Tritium tubes and the Doxa 800Ti

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    Tritium tubes and the Doxa 800Ti

    Hey guys,

    I'm a long-time Doxa enthusiast (ever since I read my first Clive Cussler novel of course ) but I haven't actually owned one until this year. I picked up a 1200T Sharkhunter, which I found to be a spectacular watch, but it was slightly on the small size for my liking. So I flipped it for a bit of a profit and now I'm looking to replace it. I have my sights set on one of the larger Sharkys, specifically a 750T or an 800Ti. I have the opportunity to get my hands on an 800Ti for a good price, but my concern is with the tritium tubes. I've done a bit of research on tritium tubes, and I know they have a half-life of roughly 12 years. I know a lot of people have reported less time out of their tritium lume, and many have reported more.

    Knowing that the watch is about 8 years old at this point, am I likely to get a watch that still has powerful lume? Are the current 800Ti owners still experiencing good lume with their watches? Lume is important to me, as I plan to travel and camp with this watch, as well as dive with it.

    I also know tritium tubes are replaceable. Will Doxa do this? How long would that take? Ballpark cost? If I pick this watch up and the tubes need to be replaced in a year, that's not the greatest. If they need to be replaced in 4, that's more reasonable.

    Any help would be really appreciated.
    CASIO: G7900 G-Shock DEEP BLUE:All Purpose Diver 1000m ORIENT: ​Polaris GMT TIMEX: Weekender Fairfield and Chronograph SEIKO: ​SKX009K & Modded SRP777J SWATCH: ​Dive Timer

    GONE: Seiko SKX781J, ESQ Blackfin, Orient Aviator, Doxa SUB1200T Sharkhunter (x2)

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    Re: Tritium tubes and the Doxa 800Ti

    If you get a new one from Doxa, I would expect the tubes to be fresher than 8 yrs old. You could always go the route of the M31 too. I love mine and the larger hand set of the M31 holds a lume charge better than smaller models

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    The watch I'm looking at is a nice condition used model. Warranty card dated 2/12/2008

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    Re: Tritium tubes and the Doxa 800Ti

    Not an easy question I guess? :)
    CASIO: G7900 G-Shock DEEP BLUE:All Purpose Diver 1000m ORIENT: ​Polaris GMT TIMEX: Weekender Fairfield and Chronograph SEIKO: ​SKX009K & Modded SRP777J SWATCH: ​Dive Timer

    GONE: Seiko SKX781J, ESQ Blackfin, Orient Aviator, Doxa SUB1200T Sharkhunter (x2)

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    Re: Tritium tubes and the Doxa 800Ti

    Quote Originally Posted by WreckDiver1321 View Post
    Not an easy question I guess? :)
    Have you contacted Doxa customer service and asked them?
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    Re: Tritium tubes and the Doxa 800Ti

    Yes, we can replace the dial and hands when the tritium dims.

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