After I returned the SUB 1000T I had on loan for the review, the Irishstar sat in a drawer as I had no doner case for it. Recently I bought a fairly beat up 300T Reissue. I set about restoring it. Usual stuff. Clean up the case and bracelet, removing a considerable amount of scores and scratches. Repolishing the center links and rebrushing the sides. Same for the case and the polished lug pieces. Polished the bezel and repainted it. Movement was shot. Actually someone had opened it and pressed the crown release button too far. Watch will not wind or reset correctly. I'll pull it apart at some time and fix it. They scored the caseback too but I have most of that gone now.
I put in the Irishstar. It is using a replica Rolex ETA movement but the date wheel is wrong. I have a new movement so I'll do a heart transplant at some stage.
The watch is looking great and almost unrecognizable from when I got it. It just brought back to me just what a watch the 300T reissue is. It's the watch that put Doxa back on the map. It is now 6 years old and an icon. The case and bracelet were novel at the time and sure got people talking. I had 2 at one time but sold them both as I considered them too big. Strangely enough, I don't feel that is the case now and as I'm off to Ireland shortly for a while, guess what watch I'll be wearing?