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SOLD: Certina DS First dive chrono grab & go - 200M, central minutes, ceramic bezel, scarce - MINT!

SOLD - Certina DS First Ceramic Bezel Dive Chronograph (ETA 251.262 quartz movement)
Ref C014.417.17.051.00

For sale is a feature-packed grab & go, the Certina DS First Chronograph with a ceramic dive bezel, 200M of water resistance, and a unique chronograph feature inspired by the legendary Lemania 5100 movement.

The central minutes register -- the white hand w/the circle, set rattrapante-style with the chrono second hand -- is a jump hand that registers minutes on the main dial. It’s vastly more legible and intuitive than a tiny 30-minute sub-dial. This rare feature is packed inside a sleek diver that can dress up or down, making it a perfect grab & go sports watch (that will also look great with a suit).

Certina wasn’t on my radar until I tried the DS-2 Precidrive HAQ and was impressed by the build quality and aesthetics. The DS First is my second Certina and it’s equally impressive, attractive & functional.

Specs:

Swiss made; Certina founded in 1888; overlord is Swatch Group ...
ETA 251.262 27-jewel quartz movement; this is a reliable workhorse movement used by Longines, Eterna, Rado, TAG Heuer, and Breitling, among many others.
41mm x 51mm L2L x 13mm thick
22mm lug size (almost all published specs say 20mm, but not on this model)
Date at 6:00
120-click ceramic dive bezel (aligns w/indices) w/lume pip
Sapphire crystal
Signed screw-down crown
solid screw-in caseback w/relief Certina “turtle” (factory sticker still intact)
316L stainless steel
200M water resistance
Subdials = 12-hour, 1/10th second, running seconds
Chronograph records splits; hands reset perfectly & hit the indices
Jump minute chrono hand (helps w/instant readability)

High-visibility handset w/independently set hour-hand & decent lume
OEM rubber dive strap -- unused/unsized soft strap w/signed butterfly clasp (factory stickers still on clasp)
Comes with boxes, sleeve, hang tag & retail warranty card ... (outer box is C+ condition; inner box is B+)

Purchased new in 2018, still under retail warranty

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factory sticker intact

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(borrowed pic from Certina dot com of caseback)

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factory stickers intact

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chrono hands hit indices perfectly

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MSRP is $910.00; there’s one on eBay now w/the stainless steel bezel (new) for $458; Amazon has a bracelet version for $715. Otherwise, this model is extremely scarce ... For a quick sale, I’m asking the incredibly low price of …

SOLD:$299.00 OBRO

Price includes PP fees & USPS Priority shipping to US domestic addresses. Canadian members please add $12 for additional postage. No international, please. PayPal only. No trade offers, please, trying to cull the herd. I ship on weekdays only.

Please check out my excellent feedback, and thanks for checking out my listing!

 

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Re: FSO: Certina DS First dive chrono grab & go -- 200M, central minutes, ceramic bezel, scarce - M

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Re: FSO: Certina DS First dive chrono grab & go -- 200M, central minutes, ceramic bezel, scarce - M

Bump ... please note the "OBRO" next to the price should read "NROR" or "no reasonable offer refused."
 

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