I was the second to last person to purchase the original 2002 Doxa SUB 300T Professional Re-Issue. My best friend bought the last one (we were too late for the original 1000 watches which sold out, but Doxa contacted me and related that there were two cancellations and those two watches were back available).
My desire for a "beads of rice" style bracelet on the subsequent 600T, 750T, 1000T, and 5000T watches has been building.
Orange is the only color for me. While I certainly enjoy the Sharkhunter, Searambler, and Divingstar versions (and I would be glad to have several of each if I had the funds), Dirk Pitt and Clive Cussler wear orange.
The new 1200T with the helium release valve blew me away.
The Diving With Legends limited edition of only 99 watches really blew me away too.
I attended the DWL presentation at the Chicago/Rosemont Our World Underwater 2010 show and Pete Millar was wonderful. So was Doxa, the DWL book, and all of the legends who were present and received their watches and books.
It was a very hard decision with the economy and the uncertainty of the world's future, the United States' future, Illinois' future, and my family's future.
24 of the DWL watches were given to Pete and the 23 other legends, which left only 75 DWL SUB 1200T HRV Professional watches available to the public. 24 of the diving world's most famous divers now have this particular limited edition of only 99 on their wrists. I was at the presentation. I had an absolute blast with all the forum members when we went out to dinner at Harry Carey's restaurant. That's it. I concluded that I must have one.
I pulled the "trigger" (an enjoyable pun for those of you who know me!) and loaded up the Doxa order page and pressed the "enter" key on my keyboard. I softly said, "Pow" as I pressed the key.
I now await shipment details and I am reminded of that 2002 situation, constantly checking the FedEx tracking number.