My starting thought about the new Certina DS Action Day-Date Powermatic 80 was that it’s an even watch. Plan wise.

Let’s location the glaring issue at hand; the DS Action Day-Date (from here on out this is the way I’ll allude to it) looks somewhat like the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra. Regardless of whether it’s the long triangle lists or the state of the hands, maybe both, I don’t have the foggiest idea. Since Omega and Certina both have a place with the Swatch Group, the closeness isn’t so uncanny. Likewise, the watches are by two unique brands and are selling in various value classifications. It will be exhausting in the event that I continue to allude to these watches as reasonable, yet it is a lot of the case with this model as well. However, we should discuss the value a piece later.

Certina DS Action Day-Date Powermatic 80

The DS Action Day-Date is somewhat of an oddball when we see its model family. Allow me to clarify why. Certina has four significant model families, each with a totally different core interest. The Aqua assortment is about jump watches. The Sport assortment is a motorsport-propelled line with models like the Podium. The Heritage assortment, as its name recommends, contains watches that are reeditions of vintage Certina watches. Ultimately, the Urban assortment is about pieces that are not lively, somewhat dressy or exquisite. Presently, in view of this where does our watch have a place with? Obviously, into the jump watches class, the Aqua assortment. No, it is anything but an error. You can see by the name (DS Action), the Day-Date Powermatic 80 is the dressiest jumper watch in Certina’s assortment. All things considered, it’s possible, from the entirety of the jumper’s watches that I’ve ever seen.

No plunging bezel

First and chief, the absence of bezel issue. The Certina DS Action Day-Date isn’t a plunge watch in the traditional sense. It is a piece that is gotten from a jumper and has numerous highlights to help being in the gathering. Be that as it may, it’s to a greater extent a brilliant/easygoing games watch. In this way, don’t search for a turning bezel, you won’t discover one. The 316L steel 41mm measurement case is entirely comfortable and has a stature of 12.8mm. It is generally brushed with a couple of cleaned components like the inclined carries, or the case back. Since the bezel is slight, the front of the piece is for the most part dial which augments the DS Action Day-Date optically. In any case, it doesn’t feel larger than usual when worn, however I need to say it feels bigger than 41mm. You have a screw-down crown and case back which likewise got a presentation window.

Satin brushed

One can discover three models in the DS Action Day-Date Powermatic 80 assortment. There is a dark dial variant with either dark calfskin lash or steel wristband. A two-tone model with silver dial on a two-tone wristband and this variant. What’s more, there’s a glossy silk brushed dim blue dial adaptation with a delightful profound tone that changes its shade in various points. The dial format is really basic; you can locate a huge day-date window at the 3 o’clock, moderately long triangle-shape lists with Super-LumiNova covering and silver diagram, the brand name at the 12 and the model name simply over the 6 o’clock. While the lists are long and meager, they don’t venture excessively profound into the dial. This makes the DS Action Day-Date exceptionally simple to peruse. The wide hour and moment hands likewise help the lucidness. The tip of the second hand is “sand” shaded by Certina.

Powermatic 80 – what else?

That seconds-hand looks more blurred than sand-shaded to me, however that, obviously, is a genuine belief. The Swatch Group brands love to utilize the Powermatic 80 development in essentially the entirety of their mid-fragment brands. This Certina DS Action Day-Date additionally got this development, in light of the ETA Powermatic 80.621. This is a Swiss-made programmed type with as long as 80 hours of force hold, a day-date highlight and ticks at 21,600vph (3Hz). As it is a broadly utilized development by the Swatch Group nowadays, adjusting won’t be an issue later on. The Powermatic 80 isn’t extravagant or especially progressed, yet it takes care of business. You can look at it through the presentation window working on it back. Kindly don’t search for development adornment; you will not locate any in this cost range.


As I composed over, the DS Action Day-Date Powermatic 80 comes in three dial tones and two ties (dark or earthy colored) and two wristbands (steel or two-tone). The blue dial variant comes on an earthy colored calf cowhide cognac tie. I need to say the photographs don’t do the lash equity. It seems, by all accounts, to be hazier than it is in the metal (or calfskin for this situation), however this is something worth being thankful for. Ultimately, the calfskin will obscure at any rate. The drag width is 20mm, so the tie is a standard 20/18 form with a steel deployant. It’s a twofold deployant or butterfly fasten with security press catches. The tie is cushioned, which adds a touch of profundity to the watch when on the wrist. There’s additionally dim side sewing and goes down on the two sides of the strap.


Take into account that the Certina DS Action Day-Date Powermatic 80 has water protection from 200m, hostile to intelligent sapphire gem and the unbelievable Certina DS framework inside its case close to all the above-recorded highlights. For the entirety of this, you need to pay €665 (540 GBP) for the adaptation with a calfskin tie. It doesn’t make any difference in the event that you need dark or blue adaptations. On the off chance that you extravagant the dark watch on the steel arm band, the cost is €695 (565 GBP). The bicolor form will hamper you €750 (610 GBP).  I love blue, so in the event that I needed to decide, I’d go with this variant with the earthy colored calfskin lash. At this cost, it is a no-brainer.

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