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    Certina DS First 2010

    Hey guys,

    I'm really curious about this watch. Does anyone have any experience with it yet? It's quite rare to find now and not a lot of online sellers have it yet. Sure looks like a nice, clean revamp of the DS First line taking simplicity cues from other members of the DS family (DS 1). Loving the contour and the rugged features despite its simplicity.

    Please let me know if anyone has this watch yet. Thanks.

    Specs and pics:
    Certina DS First:
    Model #:
    C014.407.11.051.00
    -Stainless Steel
    -Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
    -Automatic ETA 2836
    -200m waterproof
    -Screwed-down crown + DS (Double Security feature of Certina)
    -Pricing: approx. $588USD


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    Re: Certina DS First 2010

    Sorry i can't help you out, i know nothing about it. But i do love the look of it..particularly the case, and 200m WR and screw-down crown is interesting given the style. A tool watch in a sexy disguise perhaps?

    Case diameter?
    Last edited by GlennO; December 6th, 2010 at 07:57.

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    Re: Certina DS First 2010

    "A tool watch in a sexy disguise..."

    Hammered it right on.

    Aside from getting info from users, I just wanted to share it too with the WUS community since Certinas are a pretty infrequent topics in these parts. A particular Polish website here says that the case diameter is at 40.3mm not including the crown; not too oversized, and not too feminine-looking.

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    Re: Certina DS First 2010

    Rugged watch with a workhorse ETA 2836-2. You can't go wrong.
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    Re: Certina DS First 2010

    I noticed that the clasp is not shown in those pictures for the metal band... it is a fold-over or friction clasp or a push-button deployment?

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    Re: Certina DS First 2010

    I tried it on in Hong Kong--black face on the bracelet. It's a well-made watch and looks great in person. I did not buy it as I don't feel like I need another ETA three-hander (I'd rather put my money towards something else). That being said, had I seen the version with the black leather strap and red stitching, I might have picked it up.

    It does look a lot like the Union Glasshutte Belisar. They are both Swatch and I'm thinking it might even be the same case with some modification...


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    Re: Certina DS First 2010

    I'm loving this watch right now (with the steel bracelet in the first pic in the OP). It is too similar to my Le Locle for me to justify picking one up, that is until I can switch the Tissot from the bracelet to the leather strap and use it for more formal occasions. I would really have to try one on before buying it, and I don't think Certina has a distributor in canada or the US, so that might prove interesting.

    rsgould, is the finish similar to that photo in person? It seems to be a dark, almost tinted steel that looks beautiful on the screen at least.

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    Re: Certina DS First 2010

    If you are lokking for a autorizd retailer, you colud ask in horademoda.com. They are autorized retailers and very good professionals. They are completely legit

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    Re: Certina DS First 2010

    Looking for confirmation of the above (horademoda.com) being an AD. I see on the page for this watch it shows 2 year international warranty is valid. Nice price on this watch.

    Thanks.

    Seems like it might be this entry on Certina's Spain AD list:

    JOYERÍA RELOJERÍA SICILIA
    SICILIA ARIAS, JUAN DOMINGO
    C/ MOSEN ANDRES VICENTE, 20
    ZARAGOZA
    50017 ZARAGOZA

    edit: after quite some searching I've found this is the right store and is an AD. Thanks.
    Last edited by Maxvla; June 24th, 2011 at 21:59.

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    Re: Certina DS First 2010

    A divey dress watch?

    I like it.
    I'm content with my watch collection

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