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Caribbean 5000T with orange or no?

  • Caribbean Blue dial with orange minute and second hand

    Votes: 7 23.3%
  • Caribbean Blue dial without orange minute and second hand

    Votes: 3 10.0%
  • Caribbean Blue dial with orange minute and second hand, and "Seaconquerer" in orange as well

    Votes: 19 63.3%
  • Caribbean Blue dial without any orange at all

    Votes: 1 3.3%

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Just my interest in the Caribbean version of this watch. I always wanted to see a HRV equiped Doxa with the Caribbean dial with helmet logo and orange minute and second hands. I am sure others might also agree? With the new dials having the writing at the 12 and 6 positions the helmet logo may not be possible. However I still think orange minute and second hands, and maybe even 'Seaconquerer' in orange might be of interest. I still wish this watch were smaller, but that's a done deal. At least maybe there could be a color change.
 

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With the new dials having the writing at the 12 and 6 positions the helmet logo may not be possible.
I really think a Logo would actually work quite well, but it would have to be placed a little differently than before. Centered at the 9 O'clock position might look fantastic. You guys that are whizzes with photoshop...........Give it a try??
 

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Might need to remind you guys though, the helmet logo was done on limited edition watches (100 and 250) that were a tribute to the Sea Hunters. Then again, I've already posted I thought we were overdue for another Sea Hunter tribute watch! ;-)
 

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I really think a Logo would actually work quite well, but it would have to be placed a little differently than before. Centered at the 9 O'clock position might look fantastic. You guys that are whizzes with photoshop...........Give it a try??
Nice idea Jason haven´t thought about that position.
Let´s see some photoshop mockup.:-!

TKITE: What do you think about orange chromed hands ? Chrome with an orange shimering.

TBONE: Maybe a PADI Logo ?

Regards Bernie
 

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Nice idea Jason haven´t thought about that position.
Let´s see some photoshop mockup.:-!

TKITE: What do you think about orange chromed hands ? Chrome with an orange shimering.

TBONE: Maybe a PADI Logo ?

Regards Bernie
No, no orange chromed hands... I like the ones on the original caribbean. Also no PADI logo. Sorry guys but my sport diving organization is NAUI and we always joked about "PADI" - Put Another Dollar In. Remember this is 'supposed' to be a Commercial watch, not recreational.
 

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No worrys on the logo, if they do one with PADI, I'm sure it'd be some type of special edition (and IMHO, more likely on the 1000T- And yes, if the logo were round, and on a Pro, I'd buy it!).

The hands for the Caribbean would most likely be silver (Bernie, rather than chromed, I believe they are polished stainless steel, so color is unlikely).

While the SS is not everyones first choice, I don't think Doxa intends to do the ala cart route for ordering (as does Stowa), so the hands will probably be as they will be. Polished SS would work quite well with Caribbean Blue I think. Only color I can't imagine them with is a Searambler. JMHO, YMMV.
 

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TKite said:
Sorry guys but my sport diving organization is NAUI and we always joked about "PADI" - Put Another Dollar In.
I've got a NAUI card, as well as PADI. But most of my certifications are with SSI, can you imagine the jokes for them? I remember two instructors on the boat, one who became my NAUI ice diving instructor. They both taught a swift water course and were trying to recruit me. The SSI instructor says, "Leave him alone. He wants a "sissy" card". Yeah.... sissy certified, etc. etc.....
 

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TKITE,

the orange chrome was just an idea to have something which would match the stainless-steel / chromelooking indices & hands.
If Doxa decides to go the oldschool coloured way with white hour hand and orange minute, second hand that´s fine for me too.
I think even the stainless steel would look good but I always prefer a small splash of colour that makes the watch a bit more intresting.
Regarding the Logo, I don´t care if it is PADI, NAUI, NUMA, SH as long as it looks good but I can understand you T that you prefer the Logo of your divers association.

The problem with the Logo´s is that today we (the customers) want a Logo on the Dial and Doxa has first to check (copyright issues) if they are allowed to use it and sell the watch to us.

In the past the Dive Companies contracted Doxa to make them a Version of the SUB 300T for example with their Logo to sell these watches to their customers.

That´s something different.

Today I believe Doxa would have to pay a licenses fee if they want to use a Logo or have to agree to some Crossmarketing or Joint-Venture.

By the way maybe some photoshop Guru can make a few different mockups with the options of the hands above.

Regards Bernie
 

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I can't see why Doxa, considering the company is now entering the retail chain, should apply some organization's logo on the dial. I know a lot of you would like to see various logos, but just don't think it will happen now with the introduction of the Seaconqueror and planned distribution through ADs.

I am perfectly happy with just the Doxa logo on the dial. However, orange hour hand would be a plus.
 

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They ought to do a NUMA logo if they go with a logo rather than a helmet. Or nothing at all. Depends on how it would look on the dial really.
 

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Could one of you guys with talent do a mock up of a Seaconquerer with a blue dial, orange minute and second hands, and "Seaconquerer" in orange?

:)
 

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No worrys on the logo, if they do one with PADI, I'm sure it'd be some type of special edition (and IMHO, more likely on the 1000T- And yes, if the logo were round, and on a Pro, I'd buy it!).
Looks like we'll get a logo afterall but it will be on the 1000T. This is from Jim on another thread...

Hi there Wil and thank you so much!
First, yes, we want to be respectful of PADI's logo, etc. and while we and the folks at PADI are good friends, we would not want to give anyone out there the wrong impression. :-s

Will there be "happenings" involving DOXA and PADI in the future - sorry to be a Grinch here, but you'll just have to "stay tuned"!:)

BUT to answer your more pertinent question regarding logos - Good news - I hope! The 1000T will be available in a COSC version with the Diving Helmet logo!

Again

Wil, and all of the other DOXISTAs out there (or if you prefer - DOXAHOLICS), THANK YOU!!! Without all of you, none of this would be possible! And thank you for your creativity, your positive and constructive feedback! This is truly a great group of people, and the growing popularity of the DOXA SUB is a true reflection of all of you!:-!

Jim

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