1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

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1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by demer03 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:36 am

I never even did a thread on this bad boy, but it is pure vintage goodness. It is like the original owner took it out on special occasions only over 40 years. It does not appear to have ever been polished, but still looks outstanding with it's flea bites and small marks.

The domed crystal is one of my favorite features. Much like a 5513, it gives you that slight distortion which in my opinion give the face an interesting depth.

The face, and in particular the Aqua-lung logo are still rich with no aging or moisture damage....almost day 1 new. I learned something different, the first run of the 300's have a lume pip at the date wheel! I've never seen that before!

Of course, all the accessories make it unique....made it 45 years!

Anyway, thanks officially to Ron for letting me continue the stewardship of this special piece.

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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by jimyritz » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:44 am

Such a cool piece...yup, that domed crystal is nice... :thumbsup:

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1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by el presidente » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:59 am

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Post by GGD » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:02 am

She's a beaut mate! Very cool piece :cheers:

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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by rockmastermike » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:28 am

incredible, Mike

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Post by cdnwatchguy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:41 am

that is super.
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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by CesarG » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:46 am

Looks like you have a keeper. Nice

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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by matt.wu » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:10 am

Until I saw this one, I didn't know Doxa made a plexi sub. Awesome! I want one.
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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by matt.wu » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:11 am

And the womens' Doxa's have that lume pip near the date wheel, don't they?
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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by demer03 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:11 am

matt.wu wrote:And the womens' Doxa's have that lume pip near the date wheel, don't they?
This aint a red reverso.... :tap:
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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by Lush » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:20 am

Noticed that dot when I first got it, first I had seen of it anywhere.
Great pics of it. :thumbsup:

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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by dukerules » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:06 pm

That is a seriously gorgeous piece Mike. As nice as a 5513 or vintage SM300, I say.

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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by homathetes » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:44 pm

She's beautiful for sure, love the details...what is the history/background of the Black Lung?

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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by RALAustin » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:55 pm

Love it! Makes me long for one with that thinner case and crystal.

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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by CGSshorty » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:55 pm

Congrats on the black lung Mike.
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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by demer03 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:59 pm

From what I understand, these were the very first....almost prototype run of the 300's. The are no records, but they quickly transitioned to the single color (balck) logo on the US models in the same year. The lume pip at the date wheel disappeared later as well.

It has been suggested that the 11 or so black lung that have surfaced may truly be prototypes, or promotional items at the inception of the US Divers relationship.

I'm not sure, but it makes for good stories!
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Post by deepcdvr » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:03 pm

DAMN! That is a real beauty for sure

Makes me want to run out and buy another Doxa! (well, almost...)

They are such comfortable and distinct watches.
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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by polaco23 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:10 pm

dang, looks like that dial was painted yesterday.

never saw a box from an old Doxa before, very cool
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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by toxicavenger » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:53 pm

I thought this was just another Doxa you blew some one for and had a plexi crystal install for a reach around.

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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by BSears » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:57 pm

I love that watch. Even more than any 300T SR. That is a freakin' beauty, Mike. DO NOT let this one go. :tap:

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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by homathetes » Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:50 pm

:shock: The VERY first?!? That is a freaking awesome story. :clap:

demer03 wrote:From what I understand, these were the very first....almost prototype run of the 300's. The are no records, but they quickly transitioned to the single color (balck) logo on the US models in the same year. The lume pip at the date wheel disappeared later as well.

It has been suggested that the 11 or so black lung that have surfaced may truly be prototypes, or promotional items at the inception of the US Divers relationship.

I'm not sure, but it makes for good stories!

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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by sub600 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:11 pm

WOW ! :excited:

Really hot timepiece Mike !

Big congrats to that very rare US Divers Doxa.

On the back there are no numbers or anything like that. Only the DOXA-Ship.
And the non standard bezel markings. :clap:


I like the dark Aqualung US Divers Logo.

And the condition is really very good.

Is that the original DOXA box in the backround ?
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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by demer03 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:29 pm

sub600 wrote:WOW ! :excited:

Really hot timepiece Mike !

Big congrats to that very rare US Divers Doxa.

On the back there are no numbers or anything like that. Only the DOXA-Ship.Actually, there are on the back...some have them, some dont
And the non standard bezel markings. :clap: Yep, the ft in lieu of meters


I like the dark Aqualung US Divers Logo.

And the condition is really very good.

Is that the original DOXA box in the backround ?Yep, with screwdriver and extra links, it makes a nice package!
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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by sfglenrock » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:41 pm

That is an incredible vintage, Mike. Simply beautiful. Must be nice to find an additional unexpected detail. And it has some amazing details...starting with the dome. I just love the dome. :love:

This one you need to keep!

But when you're ready to flip it, you know who to reach out to. :lol:

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Re: 1967 Black Lung....noticed something different

Post by dukerules » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:45 pm

Mike, put me in the want-to-buy queue if and when you decide to move it on. Seriously.

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