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Damasko Swiss ETA Automatic with a Rotating 60-minute Bezel and Stainless Steel Case #DA43

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Product Code: DA43-60
Island Watch Price: $1,423.00
$1,423.00

Damasko Swiss ETA Automatic with a Rotating 60-Minute Bezel and Stainless Steel Case #DA43

The DA43 has the classic Damasko aviator style dial, but also includes a rotating 60-minute timing bezel. The case size is 40mm, but the bezel brings it to just a tick under 42mm. The case is made from ice-hardened stainless steel with a bead-blasted surface, making it more resistant to scratches. There is also an integrated anti-magnetic inner cage to guard against the movement becoming magnetized.

The knurled screw-down crown and mechanism is fully hardened and along with a screw-in case back, provides you with a 100-meter water resistance rating. A sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides gives you increased clarity when viewing the white dial with black hands and markers. The dial is also treated with long lasting CL1 SuperLuminova for reading the time in low light conditions. The seconds hand is painted a safety orange color. The day and date window is found at a special position slightly below the center axis. The DA43 includes black strap with orange stitching.
SKU:
DA43-60
Availability:
In stock
Product Features
  • Movement:Swiss ETA 2836-2 Automatic (self-winding)
  • Case:Stainless steel, 41.9mm (with bezel) x 12.4mm thick. 48mm tip to tip
  • Back:Screw-in
  • Crystal:AR coated, scratch-resistant sapphire
  • Band:Black strap with orange stitching, 20mm
  • Water Resistant:100 meters
  • Warranty:2 Years
Swiss Movement:
ETA 2836-2

Self-winding, mechanical movement

25 jewels

28.800. bph
Shockproof according to DIN 8308

Anti-magnetic according to DIN 8309

Case:

Stainless steel, bead-blasted, nickel-free*
Entirely hardened, ice-hardened to 60 HRC or 710 HV
Integrated anti-magnetic inner cage, anti-magnetic to 80,000 A/m or 100 mT
Bilight orange
Sapphire crystal, antireflective coating on both sides, extremely scratch-resistant anti-reflective coating
Crystal gasket resistant to UV radiation
Solid screw case back with O ring Viton™ gasket
Sealing elements of crown with permanent lubrication
Screw-down crown, with crown protection, crown hardened along with mechanics
Crown tube screwed into case according to the “Damasko system”
Waterproof as per DIN 8310, pressure-resistant to 10 bar/ 100 meters
Negative pressure protected tempered case
Hardened rotating bezel, rotatable in both directions, exact, ceramic ball detents
Hardened rotating bezel insert, provided with Damest coating, scratch resistant, sealed luminous dot at 12 o’clock
Rotating bezel insert options: 60-minute countdown or 12-hour ring

Dial:

White Fully Luminous Dial, black hands and markers

Hands:

Black Hour and minutes
Seconds hand painted orange

Strap:

Black with orange stitching

Dimensions:
Diameter: 41.9mm
Overall height: 12.4mm
Lug width: 20mm
Weight without strap: 75.0 g

Customer Review

2 Reviews

  • 5
    Damasko DA43-60 minute bezel

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 30th 2020

    The quality of the watch, itself, is obvious. This Damasko is an example of the kind of restrained beauty that only the Germans seem to understand. The watch is accurate, losing slightly fewer than three (3) seconds per day. Unfortunately, I had to immediately replace the included Hirsch Robbie strap. I cannot tolerate "trendy" orange accents on a strap intended for a serious tool watch. (What were these same German designers thinking when it came to choosing a strap?) My new, after market, solid black Barton Silicone Elite band is perfect. It is regrettable that I had to replace a $100 strap - which I was forced to pay for - with a $20 aftermarket strap in order to be content. But, I suspected I would probably have to do this even before I ordered the watch. Make no mistake, I am happy with the entire purchase. I feel Marc treated me right. And, as a fellow retired aerospace engineer, I appreciate his expertise and all he does for the wristwatch community. Nicely done.

  • 5
    Very good responsiveness

    Posted by Donald Ellenberger on Feb 20th 2020

    Answered all my questions prior to purchase. Promptly refunded a returned watch. Very easy to work with.