The 20 Best Certina Watches of All-Time

DS Super PH500

Certina is a watch brand that is known for a sporty aesthetic with reliability, precision, and a strong reputation in the industry. This is a brand that has built a solid reputation throughout its more than 130-year history internationally with quality Swiss workmanship and dependability. For your enjoyment and consideration, here are the 20 best Certina watches of all-time.

20. Certina Men’s Analogue XL Leather Quartz watch

This popular model features classic styling with teh DS approach that protects from pressure, temperature, dust, shock, and humidity. The case is made of high-grade 316L stainless steel in a round shape. The watch is powered with a Swiss ETA quartz movement caliber 955.112. The back of the case is reinforced and there are two O-ring seals in the crown with an O-ring seal beneath the scratch-resistant glass that protects the dial and the movement beneath with a double safety system for enhanced durability and reliability.

19. Certina Men’s Quartz Watch #CO14-417

This model features a chronograph complication. The case is made of stainless steel with a brushed and polished finish. The bezel is made of ceramic and functions with adjustable diving timer. The back is double sealed and the dial is covered with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. The movement is a Swiss ETA chronograph complication with hours, minutes, small second, GMT, and date. The dial is smooth black with fluorescent green lume treatment on the hands and indexes. The strap is made of black leather with a crocodile finish and a deployment buckle clasp.

C001.639 Men's Quartz

18. Certina C001.639 Men’s Quartz Chronograph

This model is another of Certina’s best sellers. It features a high-quality PVD stainless steel case in black with a fixed black bezel made of the same material with tachymeter markings. The dial is black with indexes and hands treated with luminous coating for good legibility in low light conditions. The movement is a chronograph quartz type with three subdials for GMT, 60 seconds, dual 60 minutes with 12 hour and 24-hour indications. The watch has a case diameter of 42 mm with a depth of 12 mm. The strap is made of black rubber with a tang clasp. It is water-resistant up to 330 feet.

DS Podium

17. Certina Men’s DS Podium Big Size Chrono

This highly complicated men’s watch features a case made of stainless steel that measures 42 mm in width and 11.3 mm in depth. The bezel is a fixed type also made of stainless steel with tachymeter markings around the outer rim. The dial is black with silver-tone indexes and hands treated with luminous coating for low light legibility. The date window is located at 6 o’clock. The movement is a quartz chronograph with GMT, date, hour, minute, and second. The watch is water-resistant up to 330 feet.

DS Podium Silver White

16. Certina DS Podium Silver Dial Aluminum White

This is a unique variant of the DS Podium that features a case made of aluminum in a rose goldtone. The bezel is made of the same material and is fixed with tachymeter markings. The dial is silver with roe dolf-tone hands and hour markers, treated with lume. The numerals marking 3,9, and 12 are Arabic with minute markers place around the outer rim. The movement is a quartz-chronograph with three subdials that display the 60 seconds, dual 60 minutes, 12 hours and 24-hour indications. It is protected with a sapphire crystal glass and comes with a white rubber strap. This watch is water-resistant up to 330 feet.

DS Action

15. Cerina DS Action Men’s

The DS Action is a part of the Aqua collection. The case is 43 mm in diameter and made of 316L stainless steel with a screw-down crown and pushers and a screw-down case back for water-resistance up to 300 meters. The bezel is made of aluminum and stainless steel in a turning style treated with Superluminova for low light legibility. The dial is black with Arabic numerals and luminous treatment on the hands and indexes. The movement is a Swiss Quartz Precidrive TM End Of Life Chronometer (certified). The bracelet is also made of 316L stainless steel with a deploying clasp with 2 push-buttons and diver extension.

DS Action Diver

14. Certina DS Action Diver Powermatic 80

This is a special edition and a true diver’s watch. It starts with a high-quality stainless steel case measuring 43 mm in width with a stainless steel and aluminum turning bezel with Superluminova coating. The crown is a protected screw-down type with a screw-down case back and water-resistance up to 300 meters. The movement is a Swiss-made mechanical automatic wining type with a power reserve of 80 hours. The dial is black and it is protected with a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on front and back. The bracelet is made of synthetic rubber.

DS Action GMT

13. Certina DS Action GMT Powermatic 80

This variation of the Action Powermatic 80 features a GMT complication. The case is made of 316L stainless steel with PVD coating with an exhibition case back that is covered with a sapphire crystal glass. The crown is a screw-down type. The bezel is also made of stainless steel with PVD coating. The dial is black and the hands and indexes are treated with luminous coating. The movement is a Swiss Mechanical automatic winding type with TMT second time zone and a power reserve of 80 hours. The sapphire crystal glass on both the front and back of the dial is treated with anti-reflective coating on the inside and the outside. The bracelet is made of embossed calf leather with a synthetic lining and a PVD coated butterfly clasp with 2 push-buttons. This watch is water-resistant up to 200 meters.

DS Action Lady

12. Certina DS Action Lady

The DS Action lady has a stainless steel case that measures 34.30 mm in width. The bezel is also made of stainless steel and it is a turning style treated with Superluminova. The dial is black with lume treated hands and indexes. The movement is a Swiss-quartz Precidrive TM End of Life Chronometer. The bracelet is made of stainless steel and the watch is water-resistant up to 300 meters.

DS Action Lady Diamonds

11. Certina DS Action Lady Diamonds

This variation of the DS Action Lady features a Precidrive quartz movement with chronometer certification. The case is made of 316L stainless steel ina width of 33 mm and the bezel is made of the same material with PVD coating. The dial is silver and it is adorned with diamonds for a very special edition. The bracelet is also made of stainless steel with PVD coating with a butterfly clasp with 2 push-buttons on the buckle. The watch is water-resistant up to 200 meters.

Certina DS 1

10. Certina Open Box – Certina DS 1 – Chronograph Automatic Men’s Watch

The Open Box is a part of the DS 1 collection. The case is made of stainless steel in a 43 mm width. The bezel is made of the same material and is a fixed type. The dial is silver with index hour markers, minute markers and solid hands treated with luminous coating. There is a tachymeter with markings around the outer part of the rim. A window for the day of the week and date is placed at the 3 o’clock position. Three subdials display the 12-hour, 30-minute, and 60-second indications of the chronograph. The movement is an ETA 7750 Valjoux automatic with a power reserve of 44 hours. The dial is protected with a sapphire crystal that is resistant to scratching. The case back is a skeleton-type that displays the workings of the movement beneath. This watch is water-resistant to 330 feet.

DS Grey

9. Certina DS 2 Grey Dial Men’s Watch

The DS 2 features a case that measures 41 mm in width made of 316L stainless steel. The bezel is a fixed type with tachymeter markings on the grey top ring. The dial is grey with index hour markers and hands treated with luminous coating and a tachymeter scale around the outer rim. The dial is an analog type with hands coated with luminous treatment and a date window at the 6 o’clock position. This watch is water-resistant up to 330 feet.

DS Caimano

8. Certina DS Caimano Automatic Silver Dial Men’s Watch

The DS Caimano Automatic features a case that is made of stainless steel in a width of 38 mm and a thickness of 9.85 mm. The movement is a Powermatix 80 automatic with a power reserve of 80 hours. The numerals are Arabic with minute markers placed around the outer rim, treated with lume. The case back is a transparent exhibition type with sapphire crystal glass covering both the front and back of the watch. This watch is water-resistant to 330 feet.

DS Moon Phae

7. Certina DS-8 Chrono Moon Phase Men’s Watch

This model is made with a stainless steel case and matching bracelet. The bezel is a fixed type with the same material. The dial is silver with hands and indexes in silvertone and treated with luminous coating for legibility in conditions of low light or darkness. The minute markers are placed on the outer rim of the dial. There is a date display window at 4 o’clock. The movement is a chronograph with three subdials that display moonphase, 60-seconds, and 30-minutes indications. The dial is covered with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass with a solid case back. The case measures 42 mm in width and 12 mm in thickness. The functions of the movement are chronograph, date, hour, minute, second, and moon-phase. This watch is water-resistant up to 330 feet.

DS Super PH500

6. Certina DS Super PH500M Special Edition

This is an amazingly popular diver’s watch that features a bright orange dial that is the main focal point of the piece. This edition is made with a retro style that is reminiscent of the 1960s editions packed with features including the Nivachron anti-magnetic balance spring. The watch is water-resistant up to 500 meters. The bezel is a rotating type and the case is made of 316L stainless steel in a width of 43 mm. The dial is covered with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

DS Big Date

5. Certina DS 1 Big Date 60th Anniversary Edition

This is a very special anniversary edition of the DS-1 Big Date watch. It features a double security system that makes it water-resistant up to 100 meters, but it is highly resistant to the effects of dust contamination, pressure, and temperature fluctuations. It is powered by a Powermatic 80.651 automatic Swiss-made movement with big date, seconds, minutes, and hours functions. The power reserve is 80 hours. The case is 41 mm in width and made of stainless steel with a commemorative engraving on the case back. The glass is a convex sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on the inner and outer sides.

DS Action Gent Diver

4. Certina DS Action Gent Diver Titanium

What makes this edition so special is the fact that it is made of titanium materials and it is light as a feather. It is one of the newer diver’s watches produced by the brand that is water-resistant up to 300 meters. The case is 43 mm in width and made of titanium with a dark gray finish. The bezel is made of aluminum and is a uni-directional type. The movement is a Powermatic 80 automatic type with an 80-hour power reserve. The bracelet is a three-link titanium type with a fold-over clasp, integrated diver extension, and two pushers.

DS Podium

3. Certina Men’s DS Podium Chronograph Nylon Black Dial

The DS Podium Chronograph Nylon has a case that is made of stainless steel that measures 41 mm in diameter. The dial is black and it is adorned with three subdials that display the functions of the chronograph which are 1/10 of a second, 30-minute, and 60-seconds indications. It is powered with a caliber G10.212 AA Precidrive Swiss-made quartz movement with chronograph functions. The watch is water-resistant up to 330 feet and comes with a nylon strap.

DS Spel Lady

2. Certina Women’s DS Spel Lady Round Stainless Steel White Mother of Pearl Dial

The DS Spel Lady Round features a mother of pearl dial in white with a stainless steel case in silvertone measuring 30 mm in width. The bezel is fixed with a diamond set. The case back is solid. The watch is powered with a Caliber 956.112 movement with date, hour, and minute functions. The strap is made of stainless steel with a deployment push button release clasp. The dial is protected with a sapphire crystal glass and this watch is water-resistant up to 330 feet.

DS small second

1. Certina Men’s DS-1 Small Second Leather Black Dial

The DS1 Small Second features a 41 mm wide case made of 316L stainless steel with a fixed bezel made of the same material. The dial is black with hands and indexes in a lovely contrasting silver color. It is powered with a caliber 2825-2 Swiss automatic movement with a second, minute, hour, and date functions. The watch is water-resistant up to 330 feet. The Certina, DS-1 Small Second series features a stainless steel 41mm case, with a fixed stainless steel bezel, a black dial, and a sapphire crystal.


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