1960s DOXA Sub 300T Sharkhunter (Ref. 11899 4)
Doxa S.A. was founded in 1889 by Georges Ducommun as a maker of dress watches and other timepieces. In the late 1960s, Doxa decided to dedicate resources to produce a timepiece to be used exclusively for diving. Doxa consulted with various Navy dive teams and divers including Jacques Cousteau who was then chairman of "U.S. Divers." Doxa's innovative watches were quickly adopted by both commercial and military divers.
Jacques 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.
The Doxa company aimed to be the watch of choice for the emerging recreational diving community. With sturdy cases, high-visibility dials, and a smart bezel design, the Doxa Subs quickly became the watch of choice for recreational divers in both America and Europe. Doxa S.A. went through many acquisitions and changed ownership a few times over the years. Synchron bought Doxa in the late 1960s and added the brand to a group that also included Ernest Borel and Cyma, and was purchased again in 1978 by the Aubry Freres Company.
|Style||SUB 300T Sharkhunter|
|Bracelet||2pc Tropic Rubber Strap|
The robust case is exceptionally well-preserved and potentially unpolished its factory finishing and dimensions remain crisp with honest signs of use. The unidirectional "buzzsaw" bezel shows honest wear with no actual damage. The case back retains all of its original factory markings in crisp and clear condition. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The matte black dial is in excellent condition, showing gentle aging and no notable damage. The tritium lume plots have aged to a gorgeous creamy yellow patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands have aged slightly darker than the dial and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. There is a slight repair to the white paint at the base of the minute hand.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.