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Doxa Sub 200

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Review of the Doxa Sub 200 see link below. A different look to the cushion case 300T which is more immediately recognisable. The BOR bracelet stands out but otherwise the watch doesn't really appeal to me above say an Oris or CW 65, particularly in the black dial version in the article.

A look at the Doxa website however reveals a few alternative colourways including aquamarine, orange, yellow that are perhaps more distinctive. In those bright colours, they remind me a little of the Halios Seaforth, share the same movement (ETA 2824-2) and are similarly priced (if the Seaforth were still available).

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Re: Doxa Sub 200

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Thegreyman wrote:
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. . . . .. . otherwise the watch doesn't really appeal to me above say an Oris or CW 65, particularly in the black dial version in the article.
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Ah there you go, Patrick.

Certainly the Doxa Sub 200 is in a crowded marketplace for Vintage style Divers, but I would buy one over an Oris and even a CW 65.

I read the review a few days ago, more than once, but baulked at the end on the price. There you go.

The coloured dial versions, both in colour and design, come out looking very similar to the Halios Seaforth that you like (own). Perhaps that's the attraction.


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Re: Doxa Sub 200

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Nice colourful watches, particularly the yellow and turquoise with the non-vintage lume. However, I wouldn’t buy one as I know I’d regret it as a poor compromise because it wasn’t a ‘real’ 300T Doxa.
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I rather like it in black, but that could be because of the strong resemblance to my Gen-II Omega Seamaster 300; the twisted lugs, the “Bakelite” style bezel including the smooth bezel base with the teeth only on the very top lip. It has a different dial and hand set which serve to make it more individual. I’d think be happy with it, rather than the 300, even though it’s not the iconic model.

I’d need to see photos, rather than renders, before deciding whether the other colours are equally likeable...
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When these were released last year I thought, ooh I like vintage style dive watches and it looks a bit like a previous version of a Seamaster, but:

- It is not a Doxa 300
- There are many vintage style divers to choose from, that I prefer
- If I was going to spend that on another vintage style diver for occasional wear, I would get a Seiko...

Or a C65 Dartmouth, or a Newmark 71.

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gaf1958 wrote:I rather like it in black, but that could be because of the strong resemblance to my Gen-II Omega Seamaster 300; the twisted lugs, the “Bakelite” style bezel including the smooth bezel base with the teeth only on the very top lip. It has a different dial and hand set which serve to make it more individual. I’d think be happy with it, rather than the 300, even though it’s not the iconic model.

I’d need to see photos, rather than renders, before deciding whether the other colours are equally likeable...
Quoting myself... hmm that’s a worry...

I did say that I needed to see something more than just a render before deciding whether I liked the other colours. Well, I saw the yellow, loved it and here are some photos next to what I think are the two watches that contributed most to it’s appearance; the Seamaster 300 and the Halios Seaforth.

The Seamaster “heritage” includes the case shape; the classic Omega twisted lugs, the bezel; smooth on the lower two thirds, with the toothed section extending beyond the bezel base; “Bakelite” style bezel insert.

The Seaforth contributes to the overall feel of the “face”; dial, hour markers and in some general way the hand shape. Yes, they’re different, but the theme is similar...

Edit: I missed out on a yellow Halios Seaforth in both the first and second releases; I have the orange that replaced the yellow in the 3rd release. With the Doxa in hand, I’ll now stop my somewhat passive search for a yellow Seaforth; the Doxa fits the bill very nicely. As a bonus my almost new Doxa was close to half of the asking price of a used Seaforth.

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This really is a very photogenic watch!

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gaf1958 wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:49 pm
This really is a very photogenic watch!

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Looks very nice Gary, and by my recollection in looks to be a good colour match for the Bahamas Yellow which I think was the name of the Halios dial colour.

The watch is an excellent substitute for the Halios. You don't really see many Seaforths for sale on ebay/Chrono24 etc at all, I can't recall seeing a yellow one for a long time so a good decision to go for the Doxa I reckon.
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Thegreyman wrote:Looks very nice Gary, and by my recollection in looks to be a good colour match for the Bahamas Yellow which I think was the name of the Halios dial colour.

The watch is an excellent substitute for the Halios. You don't really see many Seaforths for sale on ebay/Chrono24 etc at all, I can't recall seeing a yellow one for a long time so a good decision to go for the Doxa I reckon.
Thanks Patrick, you’ve pointed out the one big problem with the yellow Halios - supply. Add demand to the equation and it accounts for the prices they command. More than happy with this one.

And yes, I believe you’re right Bahama Yellow is the colour - not to be confused of course with the “Team Banana” yellow FLE candidate... ;)
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You're a dark horse, Gary. Well? Perhaps not, just true to form.

A Nearly New Doxa eh? I didn't think they would be around yet.

Rather nice all the same.


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The turquoise one is quite snappy! :D
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:You're a dark horse, Gary. Well? Perhaps not, just true to form.

A Nearly New Doxa eh? I didn't think they would be around yet.

Rather nice all the same.
Thanks Guy. I’d definitely say true to form... although I have managed to divest myself of perhaps 2 dozen watches recently. :shock:
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I like them. Great heritage too!

That blue has something about it!

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gaf1958 wrote:
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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:You're a dark horse, Gary. Well? Perhaps not, just true to form.

A Nearly New Doxa eh? I didn't think they would be around yet.

Rather nice all the same.
Thanks Guy. I’d definitely say true to form... although I have managed to divest myself of perhaps 2 dozen watches recently. :shock:
But I bet you kept the Omegas.
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albionphoto wrote:But I bet you kept the Omegas.
I did sell one, but made up for that by buying another Speedmaster... Image Details to come once it arrives.
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