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After doubting for a long time, I have decided to say goodbye to this beautiful and incredibly rare watch. I am not a collector who keeps safe queens; i wear everything i have. Unfortunately, I have no click with the orange color, so I do not easily grab this watch. And then I only have 1 rule; no matter how rare something is, if I don't wear it, something else must take its place.
For people who don't know the history of the DOXA Sub 300T, I will refer to the following article: https://monochrome-watches.com/cousteau-and-the-timepieces-of-the-calypso-team-part- 1
Briefly explained, the DOXA Sub 300T was introduced in 1967. This specific copy is one of the very first produced, from 67 or 68, before they became Synchron. This is also characterized by the "sailboat" caseback. These early specimens are extra rare, but what makes this specimen a lot rarer is the presence of the original steel band. Thanks to the diver's extension, it even fits around my wrist of 21 cm.
The Sub 300T was also part of the list of watches worn by the Jacques Cousteau crew on the COMEX expeditions and is actually the only relatively affordable watch (although prices are already above € 5,000 nowadays). Better known watches are the Omega Ploprof (currently € 7,000 on steel) and the Rolex Submariner Comex (€ 50,000).
The condition of this is worn but unpolished, in completely original condition. Even with an original crown, which, however, does not screw in any more (apart from that, I would not take any risks with regard to water with such an old watch). The watch runs very well and accurately and requires no service as far as I can tell. It features a beautifully patinated "spider" dial.
I have already looked carefully and an early DOXA on original steel like this is nowhere to be found for less than € 6000. I am going to put my price firmly under that because it is not my intention to get the most out of it.
Model: DOXA Sub 300T
Diameter: 42 mm
Movement: ETA 2852
Price: € 3750
You can find an album of pictures of the watch here: https://imgur.com/a/PoVir8h