So I just picked up this vintage Doxa off the internet. These are the sellers photos (not the best, I know that means I'm taking a bit of a risk here) - I'll update with my own upon arrival. Good or bad! It was tough to decide between this, and whatever 'heritage watch' Doxa has up their sleave. Ultimately I figured I want a true vintage before I go and buy another new Doxa... so here it is...
I'm curious about your thoughts. I've done a bit of research (big thanks to the flying doctor - what a resource on this forum, and on his own webpage! Need to buy your book...).
My guess is - as to date - late 60s early 70s as it's a Synchron era watch. But it's also a US Divers labeled watch. Very similar, I believe, to the sort worn by Cousteau and his crew in the early 70s (which is what I really wanted)
Condition, I'd say it's fair. The seller says it runs well, and has been maintained. We'll see - I don't think sellers like to lie, I do think they're prone to seeing their watches through rose colored glasses. I suspect the dial could stand some work (missing lume) at very least. If you see any issues, from these few photos, let me know. I'm toying with the idea of sending it in to IWW (based entirely on the positive reviews on this site). Thoughts? Would it be possible to get a watch like this back to a standard which could be used for light exposure to water - surface swimming, etc?)
Wish it came with a stock BOR bracelet, at the same time, for $900, I'm not terribly upset by that - the search continues, and that's half the fun! Plus, it looks like it comes on a decent strap for now. I do have a lead on one - but the seller is asking $600, and that seems a *bit* high to me - even considering their rarity.