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    Re: What would my perfect doxa look like?

    I'd say what you said sounds just about like my perfect Doxa! :) I'd like a classic 42.7mm sized case, the thickness of the vintage models, and a titanium case (no He valve either). Titanium because it can wear harder than steel if it is treated, and it doesn't corrode like steel. I have an M31 but I'd welcome a classic sized Ti diver too. :)

    *classic size
    *vintage model "chunckiness"
    *titanium case/bracelet
    *no He valve
    *tapering bracelet

    Essentially what I'm looking for is one made like Cussler's orange 300T that started it for me when he gave it to his hero Pitt to wear :) Just in titanium :D
    Cussler's 300T


    Pic from Doxa website on the 300T with correct bracelet :D



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    Re: What would my perfect doxa look like?

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    1:1 baby

    Even take the BOR one step closer. (A guy can dream, can't he?)

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    Re: What would my perfect doxa look like?

    well done Claven-- it would be a great watch. we can always hope...


    Quote Originally Posted by Claven2 View Post
    No, not really. If I were to list in order, I think it would be:

    1) A case the size of the Sub 300 anniversary (42.5mm)
    6) hybrid bracelet with the dimensions of the 1967 BoR, but with solid beads and the 1500T clasp mechanism
    7) shallow domed sapphire crystal for a 300T look, making the watch a little thinner than the Sub 300 anniversary.
    5) Solid end links
    2) Made of Titanium brushed to look like stainless (think M31 or 800Ti look)
    11) COSC ETA movement, not the "compromise" of the A10.
    4) No HRV
    3) Metric depth ratings like the Carribean since nobody but the USA uses feet anymore. (I'm Canadian and work in Europe frequently)
    12) Offered with a Divingstar dial, mainly because I have orange Doxa watches already and the yellow dials are nice and also uncommon.
    8) Possibly Tritium lume. Why? Because superluminova is hard to see near the end of a 2 hour movie in a theatre. My tritium-dialled watches still glow just fine.
    9) Ship logo (not the Jenny logo)
    10) Vintage style crown with DOXA signature

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    Re: What would my perfect doxa look like?

    I love almost everything about a Doxa. The only thing I would change is I would make the case just a little bigger. Say 44mm or 45mm, not a monster like some but just a little larger.

    Marlin

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    Re: What would my perfect doxa look like?

    In short it's a Titanium version of the 300T?

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    Re: What would my perfect doxa look like?

    Quote Originally Posted by cuthbert View Post
    In short it's a Titanium version of the 300T?
    With solid end links, and improved bracelet and clasp and tritium.
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    Re: What would my perfect doxa look like?

    It would work for me.

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    Re: What would my perfect doxa look like?

    Same here :)

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    Re: What would my perfect doxa look like?

    Re-reading my original post, I should have mentioned I'd want a 2894-2 TOP grade ETA movement in lieu of the Soprod. I'm not advocating for a 2824-2 Elabore movement over the A10. But I would also go for a 2824-2 COSC or TOP, if doable.

    In the real world, the 2824-2 Elabore with an Incabloc upgrade is a decent movement, but for a watch retailing at $1900+, it makes no sense to me that they aren't putting TOP grade movements in most Doxas.

    There is less than $100 difference in price between the cheapest "standard" grade 2824-2 and the "top" grade 2824-2 and only $30 difference in price (in unit quantites, less if bought in bulk) between the Elabore (which is in most smaller doxas) and the Top, which is the "flagship" of the 2824-2 lineup.

    I think most doxa buyers would pay the extra $30 to get the better grade movement in watches like the 1200T MkII, but what do I know?
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    Re: What would my perfect doxa look like?

    I think I’d be happy with a 750 size case, maybe even larger, but with a faint (but crisp) polished chamfer edge. Make it in tantalum or U-boat steel (like Sinn), NOT titanium! (scratches waaay to easily)
    Solid end links with NO stupid bracelet pattern continuing on them! Fit into the case with tight gaps.
    True tapered BOR bracelet. This should be one of Doxa’s best iconic features. I agree on the 6000 clasp mechanism, but lose the Jenny fish.
    Bezel marked in feet, because ‘merica! Tritium lume dots.

    I like the classic dial layout, but with the applied markers of the 5000/6000. Keep the date window with a beveled edge and raised surround, but add a lume pip and line (both raised), like the 300. Do something cool and unique with the datewheel… maybe a neat color combo or “open 6” font. Dial can be superlume. Use a contrasting color for the model name (ala the 6000).

    Contrasting chapter ring on the Searambler.
    The polished metal hands on the 5000/6000 are very nice, but I like the contrast of the color on the painted ones. The mismatched color of the Searambler hands have always been attractive and help you immediately differentiate them. Maybe some sort of combo of this?
    For some reason, I really like the skeleton GMT hand. Not too hot on the rotating inner bezel (makes it look too “busy”), but love that 4th GMT hand! Color half the external bezel if needed. (I know… sacrilege!)
    Ship on the caseback. Update it & make it more 3D and amazing (like some of the Ball watches). No Jenny fish!
    Top-grade ETA movement. I’ll pay extra if necessary.

    True limited edition. Let me pre-order and pick my number.


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