Today, I was reflecting on the Doxa watch and comparing many of the ones that I own. As many of you know, I have several. Honestly, the one feature from Doxa that has been released since 2002 that has me the most excited is the ratcheting bracelet on the 5000T. For a diver, this will be most handy when diving with a wetsuit. Now I know that many of you just change out your bracelet to a NATO strap or something, but I am a Bracelet guy through and through. Doxa might as well keep all their rubber straps when sending me a new watch because I will never use another. ESPECIALLY since the 5000T now has screwed lugs.
I suspect I am going on another Dive trip to Bonaire in January. So, the other night I got out my 3mm Wetsuit and tried it on, and put my Mil Sharky on utilizing the wetsuit extension. It works quite well, but hypothetically speaking, not nearly as well as the 5000T Bracelet mechanism. The 5000T has a FAR SUPERIOR wetsuit extension mechanism. I know that some of you have pointed out a few things that you might have done differently, but I for one am excited to get one and try it out in real recreational diving conditions. I really think that the Pro dial will provide a more than adequate contrast between the hands/dial.
I may just go ahead and purchase one so that I can do some comparison shots and some "under the waves" analysis of the 5000T vs the Military Sharky and 750T Pro.
In my mind, OVERALL...........The 5000T is the Ultimate Dive watch made to date
What do you guys think?