I'm a long time WUS member, but have not been a Doxa owner since I sold my 1000T Sharkhunter several years ago. My son recently bought a 1200t Pro and I was once again bitten by the Doxa bug. Thanks son...I'll be spending more of your inheritence now!
I had always lusted after the Divingstar model and while catching up on some old posts last weekend, saw that a few of the 1000t COSC versions were rumored to be available, at 50% off no less, from Island Time. I called them on Monday, and the last NOS Divingstar was delivered to my door yesterday. What a wonderful watch, and the yellow dial is just something you have to see on your wrist to fully appreciate. I love a good tool watch and I'm a certified diver, so this one will be happily doing what it was created to do very soon.
The transaction was easy, and Island Time's service was great. However, Laurian (the sales agent I worked with) wanted me to pass along that Island Time no longer has any Doxa watches remaining in stock. They hate to see the brand go, but as we all know Doxa has been focused on direct sales for a long time now. In fact, since my Divingstar was the last remaining piece and had been in the display case, the scuba bottle and packaging was gone so I purchased it "watch-only". No worries as the bracelet was complete and the protective stickers were still intact. The deal was too good to pass up, and I have no regrets about pulling the trigger on this one.
I know...it didn't happen without pictures. I'll try to take a few this weekend and share with the forum.
It's nice to be back in the Doxa Club again, and I look forward to checking in now and then to read your posts.
Now, if I could just find a good vintage 300t Sharkhunter.....