The Doxa Sub 300T line is one of the brand's most recognizable watches. It was the first commercially made dive watch with various colour dials and no-decompression bezel. These watches were made with functionality in mind. From the burly shape of the case to the application of the maximum amount of tritium allowed by law on the dial for legibility, these tool watches were meant to be used.
Colours of the Original Sub300Ts were:
Yellow: Diving Star
The Sub300t's are one of the most iconic Vintage Dive Watches out there, Thanks in no small part to the Dive Icon Jacques Cousteau.
Jacques Cousteau owned and wore a Doxa Sub300T. Cousteau, who at the time was the head of U.S. Divers, was so impressed by the Doxa Sub300T that he became a distributor of the reference in the United States and co-branded the dial of the Sub300T with the U.S. Divers logo.
This particular Searambler is in very good order and quite possibly all original. The Watch dates from c.1968-1975, we know this as in 1968 Synchron purchased Doxa and started using their branding on the sub300t.
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Calibre: Doxa/Synchron Calibre 58 (ETA 2783). Quickset date.
Timekeeping: Keeping very good time.
Service History: Unknown, there are service markings inside the Caseback, professionally inspected and found to be working very well in March 2023.
Dial: Original Doxa Factory Dial.
Case: All Stainless Steel.
Measurements: Without/With Crown: 42.5mm/45.2mm End of Lug to Lug: 45mm
Bezel: Uni-Directional 60 Click Bezel. Red Chapter Ring.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Possibly Original.
Crowns: Original Synchron Signed Crown.
Strap/Bracelet: On a new 20mm Hirsch Osiris Grey Suede Leather Strap with Steel Buckle
Lug Width: 20mm
Bits that stand out:
- Hefty Case!
- Dial is in Superb Order.
- 60 Click Bezel.
- Iconic Model.
- U.S Divers Co Signed Dial.
-Very possibly all Original (bar strap).
-Light Scratches throughout the Case, with a very small patch of minor pitting by the case lip, nothing to worry about.
- Inner Bezel has lost its paint.
- Caseback has scratches throughout, the serial numbers have worn away.
Overall the Searambler is in nice honest used condition.
The Handset is Original.
The Dial is in lovely condition.
Dial and Hand lume is original Tritium and has darkened over the years.
Crystal is very possibly original, it has two tiny tiny marks, nothing major at all.
Original Signed Synchron Crown.
Photographed on a 7in Wrist.