Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 & Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition – top Swiss Made quality and excellent value for money

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition
Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition

The Certina DS-1 history goes back in the late 1950s. At that time the mountaineers that first climbed on the Dhaulagiri in the Himalaya had a Certina DS-1 on their wrists. Today you may discover a replica and two new DS-1 watches.

 

If you are looking for good Swiss Made mechanical wristwatch equipped with a Swiss Made automatic calibre for almost no money, these are watches I want to recommend you.

The new Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 is powered – nomen eat omens – by the ETA Calibre Powermatic 80. The latter offers a power reserve of 80 hours. The Powermatic 80 calibre is reliable and that what I today would call “state of the art” in the entry price level.

The 316L-steel case has a diameter of 40 mm, is waterproof to 100 meters  and features a curved sapphire glas that is treated to be antireflective.

You may choose in-between a version with a silver and a black dial. Additional there is the Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition dedicated to the conquest of the 8167 meter high Dhaulagiri summit in 1960.

Now look at this… These prices are very attractive!

For the Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 with the silver or black dial you only spend 650 Euro including 20 % VAT. For the version with the metal strap you spend 685 Euro including 20 % VAT.

For the Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition you spend 695 Euro including 20 % VAT and 725 Euro including 20 % VAT for the version with a metal strap.

Not bad at all! For a good looking, 100 percent Swiss Made wristwatch really not bad at all, especially when considering the quality of the watch and its “state of the art” ETA-calibre.

 

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80

 

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80
Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80

 

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80
Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80

 

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80
Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80

 

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80
Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80

 

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80
Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80

 

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80
Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80

 

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition

 

 

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition
Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition

 

„Dhaulagiri, 8167 m, 1960“ and „CERTINA Mechanical Watches since 1888”, this is what you read on the glas and the winding rotor of the DS-1 …

 

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition
Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition

 

Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition
Certina DS-1 Powermatic 80 – Himalaya Special Edition

 

This is how the 19060s Certina DS-1 looked like:

 

The historic Certina DS-1 from the year 1960.
The historic Certina DS-1 from the year 1960.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Comment

  • I know that Rolex Explorer was used by the mountaineers in the Himalayas, but was not aware about usage of Certina by the mountaineers.

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