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    My first DOXA Sub (1200T or 600T sharkie)

    Hi Guys,

    I am very keen to purchase a DOXA sharkhunter. I’m not a fan of the domed crystal (controversial I know) so I’m looking at the 1200T or a used 600T.

    I prefer the orange minute hand on the 1200, but I am conscious of the 1200’s 14.3mm height, especially as I plan to wear it on a nato to go surfing etc...

    I currently wear a rolex sub for work and play, but to be honest the braclet doesn’t work in the surf and the nato doesn’t work in the office, so looking for a second dive watch (with heritage) be be my “nato strap beach watch”.

    Any thoughts on the 1200 vs the 600 would be appreciated? Is the 1200 “tougher”?

    Also while I like that DOXA go direct to keep prices down I am struggling to pull the trigger for a watch I have never seen IRL,

    so here is the big ask...does anyone have/know of a DOXA sub in Hong Kong? It does not have to be for sale I just want to see one?

    Thanks in advance!

    Tom

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    Re: My first DOXA Sub (1200T or 600T sharkie)

    Quote Originally Posted by TR1987 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I am very keen to purchase a DOXA sharkhunter. I’m not a fan of the domed crystal (controversial I know) so I’m looking at the 1200T or a used 600T.

    I prefer the orange minute hand on the 1200, but I am conscious of the 1200’s 14.3mm height, especially as I plan to wear it on a nato to go surfing etc...

    I currently wear a rolex sub for work and play, but to be honest the braclet doesn’t work in the surf and the nato doesn’t work in the office, so looking for a second dive watch (with heritage) be be my “nato strap beach watch”.

    Any thoughts on the 1200 vs the 600 would be appreciated? Is the 1200 “tougher”?

    Also while I like that DOXA go direct to keep prices down I am struggling to pull the trigger for a watch I have never seen IRL,

    so here is the big ask...does anyone have/know of a DOXA sub in Hong Kong? It does not have to be for sale I just want to see one?

    Thanks in advance!

    Tom
    Both are great models. Here are my "two bits":

    The 1200T is the closest of the models dimension wise to the vintage 300T models - if you really want to "nail" heritage down. My office is a studio arts college classroom, but even when I do get poshed up with long sleeves and a sport jacket, the height of the 1200T hasn't posed any problems at all. The design of the case back tucks into your wrist nicely, making the height very wearable while on your wrist.

    I owned a 600T Professional some years back, and it's a great piece too. The cases are a bit thinner, and the bracelets were not yet fully individual rice beads like now. With the new Sharkhunters, I feel the same as you via the orange minute hand. It's a comfy model, that 600T, but the 1200T might offer you the added feeling of toughness via the case dimensions. Yes, the old 300Ts were beasts. They made Rolex Subs of the same era seem a bit delicate.
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    Re: My first DOXA Sub (1200T or 600T sharkie)

    Bracelet doesn't work in the surf??
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    Re: My first DOXA Sub (1200T or 600T sharkie)

    The 1200T has a veeeeeery sight dome to the crystal, it definitely is not flat. I can't remember what the 600T has.

    There's also the 300(no T) and 1000T to consider as well :)

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    Thanks Guys, I appreciate the feedback!

    The consensus seems to be that the 1200 is a super comfortable watch, also I much prefer the idea of a “real” BOR braclet. So the 1200 is now throughly in my sights!

    Going to see if I can pick one up second hand...if anyone is looking to sell 😉

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlciudoli View Post
    Bracelet doesn't work in the surf??
    Yeah I agree this is a bit silly.

    I know that the watch is almost certainly more secure on the bracelet, and currently I often wear it in the sea with the bracelet on.

    However If I’m going to be more active than a bit of swimming, I like it to be on super snug and I struggle to get this tight fit with the SS bracelet.

    Being very honest I also just think that a stainless diver on a nato looks badass when on the beach/in the water!

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    Re: My first DOXA Sub (1200T or 600T sharkie)

    I own several 600T models and one 1200T and to me, the 600T is way more comfortable and I prefer it over the 1200T.

    The 1200T has a higher water resistance rating but I wouldn't say it was "tougher"
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    Re: My first DOXA Sub (1200T or 600T sharkie)

    I agree with 70monte, I also have both the 600T and 1200T and the 600T is definitely more comfortable on my wrist, the 1200T is slightly top heavy and I "feel" it on my wrist, which I don't do with the 600T. The 600T is slimmer due to not having the HRV that the 1200T has. The crystal on both does have a slight dome but not as much as the 300 50th re-issue. I think the only model that has a flat crystal is the 750T but that is both larger in diameter and thicker. Have you checked Dr. Pete Millars website with reviews of different models? It was a big help for me when I was about to buy my first Doxa, which after a lot of research became the 600T Professional and I didn't regret it. The reason I also have 1200T's is because there are some dial colours only available on that model.

    If you decide to go for the 1200T and look for one second hand and want the separate beads of rice bracelet you need to look for the "MKII" which is the newer batch. The original batch had the same kind of "fused beads of rice" bracelet that the 600T, 750T and others.
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