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    New Member question - availability of Doxas in Australia?

    Been doing my research for a while and in the market for a Doxa. Any Australians on the forum with advice on availability and practicality of servicing out here?

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    Re: New Member question - availability of Doxas in Australia?

    Paging GGD, paging GGD...

    Welcome and yeah, there are probably a few from the land Down Under but I know one (GGD) particularly.

    You'll learn a lot of the nuances and differences of each model here. Anything tickling your fancy?

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    Re: New Member question - availability of Doxas in Australia?

    Hi, probably a GMT so I keep track of what the family in the UK are up to whilst I am underwater... with the 3rd timezone I'll be able to tell the wife what time it is in her country too....might help her get over the typical 'another watch!' shock!

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    Re: New Member question - availability of Doxas in Australia?

    G'day Tommy -

    welcome to the addictive world of Doxa

    I'm in Melbourne and have recently picked up my first..... a 750T Mil / Pro courtesy of roadshadowww (one of the forum members here) and couldn't be happier with it.

    Needless to say I haven't had the need for a service yet but I'm sure it won't be an issue. I love the fact that I haven't seen another Doxa 'in the wild' as yet and that they're a bit different to what everyone else is wearing.

    Let us know what you decide to get..... you won't be disappointed! And if you have any questions fire an email / PM to Doxa... they're customer service as far as answering questions and offering advice is excellent in my opinion.

    Cheers mate!

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    Re: New Member question - availability of Doxas in Australia?

    G'day Thomas,

    your purchase options are direct from Doxa or second hand from any of the sales forums or e-bay.

    Three of my four Subs I bought direct. Watches were delivered by Fedex within the week, though you will pay GST on the Aust. dollar value and a clearance fee to Fedex.

    The Sharky I bought off a seller in the USA. Parcel post, IIRC only attracts Customs if the declared value exceeds $2000 AUD.

    As far as servicing goes, well, so far so good. Both 600Ts are out of warranty but running as well as the day I got them.

    All in all, the Subs have great style and history as well.
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    Re: New Member question - availability of Doxas in Australia?

    Great, thanks for the info. Working in an office of rolex seadweller wearing non divers, I'm looking forward to getting a doxa and having them not notice it!

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    Re: New Member question - availability of Doxas in Australia?

    Hey Tommy,
    I have had 5 - 3 new, 2 vintage, but down to 2 now - the 750 GMT Carib and the 750 Shark PVD. Think I'll keep 'em!
    I had an issue with the PVD Shark about 7 or 8 months ago, shipped it back to Doxa at their cost (under warranty) and got it back pretty quickly all perfect. Very happy with service.
    The GST hit is once you go over $1000 I'm pretty sure - bought more than a few watches from OS. Current exchange is obviously a killer.
    The GMT is a great watch - very different look and the 750 case is the most comfy Doxa I've worn. The 5000T was beautifully made but more blingy, but that's not why I let it go - just had to pay for something else!
    There are a few of us around here - but you won't see one I'll bet!
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    Re: New Member question - availability of Doxas in Australia?

    to repeat - several customers in Australia - but you will clearly be part of an elite group!

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    Re: New Member question - availability of Doxas in Australia?

    I used to own a few Doxa's; have the contacts for service in Sydney if you need them rather than sending back for service.
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    Re: New Member question - availability of Doxas in Australia?



    G'Day Tommy. And Welcome to the Doxa Forum!

    As to servicing needs, Doxa is quite good at the "fix and return" sort of thing. Of course they're all ETA based movements too, so if brand specific parts aren't needed (hands, dial, crown etc.) any competent watchmaker should be able to handle any nec. repairs if that's your preference (make sure to pressure test the watch prior to heading back out to the Great Barrier Reef then ).
    Regards, T Bone.

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