I flipped my Sub 5000T Professional a little while ago - great watch, but too much "Bling" for my tastes. Just got a Sub 750T Professional based on the advise of fellow forum members - Thanks! I do prefer the 750T overall to the 5000T, but the 5000T definitely is a great piece too.
Here is my opinion on what are the positives of these two watches, for what it is worth:
Sub 5000T Professional:
- Love the proportions of the case - Smaller dial to case diameter ratio and thicker than the 750 case.
- The bracelet is very well made - Especially the awesome clasp with its unique adjustment feature - really nice.
Sub 750T Professional:
- Dial and hands - I prefer the black hands and indices to the shiny ones of the 5000T - Although the fact that the dial indices on the 5000T are applied is a nice touch. I prefer the offset Doxa logo and the "cross hairs" style of the 750T dial - truer to the vintage watches.
- I really dig the rice bead style bracelet on the 750T. I have a 1967 Sub 300T Professional and I love the way this modern, solid bracelet emulates that look - brilliant. I also like that it is all brushed and has no polished surfaces except on the sides of the links. The 5000T bracelet is thicker and better made overall, however.
- I prefer the flat crystal on the 750T. Generally I like domed crystals, but the one on the 5000T is a bit too "Corum Bubble" for my tastes. The 750T is more legible overall.
One improvement I would make to both watches:
- Bigger crowns - I think that a 1 to 2 mm larger diameter crown would better fit the large proportion of these watches. The vintage Subs had larger crowns, proportionately.
Both these watches are great. These are just my personal preferences. I will have to post some pics later! I would love to hear the opinions of others who have owned both the 5000T and 750T series. Thanks!