Certina DS Diver - United Arab Republic - Cross Dial – Automatic
This particular DS diver,
reference 346.825, is one of of the rarest vintage diving watches, that
can be found on the market. It is all complete with original dial,
hands, bezel, crown and GF bracelet. Very unique about this piece is the
United Arab caseback logo, usually the caseback shows the turtle logo.
Presumably this was specially made for the Syrian Armed Forces and I
doubt another will pop up anytime soon.
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
CASE DIMENSIONS: 39 mm in
DIAL: Domed matte black with crosshairs and Arabic hour
markers, framed date aperture at the "3" marker
Original Certina signed in stainless steel by Gay Freres dated 3/61
BRACELET SIZE: 7-1/2 to 8 inches
Time and date
The Certina DS line of waterproof watches was designed with a thick
shock absorbing rubber case holder between the movement and the case to
provide an extra level of shock protection -- thus the "Double Security"
nomenclature. The present example is the second series of DS divers with
interesting crosshair dial accented by Arabic numerals. The movement is
Certina's own design and the original bracelet is from Gay Freres.
- used condition
- dial: nice condition, - traces of lume dots can be
- hands: some oxidation, original lume
- bezel: shows some
- case back: some scratches
- movement: very good condition,
- bracelet: original Certina signed by Gay Freres, shows
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