Last week we had a closer look at my DOXA SUB 300T Aqua-lung, now I thought we should have a closer look at the DOXA SUB 300T Sharkhunter.
From afar they may look very similar but in details they differ!
So let’s have a closer look – DOXA SUB 300T reference 58098-59 Sharkhunter on the wooden beam:
If my understanding is correct, the reference 58098-59 is referring to the case, not the fact that it’s a Sharkhunter. The Aqua-lung I showed last week is an earlier watch, reference 11899-4.
The differences between the two cases I have been able to identify so far:
A) the 58098-59 have not as thick material on the sides, the lugs are slimmer to the end, while the 11899-4 have evenly thick sides. With sides, I mean the flat surface on the side of the case, left and right.
B) the 58098-59 do not have screw-in crown while the 11899-4 have a screw-in crown.
The most obvious difference front up is the colour scheme, instead of orange, the Sharkhunter have black dial, white hands and red bezel indications.
But not only the colors differ, as you can see, on the dial there is no “aqua-lung” and no “professional”. Instead of “professional” the name “sharkhunter” is below the SUB 300T and due to this is a bit later DOXA SUB than the Aqua-lung I showed last week, the Synchron logo is above the DOXA logo. My understanding is that from 1970, the Synchron logo started to appear on the dials.
The lack of US divers co. indicated this watch was not sold in the U.S. market and so does the bezel. Instead of feet indications for the depth, there are meters on the bezel which indicated European market.
As mentioned, this Sharkhunter is one or two years younger than the Aqualung (1968-1969), so here the DOXA sailing boat is replaced with the Synchron star logo.
The good thing with that is that now I have a perfect matching buckle for this watch!
On the wrist I will not claim that I can feel any weight difference due to the thinner lugs of the 58098-59… But maybe it looks a tad more elegant, if ever a DOXA SUB 300T can look elegant that is…!
More wooden beam posts to come, so…