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Any news on the Conquistador? I've been absent lately, doing my job diving in the gulf but wanted to check in. Any way we could sticky this at the top so I can check in on this timepiece from time to time?

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Any news on the Conquistador? I've been absent lately, doing my job diving in the gulf but wanted to check in. Any way we could sticky this at the top so I can check in on this timepiece from time to time?

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TKite, good to see you back.|> DOXA has said in the past few months, that there will never be another Conquistador. However, they are considering incorporating an HRV into one of the near future models.
 

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Man a Pro orange 1000m w/HRV would be AWESOME...>

and I really think the name Doxa Hydra would be cool. Though perhaps a bit tongue in cheek :roll: . Cheers-Ronbo
 

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Man a Pro orange 1000m w/HRV would be AWESOME...>
Well, they've also stated there will not be a 1000T with an HRV. Not sure why, but they said it. The Conquistador nix is a trademark issue I am pretty sure, someone else now has the rights to the name.

I'm still pretty sure they will release an HRV equipped watch in the not too distant future. And if you look at the "dream Doxa" poll, I think it is still doing fairly well. TKite, you are one of the very few here who could have any potential real use for the HRV (great to see you in the helmet with the Zodiac in the Face to a Forum Name thread! :-!).

It just occurred to me earlier today, that I actually twice have had occurrences where I could have used an HRV. In the 1980's, during my "avid diving" years, I did two training dives in hyperbaric chambers. One to 125', the other to 165'. On the first, the tech didn't want me to take my watch in (and I did not understand why, didn't know about HRV's). We compromised, and they got me a bucket of water to put my Citizen Aqualand in (I wanted to check the accuracy of the depth gage, dead on at 125').

On the second, I don't recall the tech even mentioning it, but now knowing, I suppose I am lucky the crystal didn't blow off, (though with the short duration, I am unsure how much helium could have built up). BTW, again dead on at 165'. It was a great backup/dive tool!
 

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T Bone the usual situation is the dive medics do not want you to suffer an O2 toxicity hit and start flailing your watch around which becomes an instant weapon to yourself and others who may be in the chamber. That said, I always wear a watch inside recompression chambers. Are you sure you were breathing HeO2? If you were speaking like donald duck, then you were and helium would enter the watch but probably not enough to blow the crystal. I have a friend whose G-Shock blew up coming to surface from a dive to 520 ft on a saturation dive. The crystal was plastic and blew out with a lot of force in several pieces. Luckily, nobody suffered an injury to the eyes.

Doxa will be missing the boat if they don't do a serious watch with a HRV though. I hope they think hard about it. It's not just for a professional like me- there are a lot of collectors who would buy it just because it is 'neat'.

Until then, it's me and my Rolex Sea Dweller :D
I got one other watch on the way which is reportedly popular with european saturation divers... I'll unveil that when I get it in the mail from europe.
 

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Yes, definite duck voices! It had us all cracking up, the tech surprised us with it by speaking first and telling us the voice change was permanent. I guess you had to be there, quite funny at the time.

I got one other watch on the way which is reportedly popular with european saturation divers... I'll unveil that when I get it in the mail from europe
Did you get a Certina too? ;-) (I am sure there is another, just that I currently have the DS-3 on the brain b-)).

Really, there are so many out there with the vent, for that reason alone it makes sense for Doxa to build one. Plus the fact that they were the first. They are not blind to these facts, and I'm sure we'll see one. I'll go out on a limb and predict less than one year from today, there will be one unveiled and on or almost on the market.
 

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Well we shall see about Doxa and a HRV. I have pretty much given up on them and almost decided not to even come to the forum anymore.
 

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Well we shall see about Doxa and a HRV. I have pretty much given up on them and almost decided not to even come to the forum anymore.
The dark side is strong in this one, Rickiwan. He has little faith........... The orange force is growing dim....... :-d

Just hang in there T...... all good things come to those who wait;-) I could tell you what I've seen but I'd have to kill youb-)

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Just hang in there T...... all good things come to those who wait;-) I could tell you what I've seen but I'd have to kill youb-)

Pete
Now Pete, this isn't fair. You know how we all are. You can't make a statement like that and then follow it up with at least some info........PLEASE????


Just a little morsel of information. Anything. Tease us.
 

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Now we're talking! I see future in this when the man with 'God's Ear' drops a few crums of Wisdom :). Cheers-Ronbo
 

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Now Pete, this isn't fair. You know how we all are. You can't make a statement like that and then follow it up with at least some info........PLEASE????


Just a little morsel of information. Anything. Tease us.
Tease us? He just did! :-d
Hey, we don't want the Doc. to have to go around killin' people..... ;-)
 

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The dark side is strong in this one, Rickiwan. He has little faith........... The orange force is growing dim....... :-d

Just hang in there T...... all good things come to those who wait;-) I could tell you what I've seen but I'd have to kill youb-)

Pete
Doc, please tell me that if they do release an HRV Sub, that it will have a name worthy of it's predecessor, the Conquistador. I want to see the HRV model with a distinct name, so you know it's the HRV model. Not just some new SUB XXXXT, and oh by the way, it has an HRV...:roll:
 

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Doc, please tell me that if they do release an HRV Sub, that it will have a name worthy of it's predecessor, the Conquistador. I want to see the HRV model with a distinct name, so you know it's the HRV model. Not just some new SUB XXXXT, and oh by the way, it has an HRV...:roll:
Yes it has a name which I think is absolutely wonderful and I'm surprised no-one has thought of it before..... It's cool... trust me :-x

I think it is far better than Conquistador which frankly doesn't really sound like it equates to a HRV dive watch at all.

Now before people start beating a path to my doar for info on the watch. Don't because I won't tell. Everyone knows Doxa is developing a HRV watch. You don't need to be Sherlock Holmes to figure that out. When it will be released and what it's final configuration will be like I don't know.....was anyone really paying attention when Doxa put up a poll about what people wanted for their "Dream Doxa"...... go back and look at the choices.......

Rick and the Bienne Boys could have slapped a HRV into any one of the reissue models so far, but is that really what they and you guys reading this want? Or do we want something that is as revolutionary / evolutionary as the Conquistador was 38 years ago?

Well all I can say at the minute is I have seen a Doxa SUB with a HRV. It obviously was a prototype. Will it ever get made? will the HRV SUB when it is released bear a resemblance to it? Who knows? As I said in the post above... hang on in there guys. The Doxa HRV wheels are turning, maybe slowly, but they are turning and good things are coming up and being kicked around.

Now if I say any more Rick will kick my arse for sure ;-)

Pete
 

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Doc - no need to worry about Rick coming after you. I know there are some highly trained martial artists in this group (I humbly consider myself one) as well as military and ex-military fellas. We'll keep you safe. We got your back! :-!


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Yes it has a name which I think is absolutely wonderful and I'm surprised no-one has thought of it before..... It's cool... trust me :-x

I think it is far better than Conquistador which frankly doesn't really sound like it equates to a HRV dive watch at all.

Now before people start beating a path to my doar for info on the watch. Don't because I won't tell. Everyone knows Doxa is developing a HRV watch. You don't need to be Sherlock Holmes to figure that out. When it will be released and what it's final configuration will be like I don't know.....was anyone really paying attention when Doxa put up a poll about what people wanted for their "Dream Doxa"...... go back and look at the choices.......

Rick and the Bienne Boys could have slapped a HRV into any one of the reissue models so far, but is that really what they and you guys reading this want? Or do we want something that is as revolutionary / evolutionary as the Conquistador was 38 years ago?

Well all I can say at the minute is I have seen a Doxa SUB with a HRV. It obviously was a prototype. Will it ever get made? will the HRV SUB when it is released bear a resemblance to it? Who knows? As I said in the post above... hang on in there guys. The Doxa HRV wheels are turning, maybe slowly, but they are turning and good things are coming up and being kicked around.

Now if I say any more Rick will kick my arse for sure ;-)

Pete
PETE!! You have given me the fix I needed. Just enough info to get me through until the next fix:-d

I just hope we can at least pre-order before the 9 months is up:think:
 

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Yes it has a name which I think is absolutely wonderful and I'm surprised no-one has thought of it before..... It's cool... trust me :-x
Great!! That's what I wanted to hear.|>
 

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Would be nice to hear something from Doxa on this?? Any watch with a HRV in the near future?????????????
 

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TKite, I'm pretty sure they are closed down for that nice long Swiss Holiday (we should all have been born Swiss ;-)). Check what Doc. Pete has to say though, I believe he's already said he's seen a prototype. I doubt Doxa will "spill the beans" in advance anyway. They seem to like to surprise us with the new releases..... But there is no doubt in my mind, in one form or another, an HRV equipped Doxa is on the horizon.
 
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