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Ok...so I decided that if I had to have just one DOXA, that it had to be orange so Im in the process of trading my trusty Sharkhunter for a GMT Pro. I was just wondering what your thoughts on the DOXA GMT's are compared to the non GMT Doxa's. Good move, bad move? Let me know what you think!

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I love my GMT (it's Divingstar flavoured). But I do hope you're getting some cash in the deal too. The T Graph certainly seems to be a bit more valuable than the GMT's.
 

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I love my GMT (it's Divingstar flavoured). But I do hope you're getting some cash in the deal too. The T Graph certainly seems to be a bit more valuable than the GMT's.
T...I think you're reading faster than your brain processes again. He has a 750T Sharkie, not a T-graph.:)
 

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Doh! o|
 

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That's a tough question.

But... at the end of my analysis

if I could only have one Doxa...

I'd keep my professional. The GMT option adds another element of interest and color, but at the same time makes them look more like other higher-end watches... IMO. Or - you could compromise. Add more orange to your sharkie:



Does that help?
 

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My $0.02 on the GMT.

On the models that had the orange minute hand, it confused me when I looked at the watch on first glance. It seemed as though the GMT hand was the minute hand. Mind you, this was for a fraction of a second and that bothered me.

This might not be a problem on the Pro or the Divingstar since all hands are black. I used to own the Caribbean GMT and this bothered me.

Secondly, the dial was a bit too small for my taste as compared to the 750T pro.

The one good thing about the GMT was you could have one of the timezones to be half hour increments since the adjustment could be done using the inner wheel. This helps in the cases where the second timezone is a half hour off and you most of the GMT watches only increment by the hour.

I ended up selling my caribbean GMT and kept my 750Tpro.
 

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I have always said that if I could keep one watch, this is the one...........



Now, I am not sure after the introduction of the 5000T. I need to see one in person first.............

But I can assure you that the GMT Pro is a fantastic watch.
 

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My $0.02 on the GMT.

On the models that had the orange minute hand, it confused me when I looked at the watch on first glance. It seemed as though the GMT hand was the minute hand. Mind you, this was for a fraction of a second and that bothered me.

This might not be a problem on the Pro or the Divingstar since all hands are black. I used to own the Caribbean GMT and this bothered me.

Secondly, the dial was a bit too small for my taste as compared to the 750T pro.

The one good thing about the GMT was you could have one of the timezones to be half hour increments since the adjustment could be done using the inner wheel. This helps in the cases where the second timezone is a half hour off and you most of the GMT watches only increment by the hour.

I ended up selling my caribbean GMT and kept my 750Tpro.
I agree about the confusion. I was really excited about the release of the GMT Sharkie, but I begged Doxa to change the hand colours to eliminate confusion. The way it is, I find it terribly confusing at a glance. The GMT hand reads as the minute hand. I showed a pic of one to my wife and asked her what time the pic showed, and it took her three tries to get it right. And she is a very intelligent woman. No watch should be that difficult to read. They should have made the hour and minute hand orange, and only the GMT skeleton hand in white (or vice versa).
 

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Mike,

My two centavos are as follows: If you can only have one Doxa and you want it to be orange - even at the cost of letting go of a Sharkhunter - maybe what you really want deep down inside is the classic Doxa look, that is, a Pro.

Maybe you should get a 750T or 1000T Pro instead of a GMT. Then, your one and only Doxa would be the true orange classic!

Let us know what you do!
 

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Maybe you should get a 750T or 1000T Pro instead of a GMT. Then, your one and only Doxa would be the true orange classic!

o| I know I know!! That thought has been running through my head all day long. The truth is, I just cant rationalize having just one DOXA. So, here's my plan of attack....Im going to swap the 750 sharkie for the 750 pro GMT. Why? Well as much as I love the 750 sharkie, I really do love that doxa orange. I really like the GMT for various reasons, the dial appears smaller, more limited supply with respect to total made, 2nd and 3rd timezone, complicated looking dial etc...the only thing that is a bit confusing is how to tell where the minute markers are on the dial....?

Next on the list is the 1000T sharky because it seems to resemble the vintage subs more with the slightly smaller case and the white hour and minute hands. The more I hang out on this forum the more the vintage look appeals to me(Is that weird?) It also seems to me like I could wear it with a dress shirt/suit more so than the 750T. I hope Im not just rambling and this somehow makes sense:think:

Let me know what you guys think

Thanks for all the advice and input everyone!

Mike
 

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The more I hang out on this forum the more the vintage look appeals to me(Is that weird?)

Mike
I don't think that is weird at all. Many of the last watches that I have gotten have been the vintages. They are starting to go up for sale less and less it seems. To love the reissue Doxas, I think you must first at least have an appreciation for the vintage Doxa Sub.
 

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To love the reissue Doxas, I think you must first at least have an appreciation for the vintage Doxa Sub.

I couldnt have said it any better!:thanks

I guess Im not losing it:-!
 

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Wait until you see the one I have on the way. I have a feeling it will knock your socks off;-)
 

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Next on the list is the 1000T sharky because it seems to resemble the vintage subs more with the slightly smaller case and the white hour and minute hands. The more I hang out on this forum the more the vintage look appeals to me(Is that weird?) It also seems to me like I could wear it with a dress shirt/suit more so than the 750T. I hope Im not just rambling and this somehow makes sense:think:

Let me know what you guys think

Thanks for all the advice and input everyone!

Mike

Hi Mike,

I can tell you from experience that I used to think the same way about the whole suit / tie thing, but let me tell you - I've worn my 750 Pro everywhere, from a wetsuit to casual to suits to tuxedos. In my opinion it goes with everything and makes a statement. Someone on this forum said that a guy can make a statement in two ways - the tie he wears and the watch he wears. I agree and say that the Pro is an excellent choice regardless of the environment. See my picture below.

Forgive the way I look in the picture. It was a Russian wedding, the bachelor party was the night before and we had been drinking most of the day. :)

 

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:-dHa Ha thats a great pic, and the pro looks great! I should have the Pro GMT by tomorrow afternoon, so pics will soon follow. I totally agree with the watch/tie statement, and thats one of the main reasons I want that classic DOXA orange. It just stands out, and its just so unique all in a good way. I think the GMT gives it an even sportier look which I really like. But I think that next on the list is gonna be a 1000T Sharkhunter. It just looks like such a classic, clean watch and I have a 6.75 inch wrist so I think It will still be a food fit. DOXA really did a great job with the 1000T series, I think its a great blend of where doxa started,and where they are going. The quality of their watches and their amazing customer service just makes it tooooo easy to justify buying more than one. I have certain watches on my "grail list", but somehow they just keep getting pushed back behind DOXA's.

Mike
 

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Got it yesterday morning! Great looking watch, and showed signs of being well broken in:-! Overall a good trade. Im loving the orange!!! Here are a few quick pics I took this morning. This watch is absolutely amazing!!!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

And thanks for all the advice/replies


Mike
 

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