Doxa Jumbo Gents Watch
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Doxa Jumbo Gents Watch

DOXA's tool watches, particularly of the dive variety, have started to gain a following among collectors in recent years. But while it's DOXA's dive watches that get the most attention, DOXA offered a whole range of products, rich with impressive timepieces dating to the company's founding. Their commitment to excellence has been carried through the years.

In 1889, Georges Ducommun founded DOXA in that horological hotbed, Le Locle. From the inception of the company, its main stock in trade was dress watches. Their expertly-engineered pocket watches earned a place of distinction with luxury consumers in the early 1900s, and in 1906 DOXA earned a Gold Medal at the International Exhibition in Milan.

Throughout the 20th Century, DOXA introduced a wide variety of timepieces. They ranged from consumer grade, time-only watches to ornate ladies cocktail pieces, alarm clocks, precision cockpit instruments (including the first 8-day movement developed for use in automobiles), and military-issued wristwatches. The 1940s and 50s saw the introduction of a number of beautiful chronographs that combined elegant looks with the precision that consumers had come to expect from DOXA.

This gents watch is, at 37mm, oversized for when it was produced in the 1950s. It's a true survivor, with an even patina on the dial, which is bold and uncluttered. It was once gold plated, but almost all of the plating has worn away, leaving subtle flecks of gold throughout the case. The elegantly-curved lugs and feuille hands add a sophisticated touch, making it a distinctive and unusual addition to a vintage collection.

Details

Stainless steel case is approximately 37mm (excluding crown). Doxa/ETA 1147 hand wound movement. Circa 1952.

Overall Condition: Stainless steel case shows remnants of plating near the lugs and on the sides, but is in otherwise good condition with only light signs of wear in keeping with use and age. Dial is in good condition with even patina and only some slight discoloration at 12 o'clock and near the base of the hands. Signed crown; unsigned case back is in very good condition, showing traces of factory brush finishing.

Includes one 20mm brown embossed leather strap.

SKU: TT01025.

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