After 2-3 years without a Doxa, I return to the fold with my first vintage one; a 300T pro "Aqualung"! I'm very excited!
Seller claimed it was a 1967, but after searching through threads here, I'm not so sure. The caseback has the series# (11899-4) and the serial number (6751847). I've read that lower serial numbers (66XXXX) were supposed to be 1968, but have no idea how accurate that is.
This has the signed DOXA crown, and the BOR bracelet seems to have the endlinks with the number 7720-10, which someone said (in an older thread about a '68 shark) was a later endlink for that 1968 watch. The bracelet on this one does have DOXA 300 on the clasp.
So what do I have here? Also, what are opinions on restoration? I can't tell for sure, but it looks like this case might have met with some light polishing at one time or another. Obviously, a service is going to be a good thing, but am I correct in thinking that it's better to preserve than to restore and ruin the originality? I've also heard good things about the fellow who restores these BOR bracelets. Is that worthwhile, just to insure that it's solid... and if I have the bracelet done, then wouldn't the case need to match?
Finally, I hope the current market is "right" on these, although I am not really interested in flipping. It just would be nice to know that IF I sink a few hundred more into service and light restoration, I haven't put more into it than it's worth.