SUB 800Ti Question and Answer Thread

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    SUB 800Ti Question and Answer Thread

    Hi Everyone - there have been lots of questions about the new 800Ti and while we've tried to answer as many as we can, it is hard because they are popping up via live chat, email and here on the Forum - so we put our heads together and will be posting the questions we've received along with the answers.

    This is a Q & A post so please keep it a question, and allow us to answer.

    Thanks!

    Please feel free to add questions here -and we will do our best to answer them quickly!

    1. The Tritium Tubes

    Q: How long will the tubes last?
    A: The tubes are guaranteed to last 10 years, having said that, there is a fair bit of feedback out there that these tubes will last and hold there "glow" for up to 20 years.

    2. The weight of the SUB800Ti

    Q. How much does this new SUB weigh compared to other models?
    A. The SUB800Ti is 169 grams including the bracelet. The heaviest DOXA SUB in the current collection (the SUB600 T-GRaph) is 221 grams, and for some additional comparison, the SUB1000T is 185 grams. It is very well balanced and is a very comfortable watch to wear.

    3. The NATO Strap

    Q. Does the NATO Strap come as an option instead of the bracelet?
    A. No, the NATO Strap is a 22 mm strap that is not a branded "DOXA" strap. For those purchasing the 800Ti, you can add this to your purchase for the additional price of $19.90 - simply write "NATO STRAP addition at $19.90" in the NOTES/NOTICES section of the order form, or let us know when you call to order.

    Q. Does DOXA sell this strap as a "stand alone" accessory?
    A. Not at this time, but stay tuned - it might be coming.

    4. What dial versions are available?

    Q. Will the 800Ti be availaible in Caribbean or Divingstar?
    A. No, just the Professional and the Sharkhunter.

    Q. Will there be a PVD version?
    A. No.

    Q. How many total pieces of each version will be made?
    A. Much in the spirit of the 750T - demmand will dicate how many of each dial is produced.


    5. How luminous are the Microtec Tritium tubes?
    A. the luminosity of the Microtec H3 tubes is 25 millicurie (mCi)


    We will have more answers as your questions arrive!

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    Re: SUB 800Ti Question and Answer Thread

    Is a rubber strap planned for this model?

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    Re: SUB 800Ti Question and Answer Thread

    Stupid question. What is PVD and what does it stand for?

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    Re: SUB 800Ti Question and Answer Thread

    "Physical Vapor Deposition, or PVD (you'll also see it labeled as Ion Plating, or IP, which is a variant on PVD). The PVD process involves placing the item to be coated in an inert (non-reactive) atmosphere, heating it up to 400° C or so (depending on the process), and basically spraying it with the molecules that you want to coat it with. That's the general process, however there are a lot of subtle variations like using charged ions for the ion plated variation. PVD has been around since 1838 and is heavily used in semiconductor manufacturing, automobiles, and many other places including, or course, watches."

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    Re: SUB 800Ti Question and Answer Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by johnk317 View Post
    Stupid question. What is PVD and what does it stand for?
    Hi John, and welcome to the Doxa Forum!




    PVD stands for physical vapor deposition, and it is a process of coating a metal object (in this case watch cases, crowns, etc.) with a cosmetic color application (in watches, most often black, though other colors are possible).

    It usually provides a very tough, long lasting finish which is bonded to the substrate at an atomic level (won't flake or peel as other coatings can).

    For a great example of what it looks like when done correctly, check out Doxa's current offerings of the 5000T Military Sharkhunter or 1000T Military Sharkunter (often referred too as Milsharks).
    Regards, T Bone.

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    Re: SUB 800Ti Question and Answer Thread

    Related question. We now know the weight of the 800TI is 169 grams. Since it's closest relative is the 750T, could you tell us the "official' weight of a 750T with bracelet?

    This would give everyone the closest comparison to what is essentially the same sized Doxa in steel (obviously the bracelet of the new watch will add significant weight that the thinner steel bracelet of the 750T lacks, making them in my guess very near each other in overall weight).
    Regards, T Bone.

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    Re: SUB 800Ti Question and Answer Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
    Related question. We now know the weight of the 800TI is 169 grams. Since it's closest relative is the 750T, could you tell us the "official' weight of a 750T with bracelet?

    This would give everyone the closest comparison to what is essentially the same sized Doxa in steel (obviously the bracelet of the new watch will add significant weight that the thinner steel bracelet of the 750T lacks, making them in my guess very near each other in overall weight).
    I'd like to know the weight of the 750T as well.

    Thanks Doxa for the Q&A thread. Great idea!

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    Re: SUB 800Ti Question and Answer Thread

    Question on touching up the brushed finish:

    Since this watch's titanium surfaces have been specially treated to more closely resemble stainless steel, what happens if I scuff the watch and want to rebrush the surface? Will the area that I rebrush look darker like regular titanium?

    Thanks.

    That is a good question and will require a bit of research - stay tuned!

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    Re: SUB 800Ti Question and Answer Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoodles95 View Post
    I'd like to know the weight of the 750T as well.

    Thanks Doxa for the Q&A thread. Great idea!
    The 750T GMT is exactly 200.0 grams with the bracelet and all links attached...if that helps
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    Re: SUB 800Ti Question and Answer Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by roberev View Post
    Is a rubber strap planned for this model?
    Hi Rob -

    The honest answer I can give you is that I have not heard it announced yet. For this reason, we are stressing that it is being sold as a bracelet watch with the option to purchase the NATO strap as an accessory for an additional $19.90 - having said that - if there is going to be a rubber strap, you will see it/read it here first!

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