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Sub 300 anniversary compared to 1200T?

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:08 pm
by 3migo
A few months back, I owned a 1200T Searambler that I now regret selling and I'm looking to get a Doxa back into my stable. I like the aesthetic of the new 300 anniversary, but not sure if I'm willing to pay the premium over something like the 1200T or 1500T even.

Curious if anyone has handled the 300 anniversary compared to the 1200T? Thoughts?

Re: Sub 300T compared to 1200T?

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:35 pm
by demer03
Many times.

The T 1000/1200 series is close to the late 60's -70's 300T.

The 300 (No T) that's the current new release it a near 1:1 of the first generation Doxa 300 from 1967.

I prefer the No T simply because of it's thin case and domed crystal. It's lighter than the 1000/1200.

They all "suffer" from the new bracelet, but that's a personal opinion. Nothing beats old school rice.

Back to your question, the 1000/1200 is going to have more heft and presence. The 300 No T is light and a like wearing a piece of 1967.

All up to your personal preference.

Re: Sub 300T compared to 1200T?

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:46 pm
by dukerules
Mike knows Doxas, and his opinion is gold here. I totally agree that the 1200T feels and wears like a much larger watch than the new 300 reissue, although it is by no means a very large watch. Here is a comparison pic.
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Re: Sub 300T compared to 1200T?

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:48 pm
by Jeep99dad
I love the 300 reissue but not on my wrist. Dial was too small and overall it wears smaller than the 1200 which is close in overall dimensions while having better proportions imho.
300 will have that vintage vibe for sure

Re: Sub 300T compared to 1200T?

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:50 pm
by BBK357
Loved the 300 reissue that I had, great value too. LOVED the dome sapphire.

Only issue is that I found the dial to be pretty small.
I've never owned another Doxa though.

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Re: Sub 300T compared to 1200T?

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:12 pm
by 3migo
I really liked the way that my 1200T wore, such a nice watch. While I wasn't a huge fan of the BOR bracelet on it, it also wasn't a deal breaker.

I think at this point it's going to come down to which one I find for sale first between a 300 or a 1200T.

Re: Sub 300T compared to 1200T?

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:25 pm
by mfxr
My 2 Doxas:

Sub 300 50th Anniversary vs 1200t.
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I find them both to wear really comfortably, especially the sub300 ( BOR is great IMHO ).
Obviously the 1200t wears a bit taller, and has a larger more open dial.
The Sub300 wears quite slim, being very true to vintage and has a small dial comparatively.

As Mike said 300T is a different model again, but I have never had one of those.

Re: Sub 300 anniversary compared to 1200T?

Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:09 pm
by 3migo
Interesting, I didn't realize that the 300 was that much thinner than the 1200T. But after seeing everyone's photos, I'm really loving the domed crystal on the 300. I really enjoyed my old 1200T Searambler, but I think a Sub 300 'Rambler is in my future soon... The hunt begins.