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    Doxa 600T suddenly stopped

    Okay so I was home, standing in the bedroom this morning, and about to put the watch on. I have a green NATO strap on it, and when I flipped the watch over my wrist, it jumped to its death, face down, and hit the plush carpet witha thud. That’s it. Three feet! One meter! She’s done.

    I tried shaking, and tapping the watch, with no success. Ialso unscrewed the crown, and fiddled with it in different positions, but nochange.
    I had the same exact thing happen with my Seiko Orange Monster: apparently, (reminiscent of those cheesy 1970s martial arts movies where the Master would teach the acolyte the secret location on a man’s body where if you hit him once the right way, he will drop dead) if you drop a mechanical watch (despite the Japanese and Swiss movements being somewhat different) straight down i.e. face down, and it hits the floor face down, that knocks a part loose, and supposedly all they have to do is disassemble the watch, and pop the parts back into place.
    The irony is that I have been thinking about setting the money aside to get the rotating bezel replaced, so that the orange dive times would be visible (This is a huge failing on the smaller Doxas that drives me nuts: in all honesty, I think Doxa should make new bezels with deeper grooves for the numbers, so that the paint won’t wear out so quickly). I think the 600Tis going to sit in the drawer for the next 6 to 12 months, then I will send it to Doxa to get repaired, and have a new rotating bezel put on.
    I tell you what I’m not going to do: I got tired of my Rolex GMT Master dying every 5 years, so the last time it died in 2002, I got mad,and sold it for a ridiculously low price to the repair guy, who must have made a profit of several thousands of dollars off of me. Slap to the forehead. I should have just put it in the drawer, until I realized that I want to wear a Swiss watch, again, and then had it fixed. Impatience is the mother of all mistakes.

    Casio G-Shock G2310
    Doxa 600T Professional Clive Cussler edition # 797
    Longines 1950s hand-wind
    Luminox 3001
    Ollech & Wajs 3095
    Omega Planet Ocean 45.5 mm 2500D
    Raketa 1984 pocket watch
    Seiko Black Monster mod (sword hands)
    Seiko Orange Monster
    Victorinox Mach 5 GMT

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    Re: Doxa 600T suddenly stopped

    Sorry to hear that.

    On the bright side, it might be a simple repair: I recall others with similar cases where the fix was popping something back in place. So if you have a competent watch maker nearby, it might be worth having them take a look rather than waiting a year, in case its a simple on-the-spot fix. Probably not the guy that got your Rolex....

    Overt the years I've dropped 2 much like you did: putting the watch on, same height, but in the bathroom, so the drop was face down on tile. Your comment on "just the right spot" applies: neither had any marks or scratch, or visible damage of any kind. One had no change in performance, while the other went from +21-22 SPD to +13-14.

    Agree on the bezel paint. No problem on mine yet. Might not require anything more than different paint or application process. But depth might also solve this, or at least improve it.

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    Re: Doxa 600T suddenly stopped

    This is why I don’t like straps. That drop will eventually happen to virtually everyone that uses a strap on a heavy watch. There’s a reason the watch shipped with a really nice BOR bracelet. jmo. . .

    Hope the repair is local, cheap and effective! And soon. That 600t is a beautiful Doxa.

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    Re: Doxa 600T suddenly stopped

    How frustrating, at least you were looking to send it in anyway. I have two heavier watches and wear both on bracelets for day to day wear and must admit I like the security of just slipping it round my wrist without the fear of that errant twitch that throws the watch to the flor.

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    Re: Doxa 600T suddenly stopped

    I agree with you and Orangeface, but I have sensitive skin, so I need the canvas of a NATO strap separating my skin from the caseback. I can't wear a stainless steel watch (except, up until now, Rolex and Omega) without getting a rash, or zits during the warm half of the year (6 to 9 months of the year in LA). When I wore the 600T with the BOR bracelet, the rash happened far less often than when I wore the Orange Monster on its bracelet, but it does eventually happen.
    I have not researched which type of stainless steel is used (my Rolexes were old, so they were all the previous stainless steel formula), and am curious what steel Doxa uses, and why I get a rash from the caseback.
    You guys are right about dropping watches that are on straps, which is why I so obsessively put them on only over the carpet, or the bed. This weird event where hitting the carpet from only 1 meter killed the watch is a mind blower.
    Casio G-Shock G2310
    Doxa 600T Professional Clive Cussler edition # 797
    Longines 1950s hand-wind
    Luminox 3001
    Ollech & Wajs 3095
    Omega Planet Ocean 45.5 mm 2500D
    Raketa 1984 pocket watch
    Seiko Black Monster mod (sword hands)
    Seiko Orange Monster
    Victorinox Mach 5 GMT

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    Re: Doxa 600T suddenly stopped

    Duplicate post (reply). Please delete this.
    Casio G-Shock G2310
    Doxa 600T Professional Clive Cussler edition # 797
    Longines 1950s hand-wind
    Luminox 3001
    Ollech & Wajs 3095
    Omega Planet Ocean 45.5 mm 2500D
    Raketa 1984 pocket watch
    Seiko Black Monster mod (sword hands)
    Seiko Orange Monster
    Victorinox Mach 5 GMT

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    Re: Doxa 600T suddenly stopped

    Strap watches...

    I put the watch to the wrist, the crystal to the thigh, then buckle.

    I started doing this after dropping a brand new Planet Ocean on the tiled floor of a locker room.

    One dented lug....
    Have:
    1990 Roamer 200m diver, Quartz
    1991 Tag Heuer GMT quartz
    1999 Rolex Sub 16610.
    2010 Monster Orange, Strela
    2012 Rolex Exp 1.
    2013 Omega PO Liquidmetal LE, Omega SMP, 1999 model, Omega PO 42mm 2500D
    2017 Doxa 1200T Caribbean, Longines Legend Diver, Tudor BB Dark.
    2018 Tudor BB RaSP, xx/75 and xx/75, Doxa Divingstar, Pre-moon Speedmaster, 1969, Zenith Defy (70s), Tag Monza
    2019 Seamaster Chrono, 1962, 321 movement, Speedmaster Teutonic

    Had:
    1998-06 Seamaster SMP
    2007-16 Omega PO XL
    2010-15 Seiko Monster Black
    2011-13 Skyland Avenger Blacksteel, Daytona, Explorer 2
    2014-18 Obris Morgan Predata, black, Obris Morgan Predata, blasted
    2014 Helberg CH6, Raven Deeptech, Bombfrog, Skagen
    2015-17 Steinhart Ocean Black. Unreliable movement repaired
    2015-18 Steinhart T500. Unreliable movement replaced.
    2017-17 Bulova Moonwatch, Seiko Turtle PADI, Seiko Turtle Pepsi






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    Re: Doxa 600T suddenly stopped

    Strap watches...

    I put the watch to the wrist, the crystal to the thigh, then buckle.

    I started doing this after dropping a brand new Planet Ocean on the tiled floor of a locker room.

    One dented lug....
    Have:
    1990 Roamer 200m diver, Quartz
    1991 Tag Heuer GMT quartz
    1999 Rolex Sub 16610.
    2010 Monster Orange, Strela
    2012 Rolex Exp 1.
    2013 Omega PO Liquidmetal LE, Omega SMP, 1999 model, Omega PO 42mm 2500D
    2017 Doxa 1200T Caribbean, Longines Legend Diver, Tudor BB Dark.
    2018 Tudor BB RaSP, xx/75 and xx/75, Doxa Divingstar, Pre-moon Speedmaster, 1969, Zenith Defy (70s), Tag Monza
    2019 Seamaster Chrono, 1962, 321 movement, Speedmaster Teutonic

    Had:
    1998-06 Seamaster SMP
    2007-16 Omega PO XL
    2010-15 Seiko Monster Black
    2011-13 Skyland Avenger Blacksteel, Daytona, Explorer 2
    2014-18 Obris Morgan Predata, black, Obris Morgan Predata, blasted
    2014 Helberg CH6, Raven Deeptech, Bombfrog, Skagen
    2015-17 Steinhart Ocean Black. Unreliable movement repaired
    2015-18 Steinhart T500. Unreliable movement replaced.
    2017-17 Bulova Moonwatch, Seiko Turtle PADI, Seiko Turtle Pepsi






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