Closest to Vintage WITH a T
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    Closest to Vintage WITH a T

    Putting aside the 50th anniversary, All things considered - case size and shape, color of the dial, bezel, glass, font and printing, bracelet, fit, etc. - which of the reissues do you think gets closest to the vintage 300Ts? 600T? 1000T? 1200T? Other?

    Just curious what people's personal feelings are.

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    Likely the current 1200T. Case thickness is about the same (from what I have seen in pics, I do not own a vintage model). The bezel of the 600T though to me is the most like the vintage model 300T.

    Hoping Doxa will look towards those vintage model 300T's and make one as a reissue. Love those thick cases and flat as a pancake caseback

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    That would be a dream watch. I’m inclined to say the 1200T too, but I wish Doxa would go back to their original writing and script. For that reason, just at first glance, I always think the 600T looks closest to the real thing. That and how it sits
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    Re: Closest to Vintage WITH a T

    Quote Originally Posted by perfectlykevin View Post
    Likely the current 1200T. Case thickness is about the same (from what I have seen in pics, I do not own a vintage model). The bezel of the 600T though to me is the most like the vintage model 300T.

    Hoping Doxa will look towards those vintage model 300T's and make one as a reissue. Love those thick cases and flat as a pancake caseback
    You're pretty spot on. The 1200T case is as close as you can get to a 2nd generation Synchron 300T. I'm currently restoring a pre-Synchron 300T and the case is just a little thinner than the 2nd generation Synchron 300T. It amazes me to see the subtle differences that exist between the vintage 300Ts.

    I know many love the 600Ts, but they lack the heft of the Synchron cased models of yore. For those of us with Aubry 600Ts, despite the diameter being a bit smaller, they are a serious hunk of steel!
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    Re: Closest to Vintage WITH a T

    Isn’t the Poseidon a 300T (written on dial) on a 1200 case?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Formula1980 View Post

    You're pretty spot on. The 1200T case is as close as you can get to a 2nd generation Synchron 300T. I'm currently restoring a pre-Synchron 300T and the case is just a little thinner than the 2nd generation Synchron 300T. It amazes me to see the subtle differences that exist between the vintage 300Ts.

    I know many love the 600Ts, but they lack the heft of the Synchron cased models of yore. For those of us with Aubry 600Ts, despite the diameter being a bit smaller, they are a serious hunk of steel!
    That’s some really awesome info!

    I always thought the 600T with its flatter back and slightly thinner case would line up really well with those first generation m, thinner 300Ts. When you say lack the heft? Are you talking weight or like “over-produced,” a little too refined for its own good?

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    Re: Closest to Vintage WITH a T

    The 1200t is very close
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    Re: Closest to Vintage WITH a T

    Here's the watch that convinced to take a deeper look at Doxa. I had always though the Doxa to be on the ugly side, and never paid them them much attention. Never consider taking a chance on one for the price.

    On whim, and on the cheap. I picked up a Dagaz Aurora, which is inspired by a Benrus, but can be modded to be a Doxa homage like the one I bought.

    Perhaps the most comfortable watch I have worn. Tonneau style case like Doxa. But the case back is actually recessed, so the lugs project down past the tips. The case back itself is pretty flat. The net result: the watch case not only hugs the wrist, it so low as to almost creates almost a suction effect, and the watch sort of sticks on. Pics below may convey better what I'm trying to describe.

    I know the 600 is not quite like that, but definitely looks like it sits lower than other Doxa.

    The Dagaz is a simple but brilliant design, the case at least. The movement, bezel, bezel pip are wide gaps to Doxa. The dial and hands are OK. But for $300, shipped no tax, you can't expect it to be.

    It made me want the real deal... twice!


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    Re: Closest to Vintage WITH a T

    Quote Originally Posted by parino View Post
    That’s some really awesome info!

    I always thought the 600T with its flatter back and slightly thinner case would line up really well with those first generation m, thinner 300Ts. When you say lack the heft? Are you talking weight or like “over-produced,” a little too refined for its own good?
    The thickness of the case.
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