Found Broken Doxa in Trash. Identify?

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    Found Broken Doxa in Trash. Identify?

    Hi,
    I joined the forum because I found a box of old watches in a dumpster in an abandoned trailer park. I don't know anything about them and wanted to ask people who cared.
    I posted an inquiry in the Omega area but also found a Doxa labled watch.

    It has a rectangular (almost square, though) face, says only "DOXA" on the face beneath the 12.
    It runs when I am holding it but seems to want to stop when I lay it down. Perhaps it enjoys the attention!
    On the back is engraved DOXA and the tiny numbers:
    5815425
    9843B-4

    Does this sound like a genuine Doxa? As someone who has read all the Dirk Pitt novels, my heart went pitter-pat when I read the name!
    I will try to get a photo tomorrow.

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    Re: Found Broken Doxa in Trash. Identify?

    I am adding some pictures. They are not too clear. Sorry.
    Hope they help a bit.
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    Re: Found Broken Doxa in Trash. Identify?

    Quote Originally Posted by jessierose View Post
    I am adding some pictures. They are not too clear. Sorry.
    Hope they help a bit.
    Hey Jessie, I think I found the problem as to why the watch stops. You have the wrong battery in it. - David

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    Re: Found Broken Doxa in Trash. Identify?

    Haha! I was born in the morning but it wasn't this morning, mister!

    So, should I assume from the lack of responses that this is probably a worthless watch? Or did I ask the question in the wrong area of the forums?

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    Re: Found Broken Doxa in Trash. Identify?

    its probably vintage or pretty old so not many know about it...you should show it to some watchmaker...and also, if other watches are genuine, may be you can hope this is too...what about the others?...you said it came with a box..look for paper-work or other stuff and may be you can get a clue.

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    Re: Found Broken Doxa in Trash. Identify?

    Welcome to the Doxa forum Jessie!

    That Doxa is certainly not the rare find your Omega was.

    Doxa made dozens (if not hundreds) of various styles during the 60s and 70s with very few of them (other than their dive watches) having much value.

    I hope this helps.

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    Re: Found Broken Doxa in Trash. Identify?

    Nothing about it in the papers. It was mostly a jumble of junk. The only other watch that caught my attention is an Omega Constellation (with no "Constellation").
    This Doxa is in pretty rough shape. I think the Omega may be the find of the day.

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    Re: Found Broken Doxa in Trash. Identify?

    Yes, it does! Many thanks! One day, when I grow up......I want a Doxa like Dirk Pitt's and then I will join the forum as a big girl with a bada** watch!
    Thanks, anyway, Doxa boys! It was worth asking.

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    Re: Found Broken Doxa in Trash. Identify?

    Jessie,
    If you do a search for Doxa on Ebay, you will find that there are many different styles of vintage Doxas just like Bo suggested. Most sell for ~$100 to several hundred dollars. Typically, only the Doxa sub Divers command a premium price. Unfortunately, the one you found would probably be on the low end.

    The good thing is that it looks to be salvageable. What you need to decide is if it would be worth it for you to spend the several hundred dollars to have the movement serviced.
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    Re: Found Broken Doxa in Trash. Identify?

    I would just ditch it unless you really like vintage Deco watches.
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