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Doxa SUB 300T Professional Divingstar Poseidon Special Edition 500 Pieces Diver

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STSUB300T
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Available for immediate overnight delivery to US destinations. 2-8 days est. World Wide **All Images are of the actual watch**

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Doxa SUB 300T Divingstar “Poseidon Edition' - Special Edition of only 500 Pieces

This watch represents a limited Re-edition of a rare co-branded Doxa diver's watch from the early 1970s.  Released in 2018 in only 500 individually numbered pieces, COMPLETELY SOLD OUT IN JUST A FEW DAYS!!

Pre-Owned; Purchased brand new directly from Doxa in May 2018.  100% Complete with everything as purchased new direct from Doxa

Owned by a collector who wore this watch on a very careful basis a handful of times (if that).  Only the slightest visible signs of wear on an occasional and careful basis.  All pictures are of actual watch taken date of auction posting

100% Complete with everything as purchased new direct from Doxa including metal Doxa Diving Tube presentation set and Doxa Serialized Warranty Card (individually signed, numbered, dated, etc)

Origins of the Doxa Poseidon Watch

Doxa is most known for 3 versions of their professional Divers’ watches: their Signature Orange Dial "Professional," for which the company is most famous, the black-dial "Sharkhunter", and the silver-dial "Searambler".   In the early 1970s, Doxa made a version of the SUB 300T ("T" designation was added in 1968 to denote the use of tritium) with a bright yellow dial, calling it the Divingstar.  These were produced in very limited quantities.  Doxa released an even more limited edition Divingstar co-branded with Swedish Diving Equipment Company, Poseidon featuring their black and yellow trident badge on the dial.   To find an original vintage Divingstar is rare, but to find an original Divingstar Poseidon is like finding a unicorn tear.

Poseidon is a Swiss Diving Equipment company founded in 1958.  Best known for producing the first single-hose regulator and some of the most reliable cold water diving gear.  The fact that Doxa co-branded with Poseidon may seem odd today but back then, Doxas were sold in greater quantities through dive shops (than watch/jewelry stores) and were so purpose-built for diving that they were frequently purchased as necessary diving gear and less like a piece of jewelry.

Features/Specifications of Doxa Divingstar Poseidon Special Limited Edition:

  • Professional Uni-Directional divers bezel features US Navy’s no-decompression diving limits scale.  Patented by Doxa in 1967 and still in use today!  Regarded as one of the best in the business—easy to grip (even with gloves on) with just the right amount of turning resistance  

Signature Doxa 'beads of rice' stainless steel divers’ bracelet with fold over clasp and integrated diving extension

  • Powered by classic (and ubiquitous) ETA-2824-2 Automatic workhorse movement.  Self-Winding movement displays time and date and sports 38-hour power reserve
  • Helium release valve on side of case at 9:00.  (both Rolex and Doxa shared the original patent for the helium release valve on a wristwatch-Doxa was first to release a watch equipped with helium release valve to the public.  This along with screw-sownd winding crown and solid screw-back caseback ensures water resistant to 1200m
  • Hybrid Tonneau/Round Case - diameter of the case is 42.7mm, length from lug to lug is around 45mm.  This longer round shaped watch makes it incredibly comfortable for wrists of all sizes.  The longer lug to lug length allows the weight of the watch to be more evenly distributed across the width of the wrist and makes the watch a joy to wear!

Significance of the YELLOW Dial

While Doxa is best known for its orange-dial divers, orange is actually a color that turns to grey upon descent into the sea, since water filters out red wavelengths at around 15 feet of depth. Yellow and blue are visible to much greater depths, so the Poseidon would still look yellow well past 100 feet. The Poseidon co-branding might be lost on a lot of non-divers , but for those faithful to their Poseidon diving gear, or collectors who don’t stand a chance of finding one of the originals, this one feels just right!

 Case Details:  42.7mm diameter, Stainless steel.  Screw-down winding crown and solid screw back caseback ensures 1200m water resistance

  Dial Details:  High visibility Yellow dial with Poseidon logo, SuperLumi-Nova indices and hour/minute hands

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