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    Certina DS First Auto

    I noticed there hasn't been much written up on this particular piece so id thought id post up some first impressions. Not really a diver but i thought it appropriate to post here

    It was a toss up between the Certina Auto Action diver and the DS First, but im glad I ended up with this. Has a load of great features for the price (approx USD550). Made the purchase through horademoda and I found the service friendly and quick!

    It's always a struggle trying to find suitable watches for my twig like wrist. At 40mm, the watch wears very slightly larger than the figures suggest but it is comfortable as hell, especially on the stainless steel bracelet. As stated in another thread, this watch is definitely "a tool watch in a sexy disguise". The DS First ticks all the features i was looking for in a watch:
    -Solid Stainless Steel bracelet with SEL
    -Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
    -Automatic ETA 2836
    -200m waterproof
    -Screwed-down crown + DS (Double Security feature of Certina)

    It is not exactly a Sinn 556 (which i miss terribly) but i am well happy with this and can see this as a great daily given its versatility. Pictures:







    Thanks guys!
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    Re: No diver here- Certina DS First Auto

    Clean and classy. I like it! Does it come with as a white dial version as well?

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    Re: No diver here- Certina DS First Auto

    Quote Originally Posted by LGH View Post
    Does it come with as a white dial version as well?
    Sure does : Certina DS First Auto "white"
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    Re: No diver here- Certina DS First Auto

    Thanks for sharing, that one is worth a closer look AND with 200m wr it can handle anything I'd ever throw at it... Good Score!

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    Re: Certina DS First Auto

    Nice one. I have the older DS First auto with the bezel, outstanding value. I think this one looks even better with that strap.

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    Re: Certina DS First Auto

    love the simple clean and uncluttered look of it ...

    QUESTION : how would you rate the quality of the steel bracelet ??

    cheers,

    nishant
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    Re: Certina DS First Auto

    Very nice looking and sounds like excellent specifications a great price! The 200m water resistance is also a surprise to me, that's about 150m better than I would have guessed by looking at the watch! Certina is a brand we don't see all that much on WUS.

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    Re: Certina DS First Auto

    agree with the others, its a nice looking watch.
    Regards Cam

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    Re: Certina DS First Auto

    I just pulled the trigger and got one myself. It seems to be keeping good time and the movement is smoother than I'd expected. So far I'm VERY happy with this watch! Clean and classy.

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    Re: Certina DS First Auto

    I could be wrong about this, but it looks like swatch is using essentially the same bracelet for this watch and the Tissot PRC200. It would make sense, given that they are in the same price range.

    Not necessarily bad, just an observation. It's probably easier to find reviews about the PRC200 bracelet than the Certina.
    Last edited by Seiko_Licker; May 6th, 2012 at 17:41.

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