Doxa SUB300T sharkhunter 1974

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    Doxa SUB300T sharkhunter 1974

    I live in the UK. As an amateur diver I purchased this watch from a dive shop in Leicester, UK in 1974 and used it over the next couple of years for diving and then wore it as a day to day watch. It was then put away and has just seen the light of day again. It does not work and whilst it shows signs of use, eg scratches on the glass, it really is in quite good external condition and everything about it is original, including the Doxa linked strap. However it is superfluous to requirements and I am looking to sell it.

    The question is: Do I sell it as it is or get it repaired/serviced first and should I have the outside restored or left as it is.
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    Re: Doxa SUB300T sharkhunter 1974

    If you are selling it anyway do not have it refurbished. It will cost several hundred dollars and you won't have it for months. I personally would rather have a case in original condition than polished and redone. The best thing to do is sell it to me! hahaha Seriously anyone here would love to buy it from you. Do you have the box or anything else? What are you looking to get for it? I have a similar watch bought from the original owner with box and everything it came with and I got a good price around $800. But it would be much higher now. You may be able to get more with the provenance of ownership.
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    Re: Doxa SUB300T sharkhunter 1974

    Being a fan of vintage watches I wouldn't sell this watch. You are the first owner and the watch stays a lot of years with you. And in general it's a piece of dive watch history. Jacques Cousteau wore such a Sharky.

    This Synchron-Sub carries an ETA2784 movement which is very robust. If nothing is broken every skilled local watchmaker should be able to bring this back to life at reasonable costs. Just look around ...

    The rest is a little bit of TLC (polishing, repainting the bezel), which could be done by yourself. A wonderful project. Just try it ...
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    Re: Doxa SUB300T sharkhunter 1974

    Quote Originally Posted by SurferD View Post
    If you are selling it anyway do not have it refurbished. It will cost several hundred dollars and you won't have it for months. I personally would rather have a case in original condition that polished and redone. The best thing to do is sell it to me! hahaha Seriously anyone here would love to buy it from you. Do you have the box or anything else? What are you looking to get for it? I have a similar watch bought from the original owner with box and everything it came with and I got a good price around $800. But it would be much higher now. You may be able to get more with the provenance of ownership.
    SurferD. I am assume that it is still best to get the watch repaired and serviced even if not refurbised . Thanks for your advice about selling it to you. I am currently searching the attic in the hope I may have some paperwork but I am not holding my breath.
    Thanks Les

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    Re: Doxa SUB300T sharkhunter 1974

    Quote Originally Posted by wiseles View Post
    SurferD. I am assume that it is still best to get the watch repaired and serviced even if not refurbised . Thanks for your advice about selling it to you. I am currently searching the attic in the hope I may have some paperwork but I am not holding my breath.
    Thanks Les
    I agree with Surfer, get the watch mechanically sound and keeping good time, but do nothing to alter it's appearance. With that said, I'd keep it, wear it and enjoy it once again. It is a piece of dive watch history, as well as a part if your personal history. I know it's been years since you've worn it, but I'd get reaquainted with your old friend and never look back.
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    Re: Doxa SUB300T sharkhunter 1974

    There's an old saying about some things being easier to get into, than out of.

    This is an example. Sure it's easy to sell this old beauty, but it will be very hard to "get it back" in any form should you later decide it's no longer superfluous.

    Right now, it may appear to be so. Ten or twenty years from now, nostalgia may well set in, then you will sorely regret a decision to sell.

    My advice is to get it serviced, hang onto it, and some day consider giving it away to a son or nephew. That will give you the most satisfaction, certainly far more than any selling price.

    Just my $.02

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    Re: Doxa SUB300T sharkhunter 1974

    Not running, it will probably only sell for $600 or so. If it has just had a service, and is in perfect working order, it should sell for double that ESPECIALLY if you have some record of you being the original owner.

    Personally, I would get it serviced, but not refinished. If you must sell it, sell it after the service.
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    Re: Doxa SUB300T sharkhunter 1974

    Quote Originally Posted by wiseles View Post
    SurferD. I am assume that it is still best to get the watch repaired and serviced even if not refurbised . Thanks for your advice about selling it to you. I am currently searching the attic in the hope I may have some paperwork but I am not holding my breath.
    Thanks Les
    The only thing I would do is see if the movement is still serviceable. As subpro300 said it's a fairly generic movement. Please for the sake of humanity don't get the case redone unless it has a huge dent or something. As for the dial/hands, maybe have the luminescent material redone but nothing else unless there is damage. As with any vintage based hobby, (cars, guitars, guns, etc.) original condition always is more desirable.
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    Re: Doxa SUB300T sharkhunter 1974

    Thanks again for your advice. Based on your advice and that of others I certainly have no intention of having any work done on the case, it just doesn't need it. The crystal has some minor scratches but as you can see from the pictures they have a minimal affect on viewing the display. I just thought it might be appreciated by any potential buyers if the crystal was polished or replaced but from the comments so far it does not appear to be the case.
    Thanks. Les

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