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    Thumbs Up Nice to see Doxa getting due credit

    Nice pictorial history of the dive watch. In French but easy to understand. Nice to see that Doxa get credited with the HRV before Rolex. Heck they even used one of my pics..... can't be bad

    http://www.lesmala.net/plongee/histoiremontre.htm

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    Nice to see Doxa getting due credit

    Congrats Doc ... your image on that site shares a place with some seriously nice hardware; truly a "who's-who" in the dive watch arena.

    Some truly land-mark watches being profiled; I'll be linking that site to Favourites for future reference ....

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    Re: Nice to see Doxa getting due credit

    that's one of Jean-Michel's sites, a frequent contributor here.
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    Re: Nice to see Doxa getting due credit

    Thanks for the link, Pete. That has a really great Timeline of Divewatches.
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    Re: Nice to see Doxa getting due credit

    Hi Pete !
    yes this page is a part of my scuba diving website : http://www.lesmala.net/plongee

    so how could I forget that Doxa was the first to have a HRV ?

    I hope you do not mind that I took one of your pic : I have given you credit of it, and there is a link to your website on my page

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    Re: Nice to see Doxa getting due credit

    again pete helping to put DOXA on the map, now all doxa has to do is build a new one with the hrv and they will be all set.

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    Re: Nice to see Doxa getting due credit

    JM, I never went to the main page. Whoooo, that is a great site you have there. I'm more than happy for you to use any pics or info I have. Thanks for the credit and link. Actually I'm always glad to let anyone use my info for any site that helps to educate or preserve historical information.

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    Re: Nice to see Doxa getting due credit

    Quote Originally Posted by jean-michel View Post
    Hi Pete !
    yes this page is a part of my scuba diving website : http://www.lesmala.net/plongee

    so how could I forget that Doxa was the first to have a HRV ?


    cheers
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    Actually, that isn't a true statement. Rolex and Doxa shared the patent. However Doxa put their watch on the market to consumers at an earlier date while Rolex was only sending their HRV equipped Sea Dweller to COMEX saturation divers and not to the general public until 1971.
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    Re: Nice to see Doxa getting due credit

    Quote Originally Posted by TKite View Post
    Actually, that isn't a true statement. Rolex and Doxa shared the patent. However Doxa put their watch on the market to consumers at an earlier date while Rolex was only sending their HRV equipped Sea Dweller to COMEX saturation divers and not to the general public until 1971.
    I too have seen the information that Rolex equipped watches with a HRV and let Comex use them but in fact they first used Submariners with a HRV and not Sea-Dwellers. Also just because there is no information to say that Doxa didn't actually have the first watch with a HRV, it does not mean that Rolex did. Information from that time is anorexic to say the least and as usual, whoever wins the war writes the history. So until there is incontrovertible proof otherwise, JM's statement may in fact be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Peter Millar View Post
    I too have seen the information that Rolex equipped watches with a HRV and let Comex use them but in fact they first used Submariners with a HRV and not Sea-Dwellers. Also just because there is no information to say that Doxa didn't actually have the first watch with a HRV, it does not mean that Rolex did. Information from that time is anorexic to say the least and as usual, whoever wins the war writes the history. So until there is incontrovertible proof otherwise, JM's statement may in fact be true.
    Nobody said Rolex was 'first'. What I said was that Rolex and Doxa both held the patent jointly. You're being a bit picky, but yes the first Sea Dwellers were actually Submariners retrofitted with HRVs. Then came the Submariner Sea Dweller, and then they were separate watches.

    My point is that Doxa may have released the HRV equipped Conquistador to the general public in 1968, but Rolex only put the HRV in the Rolexes sent to COMEX, and did not release them to the general public until 1971. So no, Doxa didn't have their watch out first, just to a different group of people.
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