1940 Certina Chronograph

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Rare and eye-catching classic Certina chronograph powered with reliable Venus 175 manual-winding movement. It features 35-mm case and charming salmon-coloured dial with multiple scales, oversized sub-dials, and elegant blue steel (tempered) hands. A perfect timepiece if you enjoy mid-sized watches and don't feel like Rolex Datejust is too small!

Professionally serviced in April 2017. Keeps time perfectly. Technical warranty: 1 year.


  • 3-body chrome-plated case with stainless steel snap-on case back. 
  • Unpolished, absolutely mint condition showing no traces of use or storage
  • 35 mm (without crown) / 42 mm (lug-to-lug) / 18 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel fluted crown
  • Original plexiglass crystal


    • Manual-winding with sweep seconds hand.
    • Unsigned Venus 175, signed "Swiss" and with Venus logo.
    • 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 45 hours of power reserve. No shock protection. 
    • Mint and technically perfect condition. Serviced in April 2017. 


    • Original and untouched salmon dial with black and blue printed scales in mint condition showing minor ageing on the outer perimeter of the dial and sub-dials.
    • Little to no spotting.
    • Signed "Certina" at 12 o'clock
    • Original blue steel hands in outstanding condition.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with quality leather strap
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    Category: Certina

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    Measuring a watch

    It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

    In our condition reports we normally disclose three most important parameters as follows: diameter without crown / lug-to-lug length / lug width. 

    Diameter without crown

    It is, so far, the most important measurement to understand the size of a regular round-shaped watch.It helps you to understand proportions and overall look of the watch. It is important to consider width of the bezel and color of the dial, because certain combinations may make the watch look bigger, while some other smaller. It is all very individual, however there is common understanding:

    Lug-to-lug width

    This parameter will help you to understand whether the watch is comfortable for wearing. You should compare lug-to-lug width with the width of your wrist, and if lug-to-lug width is smaller or equal, then this watch shall be comfortable.

    Lug width

    This measurement is defining what size of strap you need for the particular watch. Depending on era and manufacturer you can find watches with lug width between 14 mm and 24 mm. Most common sizes are 18 mm and 20 mm.