Doxa Hand Winding Vintage 1970's Pre-Owned Mens Dress Watch....35mm
History Of Doxa:
Doxa was founded by Georges Ducommun,in 1889 in Le Locle, Switzerland.The company rose to prominence with the 1908 introduction of an 8-day watch movement that proved its value on the wrists of German soldiers in World War I. When Ducommun died in 1936, he was replaced at the helm by Jacques Nardin,grandson of famed Le Locle watchmakerUlysse Nardin.Doxa returned to the battlefield in World War II with a series of popular chronographs used by German aviators.
Doxa continued a strong association with Germany after the war, outfitting the German World Cup football team with gold watches and introducing "Grafic",a line of Bauhaus square watches in 1956.
In1967, Doxa introduced the "Sub", a waterproof diving watch popular with sport and military divers. The orange dial of the Doxa Sub would become a hallmark for the brand.
Doxa was facing hard times, however, and the brand joined ASUAG in 1968. It was placed in their new Synchron group alongside Ernest Borel and Cyma and the three brands were marketed together throughout the 1970's.
In 1997, the Doxa brand was purchased by the Jenny family of Bienne, Switzerland. The Sub was re-launched in 2002 and the Grafic in 2007. Once again, Doxa focuses on sport and especially dive watches, with the orange dial Sub prominently featured. In 2014 the brand released an 8 Day "manufacture" movement watch to celebrate their history.
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This fine timepiece is in "EXCELLENT" condition ...... I only sell fine authentic watches in excellent to minty condition.
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- Reference #: 61573
- Dial Color: White
- Case Material: Gold plated
- Condition: Excellent
Vintage rare mechanical wind Doxa men's dress watch from 1970's
Elegant, vintage Doxa Swiss made watch
Original, beautiful, immaculate striking dial
Acrylic crystal has some hairline scratches, can be buffed out
- Case Size: 35mm (without crown)
- Movement: Mechanical hand winding, runs strong & accurate
- Case: Gold plate ~ no gold plate loss anywhere ~signed stainless steel back
VINTAGE WATCHES ARE GENERATING MORE INTEREST OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS SINCE COLLECTORS REALIZE AND APPRECIATE THEIR QUALITY. THE GOOD LOOKING VINTAGE ONES ARE BEING SNAPPED UP AND ADDED TO COLLECTIONS AND ARE BEING WORN. THESE VINTAGE WATCHES ARE A BARGAIN WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE COST OF PRODUCING A COMPARABLE WATCH WITH A HIGH GRADE MOVEMENT. THIS IS A VERY NICE EXAMPLE OF A VINTAGE SWISS WATCH WHICH WOULD MAKE AN INTERESTING EXAMPLE FOR ANY COLLECTION OR JUST BE FUN TO WEAR AS YOUR PERSONAL TIMEPIECE.
BECAUSE OLDER, VINTAGE, WRISTWATCHES WERE MADE SMALLER THAN WATCHES MADE TODAY, MEN OR WOMEN CAN WEAR THIS AND WOULD LOOK FABULOUS.
Vintage watches may gain or lose a small amount of time per day as they do not keep quartz accuracy. Also, because most vintage watches being offered are between 40-70 years old, small imperfections, scratches, and wear are to be expected.
A Word About Mechanical Watches: All mechanical watches, whether manual or automatic wind, will need periodic servicing simply due to the friction of its moving parts. Generally, I do not know the service history of pre-owned watches I sell unless I have had the watch serviced and noted in the listing. I time all watches for at least 24 hours prior to listing and 12 hours prior to shipment. If it doesn't maintain acceptable accuracy I don't list it or I won't ship it and the buyer will receive a refund.
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