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  • Image of VINTAGE CERTINA DS-3 SUPER Ph1000m
  • Image of VINTAGE CERTINA DS-3 SUPER Ph1000m
  • Image of VINTAGE CERTINA DS-3 SUPER Ph1000m

Here's a mega-rare Certina DS-3 Super Ph1000m.

Check out the orange minute hand, the saber hour hand, those chunky markers.

So. Cool.

Collectors worldwide clamor for this Certina, one of the watches that made the company famous in the 1960s and 70s. (Cousin DS-2 Super PH 500 was part of the undersea Tektite experiments.)

This behemoth holds its own against the massive watches of today.

It is a solid chunk of steel, 44mm across excluding the signed, screw-down Certina crown by a massive 48mm from lug to lug. AND a huge 18mm tall, with that amazing corrugated diver's bezel. A few light scratches throughout, nothing, NOTHING to diminish the awesome appeal of this watch.

The watch does have what looks like a military inscription from the Royal Australian Navy, but I cannot confirm that it is genuine. There is a lot of discussion about this on the forums, but from what I've been told, there is no official archive that can settle this. So I've set the price so that it reflects only the watch, not the possible military provenance. You decide.
The 25-jewel Caliber 919-1 movement keeps excellent time.

Comes on a vintage Isofrane diver's strap.

Here is the cornerstone of any serious watch collection.

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