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Doxa 300t - wobbly bezels?

  1. 8505davids

    8505davids Jan 12, 2020

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    Just received my new Doxa 300t and was disappointed to find that the bezel has a slight rocking and slight lateral movement. From other forums I am aware that this is a common problem - Doxa's response is "they are all like that" and decline to do anything about it. Now, I am not aware of any other watch company with wobbly bezels, even £50 Chinese knock-offs, and would ask if anyone else has such a problem with their Doxa.
     
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  2. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jan 12, 2020

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    I think you already have your answer, "From other forums I am aware that this is a common problem"...
     
  3. 8505davids

    8505davids Jan 16, 2020

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    Doxa say they have changed the way they attach the bezel - some form of 'ball bearing' system - and that is why the latest watches have some lateral bezel movement and slight rocking.....they are now all supposed to be like that apparently. I'd say almost 1mm of movement is a lot in watchmaking terms - mine getting returned for a refund I think, I'd fiddle with it until it got even looser or broke!
     
  4. Dan S

    Dan S Jan 16, 2020

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    Vintage Doxa Subs don't have this problem, so that could be an option for you.
     
  5. dx009

    dx009 Jan 16, 2020

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    Modern day Doxa has been going down as far as quality. They've been making a lot of watches for Asia but also in Asia so the quality is not as good as it was with vintage Doxas.
     
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  6. mattonthewater

    mattonthewater Jan 16, 2020

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    modern doxa are essentially made in china and assembled in switzerland.
     
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  7. Togri v. 2.0

    Togri v. 2.0 Jan 16, 2020

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    My Seiko SNJ025 Arnie re-issue has the same bezel problem. A bit wobbly laterally.