D oxa has consistently been one of those intriguing “cult favorite” watch marks despite the fact that it has a conventional Swiss watch brand history and an item heritage peppered with various watches — including a great deal of dress models. The “cult status” of Doxa has explicitly made its diver’s-style watches well known, and for some valid justifications. Doxa watches get too much of aficionado backing, and today on aBlogtoWatch, I survey the Doxa SUB 300, just as the fundamentally the same as SUB 300T. Starting at 2020, the Doxa SUB 300/300T comes in a sum of six dial tones, each with an interesting item name and accessible lash notwithstanding the notorious “beads of rice” style diver’s bracelet.
Before discussing some Doxa jump watch history, let me initially clarify why this watch survey really covers two item families. Right now, Doxa produces two watches that are propelled by its unique late 1960s diver’s watches. This incorporates the Doxa SUB 300 and the SUB 300T. The two watches are strong choices, however that Doxa offers two watch assortments that are from numerous points of view the equivalent is important for the intriguing idiosyncrasy of the brand. While there are little contrasts in extents and size between the SUB 300 and the SUB 300 T watches, customers would be pardoned for mixing up the two initially. Fortunately, Doxa marks the watch dials with their name so disarray happens a touch less.
What makes the SUB 300 and SUB 300 T extraordinary? So, value, size, water opposition, and development highlights (generally). However, I would state that, given how comparable these watches look (essentially indistinguishable, truly), there is definitely not an unmistakable champ between the two — they are both decent watches. The SUB 300 is somewhat more costly, yet not generally for evident reasons. The SUB 300T is a cutting edge praise to the 1969 Doxa SUB 300T Conquistador and keeping in mind that more affordable, is the more proficient diver’s watch for the individuals who need more genuine features.
The Doxa SUB 300 is 42.5mm-wide with a 45mm haul to-drag distance. The cleaned and brushed treated steel case is 13.4mm-thick, and inside the watch is a Swiss Made ETA 2824-2 programmed development that has been given a COSC Chronometer accreditation. The case is additionally water-impervious to 300 meters. Like the case, the coordinating steel arm band is somewhat more slender for the SUB 300 versus the SUB 300T. The SUB 300 additionally has a retail value that is $600 USD more than the SUB 300T.
The SUB 300T, then again, is somewhat bigger, however generally in extents and thickness. It doesn’t truly wear bigger, as it is a large portion of a millimeter thicker and entirely chomped more limited (haul to-drag distance) at 44.5mm-wide. This is because of the marginally stubbier carries. Strangely, the SUB 300T has a sapphire gem that is all the more flush with the bezel, versus the crate style gem of the SUB 300. This implies that despite the fact that the SUB 300T is just somewhat thicker than the SUB 300, it outwardly looks obviously thicker given the more unmistakable bezel structure. Additionally, note that the SUB 300T has a programmed helium discharge valve on the case.
There are some other minor contrasts between the two notable Doxa jumpers, which incorporate things like dial extents and the style of the no-decompression time limit scale text. As I would see it, the SUB 300 is a somewhat dressier (given the more slender size) and marginally more watch-lover centered model given its more refined extents and COSC Chronometer-confirmed development. In the event that you need a heavier, beefier watch, the SUB 300T is the choice.
The Doxa SUB 300T is water-impervious to 1,200 meters. (Unexpectedly, the first SUB 300T was water-impervious to 300 meters, yet that is held for the SUB 300 model for the little level of jump watch wearers who need this usefulness.) The steel case is a similar 42.5mm width of the SUB 300, however it is a bit “shorter,” as I said. It is kind of fascinating how the different estimation contrasts imply that despite the fact that it bodes well from an item separation viewpoint to have these comparable watches be diversely measured, Doxa did a ton for the SUB 300T to wear as little as conceivable given its general heave. Different components, for example, the wristband, appear to be identical between the two watches, yet after looking into it further, the SUB 300T arm band is somewhat thicker than that of the SUB 300. Inside the SUB 300T is a similar Swiss Made ETA 2824 programmed development as the SUB 300, however without a COSC Chronometer affirmation as the development that the SUB 300 has (which may likewise represent part of the distinction in expense between these watches).
Both the Doxa SUB 300 and SUB 300T work effectively of keeping the first 1960s Doxa diver’s watches as the genuine motivation behind the item. That is really a center piece of why so numerous watch aficionados like Doxa — in light of their chronicled authenticity as diver’s watches. Among their firsts incorporate the utilization of an orange-shaded dial for a diver’s watch (chose on account of its optimal intelligibility under the water), just as being the main commercially accessible watch for sporting jumpers. Prior to that, diver’s watches were predominantly proficient instruments offered to profession jumpers and the military. Sporting plunging itself didn’t start until this period, while the main present day style diver’s watches were presented during the 1950s by brands, for example, Rolex Blancpain, and Zodiac (and more).
Given the noteworthy significance of the orange dial. Doxa calls its SUB 300 and SUB 300T watches with the orange dials “Professional.” Other models get various names. For instance, this silver dial model is known as the SUB 300 Searambler. Perhaps the most fascinating tales about the Doxa SUB 300T is the manner by which it entered contemporary mainstream society through the late jumping and activity story author Clive Cussler. In his books, principle character Dirk Pitt works a Doxa SUB 300T Professional watch — and evidently, this reality was referenced various occasions in novels.
Clive Cussler himself was a jumper and worked for some time at a diver’s shop while he began as an author. Clearly, Cussler was talented a Doxa SUB 300T by the jumping hardware senior supervisor and loved it such a lot of he concluded that the fundamental character of his book additionally needed to wear one. While the facts demonstrate that the books highlighted the SUB 300T, the accounts should have incorporated the SUB 300, as the utility they would offer the fundamental character are apparently identical.
The Doxa SUB 300 and SUB 300T watches are fairly capable at their fundamental reason — being a diver’s watch. One of the other notable components of the watch is the licensed unidirectional metal bezels that incorporate one ring for a 60-minuter counter and another ring for a NDL (no-decompression-limit) scale that is (was) unavoidably helpful for jumpers climbing back to the surface who don’t need to get and decompression sickness.
The watch world has no lack of diver’s style watches. What makes Doxa so uncommon given its religion list fan status? I’m not altogether sure, but rather my supposition is that Doxa watches have an interesting memorable relationship with the rise of current sporting plunging (Doxa talked with so much greats as Jacques Cousteau while creating it. Second, Doxa watches have their own, exceptionally particular, and rather neighborly looking plans. This last feeling of plan qualification is the thing that I think seals Doxa as an attractive diver’s watch for some people.
I discover Doxa’s specific buyer accomplishment to be fascinating given the wide cluster of other diver’s watches available. Apparently, there isn’t anything that Doxa diver’s watches do that different models available can’t do, but then the Doxa name and center retro plan hold colossal interest for lovers. Why would that be? I will offer two answers.
The first answer is the way the SUB 300/300T plan looks. Surely it is a vintage-enlivened plan fundamentally the same as the first. What’s more, Doxa didn’t just come out with a SUB 300 or SUB 300T re-issue, yet generally has been delivering these plans for quite a long while like how Rolex has reliably created an unmistakable Submariner, or Porsche a conspicuous 911. That has helped make the Doxa 300T a genuine social icon.
The tonneau-style case in cleaned steel is idiosyncratic yet attractive. It kind of resembles a flying saucer spaceship on your wrist and wears actually comfortably. The “double” bezel has two rings, which again is a brand name Doxa tasteful. Everything from the case to the hands, bezel, and dial are components we don’t see being replicated by different brands. So when you see this look, you realize it is a Doxa.
Whether or not you discover the appearance of the SUB 300/300T engaging, they do develop on you given their general comfort and accomplishment as apparatus watches. I think this plan has advance in light of the fact that Doxa made constantly sure the SUB 300 family was a decent apparatus watch. Despite the fact that the dial is comparatively little given the case size, it stays entirely decipherable. Indeed, even the one of a kind looking bezel is anything but difficult to handle and turn, even with gloves. Along these lines, as an instrument/useful watch, Doxa offers a decent bundle with the SUB 300 and SUB 300T.
The dial configuration brings out the first plan for plunging, thinking back to the 1960s. The moment hand is “outsize” in light of the fact that that is primarily what jumpers take a gander at when submerged and the bezel speaks to double sizes of essential data (back when jumpers didn’t have plunging computers). Doxa initially verified that orange was the ideal dial tone for ideal submerged intelligibility. Therefore, the orange-shaded variant is known as the SUB 300T Professional, while the other dial tones have various names. As I referenced, this silver-conditioned dial is known as the SUB 300 Searambler. The other four tones (yellow, dark, greenish blue and naval force blue all have their own character-rich titles. Over the dial of the SUB 300 is a “box-style” AR-covered sapphire gem, which sees intended to summon the first acrylic gems initially utilized on the watches beginning in the last part of the 1960s. As I said over, the SUB 300T has an all the more flush crystal.
Part of the notable look of the SUB 300 and SUB 300T is Doxa’s “beads of rice” style arm band, which has five segments of cleaned “beads of rice” joins between more conventional brushed connections on the sides. The arm band is all around made and streams richly over the wrist. This tasteful style of arm band isn’t exceptional to Doxa, yet for quite a while, Doxa was among the lone brands actually creating such wristbands. All the more as of late, these arm bands are coming back in style, with outstanding watches, for example, the TAG Heuer Auatavia Heuer 02 Chronograph being accessible with comparable wristbands. These in any case actually offer a compelling look when coordinated with the notorious Doxa SUB 300/300T case.
In expansion to the steel metal arm band alternative, Doxa likewise offers dark (or dial-coordinating tone) characteristic elastic lashes that are flawlessly fitted to the cases. The lashes should be sliced to measure, however both the ties and the wristband come on steel deployant ties that further have a miniature change framework in them. I discovered the two choices comfortable to wear and attractive. The pieces look particularly cool when you coordinate the shade of the dial with the elastic lash (for an especially trendy result).
Doxa’s history, quality, and eccentricity make for a superb establishment for a clique exemplary watch, which the SUB 300 and SUB 300T unquestionably are. While not for everybody, I assuredly support all genuine watch sweethearts to evaluate a SUB 300/300T for a touch to perceive how they like it. Putting the watch on your wrist is an unexpected involvement with comparison to only seeing pictures of others wearing them.
Consider me somewhat bewildered concerning why Doxa simultaneously sells both the SUB 300 and SUB 300T models. While there are contrasts, the two watches seemingly compete with each other or just make it trying for purchasers to conclude which to get. There are as of now enough dial tones to look over. Doxa’s reaction concerning why they produce both is most likely on the grounds that both sell (perhaps to various purchasers). Just don’t feel awful on the off chance that you are experiencing difficulty settling on the SUB 300 and SUB 300T — as I am not even sure which of the two I would actually like in the event that I needed to pick one. I might just pick the SUB 300 watches if simply because they are marginally more lover grade with the COSC Chronometer developments, and in light of the fact that the cases are somewhat slimmer than the SUB 300T – which has more water opposition than I’ll by and by ever need. Cost for the Doxa SUB 300 on the elastic lash (reference 821.10.021.20 Searambler as seen) is $2,450 (it would be $2,490 USD on the metal wristband). Cost for the Doxa SUB 300T (reference 840.10.351.10 SUB 300T Professional as see) is $1,890 USD (and it would cost $1,850 USD on the elastic strap). Learn more or request at the Doxa site here .
>Model: SUB 300 and SUB 300T (SUB 300T Professional and SUB 300 Searambler as tested)
>Price: $1,850 – $1,890 for the SUB 300T and $2,450 – $2,490 USD for the SUB 300
>Size: 42.5mm-wide, 13.4mm-thick, and 45mm carry to-haul distance.
>When commentator would by and by wear it: For jumping, or for every day work area plunging. It works similarly also for both uses.
>Friend we’d recommend it to first: Tool-watch sweethearts quick to claim a genuine bit of diver’s watch history (that is likewise lovely cool looking).
>Best normal for watch: Nice mix of highlights, legacy, style, and respectable cost. Precisely what a great deal of watch gatherers today are looking for.
>Worst normal for watch: Doxa makes choosing an item testing given conceivably repetitive proposals between the two assortments. Dial is comparatively limited when considering case size. Dial is moderately level where applied markers would have given a marginally better feeling of profundity (however would not have been as verifiably accurate).