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    More info on this early Doxa Diver?

    Hi guys, I have an offer to purchase this early Doxa-





    and cannot find much info on this model.
    Seller says its from the 50's or '60's, which I initially found difficult to accept, as it looked '80's or '90's to me.
    However a knowledgable member on another forum assures me its from the 50's and prior to the sub 300 series.

    Movement is marked Doxa, as is the caseback.
    I know all the good info comes from this place, so what can the Doxa experts here tell me about this?
    I have the watch in hand if we need to investigate it further.
    Thanks guys,
    Offshore

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    Re: More info on this early Doxa Diver?

    Hello Offshore,

    the watch is from the early 60´s and is a legit DOXA Diver.

    It was probably the first DOXA Dive watch model produced prior to the SUB Series.

    You can find some older Info I´ve posted a few years ago on this model via the link below:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f34/dox...-a-189324.html


    Additional actual information is that there have been not only three dial layouts but definetly four maybe even more time will tell.

    At the moment we know of these four Dial Variants which where marked as following:

    1st: DOXA


    2nd: DOXA

    AUTOMATIC


    3rd: DOXA

    21 JEWELS
    AUTOMATIC


    4th: DOXA
    AUTOMATIC

    SHARKHUNTER
    SUPER WATERPROOF
    300 METERS


    If you buy it don´t do to much to the watch maybe only have it cleaned by a professional watchmaker and save the nice patina of the lume, NOS parts aren´t availlable anyways.

    Hope the information was helpful.

    Regards Bernie

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    Re: More info on this early Doxa Diver?

    the case reminds me of a speedy case.

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    Re: More info on this early Doxa Diver?

    Yes, indeed. And the size is almost the same.


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    Re: More info on this early Doxa Diver?

    Quote Originally Posted by David Woo View Post
    the case reminds me of a speedy case.
    Had Omega released a case like this, at the time this DOXA was being made (early '60s), or did Omega's design come later? I'm not really that familiar with vintage Omega.
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    Re: More info on this early Doxa Diver?

    Yes, Ty. In 1964 Omega released a new case design Seamaster, SM300.
    Probably two watches had the same case manufacturer.
    Here are two very educative links, http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...litary-watches and http://chronomaddox.com/seamaster_3oo_a_history.html.


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    Re: More info on this early Doxa Diver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitris View Post
    Yes, Ty. In 1964 Omega released a new case design Seamaster, SM300.
    Probably two watches had the same case manufacturer.
    Here are two very educative links, A Quick Guide: The Omega Seamaster 300 including Military watches. and A History of the Omega Seamaster 3oo.
    Dimitris, thanks for the link, that was super helpful. Based on the article, the Omega ref. 165.024 from 1964 is extremely similar to the vintage DOXA diver. Look at the way both cases are cut so that the crowns recess into the cases. You might be right, they very well could have had the same casemaker, or what if Omega actually made these divers for DOXA? Definitely some interesting early history here.



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    Re: More info on this early Doxa Diver?

    Gents,
    Thanks so much for your informed views!
    I think this has to be another one for the storage box, especially if its as rare as this!
    Offshore

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    Re: More info on this early Doxa Diver?

    It's very common (and cost effective) in Swiss watch industry the "lego" production. Specialized suppliers for every part of the watch.
    It would be very interesting if we have a photo from inside caseback (Bernie?) to see manufacterer's stamp.


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    Re: More info on this early Doxa Diver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitris View Post
    It's very common (and cost effective) in Swiss watch industry the "lego" production. Specialized suppliers for every part of the watch.
    It would be very interesting if we have a photo from inside caseback (Bernie?) to see manufacterer's stamp.
    I hear you Dimitris, and you're right, it's very common (or was very common) to buy all components from specialist manufacturers, and assemble a complete watch. I also know that Jenny was the casemaker for the early Subs, so I wonder if Jenny was the casemaker for the 300m DOXA as well as the Seamaster 300? That would be some cool linked heritage if it were.

    Hopefully Bernie will check back in, and shed some more light on this mystery.
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