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Seestern Sub 300 Orange - Doxa Homage

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semperfi55

No review for now, just a quick post on the latest Doxa Homage on the block.

I'm too cheap to buy the gen Doxa, but I sure like that garish orange.

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Sadly there are no reps about. The closest one could get was a Maranez Samui, but that was as available as a Ming watch, or Kurono.

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Then came the Tactical Frog.  Although it sounds like some back-handed Francophobic compliment on French military prowess, the watch is a lot cheaper than the unavailable Samui.

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Cheap? Yes

Available? Yes

Bezel? Uh WTF, let's use the tachymeter to check how fast those torpedoes are going to sink our ship. :wallbash:

The bezel was the stumbling block that stopped me from throwing my debit card at the computer screen.

 

Perhaps I could sand off the engravings and re-engrave it? Or just get someone to make a new bezel? 

 

Thank  goodness I hesitated. 2 weeks after I found out about the Frog, the Seestern was out. I never bought something this fast.

https://seesternwatches.com/shop/ols/products/seestern-vintage-sub-300-mechanical-movement-dive-watch-sst-vnt-sub-3005

 

I paid for the watch 5/9/21, watch arrived in UK 13/9/21. Although express shipping was free, I opted for standard shipping to ahem keep other costs low.

The watch came in a similar black case like with my SteelDive watch, a warranty card, manual, spring bar and clasp adjustment tool, and link removal tool.

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Dimensions

These are my measurements:

Outer bezel diameter: 38.6mm

Case widest point excluding crown: 42.6mm

Lug to Lug: 45.3mm

Case Height: 13.8mm

Lug Width:19.6mm

 

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Both inner and outer bezels rotate together. It is a unidirectional bezel.

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Lume shot

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The Date wheel overlay is lumed as well. Great if you’re wearing the watch as is, less so if you have other nefarious plans for the watch. 

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Side profile of watch on the wrist

 

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For reference,my wrist size is 6 and half inches. The size is still ok for small wrists, considering that it is a dive watch.

 

This is a very affordable Doxa homage, ticks all the boxes for me! 

Hehe it won't be a homage for long now :rolleyes:

 

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CollieWobbles

That's a decent homage of the Doxa :thumbsup2:

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splke

ooo cant wait for mine now that looks ace pal

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rikracy

Ahhh...more temptation!!!

Cracking looking homage with a bulletproof movement and the build quality looks dam decent too......all for $179...... what's not to like!!!!:thumbsup:

A great find, sir!!

 

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dfq23

Pondering putting mine on the rubber

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k4jun

Mate, how is that lume on the date?

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watch.aholic

It's ditto like the Doxa... Amazing good value... For that money we don't even get a half decent rep...

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splke
16 hours ago, dfq23 said:

Pondering putting mine on the rubber

Ordered mine with rubber optional 

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TheGingerFerret
9 hours ago, semperfi55 said:

No review for now...

That's not a review? :daffy:

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brang1

Definitely the pick of the bunch this one, and a great non-review- thank you 

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semperfi55
16 hours ago, k4jun said:

Mate, how is that lume on the date?

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Oops forgot to post that. Updated my post as well.

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I’ve only just tested it. I’ll update again and see how long the lume lasts.

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brang1

Clasp looks better than Doxa's - theres is total crap for the money

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judas9r

Drilled lugs, well designed bracelet and actual lume. All the things Doxa can't get right. Nice pick up.

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jcagara08

hey great looking watch, might be a good catch in the future, lovin that orange and beads or rice bracelet action going on right there

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Theduke.williams

Sold.

I love divers watches, and always wanted a Doxa, but didn't want to get ripped off!

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splke

Mines arrived its properly nice thing I tried on the sub 200 and 300 in cw other week and this is as good 

They forgot to send the rubber tho fuckers 

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NCRich

Freaking.................mine of course is sitting in NYC customs.   Oh well.

 

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splke
On 13/09/2021 at 16:14, dfq23 said:

Pondering putting mine on the rubber

if you decide to flip give me a shout please pal :thumbsup2:

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G_sus

I dithered on the light blue dial, so will more than likely pick up on when someone flips it in a few weeks :)

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splke

they are absolutely fab 

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processengr
On 14/09/2021 at 08:14, NCRich said:

Freaking.................mine of course is sitting in NYC customs.   Oh well.

 

Although I ordered Sept 6th, mine did not even ship yet...

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splke

10 days from order to door 

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RussP

Excellent.................might as well get one for me too.

Great non-review dude !

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elcapitanig

Would anyone happen to know the dial diameter on this guy? Looking to get one for some mods. 

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umecha
On 25/09/2021 at 18:51, elcapitanig said:

Would anyone happen to know the dial diameter on this guy? Looking to get one for some mods. 

There's a thread about Doxa dials over on RWI in the vintage section. Had a quick look and didn't see the dial diameter confirmed, but that'll be the place to ask

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