preferable to a Swiss automatic, but …I didn't say that a Swiss Quartz was preferable to a Swiss automatic, but that's apples to oranges...you're not gonna get a Swiss auto, let alone a chrono, for £182.I own a heap of autos, both jap and swiss, and while I love em, they'll never match the set and forget accuracy of quartzPays yer money, take ya choice.Oh, and big Swiss names such as eta and Ronda have been making quartz movements since the 70s.


I didn't say that either. I said I don't associate 'Swiss made watch' with quartz. That's not to say there are none, but the Swiss made becomes irrelevant in my opinion if you aren't talking about a mechanical watch. It would be like buying a bracelet and going 'Swiss made'. Just my 2 cents.
sheffield7883 h, 1 m ago

Things move on even in Switzerland. Sometimes not in the right direction …Things move on even in Switzerland. Sometimes not in the right direction but even Swiss watch makers need to do this in a competitive world. Just purchased 2 watches, a Tissot quartz and an automatic Invicta. Sold the invicta, as I still trust more the Tissot. But, as you prefer quartz, a prefer a brand reputation, there is no right or wrong in this I believe.


Again, not the point I was making. Swiss watches are famous for mechanicals. If you want a quartz that's absolutely fine, but attaching 'Swiss made' to bolster the supposed quality of a quartz movement off the back of the Swiss mechanical watch reputation seems disingenuous.
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Mike_HUKD16 m ago

I didn't say that either. I said I don't associate 'Swiss made watch' with …I didn't say that either. I said I don't associate 'Swiss made watch' with quartz. That's not to say there are none, but the Swiss made becomes irrelevant in my opinion if you aren't talking about a mechanical watch. It would be like buying a bracelet and going 'Swiss made'. Just my 2 cents.


Guess you won’t be wanting your German motors, once they all go electric.
TacticalTimbo5 h, 3 m ago

Guess you won’t be wanting your German motors, once they all go electric.


Well I wouldn't want an electric car made by FIAT. Plus there are so many german electronics companies. I have noticed you like wikipedia so feel free to browse. en.wikipedia.org/wik…any
TacticalTimbo9 h, 24 m ago

Guess you won’t be wanting your German motors, once they all go electric.


You fail to get the point. Nevermind.
Great price, but many people will have badge/snobbery and buy armani or boss watches thinking they have bought a quality watch.

Tempted to buy this for my daily work horse.

Voted hot.
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whopaysrrp7 h, 55 m ago

Well I wouldn't want an electric car made by FIAT. Plus there are so many …Well I wouldn't want an electric car made by FIAT. Plus there are so many german electronics companies. I have noticed you like wikipedia so feel free to browse. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Electronics_companies_of_Germany


1. Since when was this watch made in Italy, by an Italian brand? 'Swiss Made' means by law, that 60% of parts bill has to be Swiss, and that the watch has to be cased and inspected in switzerland.

2. As per my earlier post, there are plenty of established Swiss quartz makers; eta, Ronda.
Edited by: "TacticalTimbo" 17th Apr
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Mike_HUKD3 h, 40 m ago

You fail to get the point. Nevermind.


The case, dial, hands, bracelet etc = the interior, wheels, chassis etc...the mechanical or quartz = internal combustion engine, electric motor...I thought it was a pretty apt analogy.

I guess you put as much faith in BMWs electric motors, as you have in the countless iterations of their fine internal combustion engines?
TacticalTimbo1 h, 30 m ago

The case, dial, hands, bracelet etc = the interior, wheels, chassis …The case, dial, hands, bracelet etc = the interior, wheels, chassis etc...the mechanical or quartz = internal combustion engine, electric motor...I thought it was a pretty apt analogy.I guess you put as much faith in BMWs electric motors, as you have in the countless iterations of their fine internal combustion engines?


No actually, I don't. I would want evidence of reliable electric BMW engines, rather than assuming that they have a superior product just because they build a completely different product well.

Let's be honest as well, this watch brand is hardly the leader in Swiss watchmaking to begin with. A good 200 pound replica Rolex from China is indistinguishable from the real thing without a microscope on the outside, it's the inside that sets Swiss watches apart (to be clear I despise replicas).

For great budget watches, I'd look to Japan over Swiss any day. Just buying something because it says 'Swiss made' without any appreciation for what the Swiss are actually good at seems like self deception.
Mike_HUKD5 h, 3 m ago

A good 200 pound replica Rolex from China is indistinguishable from the …A good 200 pound replica Rolex from China is indistinguishable from the real thing without a microscope on the outside, it's the inside that sets Swiss watches apart (to be clear I despise replicas).

Only people who buy fakes use the term replicas (because it's used on the sites where people buy and sell them) - normal watch collectors stick to 'fake'. You can spot people who buy fakes when they turn up on watch collecting sites because they are so used to talking about 'replicas' they miss that it's only a term used by fakers.
TacticalTimbo7 h, 56 m ago

The case, dial, hands, bracelet etc = the interior, wheels, chassis …The case, dial, hands, bracelet etc = the interior, wheels, chassis etc...the mechanical or quartz = internal combustion engine, electric motor...I thought it was a pretty apt analogy.I guess you put as much faith in BMWs electric motors, as you have in the countless iterations of their fine internal combustion engines?


Tactical Timbo another designer quartz for you. But its at half the price. hotukdeals.com/dea…308
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whopaysrrp41 m ago

Tactical Timbo another designer quartz for you. But its at half the price. …Tactical Timbo another designer quartz for you. But its at half the price. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/emporio-armani-classic-watch-cheap-as-its-been-7632-amazon-2927308


Doesn't fit the bill; Sapphire: nope / 200m WR: nope / Solid links+endlinks: nope / Chrono: nope / screw crown: nope

You're pretty bad at this watch scouting business, but if what you want is a poop brown watch made in the PRC, I hope you managed to bag it.
Alansmithee2 h, 12 m ago

Only people who buy fakes use the term replicas (because it's used on the …Only people who buy fakes use the term replicas (because it's used on the sites where people buy and sell them) - normal watch collectors stick to 'fake'. You can spot people who buy fakes when they turn up on watch collecting sites because they are so used to talking about 'replicas' they miss that it's only a term used by fakers.


I decline your bait.
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Mike_HUKD7 h, 22 m ago

No actually, I don't. I would want evidence of reliable electric BMW …No actually, I don't. I would want evidence of reliable electric BMW engines, rather than assuming that they have a superior product just because they build a completely different product well. Let's be honest as well, this watch brand is hardly the leader in Swiss watchmaking to begin with. A good 200 pound replica Rolex from China is indistinguishable from the real thing without a microscope on the outside, it's the inside that sets Swiss watches apart (to be clear I despise replicas). For great budget watches, I'd look to Japan over Swiss any day. Just buying something because it says 'Swiss made' without any appreciation for what the Swiss are actually good at seems like self deception.


That's the answer I was hoping for, I've found the consistency in you opinion, I now have zero qualms.

...now, if you've got that Patek Philippe for £180 smackers, I'll be zooming off in my i8.
TacticalTimbo56 m ago

That's the answer I was hoping for, I've found the consistency in you …That's the answer I was hoping for, I've found the consistency in you opinion, I now have zero qualms....now, if you've got that Patek Philippe for £180 smackers, I'll be zooming off in my i8.


OK I think we're done.
TacticalTimbo1 h, 22 m ago

Doesn't fit the bill; Sapphire: nope / 200m WR: nope / Solid …Doesn't fit the bill; Sapphire: nope / 200m WR: nope / Solid links+endlinks: nope / Chrono: nope / screw crown: nopeYou're pretty bad at this watch scouting business, but if what you want is a poop brown watch made in the PRC, I hope you managed to bag it.


I am not going to bite for a troll.
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