I've been with Doxa since the 2002 reissue. I somehow found the order link, and soon had ordered a 300T Divingstar reissue. That one is long-gone, and I've been through more than a couple of Doxas through the years.
My currents are the Divingstar GMT, the 2002 Sub 300T reissue, and now, the 300 SeaRambler 50th. All fine, fine, watches.
So I got my SR yesterday, and sized it up. This was after just missing the FedEx guy at my house, after I had thought I redirected the package to my local FedEx pickup. Turns out that I was sent 2 packages from Doxa, one in error, and that one was the one I tried to redirect-it was caught and sent back to Doxa before I got it, so hopefully that didn't delay anyone!
I found the bracelet typical to resize, at least from Doxa-the screws are tight, so it takes a bit of finesse, but it's manageable.
I was not expecting the COSC certificate, as I must have overlooked that. Nice surprise, as was the book.
I was a bit worried as the box from FedEx was crushed in the corner, and looked like it was left outside in the rain overnight, but the contents inside were perfect.
I was very happy that it was packaged in a tube-just as I thought the Sub SHOULD be!
Timekeeping is great so far, but I will not even bother to precisely time it for a few weeks. I like it to settle in, and both of us get used to each other first.
I think the bracelet is spot-on. Great update to the classic BOR, and has a bit of sideways flex that is welcome, and matches the vintage one. This is far beefier, however.
I love the side profile, and this one fits the empty spot left when I sold the vintage Sub 300 (no T) that I used to own. I loved that watch, but was a bit worried about day-to-day use with it, and didn't wear it much at all as a result.
I would say that this is a great update to the vintage 300-series of watches. It has better materials (like the sapphire crystal) where they were needed, and is now, in my opinion, a perfect dive/onshore companion.
I can see how some may feel the dial is a bit small. To me, it is a homage to the original, and has the same effect. I don't find the dial too small. I think the proportions of this watch are really great, and it stands out from the crowd.
I am guessing the bezel will get scratched up, much like the originals, perhaps to a lesser extent. I know Doxa has worked on this through the years, but some scratching is inevitable.
For now, I am going to enjoy this one. I went with the SR dial, as I used to also own a SR TGraph, and I miss that combo. Maybe pick one of those up again, someday....