1969 DOXA Sub 300T Searambler Aqua-Lung
The DOXA SUB 300T is a stunning example of innovation, form, and function that hailed from the “Golden Era” of scuba diving. The first feature is the unidirectional rotating bezel which integrates a no-decompression limit table to the outer bezel of watch. The official U.S. Navy dive table for no-decompression dives is engraved on the bezel to assist divers in taking care of time and water depth during dives. This Rare example also bears the U.S. Divers logo on the dial. If you don’t know what U.S. Divers was to the sport of early SCUBA and skin diving, it was the company started by Jacques Cousteau who created the Aqua-Lung diving apparatus which was the first commercially available form of the self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, aka SCUBA. Jacques was so impressed by the DOXA 300T that Jacques and U.S. Divers bought the rights to be the single and sole distributor of the watch in the United States and put its familiar “Aqua-Lung” logo on the dial. Furthermore the DOXA 300T can been seen on the wrist of Jacques and almost every Calypso diver of this era, along with the great Sub 200 T-Graph the chronograph version of the 300. The timepiece was available and sold in three color variations: orange, black, silver, and later in yellow, with a large fat minute hand and a small hour hand.
|Model||Sub 300T Searambler Aqua-Lung|
|Bracelet||C&T Coyote Tan NATO Strap|
The original unpolished DOXA Sub 300T case is in superb condition showing some patina with the case bevels still clearly visible. This DOXA Sub 300T will come on a C&T Coyote Tan NATO strap. The case back is stamped "by SYNCHRON" and shows some patina.
The silver dial is in superb condition and the lume has aged to a creamy yellow coloration. This particular example also features the US Divers/Aqualung logo on the dial, meaning it was originally retailed through one of the U.S. Divers dive shops in the United States in the late 60's or early 70's. The hands are in original condition with minimal lume degradation. The minute hand is in a stunning high viability orange and is "fat" and much larger then the smaller black minute hand. The second hand posses that late 60's/early 70's mojo; the lume pip is square instead of circular like most divers of this era.