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Certina Automatic - Argonaut Vintage Dive Watch - Model Ref: 5801-122 - c.1970s

$2,580.00 USD

A Vintage Certina Automatic Argonaut Vintage Dive Watch- Model Ref: 5801-122 in Nice Vintage Condition, Dated to the 1970s. 

Certina S.A. was founded in 1888 when Adolf and Alfred Kurth opened in Grenchen their first movement and supplies factory for the watchmaking industry. At the start Certina's staff consisted of three employees working in a workshop that was connected to the family home.

What’s On Offer 

A truly iconic watch is on offer here in the shape of the Certina Argonaut! These watches are seldom seen but are very much sought-after and collectable. This variation of the Argonaut is particularly cool with its matt black dial with the red crosshair detail. The chunky block-shaped hour plots have aged to a fantastic mellow yellow colour which corresponds perfectly to the luminous inserts in the chunky stick hands. A needle seconds hand glides around the dial past a date wheel at 3 o clock which completes the dial which is encapsulated underneath shatterproof Plexiglas and encased in stainless steel. The bakelite bezel does show some signs of wear in particular at the number 5 position but is probably still in keeping with the age of the watch and the fact it is a tool watch, suggesting it has been used for purpose but nothing too concerning.

The watch measures 36.5mm but looks much more on the wrist as it is quite a meaty piece. We have paired it with a textured red rubber strap which really brings out the red details on the dial and gives this vintage watch a really contemporary edge. Certainly, a collector's piece which would be a worthy addition to any collection. 

Additional information

Made from

Case: 36.5mm

Dial: Black

Crystal: Plexiglas

Bracelet: Red Textured Rubber

Technical specifications

Winding: Automatic

Movement Type: Mechanical

Calibre: 25-651

Jewels: 27

Waterproof: When New

Power reserve: 44hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Very Good

Model Reference: 5801-122

Date of issue: c.1970s

Warranty: 12 Months VWS


Width (without crown): 36.5mm

Lug width: 20mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 41mm

Wrist size: Adjustable