As found!!

If watches could tell stories . . .

Yes, if watches could tell stories, then I bet this Doxa Sub 300 T Sharkhunter might have a few interesting ones to tell!

Doxa diver watches are already extremely iconic pieces as they hare, however the one here is a bit more special in my opinion.

This watch was discovered early 2020 under the sand of a Dutch beach by a metaldetector hobbyist and it is impossible to tell how long the watch has been buried under the sand or how it ended up there. Someone even suggested that it might have been dredged up from the sea bottom as Dutch beaches are often fortified with sand that comes from the bottom of the North Sea. We can only imagine. . .

Fact is that this Doxa is an extremely cool watch with its very own, and very heavy, patina.

After the watch was found it was thoroughly cleaned and the original, automatic ETA 2783 movement was replaced with a fresh ETA 2783 movement. The watch now keeps excellent time again and the date changes over at midnight as it should. The original movement is of course still with the watch.

The 42 mm case is still remarkably sharp and has its share of scratches of course so this was left as found, only cleaned. The steel unidirectional bezel has also been cleaned and rotates with crisp clicks again, there is even some red paint left in the numbers and the original crown with Synchron logo is also still present.

The tritium lume on the dial and hands still glows in most places and as you can see in the pictures the influence of having been in the sea and under the sand for a long time has has made an impact on both dial and hands.

With regards to the crystal, this been left original so as you can imagine it does have its share of scratches as well, however these are mainly visible when the light hits at certain angles.

This watch returned from the deep and has now started a new life in my collection where it’s one of the most rugged pieces and truely a deep sea treasure.

Price: This watch is not for sale