Well I said it a few Posts ago, when I discovered the very nice Certina Swiss ladies model. I thought maybe this could be a rather elegant gift for someone who hopefully like it as much as I – IF I got one . . . and as this someone is how shall I say, not the most careful when it comes to wearing watches. Most of her old ones have scratched glass, case and bracelets or manage to get water in them! So what do you do? and I know for a fact she does not like macho or utility, military or silly girlie watches and certainly not resin or plastic cased models at all!
Anyway I thought the Certina DS system model I found the other week would be ideal. And with a little bit of difficulty I managed to get hold of one from a nice company in Germany who managed to get it fairly quickly as it happens and who sent it via DHL and it arrived today.
The model I’d looked at on that previous Post had a red strap with matching chapter, but I thought I’d go for Gold color with white as it was arguably that little bit more dressy. This is the Certina DS Podium 3 hand model with a Swiss ETA Quartz movement. 316L Stainless Steel case in gold color with a lovely Mother-of-Pearl and white dial layout with Roman numerals, elegantly shaped black outlined and luminous infilled hands and black centre seconds hand. Plus a Large Date window @6 which is unusual for a ladies model. Clear Sapphire crystal with ultra scratch resistance and one of the clearest dials for ladies I’ve seen and being in a DS configuration is surprisingly one tough watch.
The Certina DS system features certain elements that Certina have sort of championed in their watch range which include –
Excellent Water Resistance of 100m or 10bar – ‘o’ gasket on the stem, 2 x ‘o’ gaskets in the crown, special gasket on the reinforced case back ( I kid you not), plus excellent shock protection. The case dimensions are a neat but good size for Ladies at 32.5mm diameter x 8.86mm depth and the battery life is around 2 years including an EOL system (end of life) where the second hand jumps in 4 second intervals.
And to cap it all there is a 2 year Guarantee and the watch with it’s white matching cabochon on the crown looks every bit the dress watch that it is.
Well I gifted the watch today (a special day as it happens) and that someone is absolutely delighted!
Here the last image shows the clarity of this dial – a feature I’m particularly pleased about AND these elegant hands are luminous too . . . .
So if you’re looking for a watch gift for your good lady or bad lady if it comes to it this year – Christmas is just around the corner – this is not a bad choice. It’s beautifully made, very attractive and elegant, will survive the pool but also look stunning at dinner – and doesn’t cost a fortune.
Well it’s the thought that counts! 🙂
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