If you are looking fora statement vintage 1960's dive watch then it just doesn't get much better than this stunning Doxa from c1968
For those that dont know the name or understand the pedigree ,a brief background ,Originally started by watch repairer Georges Ducommun in his garage around 1905 he was honored in Liege, Belgium, and in the same year one of his timepieces won the gold medal at the Exposition Internationale in Milan, Italy. then in 1908 Georges hit upon perhaps one of the most important innovations of the era In 1908 he presented his 8-day movement and in 1910, Georges registered the name DOXA. DOXA - Greek for GLORY and a company biult on a foundation of inovation and excelence.
Doxa like many other companies merged with others in the late sixties and throughout the seventies and during this period Doxa watches became dual branded Synchron. This piece hails from the period before that and is completely signed doxa on the dial ,case back and movement .
The movement is the Doxa 118 automatic with date which is housed in the solid stainless steel 42 mm case, make no mistake this is a serious dive watch aimed at professional divers ,every bit the equal of a Seamaster 300 or Rolex submariner. In fact many would argue that this watch has features that make it superior than its prestigious rivals ,the saw tooth bezel is one such example or the fact that at its inception in the 1960s, this was actually the most tritium ever allowed on a wristwatch and on this dial under blue light a fact very clearly demonstrated .The dial was designed solely for functionality, with the maximum amount of tritium used in order to make the hands and indexes as legible as possible underwater.The unidirectional bezel is particularly innovative for featuring the official US Navy Air dive table for no-decompression dives.
I could go on but I hope you get the message I love this watch it was designed to do a professional job and do it very very well ,the ultimate tool watch ?,perhaps but if not very close ,you decide.
The stainless steel bracelet is an expandable beads of rice divers bracelet.