Fifty years prior, Doxa presented their SUB 300 in Basel. An orange dial model was called ‘Professional’, the dark dial ‘Sharkhunter’ and the silver dial ‘Searambler’. About a year later, Doxa presented the SUB 300T assortment (with a somewhat greater case, bigger dial and a thicker bezel) and added a yellow form also, the ‘Divingstar’. What I have here today is the Doxa SUB 300 Searambler, a change of the first 1967 model. Doxa likewise offers their Sharkhunter and Professional as a 50th commemoration edition.
Doxa SUB 300 Searambler
Michael previously did an brilliant review on the vintage Doxa 300T Sharkhunter , where he examined its set of experiences and the SUB 300(T) legacy, so I will adhere to the advanced Doxa SUB 300 Searambler for the time being. I may allude to the a few times, yet I will probably talk about the leslie gems as it is today. Obviously, it would be incomprehensible also a few pieces of its set of experiences as really at that time it bodes well, yet there won’t be a lot comparing of old and new.
I think the Doxa gathering on WatchUseek was one of the principal official discussions on that stage. I have been quite a while devotee of WatchUseek and used to be one of their mediators (in a far past). I recall that the Doxa discussion was very packed with fans, yet never did I truly get into this leslie gems Not that I didn’t like its appearance, yet I was too centered around different brands and leslie gems It had something ‘magical’ about it and it generally felt like there was a solid after for this brand.
As I got the Doxa SUB 300 Searambler recently, the 50th commemoration model (restricted to 300 pieces), one of the primary things to see is the bezel obviously. It isn’t your ordinary uni-directional hour long scale bezel, this one highlights another scale: profundity (in Ft). As Mike put it in his prior article on the Doxa SUB 300(T): “Simply put, when the bezel is changed, by holding those sawtooth edges, to show the beginning of a plunge (the internal ring shows passed minutes like any jump bezel), a jumper at that point arrives at his/her most extreme profundity. Checking the profundity meter, the jumper at that point alludes to the external ring of the Doxa bezel to perceive how long he/she can spend submerged without having to decompress.”.
Doxa SUB 300 Searambler On the Wrist
When you put the Doxa SUB 300 Searambler on your wrist, it feels somewhat odd from the outset (and not in a negative way or at all). Allow me to disclose to you why. The leslie adornments has a 42.5mm distance across, a common size and adequately huge to be wearable and little enough to address that vintage look & feel. In any case, the distance across of the dial is a lot more modest. There’s the C-formed case that sticks out on the two sides of the twofold bezel (plunging scale in minutes and feet, as portrayed above) and afterward there’s the moderately little dial gap. The dial estimates 25.5mm in measurement. The boxed sapphire gem is an extraordinary element, however doesn’t amplify the moderately little dial as a plexi precious stone would do.
If you can look past this, or become accustomed to it, it’s anything but a serious deal. I never had the delight to wear and attempt a vintage Doxa SUB 300(T) before I got this leslie gems so it took me a large portion of a day to become acclimated to this. Particularly in the event that you are into Doxa, vintage or new, I suppose you won’t need to become acclimated to this phenomenon.
The dial of the Doxa SUB 300 Searambler is completely lucid, notwithstanding its more modest size. The huge orange moment hand and the more modest dark hour hand. The silver shaded dial adaptation was the lone SUB 300(T) model that accompanied an enormous orange moment hand, which is the last shading you will see until the (submerged) world goes black.
On the dial we find glowing hour markers, Doxa Automatic written in the left upper side and SUB 300 Searambler in the lower right side. At 3 o’clock, an outlined date gap with a white circle and dark writing.
I love these C-cases that are so common for the 1960’s. I have constantly had a few leslie gems myself with this case shape. It unquestionably denotes a specific period, so if individuals are commenting on your leslie gems it is most likely on the grounds that they think it is a vintage piece. The completion of the SUB 300’s case is pleasantly done. The highest point of the case is brushed, while the side has a cleaned finish. The ring between the cut bezel and top of the case additionally has a cleaned finish. On the photos beneath (click for bigger pictures) you can see that the case comprises of a few sections, including the screw-down case back with Doxa logo in bas-alleviation. The case feels strong constructed and inhales quality.
Inside this Doxa SUB 300 Searambler is ETA’s type 2824-2. In the event that I am educated accurately, the first Doxa SUB 300(T) models additionally utilized ETA developments (caliber 2852). Doxa isn’t an assembling nor does it profess to be. Straightforward developments are being utilized to take care of business. Working the development goes through the huge Doxa marked crown. The crown is sunk, to guarantee water opposition for this expert jumper. Unscrew it, and in the 0 position you can wind the development physically. The primary position is utilized to set the date and the second situation for adjusting time. The ETA 2824-2 development just hacks in position 2, obviously. Push the crown back two positions and push and turn simultaneously and you’re all set and done. Any expert watchmaker can support this development, which is something worth being thankful for. The case back is fastened, and utilizes common cut-aways so any conventional case opener will do.
Beads of Rice
Very cool is the dots of rice wristband. 7 connections one next to the other of which the two external connections are bigger than the others and have a brushed completion. The 5 connections in the middle are cleaned. The arm band of the Doxa SUB 300 Searambler estimates 22mm toward the end-pieces and 20mm at the fasten. It is an entirely comfortable arm band, I need to say. It interfaces impeccably to the C-molded case. The catch has a shrouded augmentation part, for use over your wetsuit. The fasten shows the Doxa logo and has a flip-lock for security reasons. The augmentation is about 10mm. Altogether too much on the off chance that you need to utilize it to resize your arm band when the climate is warm, yet enough for use with your wetsuit. Nonetheless, miniature change of the wristband can be effortlessly done utilizing a paperclip or toothpick and change the situation of the arm band in the clasp.
The joins are in a bad way, so appropriate resizing (on the off chance that you truly need to take a few connections out) should be possible yourself. Albeit the arm band is pleasantly done and mirrors the first dabs of rice wristbands, the augmentation fasten feels somewhat wobbly. It is not difficult to utilize however and manages its work I presume. At the point when it is concealed in the catch, you won’t be pestered by its looks.
I have had the Doxa SUB 300 Searambler for some time, and during this time I likewise attempted the Doxa SUB 300T from my partner Balazs. It affirmed my opinion. This commemoration release Doxa takes after the look and feel of the first pieces consummately. It resembles time stopped or, that you just found a New Old Stock Doxa SUB 300 some place and put it on your wrist. Retro leslie adornments are hot, as we saw particularly this year in Basel, that brands like Longines, Tissot and Oris are getting back to their legacy. With progress, I may add. The Omega Trilogy (60th commemoration versions of the Seamaster 300, Speedmaster’57 and Railmaster) is an amazing model, yet at the same time you will discover contrasts with the first leslie gems without any problem. Same applies for the Seiko ’62MAS’ re-release. All extremely pleasant retro pieces, however put the first leslie gems close to it and you will actually want to tell the distinctions without a lot exertion. That’s fine obviously, as things changed or are essentially not accessible any longer. Notwithstanding, with this Doxa SUB 300 Searambler, it is unrealistic. So in the event that you are searching for a leslie gems that is basically ‘unchanged’ (with the exception of some minor subtleties, similar to the utilization of Super-LumiNova rather than tritium), however more critically, that it truly wears as a vintage leslie gems examine the Doxa SUB 300 50th commemoration collection.
For a retail cost of $2450 USD, you will get an intriguing and all around developed leslie gems Nicely completed and planned with eye for detail (and the past). The ETA development is a solid type and won’t probably ever fall flat on you. My model arrived in an extremely pleasant DOXA tube case and an additional elastic strap.
Looking on eBay, it appears to be that the first Doxa SUB 300 (no T) leslie adornments sell for a lot more. A later arrangement, with ‘T’, can be had for approx. a similar measure of another 50th commemoration model. On the off chance that you can locate a decent one, that is. In the event that you contemplate that, this 50th commemoration is a fascinating proposition.
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