Diving With Doxa Watches in Bonaire

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Diving With Doxa Watches in Bonaire

Post by koimaster » May 26th 2019, 10:45pm

The downside of direct-to-consumer sales is that we don’t get to try things on before buying, and with watches this is especially frustrating, because fit is such a personal matter. This conundrum has plagued fans of Doxa watches since the company revived itself in 2002 and started re-issuing some of the funkiest function-driven dive watches ever conceived. Thankfully, I was finally able to get Doxa’s three primary models together and bring them SCUBA diving in Bonaire, a Dutch island in the West Caribbean. This comparison shed a lot of light on the fit, finish, and overall vibe of the quintessential Doxa divers: the SUB 300, SUB 1200T and SUB 1500T.

In 1967, Doxa was the fist company to design and build a dive watch from the ground up. Blancpain and then Rolex offered dive watches in the mid 1950s, and the world followed suit, but those early dive watches were adaptations of pre-existing watches. The Doxa Sub 300 of 1967, however, was a radically forward-thinking, technology-laden beast of a dive watch that Jacques Cousteau adopted into his Aqualung product line as soon as it came out. Why all the fuss?

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Re: Diving With Doxa Watches in Bonaire

Post by bedlam » May 27th 2019, 4:46am

Luckily, the paint in the deco bezel indicies chips off in a couple of years so then you can repaint it with the recreational (rather than military) NDL's it should have come with in the first place

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