This watch and I have been locked in battle for months...
Since going forth into open-air flea markets and dusty antique stores wasn't an option for almost a year and a half we took a good look at what was hiding in our drawers and forgotten about. This was one of those watches we told ourslves we would get around to at some point.
The watch was in rough shape but was purchased as part of a lot that we acquired years back. Since an abundace of time was available, this watch was carefully gone over and put back together piece-by-piece. I have to thank our vast community for the information given to us on how to bring this one back.
I have to admit one of our favorite reasons for continuing this adventure into antique watches is the first time you see a watch come back to life after many years of being given up on. After the movement was rebuilt, the mainspring was gently wound and this lovely watch roared back to life.
Unfortunately, there are no surviving records from Doxa before 1966 due to a flood at the factory. However given the style and tell-tale marks on this watch we estimate it to be made sometime between 1925-1940.
Its an absolute delight to wear on the wrist and is lightweight for its mid-size appearance.
"Resurrectio" 1925-1940 Doxa
Year: 1925-1940 (Estimated)
Case: Doxa nickel plated case
Production Run: Unknown
Dial: Metal with signs of age/patina
Condition: Watch has been restored to full running condition +/- 1-2 minutes.
Movement: Gilt Finish, 15 Jewels, Adjusted in 2 positions
Featured Strap: 20mm Brown Leather Nato Strap