Advice needed on a vintage Doxa 300 Professional

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    Advice needed on a vintage Doxa 300 Professional

    Hi everyone!
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    havnt been active here at all, but Im lurking around the forum from time to time
    Im an avid collector of vintage watches, but Doxa is still unfamiliar territory.
    Lately
    Ive been focused on vintage divers. I mentioned this for one of the guys i occasionally deal with, and he offered me this, a Doxa 300 Professional.
    He told me he traded something for this watch 30 years ago and its been laying in a drawer ever since. I want it but neither of us knows enough about it to conclude with a fair price.
    Can you guys help me out?

    All I can contribute with is this:
    - The seller think it has a cal. 118 movement
    - The case has been polished
    - The bezel has been BADLY polished
    - The dial and hands looks to be in lovely condition
    - Vintage Doxa bracelet (G.F?)
    - The caseback lacks a serial number, I dont know why


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    In my opinion, a nice 300 no T professional. These are becoming really hard to find anymore almost in any condition, so when one comes up for sale it's usually gone quite fast.

    As for value, it depends on each transaction but you should be able to do a search and see more or less what has been asked and their difference to the 300Ts.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Advice needed on a vintage Doxa 300 Professional

    I've responded to another one of your posts on a different forum, but I thought I'd go ahead and copy paste my answer in case it might be helpful to others on WUS.

    A couple of my opinions:

    Non-original Crown: as others have stated, a doxa signed crown would be best, but these do get replaced and I generally find it not a big deal in the big scheme of things. Unless you’re going for museum quality I personally wouldn’t ding the watch too much considering the condition of the dial/hands.

    Case: pretty rough, but I’ve seen worse and it’s certainly possible to laser weld and recut something if you want to spend the money on it. Otherwise, wear it as you see fit.

    Dial/Handset: one of the better ones I’ve seen out there. And I’ve seen a lot.

    Bracelet: this bracelet will be useless to you to wear unless you fix the extender springs. There’s a great guide on how to do this by cannibalizing an expandeo bracelet for the springs. Add in $50-70, about an hour, and nerves of steel to get this bracelet up and running. The unfortunate issue is that your bracelet seems to be missing the adjustment lever common to these early bracelets. You can see more examples of these early bracelets here:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f34/do...k-4591795.html

    All in all, a great wearable example of an incredibly iconic diver.

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    Re: Advice needed on a vintage Doxa 300 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by CesarCO View Post
    In my opinion, a nice 300 no T professional. These are becoming really hard to find anymore almost in any condition, so when one comes up for sale it's usually gone quite fast.

    As for value, it depends on each transaction but you should be able to do a search and see more or less what has been asked and their difference to the 300Ts.

    Good luck!
    Thanks!

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