A new Certina DS Multi-8
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    A new Certina DS Multi-8

    I just acquired this new Certina DS Multi-8 today. I purchased it from Horademoda.com in Spain. Shipping was free and took about 1 week to the U.S. They speak English very well and I would not hesitate to do business with them again.

    The DS Multi-8 is a new model from Certina with a quartz ETA E49.351 movement. The case is 42 mm in stainless steel. The lug width is 23 mm which is kind of an oddball size and limits your choice of straps, and the steel bracelet matches the case nicely. It's a little heavy at 140 grams/ 5 ounces, and fairly thick at 13 mm. My wrist is 7.25" and it does not look too big. The large center crown is a button which cycles through 10 functions. A time swap function allows you to easily change the hands between two time zones. The alarm has an optional vibrate function, but it's not very strong. It has sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and the watch has a water resistance rating of 100m. The case and bracelet are two tone polished and brushed steel, but the contrast appears more subtle than you might expect. In bright sunlight the whole watch is much flashier than my usual favorite, a Stowa MA matte finish with silver dial. The hands and hour markers have luminous coating and holding the center crown button for two seconds turns on the LCD display back light which is clear and legible.

    Overall it seems like a good choice if you want a simple dial but also a lot of features, and the price is reasonable even with the exchange rate. The digital display is very subtle against the black dial and under the right lighting you might not even realize it was there. Overall I'm happy with it so far and I think it will be on my wrist a lot.

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    Re: A new Certina DS Multi-8

    Good and interesting looking Certina, enjoy!

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    Re: A new Certina DS Multi-8

    Interesting and nice clean face. Can you list the functions that are available in the digital readout?

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    Re: A new Certina DS Multi-8

    That is a great looking piece, dressy even with the digital screen.
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    Re: A new Certina DS Multi-8

    Quote Originally Posted by Sodiac View Post
    Interesting and nice clean face. Can you list the functions that are available in the digital readout?
    The functions are: month,day and week of the year> time zone 1> time zone 2> time swap function> chrono split> chrono lap> countdown timer> alarm 1> alarm 2> set. The set function has several sub-functions for synchronizing the hands, date display format, etc.

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    Re: A new Certina DS Multi-8

    very cool piece...LOVE Certinas...very high quality and well made pieces.

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    Re: A new Certina DS Multi-8

    Congrats,,love the digital display,am big ana-digi fan. I see it has a vibration alarm also,,way cool..How does it work??
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    Re: A new Certina DS Multi-8

    Nice looking watch. How is the lume?

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