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  1. w154 Jun 22, 2018

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    The Jaxa is new and I mainly wanted to give it a go. Actually it seems pretty secure and I could get a fair bit of torque on, but I wouldn’t try harder than I did today. So tomorrow I’ll get it on the bench opener assuming I have an adapter that works for the caseback (which actually does look a bit awkward). If no luck with that I’ll have a go with superglue and a big nut.
     
  2. gop76 Jun 23, 2018

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    LNIB Certina DS

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  3. sdre Jul 2, 2018

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    Just got this from the fleabay.

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  4. GuiltyBoomerang Jul 2, 2018

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    God dang it @sdre get some shoes!

    Nice watch btw.
     
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  5. sdre Jul 2, 2018

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    Shhhhhhh
     
  6. BenBagbag Jul 2, 2018

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  7. ConElPueblo Jul 2, 2018

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    Ben, get out of this thread. No-one here wants someone with your luck in finding watches vacuuming the Certina market.
     
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  8. ICONO Jul 2, 2018

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  9. sdre Jul 2, 2018

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    Thank you sir!!!
     
  10. sdre Jul 2, 2018

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    Waaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh
     
  11. foob75 Jul 2, 2018

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    Hi, all. Thanks for the education thus far on this string for a brand I hadn’t heard of till today.

    So my pop just offered me this from the archives. It belonged to his uncle who passed it to him in the 60s. He wore it for many years and says it still keeps great time. Any idea what this is? I can’t find anything quite like it in my search and numbers are not available or visible on back. Sorry the pics aren’t great. I don’t have it in hand just yet. 4EC37562-F186-471D-9950-37CA40D46CA5.jpeg View attachment 586764 BD9B7C44-FE06-4B17-9A45-B1C97DB996D0.jpeg
     
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  12. foob75 Jul 13, 2018

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    Mystery solved: the dial was re-done a number of years ago.
     
  13. palkastu Jul 26, 2018

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    My new addition to the collection! :) I love it!
    It works and keeps good time but needs a service.
    A Certina Argonaut 220M from 1968.
    I paid $830. Did I pay too much?
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  14. ConElPueblo Jul 26, 2018

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    I bid considerably less on it, good on you for winning the auction :)

    Did you get it to work?
     
  15. Dan S Jul 26, 2018

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    Great watch, it really has a lot going for it. Congrats. With the popularity (and rising prices) of the DS and DS-2 divers, these are sure to become increasingly collectible.
     
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  16. palkastu Jul 26, 2018

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    Yup, now that I have the watch I dont understand the sellers description. It worked right away. It keeps time, have a good power reserve and even changes the date 12 o clock on the dot.

    So does that mean I paid to much? I think Im going to hang on to this for a while so it doesnt matter much, but its always good to know. I didnt find much to compare it with other than some insane prices at online retailers.
     
  17. Dan S Jul 26, 2018

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    I'm speaking from ignorance with respect to the value of this particular piece. However, if you take a risk on a watch that is advertised as non-running and badly scratched up, and receive a working watch in nice condition, then my guess is that you actually got a good price, since some bidders were probably put off by the description.
     
  18. ConElPueblo Jul 27, 2018

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    If the watch works and only needs a service, I think you got it at around "market price" (what ever that is...), possibly a bit low. These later, more modern styled Certina divers aren't really that sought after, but their time could well come :)
     
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  19. joso Jul 27, 2018

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    I would dibs that one in a sec, i think you did good. You never see them-lucky bastard:)
     
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  20. Dan S Jul 27, 2018

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    Agree 100%. It's a bit similar to the Tissot Visodate Seastar T-12 super compressor in that sense (obsolete dealer's photo attached for illustration from https://gregoriades.com/product/196...super-compressor-model-t-12-tissot-cal-784-1/). They have a lot going for them, but prices are lagging because of the style. [Sorry for the diversion.]

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