Here we have another popular men’s Certina watch which is in more of a dress style finish. It features a 38mm stainless steel casing with a thickness of 9mm making it quite a slim watch. It’s been paired up with this brilliant genuine leather strap and fastens with a buckle style clasp. This affordable Certina watch has a simple yet stylish dial design. The golden coloured hands and hour markers stand out nicely against the silver coloured background yet still have a minimal feel to them. There’s a small date display at the 6 o’clock position which could come in useful. At the heart of this men’s Certina watch is a reliable and accurate Swiss made quartz movement. A sapphire crystal glass gives you an excellent level of scratch resistance so that’s always good to see. This timepiece also has a 100m water resistance rating. You can read my full C0174101603701 Certina watches review here soon.
Certina began as a Swiss watchmaker in 1888 when it was founded by Adolf and Alfred Kurth in Grenchen Switzerland. They originally started with just three employees working in a small workshop that connected to the family home. By 1938 they had grown and expanded to 250 employees to celebrate their 50th anniversary. By 1972 the company had over 900 people employed and produced approximately 600,000 watches every year. This led on to them becoming apart of the SMH Group which is commonly know as Swatch.
What is this DS technology though? The DS concept came about in 1959 where Certina international reputation as a sports brand really grew. The DS (Double Security) system ensures extraordinarily robust design with a series of elaborate security features. These include scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass, a complicated system of seals to protect the stem and crown, as well as a reinforced case back.