1940's vintage rectangular Doxa watch (Pics)
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    1940's vintage rectangular Doxa watch (Pics)






    I just received this vintage Doxa which I believe hails from the 1940's. I bought it from a gentleman in Hungary off Ebay.

    I've always really liked the old rectangular dress watches and I'm a Doxa fan so this one was irresistable. It's a winder in very good condition.

    I bought an extra long leather band with a gold colored buckle from Germany. It has the covered spring clip ends to snap onto the permanent end lugs on the watch. Worked out great and the whole thing is only around $100.

    I think I did well and I love how it looks. I almost can't wait for an opportunity to get dressed up with long sleeves and a dinner jacket!
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    Re: 1940's vintage rectangular Doxa watch (Pics)

    Congrats... It looks very sharp!

    Really like the detail of the minute markers!

    Know what the movement is? Any pics?
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    Re: 1940's vintage rectangular Doxa watch (Pics)

    Curvy, man!
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    Re: 1940's vintage rectangular Doxa watch (Pics)

    Like the graphic looking numbers on the dial!

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    Re: 1940's vintage rectangular Doxa watch (Pics)

    Cathedral hands, general style of the dial says 1930s to me.

    Movement shot might help.

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    Re: 1940's vintage rectangular Doxa watch (Pics)

    general style of the dial says 1930s to me
    +1..Possibly even late 1920s...

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    Re: 1940's vintage rectangular Doxa watch (Pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleotime View Post
    +1..Possibly even late 1920s...
    Yes. Quite possible, look at the Gruen Quadron. Quite similar, and late 1920s.

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    Re: 1940's vintage rectangular Doxa watch (Pics)

    Doxa no longer have a list of manufacturing dates for serial numbers on their watches from this era following a flood. But I remember reading that the first 2 digits of the case back number may indicate its date of manufacture.

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    Re: 1940's vintage rectangular Doxa watch (Pics)

    That's nice and I've not seen a Doxa one before!!

    Have you had a look at the mov't yet??

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    Re: 1940's vintage rectangular Doxa watch (Pics)

    I haven't opened up the back yet. It's keeping pretty good time. The first two digits on the caseback are 43 which is probably why the seller listed it as being made in 1943....

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