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Hope you guys all enjoy the Doxa 5000T Automatic Watch review I uploaded to Youtube yesterday. Sorry again about the Mic, I am trying to buffer it mechanically since my camera doesn’t have a way for me to edit it. Hopefully I can figure it out and get it more resolved over the next little while. For now, turn the volume down and try to enjoy! Thanks. The Doxa 5000T is an awesome limited edition diver from one of the world’s most popular boutique Swiss Dive Watch companies.

Doxa has a few interesting pieces this year coming out at Baselworld 2013. They have strayed a bit from their usual style and having introduced a few new models, including a womens model. Very cool materials will be present in this years new models including Carbon Fiber, Ceramic and Titanium. Check ’em out!

Doxa Trofeo TC-Evolution – Limited Edition of 999 Pieces
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43mm in titanium and carbon fiber with rubber. Sapphire Crystal, 100m WR, and a bezel in titanium, rose gold or yellow gold PVD. Movement is a Swiss automatic Sellita and the rubber strap has carbon fiber and titanium inserts.

Doxa Into the Ocean XL Diver – Limited Edition of 1200 Pieces
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48mm stainless steel and ceramic case. Sapphire crystal, 300m WR. Movement is a Swiss automatic Sellita.

Doxa Oceanelle
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36mm stainless steel. Sapphire crystal, 100m WR. Mother of Pearl bezel with 12 pearl inserts.

For all you dive watch lovers out there, I’ve just gotten my hands on the flagship Doxa 5000T Seaconquerer, and man is it a nice watch! This is the Sharkhunter version, with the all-black dial. While it might be a bit boring, it is the ultimate subtle, dress-up-dress-down multi-use Doxa. You can wear it with a work suit, and you can wear your dry suit.

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There she is, in all her 45mm of stainless steel glory. The 316L Stainless case is 45mm in diameter and 15mm thick, featuring a helium escape valve to aid in its 5000ft water resistance. The case is thicker on this model than other non-chronograph Doxas, contributing to the more substantial and higher-quality feeling of the watch. I’m not always one to believe that heavier is better quality, but in this case it really does make it feel better. Part of that is due to the solid Stainless Steel modern style bracelet which has screw links rather than pinned – a substantially higher quality feeling bracelet than the beads of rice.

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Features the trademark two-tone polished and brushed dive decompression bezel that is synonymous with the Doxa Brand, and executed perfectly as always. The sapphire crystal on the 5000T is slightly curved, which also adds to the level of sophistication.

Notice the very large SuperLuminova indexes on the watch dial – these allow the lume to glow brighter and last much longer than other Doxa models which have less SuperLuminova. Make no mistake, this bad boy glows like a torch. The dial is marked with “Seaconquerer” in orange text, which gives the dial just orange enough color to give you a taste of Doxa, but not too much to take away the class.

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On the left side at 9 o’clock you’ll see the helium escape valve, which is tastefully placed with a recess on one side of the case. The Lugs are screwed-in as well as the bracelet links, which is also a very nice touch and adds to the small but not insignificant details that add up to this being such an awesome watch.

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There you can see the new stainless steel ratcheting adjustment clasp, which allows you to enable the dive suit extension without taking the watch off. Very cool feature. You can also see the screwed-in links, which look much better than pins. The watch comes with a Swiss Made Bergeon screwdriver, but unfortunately these screwed-in links are not like Breitling or similar links where you only need one screwdriver to adjust… these links require two screw drivers and a vise ideally since they just spin in place unless you have a second screwdriver to hold the other end. The vise helps with particularly tight screws. I needed a vise and two screwdrivers to adjust my bracelet.

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There you get a great shot of the watch, and you can see the slight curve in the Crystal. The crystal is labelled as 3mm thick, with an anti-reflective coating. The coating is probably only on the inside as it doesn’t give off that strong blue hue that many AR coated crystals do. The movement in the Doxa 5000T is a Doxa decorated base ETA 2892, with hours, minutes seconds and date function. Power reserve is 42 hours.

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Finally, the wrist shot, as shown on my 6.75″ wrists. Nice large face, but not too large to pull off. Doxas are known to wear smaller for their size, and the 5000T is no different. While it is thicker than most Doxas at 15mm, the 45mm watch still wears smaller than a 44mm Panerai in my opinion. Overall its a great size, and a great quality piece from one of my personal favourite dive watch companies out there. Good job Doxa, and keep them coming!

Specs:
Case Diameter: 45mm
Case Thickness: 15m
Case Material: 316L Stainless Steel
Movement: Base ETA 2892
Crystal: Domed AR-Coated Sapphire Crystal 3mm Thick
Water Resistance: 5000 Feet

Video review of the very cool and limited Doxa 600 T-Graph. This is a Swiss Made mechanical chronograph diver from specialty boutique dive watch brand Doxa. The T-Graphs are very limited and are usually inlaid with the year of production – very cool feature, and a great looking watch that you’ll not see too many others wearing.

Color me a Doxa fan, but recently, much of the re-issue pieces are absolutely atrocious. However, this Shark Ceramica line is absolutely outstanding, and the XL limited edition model even more so. The watch is a limited edition of 1200 pieces, and features a Shark Motif on the dial. The style of the watch case more closely resembles an Omega Seamaster to me than a Doxa however. The ceramic bezel and gigantic 46.5mm case diameter really make a showstopper out of this watch!!

The watch was announced in March, and was only mentioned on the Asia site and appears to be an Asia model. I’m not familiar with how the Doxa brand is marketed in Asia, as it does seem to have significantly more models available there than they do in the USA.

The watch comes in all black as well as an orange and black version as you can see. The basic specs are as follows:

Movement: ETA 2824
Outer Case Diameter: 46.50mm
Crystal Diameter: 35.00mm
Thickness: 14.27mm
Details: Black Ceramic Bezel Ring Insert, Worldwide Limited to 1200 pcs., with Certificate
Crystal: Scratch Resistant Sapphire
Case: Stainless Steel
Buckle: Stainless Steel Pushers folded buckle
Water Resistant: 300M

Overall an outstanding watch from Doxa that has some design cues taken from Omega’s Seamaster and perhaps a little bit of Oris thrown in there as well. I would really like to own one of these!

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