DOXA Sub300T Sharkhunter

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SKU AS01885
SKU AS01885

Why We Love it

When you look at a DOXA, it’s not hard to imagine it on the wrist of Jacques Cousteau. You almost can see him on the deck of his ship Calypso in full diving gear, turning the bezel of his watch--the watch he had a hand in designing--to time his descent into the blue. Sunlight glints off the shell of a hawkbill turtle surfacing nearby.  The breeze stirs gently.  

The year is 1973. At 63, Cousteau is as vibrant as when he was 25. He has just released the first 4 books in The Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau, a series of encyclopedias that would span 21 volumes and be his life's work.

Mere months before, he established the Cousteau Society, in an effort to protect ocean life for generations to come--his lasting legacy. 

But for him, standing on the deck of his ship, none of that is on his mind. All that exists for him is the sea, the sunlight, and what awaits him below. He adjusts the clasp on the bracelet of his Sub 300T Sharkhunter and slips beneath the surface of his beloved ocean, rediscovering the feeling of wonder for the millionth time.

The Sub 300T Professional was the brainchild of DOXA's product manager Urs Eschle, who consulted with Cousteau in the development of this watch. It had to be comfortable, rugged, and above all reliable, with a dial that could easily be read in the murky depths of the ocean. The Sub 300T Professional debuted in 1967, with a bright orange dial, a unidirectional bezel (the first to feature the U.S. Navy No Decompression chart), and a beads-of-rice bracelet that was the first to implement an expandable clasp that could fit over a diver's wetsuit.

Cousteau himself became the sole distributor of the watch in the U.S. through his company U.S. Divers. 

While the Sub 300T with its bright dial and distinctive cushion case has become most associated with the model, DOXA also released other versions. The version that Cousteau favored was the black-dialed Sharkhunter, often seen with the U.S. divers logo. The watch featured here is also a Sharkhunter, but instead of the usual black dial, this example sports a silver dial. 

The color--the result of a factory misprint--makes this Sharkie (complete with U.S. Diver's logo) exceedingly rare, all the more desirable for the collector who wants a watch with a storied history and connection with the father of SCUBA himself.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

DOXA Sub300T Sharkhunter

DOXA Sub300T Sharkhunter

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DOXA Sub300T Sharkhunter

Why We Love it

When you look at a DOXA, it’s not hard to imagine it on the wrist of Jacques Cousteau. You almost can see him on the deck of his ship Calypso in full diving gear, turning the bezel of his watch--the watch he had a hand in designing--to time his descent into the blue. Sunlight glints off the shell of a hawkbill turtle surfacing nearby.  The breeze stirs gently.  

The year is 1973. At 63, Cousteau is as vibrant as when he was 25. He has just released the first 4 books in The Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau, a series of encyclopedias that would span 21 volumes and be his life's work.

Mere months before, he established the Cousteau Society, in an effort to protect ocean life for generations to come--his lasting legacy. 

But for him, standing on the deck of his ship, none of that is on his mind. All that exists for him is the sea, the sunlight, and what awaits him below. He adjusts the clasp on the bracelet of his Sub 300T Sharkhunter and slips beneath the surface of his beloved ocean, rediscovering the feeling of wonder for the millionth time.

The Sub 300T Professional was the brainchild of DOXA's product manager Urs Eschle, who consulted with Cousteau in the development of this watch. It had to be comfortable, rugged, and above all reliable, with a dial that could easily be read in the murky depths of the ocean. The Sub 300T Professional debuted in 1967, with a bright orange dial, a unidirectional bezel (the first to feature the U.S. Navy No Decompression chart), and a beads-of-rice bracelet that was the first to implement an expandable clasp that could fit over a diver's wetsuit.

Cousteau himself became the sole distributor of the watch in the U.S. through his company U.S. Divers. 

While the Sub 300T with its bright dial and distinctive cushion case has become most associated with the model, DOXA also released other versions. The version that Cousteau favored was the black-dialed Sharkhunter, often seen with the U.S. divers logo. The watch featured here is also a Sharkhunter, but instead of the usual black dial, this example sports a silver dial. 

The color--the result of a factory misprint--makes this Sharkie (complete with U.S. Diver's logo) exceedingly rare, all the more desirable for the collector who wants a watch with a storied history and connection with the father of SCUBA himself.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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