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Doxa dive watches...whats your take?

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Now that I moved my Shogun I am looking at a new addition to my humble dive watch collection..

I'd like to try something new, but keep to my 'old' standards of a simple, well proportioned (39-42mm), reliable dive watch. I have been mulling over a Squale matte 1521 for quite some time now, the only 'issue' is that this watch is not available on a nice bracelet (I don't like mesh).

This brings us to Doxa. I like the cushion shaped cases & vintage appeal but for some strange reason I have never ever handled, much less owned one. I mean, is this the same company that used to make the 'old' Doxas or are they just using the name? Where are they made? Also, if I buy online do they ship from EU?

I have heard a few complains re QC. Is this a case for concern? Are these watches well put together and hoe is fit and finish?

Ultimately I must decide between this and a Squale...any one here owns both?

Would like to learn more about the brand. Thanks!
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Doxa is not for everybody. It looks different, wears different and feels different from any other dive watch I've owned. Super comfortable, incredibly accurate and unlike most other dive watches out there.
I've owned a Squale and several Doxa watches. Currently I only have a Doxa 1500T Searambler. I bought a 1200T not too long ago and although I am used to wearing watches in the 42mm range, that 1200T looked and felt like a 39mm to me. Way too out of proportion for the case style. I was able to trade it for a 1500T and it fits my 7 1/4" wrist like any 42-43mm watch. The only bad thing I can say about the Squale is that the lume was pretty bad. Especially when compared to any Doxa. Both good watches that have a good reputation.
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