In 2018, Certina published an opinion at Baselworld that instantly grabbed my attention. The Certina DS PH200M is a classic reimagining of the traditional dive watch under precisely the exact same name. Now, REPLICA CERTINA – DS PODIUM LADY might not even ring a bell at the States, but it’s a rich and deep history securely cemented in severe dive watches. The DS (for dual safety ) set of watches surfaced in 1959 and quickly acquired a reputation for quality. Afterwards, the DS-2 PH 500M version was a part of their Tektite experiments, wherein scientists spent weeks beneath the top layer of the sea while being discovered by NASA. A Certina watch summited Everest in 1970.
The specific classic reissued Certina which we’re taking a look at now draws its inspiration in the dive chains of the 1960s. It’s been updated by a small size growth and a few modern internals, but a good deal of that which makes it seem like watches of the past remains undamaged. The Certina manufacturer itself has, for the most part, stopped its promotion to the U.S. market, but the prevalence of a watch such as this can help enlarge that some. Anyhow, enough waxing , let us get on with this inspection.
The 42.8mm stainless steel case employed for its Certina Replica DS PH200M comes with a completely brushed end across all surfaces. The lugs are directly with sharp alterations along the borders. The 6mm signed crown is glistening and jimped to present a superb grip when placing the watch. Flipping the watch above, you are treated to some well done caseback. The most obvious feature is that the turtle, designed to signify the strength and durability of the watch. (Certina was utilizing the turtle shell emblem as the 1960s.) The blend of relief and finishes engravings provides this caseback a very striking look.