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Popular Doxa Diving watches

The history of the Swiss watch brand, Doxa is quite an interesting one and thus goes some way to explaining why Doxa dive watches have become so popular to collect. The brand is today known for its excellent standards in watchmaking and workmanship and has specialised in dive watches during a very significant era – the 1960s and 1970s.

During this time, the call for dive watches for military and war use was much less. As a result, people began to take up diving as a hobby and turned to watches to assist with this. Dive watches during the 1960s were opened up for commercial use and were a pretty cool thing to own and collect. The brand’s strong orange dial was in high demand. Doxa has specialised in hand-assembling all of its own components to ensure the utmost durability and reliability of its popular dive watches. Doxa watches are also popular for their unmissable vintage-inspired aesthetics. Here is a guide to ten of the most popular Doxa dive watches.

Doxa Sub 1500T Aquamarine

The Doxa Sub 1500T comes in a range of dial colours that vary from vibrant yellow to a classic silver and the all-desirable orange version, however, it is the Aquamarine version of the Sub 1500T watch series that really exudes a cool and fresh look on the wrist. Perfect for wearing whilst on vacation, the bold aquamarine dial colour of this dive watch is paired with a cushion-shaped 316L stainless steel case, a helium escape valve for the releasing of pressure whilst under daring water depths, and of course, a 1500-meter water resistance. The Doxa Sub 1500T Aquamarine watch makes it to our guide to the top ten Doxa Dive watches, since it is primed for diverse underwater adventure and can withstand the toughest of challenges.

Doxa Aquamarine Technical Specs

At a glance:

Case: Titanium

Size: 44mm

Water resistance (m): 1000

Dial colour: Orange with Mission 31 logo at 7:30

Features: Patented no-decompression dive table bezel / date at 3 o’clock / helium escape valve

Movement: ETA 2824-2 / Automatic / 28,800 v.p.h / 38-hour power reserve

Strap: Titanium bracelet / folding clasp / wetsuit extension / Doxa fish logo

Doxa Mission 31 Sub Professional

Doxa joined Fabien Cousteau in celebrating his grandfather Jacques-Yves Coustea’s underwater 30-day mission by developing the Mission 31 Sub Professional watch as part of the Mission 31 challenge, designed to outstay the former by one day. The limited edition of just 331 pieces boasts the vivid orange dial – a tribute to the brand’s first orange dial created in 1967. The 44mm popular dive watch features a patented no-decompression dive table bezel and is crafted from titanium which reduces the weight of the case and bracelet on the wrist. Powered by the ETA 2824-2 movement, the watch provides unfaltering accuracy with this tried and tested engine, plus the dive watch promises a staggering water-resistance of 1000 meters.

Doxa Mission 31 Sub Professional Technical Specifications:

At a glance:

Case: Titanium

Size: 44mm

Water resistance (m): 1000

Dial colour: Orange with Mission 31 logo at 7:30

Features: Patented no-decompression dive table bezel / date at 3 o’clock / helium escape valve

Movement: ETA 2824-2 / Automatic / 28,800 v.p.h / 38-hour power reserve

Strap: Titanium bracelet / folding clasp / wetsuit extension / Doxa fish logo

Doxa Watch Sub 1200T Caribbean

The Doxa Sub 1200T Caribbean watch presents the time on a deep blue dial and is framed by a stainless steel case that measures a broad 42.7mm diameter. Its bezel is the unidirectional rotating type, designed for measuring elapsed time whilst underwater without the risk of accidentally extending the remaining dive time. The Doxa Sub 1200T Caribbean is one of the most popular Doxa Dive tools – its desirability is enhanced all the more by the fact that Doxa only produced this model in a limited edition series. Its design is inspired by the 1969 Sub 300 Conquistador. The blue dial has a date indication at 3 o’clock, chunky white luminous hands, and is powered by a Swiss-made automatic movement. It also features a useful helium escape valve. Water-resistant up to 1200 meters, this Doxa watch is completed on a striking stainless steel bracelet stamped with the Doxa fish on its folding clasp section.

Sub 1200T Caribbean Technical Specifications

At a glance:

Case: Stainless steel

Size: 42.7mm

Water-resistance (m): 1200

Dial colour: Blue

Features: Unidirectional rotating bezel / date at 3 o’clock / helium escape valve

Movement: ETA-2824-2 / Automatic / 28,800 v.p.h / 42-hour power reserve

Strap: Stainless steel bracelet / folding clasp / wetsuit extension / Doxa fish logo

 

Doxa 1200T Professional

Averaging a value of around $2000, the Doxa Sub 1200T Professional watch is a limited edition model that was only ever made in a quantity of 1200 pieces by Doxa. With such a small quantity available for distribution, the model is hard to come by on the pre-owned market. The Doxa 1200T Professional watch was released back in the 1960s but since then, new iterations have been made. The original vintage Doxa dive watches under this name, however, hold much more value today. The Doxa dive watch promises a 1200 meter water resistance and features the desirable orange dial with luminous markers, a solid stainless steel case, a steel bracelet to match, and a sapphire crystal glass front that measures a thickness of 3mm. A dual scale on the dial offers elapsed time and a decompression table also.

Doxa 1200T Professional Technical Specification

At a glance:

Case: Stainless steel

Size: 42.7mm

Water-resistance (m): 1200

Dial colour: Blue

Features: Unidirectional rotating bezel / date at 3 o’clock / helium escape valve

Movement: ETA-2824-2 / Automatic / 28,800 v.p.h / 42-hour power reserve

Strap: Stainless steel bracelet / folding clasp / wetsuit extension / Doxa fish logo


Doxa Sub 300T Sharkhunter

The Doxa Sub 300T Sharkhunter watch with a black dial follows in the footsteps of the SUB 300T Conquistador, the first general public diver's watch equipped with a helium release valve released in 1969. It features orange accents highlighting the minute hand for effective measuring of elapsed time in conjunction with the rotating diver’s bezel, and a 42.5mm steel case integrated with 1200 meter water resistance. Dive-relevant information is clearly presented on this highly legible dial, which secures firmly to the wrist with a stainless steel beads-of-rice bracelet and a Doxa fish-engraved folding clasp.

Doxa Sub 300T Sharkhunter Technical Specifications

At a glance;

Case: Stainless steel

Size: 42.5mm

Water-resistance (m): 1200

Dial colour: Black dial with orange accents

Features: Unidirectional rotating bezel / date at 3 o’clock

Movement: Automatic / Swiss-made ETA

Strap: Stainless steel bracelet / folding clasp / wetsuit extension / Doxa fish logo

Doxa Sub 4000T

The orange-dialled version of the Doxa Sub 400T watch is a highly collectable piece. Released in a limited edition series of just 300 pieces worldwide, the model promises innovative features like a sapphire bezel – in this design – decorated in orange and black contrasting hues. As with all Doxa diving watches, this popular model promises uncompromised accuracy, robustness, reliability and accuracy. A strong 47.5mm case made from 316L stainless steel is equipped with 1200 meter water resistance and features an integrated crown guard. A Swiss mechanical automatic movement promises a 42-hour power reserve, and the watch is finished on a brushed and polished stainless steel bracelet that secures with a folding clasp and extension facility for wearing over the top of a wetsuit.

Doxa Sub 4000T Technical Specifications

At a glance;

Case: Stainless steel

Size: 47.5mm

Water-resistance (m): 1200

Dial colour: Orange

Features: Unidirectional rotating sapphire bezel / date at 3 o’clock / integrated crown guard

Movement: Automatic / Swiss-made ETA / 42-hour power reserve

Strap: Stainless steel bracelet / folding clasp / wetsuit extension / Doxa fish logo

Sub 300 Aqua Lung US Divers

The Sub 300 Aqua Lung US Divers model was the first of Doxa watches to push the envelope with innovative materials. It was the first case to be forged from black carbon. Matching its stealth-like look is a black rubber strap for ultimate comfort on the wrist. The design is a popular choice for those who prefer the modern finish of all-black watches, whether that be PVD-coated or DLC-coated. This carbon case offers superior robustness and resistance to scratching. The domed sapphire crystal glass front provides a portal to view the dial through. Yellow accents bring a sportiness to this popular Doxa dive watch, whilst a COSC-certified calibre inside promises superior accuracy.

Sub 300 Aqua Lung Us Diver Technical Specifications:

At a glance:

Case: Carbon / Chamber and screw-in case back in titanium

Size: 42.5mm

Water-resistance (m): 300

Dial colour: Black with yellow accents

Features: Unidirectional rotating bezel / date at 3 o’clock /

Movement: COSC-certified / Automatic / Swiss-made / 38-hour power reserve

Strap: Black rubber / black PVD-coated folding clasp / Doxa fish logo

Doxa Searambler Sub 300 T

The Doxa Searambler pays tribute to a ground-breaking original designed in 1969 – the SUB 300T Conquistador – it was the first general public diver's watch equipped with a helium release valve. Today the Doxa Searambler offers a modern diver’s watch with innovative features like a 1,200-meter water resistance, an integrated no-decompression dive time calculator, and a beads-of-rice bracelet. Super-LumiNova-coated hands and hour markers promise clear timekeeping for the diver underneath a strong sapphire crystal glass front, whilst the orange accents around the bezel and on the minute hand nod to the brand’s iconic signature colour.

Searambler Sub 300 T Technical Specifications:

At a glance:

Case: Stainless steel

Size: 42.5mm

Water-resistance (m): 1,200

Dial colour: Silver with orange accents

Features: Unidirectional rotating bezel / date at 3 o’clock

Movement: Automatic / Swiss-made / 38-hour power reserve

Strap: Stainless steel / folding clasp / Doxa fish logo / dive suit extension

Doxa Sub 200 T.Graph

Limited to 300 pieces, the Doxa Sub 200 T. Graph steel model is equipped with the historical 7734 Valjoux movement, yet it has been completely revised and made absolutely reliable before its integration into this popular dive watch. The 43mm Sub 200 T.Graph watch features the famous patented unidirectional rotating bezel with the dual indication of dive time in minutes and depth in meters to calculate the dive time without decompression stops. It also features the signature orange dial, this time with a 3 and 9 o’clock sub-counter offering 30-minute and small second functions. With 200-meter water resistance and a stylish bead-of-rice stainless steel bracelet securing with a folding clasp – it is easy to appreciate how a Doxa dive watch like this Sub 200 T.Graph watch has become so popular, especially since its design is based on the emblematic 1969 SUB concept.

Doxa Sub 200 T.Graph Technical Specifications

At a glance:

Case: Stainless steel

Size: 43mm

Water-resistance (m): 300

Dial colour: Orange with white sub-counters at 3 and 9 o’clock

Features: Unidirectional rotating bezel / date at 6 o’clock

Movement: Automatic / Swiss-made / 7734 Valjoux / 45-hour power reserve

Strap: Stainless steel / folding clasp / Doxa fish logo / divesuit extension


Doxa Sub 200

The Doxa Sub 200 watch became a popular collectable since it launched in 2019. The brand has since released the model in several dial iterations and crafts the cases from 316L stainless steel – each one measuring a compact and very manageable 42mm. Super-LumiNova-coated dial elements, sapphire crystal glass fronts and unidirectional rotating bezels are, of course, a guarantee in these watches. The ETA 2824-2 automatic, self-winding movement with 25 jewels that powers each of these popular Doxa dive watches provides a 38-hour power reserve and the models come equipped on a steel bracelet with the Doxa Fish engraved into the folding clasp. These models offer a 200-meter water resistance, appealing to novice collectors or amateur divers alike.

SUB 200 Professional Technical Specifications

At a glance:

Case: Stainless steel

Size: 42mm

Water-resistance (m): 300

Dial colour: Orange with

Features: Black unidirectional rotating bezel / date at 3 o’clock

Movement: Automatic / Swiss-made / 38-hour power reserve

Strap: Stainless steel / folding clasp / Doxa fish logo / divesuit extension

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