I’ve heard of Doxa and its Orange Dial for the first time in the ‘90s when I read all Clive Cussler/DirkPitt’s Novels. In those days I thought that it was the fictional name of the Pitt’s diver watch. Indeed, I never saw an orange dial in my life.
It was about ten years ago that by chance I found on the internet some photos of an old Doxa 300T. So I knew that Doxa really existed since the ‘60s and was used by the greatest divers of all times.
I was impressed by that design, by the orange dial and by the history of the brand.
A few later I found that Doxa had produced some modern models which recalled the old design of the first watches. The new watches were simply gorgeous and they immediately became my object of desire. I really wanted one of those amazing timepieces. But very soon I found that their price exceeded my psycological budget for a watch.
So I began to seek other watches with a lower cost that vaguely recalled some of Doxa’s features. In the last years I bought more than ten different diver watches with a price under $ 300,00, among which the one that I prefer is the Seiko Orange Monster, obviously for its Orange Dial.
But I was never really satisfied. Often I returned to the Doxa website to look at that pipe dream.
The last time I visited the Doxa website was about eight months ago, when several times I was on the verge of clicking the “Buy It” button. But at the very crucial moment I always gave up. It was too much money for a single watch, “What’s special about this watch that justifies its price?” I thought.
So time went by and I resigned myself to forget even the Doxa name.
But I think those watches have something hypnotic that engages your subconscious. In effect , altough for a long time I didn’t think of Doxa, some days ago I simply woke up, I had breakfast, I turned on the computer, I went on the Doxa site and clicked the magic button, without thinking and ……WOW, eventually I ordered a 1200T Professional!
The customer service of DOXA is very efficient and cordial. The shipping was very fast and now my first Doxa is on my wrist.
Believe me. This is not a watch. This is THE Watch. If you like diver watches don’t waste your money in lower cost timepieces. Save it and when you reach the right sum buy a Doxa. It will hypnotize whoever will look at your wrist.