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    Question Need help to identify old Doxa

    Hello, I have come by an old Doxa ladies gold watch that I am trying to identify and possibly find out the value as I am planning on selling it towards my collection. I have posted in the Doxa forum, but was also told to also try here in the vintage section. I have searched around online for a while now without much info aside from the solid 14k gold casing is apparently rare. I took it to a local watch specialist and all he could tell me was the gold value so I call on your knowledge and experience, I have taken some shots of the face, movement and the stamp inside the back cover to try to identify it. Thanks for your time!

    Here's what I know: It is fairly old as my family owned it. The case is solid 14k gold, the strap is a recent add on. Was told by the local specialist that the movement is very good quality swiss made. The face has Doxa Anti Magnetic up top and Swiss Made along the bottom edge. There is a serial number on the back but as far as I know the old Doxa dress watch numbers were not recorded often so probably wont help.

















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    Re: Need help to identify old Doxa

    It appears to be an ETA movement but others will have to say which one. All solid gold watches are fairly rare for middle level brands like Doxa but they are generally only worth a small multiple over the gold value. We don't do valuations but eBay has lots of transactions which may give you a clue.

    Personally I'd service it and keep it. It won't go down in value (unless gold does... fat chance of that with most western governments intent on ignoring Keynes) and it appears to be a fine vintage watch. As your tastes mature as you collect, you may regret selling it.

    And welcome to vintage where depreciation is a thing of the past...
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    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Need help to identify old Doxa

    Thanks for the info Eeeb, your not the first person to say I should hang on to it, I am tempted as its in great condition..

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    Re: Need help to identify old Doxa

    What is the number on the back of the case please? I understand that the first 2 digits may indicate the year of manufacturer of the watch.

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    Re: Need help to identify old Doxa

    These vintage Doxas are not particularly valuable aside from the gold value. That being said, yours is a beautiful example of a pristine vintage, and should be passed down through the family.
    A very nice dress watch for the lady.
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    Re: Need help to identify old Doxa

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsnak View Post
    These vintage Doxas are not particularly valuable aside from the gold value. That being said, yours is a beautiful example of a pristine vintage, and should be passed down through the family.
    A very nice dress watch for the lady.
    I assume you say 'for the lady' because of the diameter. I'm secure enough to wear them myself If in good condition like this one, they make beautiful watches.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Need help to identify old Doxa

    I looked a the serial but some of the numbers in front of the visible ones have been worn off or are worn to badly for me to tell exact age, I would say by the style thats its mid 50's , looks to be one of the smaller models prob around 30-32mm?
    maybe smaller 25-28mm?...

    Wait...I can see it now yours is 1935.....or is it....? :)
    Last edited by Fantasyvoyager; October 6th, 2011 at 20:39.

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    Re: Need help to identify old Doxa

    ETA 1301 or related calibre:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: ETA 1301

    In very good condition - as is the entire watch. A pity if it got lost or trashed.....!

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Need help to identify old Doxa

    Very nice, it's like the little sister of this one:



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