Sorry for the long post. I've been lurking in this forum and the Omega one for probably the past year but mainly this one. I found it after reading about Dirk Pitt on Wikipedia and just followed the links. It got me into thinking about getting an automatic watch again.
I've recently got to a position where I can buy a good watch and I've narrowed it down to the Omega 2254.50 which Dr Pete recently reviewed and a Doxa 1000T (not sure whether I'm brave enough to get the Pro, otherwise the Sharky).
I decide on one, then start reconsidering again. Generally, I decide on the Omega, itís definitely the safer option, but the Doxa just keeps on calling to me. I'd love to see a Doxa in the flesh but I haven't heard of one in New Zealand where I live. The Omega is cheaper (about $NZ600), I can try it on and itís not so "out there" as the Doxa. But as I said, the Doxa keeps on calling me.
I've put a deposit on the Omega which I can get back and I really need to make a decision shortly as I can get the Omega duty free as I'm going overseas just after Christmas and the Doxa price goes up on 1 January.
I'm obviously asking in the wrong place as you guys all love your Doxa's but I'm wondering if you have any objective views on each watch, especially from those of you who have both. Also, what are your experiences on the accuracy of the Non COSC Doxa? If I could try on the Doxa, I'm sure I'd probably get it but as its a lot of cash, buying online without seeing it in the flesh is a bit nerve racking if I donít end up liking it.
Thanks for your help!