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    My Doxa spotted in public ....

    So my wife and I are in Burlington Coat Factory in Orlando, Florida ... she is seeking Nirvana in the shoe department and I'm dutifully holding prior acquisitions while watching her in her element. It's an amazing thing. Marlin Perkins meets Cousteau, know what I mean?

    Anywho ....

    I see another gentleman doing doing the same with his wife, except he is on the phone conducting high-finance. After he hangs up, he and I are shuffling about looking completely lost in this world. After a few, he asks "Is that a Doxa?" I'm thrown by the question, as this is the first time I can recall that I've been made in public ...

    "Yes!",I reply, with a stupid grin on my face.

    He walks over, we offer quick intro's, and I pass my 750T Dirk Pitt Professional for his inspection. He checks it out as I ask how/where he might know the brand from. Turns out the Pete is a member of BDWF and is familiar with Doxa, but has never seen one.

    We chat briefly about forums, watches, and horological passions. Our respective wives continue with their quests, knowing that the males of the pride are engaged in their "silly" pursuits, safe from evil.

    He offers for my inspection his gorgeous Rolex, Air King I believe, circa 1950's vintage. Stunningly beautiful timepiece. Thanks for allowing me a moment Pete.

    After a few minutes of fun, we break and return to our respective spouses. I was smiling like a fool for the rest of the evening. It's the first time I can recall that someone recognized the Doxa. Sure folks have commented on it's orange-goodness, but this is the first time that someone actually recognized the brand. Too kewl!
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    Re: My Doxa spotted in public ....

    Too cool...I too have been complimented for my Doxa but never recognized. I would think that in the entire province of Nova Scotia there can't be more than a handfull...if that!
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    I have only been outed once on my Doxa, and it was in the Denver International Airport in 2006. What a great story you have and that had to be better than shoe shopping.....
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    My Doxa spotted in public ....

    Quote Originally Posted by romeo-1 View Post
    Too cool...I too have been complimented for my Doxa but never recognized. I would think that in the entire province of Nova Scotia there can't be more than a handfull...if that!
    How cool is it to know (?) that you're the only person in your area that has something? I'll bet you're correct; considering the numbers, there is a real good chance you're the only owner in NS. That makes you the territory spokesman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Abel View Post
    I have only been outed once on my Doxa, and it was in the Denver International Airport in 2006. What a great story you have and that had to be better than shoe shopping.....
    Gotta tell you honestly ... I can live without the shoe-shopping, but I enjoy time with my wife. She humours my passions, I return the gesture.

    Tell us the Denver incident ... what happened?

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    Re: My Doxa spotted in public ....

    i got a free coffee last week at the ing direct cafe on 49th street. why? free coffee for anyone wearing orange.
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    Re: My Doxa spotted in public ....

    Quote Originally Posted by happy2behere View Post
    i got a free coffee last week at the ing direct cafe on 49th street. why? free coffee for anyone wearing orange.
    Looks like the watch is paying for itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drudge View Post
    Looks like the watch is paying for itself
    It's gonna take allot of coffee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by happy2behere View Post
    i got a free coffee last week at the ing direct cafe on 49th street. why? free coffee for anyone wearing orange.
    Very kewl ...

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    Re: My Doxa spotted in public ....

    I was at the ReefHouse Resort in Roatan, in Jan. One of the other divers there noticed my 750T DP Pro ... so we got to talking about them and I also showed about 3 other Doxa's I had with me for the trip, all 750's mind ya. Anyway I gave him all the info etc ... he wanted his wife to buy him one for his up coming retirement. She didn't seem all that interested. Poor guy was having to dive with an Orange Monster!

    But that was the first time anyone actually knew the brand and he spotted it from across the room!

    Last time I went diving ... it was hard to find someone NOT wearing a doxa!
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