This year’s Baselworld was a treat for every individual who loves vintage watch reeditions. A ton of brands delivered various cool reevaluations of old models. Certina, a brand that yet has a tremendous history, generally makes contemporary watches likewise honored us with something unique. It is the Certina DS PH200M, a jumper that is the plummet of the unbelievable PH200M from 1967. This was a critical delivery for various reasons. Just to make reference to one, as I said it above, Certina was never the brand that zeroed in a lot on their legacy models. If it was a cognizant move I don’t have a clue however I’m upbeat the DS PH200M came to creation.


The (DS stands for twofold security) is a brand name arrangement of Certina. Any individual who realized the brand has most likely known about it. Its principle include is a thick elastic seal that surrounds the development inside the case. Filling in as water seal and safeguard it stifles any effect the watch ought to endure. Consider it a vehicle’s suspension that softens the lopsidedness of the street. Certina utilized the DS from 1959 right until the finish of 1970. For the new DS PH200M Certina utilized this very framework, equivalent to one could discover in their old models. This is obviously by all account not the only comparative component between the two. The dial configuration, hands, bezel even the crown appear to be identical. Generally the watch shows a striking similarity to the vintage form. The lone distinction is the size, the new model is a piece larger.

The unique vintage Certina DS PH200M – Photo by Certina


Let’s not fail to remember that the Certina DS PH200M is a cutting edge jumper first and a re-release of a vintage model second. The case size 42.9mm (estimating with the bezel, 41.1mm without it) is practically 3mm bigger than the vintage form. Because of the hesalite precious stone, it sits 14.4mm thick on your wrist. The drag end to carry end length is 51.9mm. It is anything but a small watch by any means. I for one would have wanted to see it a couple of millimeters smaller yet that is my own taste. The entire case is brushed 316 L steel, the lone cleaned parts are the situation back and the bezel. Discussing which, the bezel is 60-minute jumper style, uni-turning with a lume spot at 12. Not as smooth as a Rolex Submariner’s or Omega Seamaster’s nevertheless it takes care of business and at the cost of the DS PH200M it’s an entirely fine bezel.

The crown (much the same as the case back) is screw-in with 2 positions (1st for the date, 2nd for time setting). In the event that we flip the watch over the main thing that grabs our eye is the Certina Turtle logo on the back. This has been on Certina DS models since the mid 60’s. The turtle’s shell represents the indestructibility of these watches. The turtle theme and Certina turned out to be fairly indistinguishable during the years. Any vintage watch fellow realizes that on the off chance that they see a Certina with a particularly back, they better get that part. The back on the Certina DS PH200M contains the standard data. Information, for example, reference number, model name, case material or water obstruction. As its name propose the PH200M is water safe up to 200 meters or 20 bars.

Red crosshair

Certina ensured that the dial likewise remains consistent with the first PH200M. However they didn’t “exaggerate” it. There is no phony patina lume or intentionally matured dial. You will not discover any numerals either, just enormous Super-LumiNova covered lists. The dial has dark veneer get done with the brand name red crosshair in the center. The huge sword hands are cleaned and furthermore have Super-LumiNova embeds. The second hand is a similar red as the crosshair. The date window, much the same as in the event of the old model, is at the 3 o’clock position. At 12 right under the record, you can discover the Certina C logo and the name under. At 6 there’s the model name; DS PH200M. Each text is whit like the records, the logo is similar silver as the hands. According to over, the precious stone marginally domed hesalite, another vintage contact.


The “motor” inside the Certina DS PH200M is one that we definitely know from other Swatch Group models. It is the ETA Powermatic 80 (.111). This is the base type one could discover in the Tissot Ballade for example (for certain improved highlights). It is an all around made programmed development with 80 hours of force hold. Indeed, the DS PH200M will run more than 3 days once completely twisted. A jumper watch doesn’t have numerous complications, the point of the development inside is to be dependable and precise. The Powermatic 80 is such a type. Along with the DS framework, this structures such a solidarity that it makes the PH200M an astounding watch. Both in plan and detail.

Straps and Things

Where re-releases often fall flat, in any event for me, is the “decorate” around the watch head. In spite of the fact that I need to say brands are focusing harder on these small subtleties there is as yet far to go for some. Not for Certina. The bundling of the watch is simply great. As a matter of first importance, the DS PH200M comes on a lovely caramel earthy colored calf calfskin tie with painted sides! Vital for a plunge observe regardless of whether the calf tie isn’t the one, you’d take swimming. For that, Certina likewise loads a dark NATO with a dull dim line in the case. Talking about which, the crate is an enormous plastic case, like those hard core Pelican Cases specialist use to protect their important gear. While the cowhide tie has a cleaned clasp (again like the old hexagonal clasps jungle tie would have) the NATO clasp is brushed.

The word Certina is painted on the NATO clasp with dark. It is just engraved into the cowhide tie’s clasp making it less obvious. Other than the standard guarantee booklet and card Certina stuffed a little card praising the new proprietor. Some should seriously mull over it a messy move, I think it is a decent touch from the brand. It features the watch’s highlights and notices the vintage model as the wellspring of motivation. The guarantee on the DS PH200M is 2 years. The last piece is a small plastic cylinder holder with 2 additional pins. It’s obvious, the cowhide lash has speedy delivery spring bars. This makes lash evolving super-quick however you can’t utilize said ins with the NATO tie. So Certina included 2 more for that reason.

How much??

Since I saw this watch without precedent for Basel during the reasonable recently I’ve been trusting that this watch will arrive on my table. Despite the fact that it took longer than I expected I at last got it and it was far superior to I had recalled. This is an extraordinary watch and a great watch to wear the following summer with a shirt all over town or relaxing the pool. On the off chance that you need to test it the DS PH200M ought to withstand that also. Presently comes the most awesome aspect; for the entirety of this, you need to pay 600 and 95 euros. Indeed, not even €700. All things considered for a Swiss made programmed jump watch with DS framework, 80-hours power save, 2 lashes and amazing vintage look it isn’t much in any way. Particularly, that the watch additionally has a set up brand name, as Certina.

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