Long time lurker, first time poster :)
I grew up absorbed by the Cussler books and they really do remain among my absolute favourite reads. While I was at University, just by chance, I googled (actually altavista'd...it was the early 00s) the name of Dirk's watch and found out that it actually existed and better still looked exceptional!
Being a poor Uni student, then poor first job graduate I could never really afford to indulge myself in purchasing one.
Thankfully now that's very different, and I've been reading as much as I can into the different breeds of Doxa. Sadly the more I read, the less sure I am of what I want, and what I actually would like to wear and use.
I kind of got fixated on getting an original 300T, I wanted the real McCoy. Then the practicality of getting one, as well as the fact I wouldn't want to wear it lest I damage it made me move on to the 600T. Then I read about the 750T simply being a larger, more modern version of that, and so I changed my mind again.
The 750T confuses me. I am a little put off by the 'Dirk Pitt' edition and the thought of having any sort of mention of the (sadly) awful Sahara movie stamped all over the back of the watch. I'm still not sure if the 750T Vanilla Professional has that or not, or if it is simply the 'dirk pitt edition' version. The other, niggly thing, is I want a space between the SUB and the 750T on the front face. I've seen apparent 750Ts Professionals that have the gap, and don't have the gap. So that confuses me even more.
I guess, in short, I want a modern orange dialed 300T, one that I can wear everyday and not feel like I have to put it in a glass display case. And one that doesn't have Hollywood's awful fingerprints all over the back.
The 1000T seemed to fit the bill then, but it was smaller than the 750T, a kind of super 600T. I quite like the idea of the bigger (750T) watch. The 5000T Professional looks utterly fantastic, but it's a little bit of a departure from the layout of the 300/600/750/1000T professionals. I think I want one, but probably as a second watch down the road after I've got my 300T style first one.
I want to do this soon because I realise that the 750T is practically sold out.
Can anyone help, what would be the best buy for me?
And just a quick thanks to everyone who posts here I enjoy reading this forum very much. It's even more enjoyable when you know you can finally do something about obtaining one of these wonderful timepieces :)