DOXA'S CHEAPEST ALL STAINLESS STEEL DIVE WATCH!



In this video I share my first impressions of this Doxa SUB 200 200m WR dive watch. This is not a full review, just a first impressions video.

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SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL
Weight 143g
Water Resistance 200m
ISO6425 Certified No
Swiss Made Yes

MOVEMENT
Type Automatic
Make ETA
Model 2824
BPH 28,800
Power Reserve 38 Hours
Hacking Yes
Hand Wind Yes
Lift Angle 50 Degrees

DIMENSIONS
Diameter 42.3mm
Case Length 46mm
Thickness 14.1mm
Lug Width 19mm
Bracelet Width 20mm

CASE
Material 316l Steel
Drilled Lugs No
Bezel Clicks 120
Bezel Steel
Bezel Insert Sapphire
Signed Crown Yes
Signed Case Back Yes
Screw Down Back Yes
Screw Down Crown Yes

CRYSTAL
Material Sapphire
Shape Double Domed
Cyclops Material N/A
AR Coating Yes
AR Colour Clear

DIAL
Diameter (approx) 28mm
Finish Matt
Applied Indexes Yes
Applied Logo No
Date Yes
Other Complications No

HANDS
Style Sword
Finish Painted
Lume Yes
Lume Type C3

LUME
Type C3
Printed or Infilled In-filled
Lume’d Bezel No

BRACELET / STRAP
Style 7 Links
Finish Brushed & Polished
Links Solid
Screw Pins Yes
Solid End Links Yes
End Links Female
Half Links No
Taper No
Spring Bars Standard

CLASP/BUCKLE
Material Steel
Style 3 piece folding
Structure Milled & Pressed
Micro Adjusts 4
Signed Yes
Double Pushers No
Safety Latch Yes

OTHER
Ghost Position No
HRV No

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26 comments

  1. Just goes to show how good the Chinese brands are now. That coast is terrible for this money.

  2. I own the yellow dial Divingstar version of the Sub200. I love it. It has tons of visual interest and it looks so much better in the metal on the wrist, than it does in photos or video. If you are looking for a fun, playful skin diver that has heritage and Swiss made, this guy is hard to beat.

  3. I had an original Doxa, but I couldn't use it as a backup diver, the lume was terrible, the hands lume disappeared in 15 minutes. Now, I'm hearing complaints that the new one has hands that last a bit longer but the dial goes dark. I sold my Doxa a long time ago and looking at this won't be buying another. It's sad to say this but from what I've seen, the Seestern homage is actually better than the original.

  4. Hi Gary! I have had my eye on the teal version on teal rubber strap for quite a while. Doxa seems to have the brand locked down and can't find a deal on one yet. Glad to see you reviewing thousand dollar watches for a change. The one to two hundred dollar ones all seem to have the same movements and homage type looks. Although not perfect, at least Doxa has an original look and appeal. I have about 12 of the ali types and find that I just don't wear them as much as the originals they mimic.

  5. This is a really cool watch by DOXA. Something a bit different from the iconic SUB 300. And that orange is beautiful. But I am too disappointed by the lume. I think it's one of the most important parts of dive watch. I don't see the use in creating this DOXA orange because it's the most legible underwater but then foregoing a proper lume application.

  6. Underwhelming lume and cheap looking clasp is a deal breaker on a watch at just shy of 1k, and at 42mm it's a bit on the big side. If it was 40mm, great lume, decent clasp, and a tapered bracelet, I'd be thinking seriously about it, as it is now it's an easy no.

  7. Can i be honest. I think Doxa take the wee wee. Overpriced, overnostalgised ( made that word up) underlumed, egotistical. I know I am talking about a watch, but that is how i felt when trying one on. Sorry Doxa fans its just my opinion.

  8. It's a lovely looking watch, however I would never spend that sort of money on it. I'd get the AliExpress homage 😆

  9. I really like the look of this watch – I would love to see the Alix brands branch out and make a lyre lug case like this one

  10. Very nice looking watch. I like the orange dial. It looks good on the bracelet but I would prefer it on the orange strap. Thanks for the video Gary.

  11. It is a great colour and strap combo – I think I'll give Heimdallr's orange sharkey a second look. (Shame it isn't in the sale!)

  12. It's an attempt by Doxa to add a more attainable and less bulky alternative to the SUB 300 T. They do have in common that the clasps are a bit lacklustre. I think the Seestern homage to the SUB 300 T is a good alternative.

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