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  1. I know this thread is ancient, but I wanted to throw this one out there for anyone who might be searching the forums for the elusive doxa bezel for their vintage sub. I have found a solution. It will definitely [censored] off the purists, and I'm sharing this info with the disclaimer and warning that nobody should ever try to counterfeit a bezel secretly to try and dupe a buyer without full disclosure. In other words, if anyone uses this bezel fix, you MUST state it clearly and honestly to any potential buyers of that watch. So, here's the solution I have come up with...... I had 2 vintage 1960s era Doxa Sub cases, both missing their bezel assemblies. I tried to source any NOS or gen vintage bezels without success for over 2 years, searching on ebay, wus, the rep forums, etc etc etc.....and couldn't find a single one that would fit my cases. So I decided to make my own. The 2 Doxas were planned to be mine and my brother's personal pieces, so I wasn't worried about pedigree or strict adherence to original spec. We just wanted them to wear and enjoy ourselves, not for resale. In my searches for bezels, I came across the Zeno army diver watch that was sold with a bezel closely resembling the modern Doxas NodeCo engravings and shape. They are generally easy to buy for $400-$500-ish online, and I contacted the manufacturers and was able to order the case/bezel/crystal set for $125. (They only sell cases with bezels and crystals installed, not seperately) So I ordered 2 and scavenged the bezels from the Zeno donor watches, and had them machined on a lathe down to very nearly exact dimensions and shape of the vintage Doxas. So now I had 2 cases with bezels that look 100% legit gen from the outside.... On the inside, I had to make an insert ring from stainless steel to bridge the gap between my new bezel and the original mounting ring on the cases. Using that insert method allows the bezel to turn and function properly, while not damaging the vintage Doxas case. So it can be removed easily if I ever find a gen vintage bezel that would fit my case. So there it is, gentlemen. Not a"real" doxa bezel from the doxa factory, but it looks and works exactly the same. All u need is the Zeno donor bezel and have a machinist fab you up an insert that will mate with your case. Easy! Hope this can help somebody! Email me if u have questions. ....... Steve3sc@gmail.com
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    TC Sub-SCAMMER'S BACK...

    Pm sent with intent?
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    Complete scumbag Nanuq

    Seems legit....
  4. steve3sc

    Spring bar search is over

    Yes, please. Add me to the list if anyone gets approval to buy. I'm good for 5 or 6 pairs.
  5. steve3sc

    A better 6538 project

    Congratulations Bart, wear it in good health. Want to hear something funny? Part of me likes the case set without movement, dial, or hands, etc BETTER than a finished watch. Something about seeing all the possibilities that you could go with just kinda revs my engine. Maybe I'm a tad too deep watch-world, right?
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    A nice 1665 COMEX....

    It's been said over and over again, but that's a damn fine watch. Detail after detail....amazing. That caseback just kicked me in the teeth. Awesome.
  7. Very nice, indeed. Love the bevels, and you hit the thickness vs. length ratio just right. Truly beautiful, artisan metal work. I'm jealous of 2 things in this......this time piece, and the skill it took to fabricate it. And your pics are on point too..... Hats off.
  8. Welcome to the forums steve3sc :)

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