A great value, high quality men’s vintage Certina Certidate at a great price, ready to wear and enjoy.
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1968 – normally anyway. It would appear that this watch has a Certina case back, but that it isn’t original to this watch. This movement was made between 1951 and 1960, so the serial number can not be correct. We have found late 1950’s brochures that feature the Certidate with very similar styling, so we are looking at a build date of circa 1958.
The calibre 25-451 movement is beautifully finished, and running nicely. Certina watches of this period are highly sort after due to the quality of their in house movements, and the reason this one is such good value is because of the incorrect case back, and slightly bent top right lug. Both are barely noticeable, but now we have pointed them out you can see why this is the price it is. With those anomalies mentioned, the rest of the watch is good. The dial is very clean, the hands straight and true, the acrylic glass is new as is the leather strap, and the gold plated case is not showing much wear.
This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 36.1 mm
Width without crown 34.0 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 41.3 mm
Case Thickness 12.0 mm
All sizes are approximate.
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