Doxa


Here’s my video review of the Doxa SUB 750T Caribbean, with the Limited Edition Scuba mask. This is similar to the SUB 750T GMT version that I reviewed previously without the GMT function. It features that unique Doxa bezel and trademark Doxa case that you either love or hate. I personally love it. Enjoy.

Doxa’s, love ’em or hate ’em, they are an icon when it comes to Diver watches. The 600T-Graph is a limited edition model (as all Doxas are) of usually 250 per year per style, and each year the dial colors and configurations change so they are always unique. There is a screwed-in plaque that indications the year of the model, and in this case the model year is “2005”.

This is the Sharkhunter model of the 2005 600T, and features a black dial with a 3-register chronograph that has both orange and white highlights on the subdials. In the background you can see the heavy-duty aluminum tube that all Doxa watches ship in. The movement is a high-grade ETA 2894 base. Lume is excellent on the 600T and easy to read in little to no-light situations.

The case diameter measures 44.70mm, and features a solid numbered caseback and sapphire crystal. The unique Decompression Dive Table bezel is a bit smaller in diameter than the main part of the case, giving the watch a somewhat smaller appearance than the 44.70mm case diameter would suggest.

A side shot showing off the inlaid plaque with the year of issue. The 600T-Graph is the thickest of all the current Doxa models, and has a much chunkier wrist presence than its brothers. I personally like the extra thickness and the matching beads of rice bracelet is very comfortable and compatible with all the Doxa models. The clasp on the bracelet is a standard fliplock style that is common to all Doxa as well as many other manufacturer bracelets. Adjustments to the bracelet are via push pins.

Finally the wrist shot! On my 6.75″ wrist, the Doxa wears quite comfortably, and does not appear overly large. The watch does lean towards top-heavy when worn on the wrist so tends to look better when the bracelet is worn tighter rather than looser. Pushers and crown are all screw-in adding to the reliability of water resistance. While the Doxa style isn’t for everyone, it does have an original style with tons of heritage behind it. The Doxa watch is for the Clive Cussler fan as well as the man who wants a watch that not everyone has.

Doxa’s eagerly awaited SUB4000T 10th Anniversary watch has finally been released, and is quite the doozy. Massive 47mm case, and 4000ft water resistance aided by the side-mounted helium escape valve. The watch features a Power Reserve indicator that is dubbed “Safe Dive”, which almost makes it sound like a depth meter.

The watch has an oyster style bracelet, which is different from Doxa’s current offerings.

Movement: ETA 2897 Top Grade, 28,800 vph, 21 jewels Swiss Made. 42 Hour power reserve.
Case: Stainless steel
Case diameter: 47.00 mm
Lug width: 22.00 mm
Case height: 16.00 mm
Price: $1890

Wow – A turquoise Doxa 1200T. I can’t decide quite yet whether I like this or not. Limited edition of 50 pieces!

Satin brushed sold stainless steel (316L). 44.60 mm in total length, 42.70 mm not including the crown, 44.50 mm including the crown. Water resistant to 1200 Meters with Helium Release Valve. Sapphire Crystal.

Departing from their usual style of watches, Doxa announces a new watch with a limited production of 150 peices – The Doxa Ultraspeed. The watch is designed around it’s automobile roots, so looks nothing like the current offerings from the company. It will be a Chronograph with power reserve complication, powered by a Valjoux 7750. 44mm Case with Double sapphire crystals, AR coated.

Should be a nice watch, though I would prefer a Doxa to look more like a Doxa, even if they are kind of ugly.

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