Movement : Automatic ETA
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa. 1970s
Case Size : 33mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 39.5mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no DOXA box or DOXA paperwork. The watch comes paired with an 18mm blue leather sports strap with a pin buckle. The watch is from Circa. 1970s and is in Near New Old Stock condition as you can see, storage marks can be seen where this watch has sat in a watchmaker's drawer. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
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Here we have a 1970s Near New Old Stock Doxa Automatic Blue Dial with a 33mm stainless steel TV-shaped case with scalloped corners that curve over your wrist with tapered lugs, between the lugs you find the reference: 1316, and a lug-to-lug length of 39.5mm and a case thickness of 11mm ensures a comfortable fit. On the right side is a push/pull crown. A domed acrylic crystal sits above a striking horizontal brushed blue dial with a horizontal white stripe through the centre. Applied baton indexes filled with lume mark the hours, at 3 o’clock a date window, slender baton hands filled with lume are complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand, at 12 o’clock we have DOXA and at 6 o’clock “Automatic” completes this distinctive vintage timepiece. On the reverse a screw-down case back with the details of the watch engraved around the edge and the interesting engraved DOXA orbiting hands in the centre. Inside an Automatic ETA movement. The watch comes paired with an 18mm blue leather sports strap with a pin buckle.
What a striking 70s Doxa this is, the dial is incredible and the case shape is super unusual, even for the 70s! Amazingly though this is a full stainless steel watch with an automatic ETA, for the time this means this wasn't a cheap watch, often these designs would have featured chrome cases and cheap pin-lever movements, so this would have been a big step up compared to most. Purchased from a watchmaker's old stock, sat in a drawer since the 70s and therefore has storage marks, but is as close to New Old Stock as you are going to find!
Doxa was established in 1889 in Le Locle Switzerland by Georges Ducommun. In 1921 Doxa became the supplier of dash clocks to Bugatti. In 1925 Georges became the vice president of the Swiss Horology Society. 1936 saw Georges' passing and the company was now in the hands of son-in-law Jaques Nardin the grandson of Ulysse Nardin. In 1944 the company was renamed “Manufacture des Montre DOXA”. The company was finally sold in 1997 to the Jenny family, transferring their headquarters to Bienne Switzerland.