£375.00 (incl. VAT)

About Certina

Certina began as small watchmakers in 1888 by brothers Adolf and Alfred Kurth, in Grenchen, Switzerland. Having weathered the Great Depression, in the 1930’s the manufacturer adopted the brand name Certina, based on the Latin ‘certus’, meaning ‘sure’. The brand’s symbol is a turtle, symbolising robustness and longevity, and can be seen on the casebacks of most Certina watches.

Among some of the brand’s achievements are the development of the 1969 DS Concept, an early success in designing a shock resistant waterproof automatic movement, the 1970 Certina Biostar which claimed to pick up on one’s ‘biorhythms’ and could read your emotional state and vital signs, among other things, and in more recent years the company have developed sustainably produced watch straps made from recycled plastic from the ocean.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly in our Bristol workshop. There is a 12-month guarantee, subject to the usage and care guidelines.


Case and Strap

  • Stainless steel case and bracelet.
  • ‘Octo’ design around crystal.
  • Original ‘C’ marked winding crown
  • Slim 8.4mm case profile.
  • Original signed clasp.


  • Width w/o crown: 36.3mm
  • Width w/ crown: 34.4mm
  • Height: 39mm
  • Thickness: 8.4mm
  • Bracelet : 20mm – 16mm

Dial and Hands

  • Matte Black dial
  • Printed hour and minute markers.
  • Lume pips on hour markers.
  • Silver squared hands with original lume.
  • Date window at 3.


  • Rate: 1-2 sec/day
  • Duration: 4 weeks

Servicing and Guarantee

Inspired by Gerald Genta’s designs from the 1970s, Certina features its distinctive Octo-shaped case with an integrated bracelet.

Furthermore, this watch’s vintage quartz movement has been serviced to ensure proper function, including the installation of a new battery for reliable performance

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