I just arrived back home from a memorable trip to San Diego. It was full of Doxa activities which kept it entertaining.
First, I met up with Danny S. a little over a week ago and picked up a watch from him. Excuse the pic, but I will get a better one in the next couple days. Now, I realize it is not a Doxa, but I just couldn't resist with those Doxa hands. I am in search of a vintage 300T dial if anyone knows of one........
BTW, if you ever get the chance to purchase a watch from Danny, GO FOR IT!! He is an excellent person, and it was a real pleasure to talk with him. I have never met someone that is so particular about his watches. I can assure you that it will be in tip-top condition. You can tell he has been in the watch scene for a long time as he is a plethora of knowledge about fine timepieces.
Ok, so if you ever get a chance to go to San Diego there are a couple things that you MUST see. We went and saw the aircraft carrier that is available for tours (USS Midway). Click HERE for more information.
Something else that the kids and I enjoyed immensely is the seals. This is a pic at Children's Pool. It is a little man-made area that was intentionally designed for the use by kids. The seals have taken it over, and the seals now use it for relaxation as well as breeding. Really fun to see.
I also met with Avi (frogman) while I was there. What an outstanding guy!! He has worn his Doxa to its fullest extent. From diving in the Pacific with his 7mil wetsuit, to wearing it with a tuxedo to a wedding. Very nice fellow, and if you ever have a chance to sit down with him......I would highly recommend it. It was a pleasure to visit with him. ( I am hopeful that he will post a pic of our meeting to this thread).
On our way home, I didn't realize I was in for a special, unexpected treat. I was walking through the airport in Salt Lake City, and I spied what appeared to be a rice-bead bracelet as I walked by. I turned around and this is the model he was wearing
I happened to have my Mil Sharky on and I stopped and spoke to him for several minutes. I did not catch his name as I only had a 30 minute layover and nearly missed my plane. I told him about the forum, (he did not even realize that it existed) and I am hopeful that he might stop by and say hello. I couldn't believe that I had truly bumped into someone wearing a Doxa Sub. I know that several of you other guys have done so, (strangely it seems that several were in airports) but this was the first time for me.
It was a great trip, and I am hopeful that I might get to meet other forum members as I move about the country (and hopefully abroad). Every member that I have ever conversed with has been a pleasure to talk to.