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    Synchron Doxa

    Hi all, this is my first post here on F11. Recently I bought vintage Doxa which I've posted in the affordables part of the forum. Can you experts on vintage pieces tell me something more about it? How much of it is original (suspecting crown is not)?
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    Impulse purchase - vintage synchron doxa

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    Josip


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    Re: Synchron Doxa

    Despite some differences in the bridge layout, I am almost certain that the movement (Doxa Cal. 160) is based on the ETA 2391. The crown is very likely not original, otherwise the watch is in reasonable condition. Looks like it's from the 1960s.

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: ETA 2391

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    Re: Synchron Doxa

    I have seen Doxas and Synchron Doxas. Am I correct in assuming Synchron owned Doxa for a while and these Synchron Doxas were made during this period?
    "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: Synchron Doxa

    This is what I found on Doxa site in FAQ section about Synchron:
    Q. What is the relationship between DOXA and Synchron? Why do some vintage models say Synchron on the back?
    A. After the crisis of the Swiss watch industry in the seventies, DOXA joined a group of Swiss companies to be able to resist the crisis the group was called SYNCHRON - it was in that time when the watches manufactured carried the logo DOXA by SYNCHRON. The following companies were part of the Synchron Group (Girard Perregaux, Eberhard &Co., DOXA, Borel, Cyma etc..)
    Cheers,
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    Re: Synchron Doxa

    Watch came in today. It seems to be keeping a great time.
    Case seems to be chrome plated so I couldn't polish it some.
    But I managed to buff of most of the scratches from crystal, need to take care a few more but my fingers hurt right now so I'll leave it for the next time.
    Here are some shots:
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    Cheers,
    Josip


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    Re: Synchron Doxa

    Looks nice - and a decent size on the wrist, too!

    Hartmut Richter

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