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Doxa Sub 300 T Aqualung U.S. Divers

Doxa Sub 300 T Aqualung U.S. Divers

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Brand: Doxa
Typology: Vintage diver watch
Year: 1969

The condition of this watch is museum-like, it has not undergone any retouching or tampering since purchase in the 1970s, a piece worthy of the best collections.

Complete with everything it had at the time of sale.

DOXA began research and development for the Sub 300 in 1964, under a team helmed by Urs Eschle, the brand's head of operations, who consulted professional divers including none other than the father of SCUBA himself, Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

Since wearability was crucial, Eschle designed a large case with wide rounded lugs. For the dial, the team tested many colors (orange, yellow, turquoise, and red) in the waters of Neuchatel Lake. An unprecedented amount of tritium was also used on the hands and hour indices.

The team implemented a unidirectional bezel with an innovative insert: the U.S. Navy No Decompression chart, with the outer depth scale in orange and the minute scale in black, to allow divers to gauge how much air was in left in their tanks. Rounding out the Sub 300's innovative design was a beads-of-rice bracelet that was the first to implement an ratcheting expandable

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  • General info

    • Reference: 11899-4
    • Serial number: 67500xx
    • Case material: Steel
    • Glass: Plexiglass
    • Caseback: Screw-back
    • Case diameter: 42.0 mm
    • Bezel Materials: Steel
    • Dial color: Orange
    • Dial numerals: No numerals
    • General conditions: Good conditions
    • Water resistance rate: 30 ATM
  • Band or Strap

    • Band material: Metallic bracelet
    • Lug width: 19 mm
    • Buckle type: Clasp
    • Buckle material: Steel
  • Movement

    • Calibre: ETA 2872
    • Movement type: Automatic
    • Complications: Date