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I posted this over on the Doxa forum and didn’t get anything, so trying here.

There seem to be a ton of very similar Doxas on the bay coming from the UK, just wondering if they appear to the experts to be genuine. They’re interesting as they’re ~38mm vintage pieces.





 

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Thanks. I knew they were plated, but looked genuine to me. The prices seem crazy cheap when you’ve been on the hunt for a jumbo vintage dress watch though, so I wanted to check if they’re frankens or something. Really decent looking watches in comparison to similar Omega and Zenith oversized watches from the period.

Genuine, but chrome-plated cases.
 

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Doxa chrome-plated cases are apparently of relatively poor quality, and are often in poor condition. You may also be looking at re-dials, such as the one you posted which appears to have white paint creeping up the sides of the applied markers.
 

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Redial, and someone didn't even try to make it look good. The minute track and the "Swiss Made" inscription were removed instead of repainted, and if the watch had "Anti-Magnetique" printed below the Doxa text - well, that's gone as well. Although judging by the splashes of paint - the applied features just sink in it - I feel relieved, that whoever committed that "restoration" hasn't tried to repaint the minute track and all the dial text, because that just wouldn't have a chance to look good if they'd have tried.
 

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Doxa vintage seems quite reasonable. Here's an Ebay 38mm 1945-1950 that looks nice to me even with the chewy case. That dial in post #1 needs a complete high quality makeover.

 

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Yes, they're reasonable because their chrome-plated cases are particularly crappy. But if that looks nice to you, then you're in luck.
 

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Doxa made a ton of watches sized 36-38mm. That said, they're rather easy to come by.

The movements were really good, usually with their own modifications to the bridges. However, the chrome plating on Doxa cases was - unfortunately - rubbish.
 
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