Big Doxa fan as well. I must say though that all watches will look good underwater from the vantage point of close proximity to camera lenses and that of artificial light sources. The physics of natural sun light through water has uncontrollable color consequences though. Longer wavelengths of light are filtered first red, then orange, then throughout the color spectrum. That is why everything at about 30 meters looks essentially blue at the shorter wavelengths. Red blood looks almost black, and unlit faces seem very pale. In the end high contrasts are good.
Again, great pix
Good description of the ROY G BIV concept, larswade. But, there's another dynamic that we sometimes forget. As shooters from the film age can tell you, if you're at say, 60 feet and shoot (without flash), the pictures are (were -- film) much bluer than you remembered? Why? It turns out that we were created more like digital cameras -- the human brain color balances to a degree, so that red is more vivid to the eye than it should be if you objectively measure the spectrum. A good "objective" tool to measure color response is to use a digital camera, no flash, but white balanced at the depth.
Then add the effect of different colors of water . . . .
Thanks for the info Karl. Merely pointing out that a black & white faced bund or MOD dial works just as well. And you are very correct...wave-length (color) filtering varies with water turbidity.
As an additional note; the orange faced DOXA leaches vitamin C from the back cover (patent pending), which reduces stress.... So in the overall the "Professional" is your best diving choice.
Is that how they do it? I thought the vitamin C came in via your optic nerve whenever you check the time.
Ha, we better stop before someone thinks this is supposed to be serious and we start all kinds of rumors.
Great photos! Cheers, Bill P.
Really it is very interesting info. Thanks for share.
Very cool series of photos.
To tell you all the truth, it doesn't matter what color the dials are. They all show up just fine, except that orange and yellow are REALLY cool colors for dive watches.
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Doxa 5000T Professional, 5000T Caribbean, 1000T Divingstar COSC, 4000T Sapphire Pro
1st time I have seen a Doxa 4000T under water. Looks great! What depth was that picture shot?
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