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    Saving for first Doxa

    Ok...I'll admit it. I've posted somewhere else on this site that I didn't 'get' Doxa and that it looked like something my dad would wear in the 70's.

    Since then, however, I've kept looking at them and now I really want one...lol. I don't have a real diver and really want one, of course, I haven't been diving in a while, but that's beside the point...right?

    So I won't be able to purchase one before the new year, so knowing what you know now, if you could start again, what would your first Doxa be?

    Here's a catch though...and it's kind of a silly one all things considered. I'd like to stay away from the black dial and the orange if possible. I know Doxa is famous for their orange, but I have an orange dial watch already...
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    Re: Saving for first Doxa

    If I was starting out and didn't want orange, I'd get the Divingstar GMT. Or the 5000T Caribbean. However, I love Orange, so for starters it would be the 1000T Pro. I can't imagine owning just one. So, start out with the flavor you like best and you can always sample the others later.

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    Re: Saving for first Doxa

    Welcome to the DOXA Forum. If you are shying away from Orange and Black dials, that leaves the Caribbean (blue), Divingstar (yellow), and Searambler (silver).

    The Searambler is not in any of the current lineup but there is one 750T available.

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=198683

    I'd jump on that, you won't be disappointed. The 750T is a pretty substantial watch in terms of weight and diameter. Take a look around the forum for more info.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Saving for first Doxa

    I'd find a silver Searambler wherever I could. After that, the Caribbean would be my choice. BUT .... the black one and orange one will grow on you. - David


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    Re: Saving for first Doxa

    By starting again, can I also go back in time?

    If so, I'd pick up a 600T Divingstar.

    My other alternative might be a 750T Caribbean (or the Carribbean I should have got when it was on the sales forum back in the day...). The problem for me was, a 750 might have been a bit big for my chicken wrist.

    I currently have a 1000T Pro, which I really like. It gets a lot of wrist time.

    I had been lurking in the Doxa forums for a while, debating a 750, and wishing there was a 600 with solid end links. Then the 1000T came out. Bam! That was it. I thought about waiting to see if there would be a Divingstar version, but the more I looked at the Pro, the more I realized that the orange was for me. I don't regret it one bit.

    I too have another orange watch, a Seiko Orange Monster (SKX781). That was my "gateway" watch.

    Good luck with your hunt!
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    Re: Saving for first Doxa

    If you want to see some Doxas in person I'm just a call away!!
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    Re: Saving for first Doxa

    OMG that searambler is beautiful....i'm going to go and see if anyone wants a kidney so I can have it right now. And MJTO, I just may take you up on that...but when I'm closer to purchase so I don't torture myself more than I already am.

    I kind of hate this hobby sometimes. But I also love it.

    And I'm only atying away from orange because I have an orange watch and black because I have a lot of black face watches...

    Thanks folks!
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    Re: Saving for first Doxa



    CSC, Welcome to the Doxa Forum!

    MTJO is good people. Spent a recent hurricane with him on Grand Cayman (he went swimming in the heavy surf in the hours before it hit full force ).

    BTW, you may have an orange watch, but not yet the orange watch.... As their tag line says, "Doxa, the inventor of orange". But the Searambler, Caribbean and Divingstar are all great too.
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    Re: Saving for first Doxa

    Thanks...and you make a good point about the orange. A question...I keep hearing about the 800t but it's not on the Doxa website? Is it a previous model that has been discontinued like the searambler (which should be brought back IMHO)?
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    Re: Saving for first Doxa

    Hi there and welcome to the DOXA Forum!

    The 800Ti is, in fact, a brand new DOXA release. We were able to move very quickly to get it released early (before the Winter holidays).

    It is limited to 500 pieces TOTAL. Here is a post that will give you a fair amount of info. For the moment, it is only available for order to returning DOXA Direct Customers, and DOXA Forum members - such as yourself.

    It is priced at $1,890.00 - this reflects a discount of 30% off of the full retail price - which will go into effect on January 1st.

    Here is a post that will give you a fair amount of information:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=202082

    Again - welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cp_ste.croix View Post
    Thanks...and you make a good point about the orange. A question...I keep hearing about the 800t but it's not on the Doxa website? Is it a previous model that has been discontinued like the searambler (which should be brought back IMHO)?

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