I bought a Vintage 300T Searambler for $300 about 6 months back...and have nearly finished bringing her back from the dead.
She wasnt in the best of condition when I bought her....no strap, no bezel, not serviced since 1981 *it was written inside the backplate (in fact a face plate holding screw came loose very soon after I got her and managed to get stuck in the mechanism...now sorted thanks to local watch repairer) Weird sort of mottled effect on one side of the dial, scratched crystal, scratched case (not too bad)
Anyhow here is how she stands now.
New Rice bead Strap (750T new one filed to fit)
New Crystal....looks lovely
Polished the case so no scratches.
Serviced...back as good as new said the local watch tinkerer shop man....its the first he'd seen in a long time...though he knew what she was as soon as he saw her.
New bezel though its taken 4 to find one that fits....which reminds me I have a 31mm inner diameter metric bezel if anyone wants to buy one.
The last piece of the jigsaw is the dial....its a shame really as apart from a wierd sort of mottled effect on the right hand side its actucally in good condition.
Ohh and the only other slight pain is it doesnt have a doxa crown....its got one with a sort of hourglass symbol on it (any ideas as to the make?)
I take it my watch would now be classed as a Frankendoxa (which makes me feel like she's not as worthy as a factory spec one)
But then again I've bought one of these great watches back from the brink of the wastebin...So I guess it cant be too bad.
I'll post some pics if people want to see!
I've always wanted an orange dial doxa but beggers couldnt be choosers at the time of buying...but I think I might swap or sell on when I've finished her so that I can get the orange one of my dreams. he he