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    Help with a Certina movement

    As some of you know I'm into Certina and I'm trying to put together lost information about what movements they used (they used a lot of different movements) and here is one someone might have some information about.

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    It says Certina 854-1 but I strongly doubt they made this movement but I just can't fine information on it. Under the balance it says MI or IW and to set the date it's a bit odd as you first need to move the hands past midnight and you hear a click, then you need to press in the crown and the date changes. In normal use it changes the date like any other movement though.

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    It is a mid 1970's Certina Argonaut 285.
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    Help with a Certina movement

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    Re: Help with a Certina movement

    The question is if these really were made by Certina or by someone else for Certina as they put their own model numbers on others movements during this time period. It could just be that so few of these movements were made at a time when Certina was on the ropes it got lost amongst all the other movements that was used. But if the 919-1 was made by Certina then the 854-1 must also have.

    On all the other in house movement there is ample documentation but not on these.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Help with a Certina movement

    Hi there,

    I knew that these stripped versions of the Certina 919-1 automatic exist, i.e. the 853-1 without date and the 854-1 with date. But I must admit that I've never actually touched one. This last in-house family was introduced in 1976 - precisely in the beginning quartz crisis, and it is no surprise that they are pretty rare.

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    Re: Help with a Certina movement

    Nice so we know it's all Certina and that it is as you say the quartz menace that made them so unknown today.

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