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Certina DS Action Diver Dial Automatic Men's Watch $495 + free s/h

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Really wish they had the sea turtle conservancy edition. Great price nonetheless.
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What a classy watch
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Looks tiny like a women's watch?
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Check out the blue one. https://www.jomashop.com/certina-...41-00.html.


80 hour ETA movement, about twice the reserve of most automatics in this class.
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My recommendation is to get a quartz watch if you are shopping in this price range. The cost of service or repair will be more than the watch is worth, making this essentially disposable. A quartz at this price range is far more reliable.
That same thought always bounces around in my head. $350-$500 for repair or service (depending on where) are something to think about, , , , in my opinion.
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I was gonna jump on this, but I'm gonna wait for an extra $100 off...

Not a bad deal, but not the best deal either.
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Check out the blue one. https://www.jomashop.com/certina-...41-00.html.


80 hour ETA movement, about twice the reserve of most automatics in this class.
yep, technically it is an in-house movement on top of it. owned by swatch, which owns eta. their sub-brands are generally modified eta movements, customized for each watch.
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My recommendation is to get a quartz watch if you are shopping in this price range. The cost of service or repair will be more than the watch is worth, making this essentially disposable. A quartz at this price range is far more reliable.
most watches / brands, i would normally agree, but certina is a steal for what they manufacture. especially for those that "have to have" an auto.

my favorite watch is a quartz omega smp, and i own quite a few high end autos. along with my jlc megaquartz (633), i don't know why i bother with autos.
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The downside of the 80 hour reserve is that it comes with a 21600 vph movement, so it's not quite as smooth as the 28000 vph movement that it replaces. It does come with the benefit of the longer reserve, as well as the reduced wear-and-tear on the watch due to the lower frequency.
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The downside of the 80 hour reserve is that it comes with a 21600 vph movement, so it's not quite as smooth as the 28000 vph movement that it replaces. It does come with the benefit of the longer reserve, as well as the reduced wear-and-tear on the watch due to the lower frequency.
true, that is the trade off. still, makes it a low-cost seamaster (25k ish vph).
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Looks tiny like a women's watch?
It's 43mm which isn't small at all. Much better than the gaudy 50mm Invicta watches
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Actually, quartz divers are more expensive and much more hassle to own than most automatics.

Every 1-2 years, a quartz's battery dies (unless its solar or kinetic, which most divers aren't). Since its a diver, it requires a pressure test every time the back is opened. Total cost $50-60. Over 20 years that's a whopping $500-$1200 on top of the cost to purchase, plus 10-20 trips to the jeweler, and 10-20 old batteries in the waste stream.

By contrast, this Certina should run totally maintenance free for 20 years or more. In forums like Watchuseek, people commonly report getting 20-25 years from their mechanical watches with no servicing whatsoever. One person had an automatic watch in his family for 65 years without servicing.

Obviously, an investment-grade watch such as a Rolex or Patek should be serviced. But a $500 automatic diver like this lovely Certina, I'd say just enjoy the decades of 100% hassle-free timekeeping and don't worry about maintenance.
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Doesn't touch the older 2824-2 DS Action Divers with the blue sunburst dial and date at 4 pn
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