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Doxa Under The Waves

Posted: November 4th 2021, 10:11pm
by koimaster
In 1953 the Rolex Submariner and Blancpain Fifty Fathoms paved the way for the most covetable of all luxury watch styles: The Dive Watch. Doxa were founded in 1889, by Georges Ducommun in Le Locle, near the Jura Mountains. In 1967 they created, arguably, the most recognisable of this utilitarian style, the sub 300T.

Forced to work at an early age due to having 12 siblings and not much income to the household, Georges started his apprenticeship in 1880 at the age of just 12 years old. His hard working attitude and love for mechanics and precision allowed him to gain respect very quickly. He soon became to realise that he had the aptitude and desire to further the advances of the mechanical movements he was repairing and servicing. With such lofty ambitions at an early age Georges realised that he needed to create a platform that would allow him to fulfil his aspirations of watchmaking. So, at the age of 21, he inaugurated “Georges Ducommun, Fabriques Doxa” in 1889.

Re: Doxa Under The Waves

Posted: November 5th 2021, 1:24am
by 3Flushes
Humble beginnings honed into a respectable heritage only to be assumed by a guy whose product belongs at the bottom of the sea.

Re: Doxa Under The Waves

Posted: November 5th 2021, 3:39am
by bobbee
A diving magazine article on the history of Doxa dive watches from the early 2000's.


Re: Doxa Under The Waves

Posted: November 7th 2021, 6:26pm
by bedlam
Orange dials are good for snorkelling, not diving.

The research Doxa cites for their use of orange dials was published in 1969 by a Navy psychologist who was testing colour visibility at 1.5m depth with different water turbidities (cloudiness).

No diver ever found orange to be the best colour for a dive watch on an actual dive.