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WWell you may all know me on the old boards as Labdad. I picked up a NOS 6309 a few years ago and LOVE it I baby it everyday and it still looks new. I had a pressure test done when I 1st got it and one last week, it passed to 150 meters. I also tested me vintage Doxa Sub 300 Sharkhunter (vintage 1972 push pull crown) it look's like it was made yesturday but it failed the pressure test. I also own a Doxa Sub 600T Pro, Doxa 750 Pro and a Doxa 750 Sharkhunter and I must say other then the bezel markings the Seiko is one one one with Doxa. I love wearing my 6309 it was made Sept. 1981 I was 15 years old when it was made by the ser. number. Here is my question I have all three with me on vaction and I'm rotating them out, should I only get the Doxa's wet and keep the Seiko dry, ( it's allways passed a pressure test and the company that does it has a $20,000 machine they test it on I did the research on it. The machine will fail any watch if it's not working right) I feel pretty bad not wearing my Seiko to get wet but it allways passes the test. It is NOS from 1981 but working at a dive shop I have seen dive regs from the same age with no leak problems at well over what the Seiko would go.

PS Let me say when I baby my watches I baby them covering them when going thru doors or putting them behind my back, did you know Jacques Cousteau biggest fear on dive watches was doors it makes sense if you hit a ships doors it can chip the cystral.
 

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Im a Diver and Freediver and in my Opinion Divers Watches should be worn in the water as long as they have been pressure tested.
Its such a shame not to get them wet when its what they are made for.Just make sure you rinse them off whichever one you wear after diving.
Personally if i owned either one of your doxas i would have them all on.Ive fell in love with Doxas lately and would love to own one.The 6309 is iconic and a great divers watch but much cheaper to replace than the Doxas if anything was to happen in the Deep Blue. ;)


LabDad said:
WWell you may all know me on the old boards as Labdad. I picked up a NOS 6309 a few years ago and LOVE it I baby it everyday and it still looks new. I had a pressure test done when I 1st got it and one last week, it passed to 150 meters. I also tested me vintage Doxa Sub 300 Sharkhunter (vintage 1972 push pull crown) it look's like it was made yesturday but it failed the pressure test. I also own a Doxa Sub 600T Pro, Doxa 750 Pro and a Doxa 750 Sharkhunter and I must say other then the bezel markings the Seiko is one one one with Doxa. I love wearing my 6309 it was made Sept. 1981 I was 15 years old when it was made by the ser. number. Here is my question I have all three with me on vaction and I'm rotating them out, should I only get the Doxa's wet and keep the Seiko dry, ( it's allways passed a pressure test and the company that does it has a $20,000 machine they test it on I did the research on it. The machine will fail any watch if it's not working right) I feel pretty bad not wearing my Seiko to get wet but it allways passes the test. It is NOS from 1981 but working at a dive shop I have seen dive regs from the same age with no leak problems at well over what the Seiko would go.

PS Let me say when I baby my watches I baby them covering them when going thru doors or putting them behind my back, did you know Jacques Cousteau biggest fear on dive watches was doors it makes sense if you hit a ships doors it can chip the cystral.
 

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SxSDoublegun said:
Is there any real difference between the SKX 173 and the SKX 007 ?

Max
Aside from the Dial indices and the rubber strap, no. 173 has rectangular and triangular indices, with a flat vent rubber strap. 007 has circular, oval and triangle shaped indices, comes either on a jubilee or curve vent strap.
BTW, the 173 is a U.S. market version of the 007. :great:
 
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