1970s Certina DS-2 Manual Wind (Ref. 5301 300) Blue Vignette "Spider Dial"
In 1888 two brothers, Adolf and Alfred Kurth opened a watch movement and watchmaking supplies factory in Grenchen, Switzerland. By 1906, the company started creating complete watches under the moniker, Grana. By 1924, the company had registered its name as Certina. From producing automatic movements for Hamilton to supplying the US Navy with superior dive watches for their Sealab-II experiments in 1965, to living on the wrist of Muhammad Ali, Certina has been a heavyweight player with an underdog presence for decades.
Featuring the in-house Certina cal. 25-661 manual wind movement with date, the ref. 5301 300 is a perfect example of Certina's ability to create a tough, functional, and attractive timepiece that will stand the test of time but won't break the bank.
|Dial||Blue Vignette "Spider Dial"|
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The recently polished case is in excellent condition with strong dimensions and almost no signs of use. The case retains its original "Certina" signed crown. The case back is adorned with a turtle medallion that reads Certina-DS and remains fully intact and is wonerful overall condition. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The unique vignette blue dial has gorgeous depth and has achieved a stunning "spider" patina throughout the top laquer of the dial. The tritium lume plots all remain fully intact when inspected under U.V. light and have aged to a handsome creamy patina. The original tritium hands have aged slightly darker than the dial and display some minor cracking under U.V. light inspection, though there is no lume loss present and the lume remains stable.
None. The watch has recently been serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.