After eagerly tracking my parcel's FedEx voyage from Vienna to Paris, to Newark, NJ to Memphis, TN to Mississauga, Ontario and finally to my front door I received my new SUB5000T Sharkhunter today.
Buying a watch online and having never seen it in the flesh is a bit tricky. Kind of like buying a house based on a blue print. You can have an idea of what the finished product will look like but you're never really sure till you see the real thing. Thankfully forums like this with reviews and wristshots and discussions help a lot. Much thanks to those who have posted before me.
I must admit that the sale price did motivate me to pull the trigger when I probably wouldn't have otherwise. When I called DOXA I was told that I was buying the last 5000T Sharky in stock so I got in just under the wire. My criteria in shopping were 1. good movement 2. good lume 3. good depth rating and 4. a bit of style thrown in for good measure. This 5000T has delivered on all fronts. My initial impressions are that it is extremely well put together, the bracelet sturdy, and the lume, while perhaps not brilliant, is much better than average. I love the funky and chunky case and just the fact that it is not a common watch.
I can't wait to get it in the water and also take some better pics, but here are some camera-phone pics immediately out of the box.