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Hey guys, guess this one will probably sell for a pretty penny........


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Mmm - never seen anything like that before. Ugly isn't it:-d But as you say will probably fetch a pretty penny.
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<| Just sick to see folks "go for" trash like this :-| <| Dig that movement.....
 

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<| Just sick to see folks "go for" trash like this :-| <| Dig that movement.....

Not sure exactly what you mean.......

For those of us that are Doxa collectors, this is a very rare piece. I have only seen one other. One persons trash is another man's treasure. A brief look at Doxa history and you will see why people go for "trash" like this........:oops:

Incidentally, here is the one other Doxa Army that I have seen........

This is a closeup of the front. I hope it isn't tooo many bytes.



One of these days I'm going to send it for service. Needs a new balance staff and crystal and seals. The crystal isn't cracked but has a bunch of scratches. This was my wear everywhere, all the time watch for about ten years. It may become that again, who knows, eh!
Man I love those orange hands! :) :) :) :)
 

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I think they were being facetious. I really dig the army model.
 

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I think they were being facetious. I really dig the army model.
Could be...........

I really like it as well. The extremely retro hands, the Tonneau case, the "army" stamped caseback. I wonder what bracelet this model actually sold with? For some reason I doubt it was the standard Doxa rice-bead. Any ideas??

I only wish it had the typical Doxa dive bezel. IMHO it looks better. Although it might not look right on the Army.:-s
 

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Could be...........

I really like it as well. The extremely retro hands, the Tonneau case, the "army" stamped caseback. I wonder what bracelet this model actually sold with? For some reason I doubt it was the standard Doxa rice-bead. Any ideas??

I only wish it had the typical Doxa dive bezel. IMHO it looks better. Although it might not look right on the Army.:-s
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Doxa, what are your thoughts and facts on this beauty? Got any hidden in the archives that you can sell me? ;-) I'll certainly buy one. |>
 

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Didn't mean to offend anyone by my ignorance. The pictures from e-bay weren't as clear as the one Jason posted. Thanks for setting me straight. I appreciate it. Whenever I see fuzzy pictures I just have a hard time verifying the authenticity of any "collectible"....
 

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I got it!! And i think it was a good price for such a rare watch.

Don't know why but i think it's a really cool, very unusual and retro. Will see how it looks once arrived and will decide if to keep it as-is or get it refurbished.

My 3rd rare Doxa this week - and definitely the last!! :rodekaart

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Good Lord, David ... are you starting a museum?? ;-)
 

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I got it!! And i think it was a good price for such a rare watch.

Don't know why but i think it's a really cool, very unusual and retro. Will see how it looks once arrived and will decide if to keep it as-is or get it refurbished.

My 3rd rare Doxa this week - and definitely the last!! :rodekaart

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You are starting to make me envious of your collection..........
 

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I got it!! And i think it was a good price for such a rare watch.

Don't know why but i think it's a really cool, very unusual and retro. Will see how it looks once arrived and will decide if to keep it as-is or get it refurbished.

My 3rd rare Doxa this week - and definitely the last!! :rodekaart

David.
That's a great price you got the Army for. It's only about double
what it cost new back in the 70's. I believe I paid a little over
400 Canadian at that time for mine. I guess with inflation taken
in to account it was a real steal ha ha. ;-)b-):):)
 

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I got it!! And i think it was a good price for such a rare watch.

Don't know why but i think it's a really cool, very unusual and retro. Will see how it looks once arrived and will decide if to keep it as-is or get it refurbished.

My 3rd rare Doxa this week - and definitely the last!! :rodekaart

David.
Congrat's David!!!!
If I wasn't in limbo with my job situation I would have bid on it. I really love that watch! Please keep me in mind if you decide to sell it. I see myself getting more work in the next few months so I'd be happy to buy it from you for certainly more than you paid for it. I'm keeping my eye out for more Doxa Army's! I love yearning for that next Doxa and this one is definitely on my list, more so than the newer reissues. Congrat's again! |>
 

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Some details i found on the Doxa Army from a 2004 posting on another forum...

"shock-protected, self-winding calendar movement in a water resistant black oxidised case, with screw back, water resistant screw crown, recessed into the case to protect it from shocks. Other features are a time lase bezel with luminous numerals, dial for day or night use, sweep second hand with arrow tip for telling time to the second at night, and mineral crystal, which is said to be practically scratch-proof and unbreakable, and allows legibility without optical distortion. Each Doxa Army is supplied in a practical zipper bag made of camouflage cloth"

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David.
 
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