Doxa’s Sub 600T Arrives in an Array of Colors

It’s a strange phenomenon, but just about everything that peaked in the 1960s had a very strange 1980s. Bob Dylan comes to mind, as do the designs of legendary automakers like Porsche and Ferrari. But just like a Porsche 944 or Dylan’s misunderstood 80s classic “Empire Burlesque” (OK, maybe just the Porsche), people eventually come around. Doxa in the 1980s would seem to have a similar trajectory. After producing watches like the iconic Sub 300 in the late 60s, the brand fell into the hands of Aubry Frères in 1978, and a decade of watches that most people would soon forget about ensued. Now, these watches are not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but they certainly tend to have a different design character than the brand’s 60s and 70s output. It’s a bit more angular, a bit more strange, and just a bit more 80s in every way you can think of. One of those watches, the Sub 600T, received a limited edition re-release earlier this year, and a general release is now upon us. Let’s take a look at the latest version of a watch meant to conjure a bygone era in Doxa’s history. 


This iteration of the Sub 600T is quite similar to the limited edition released by Doxa in partnership with Time + Tide earlier this year. It shares a case shape with the LE, but this time the case is made of stainless steel, not titanium. It still measures 40mm in diameter with a case height coming in just over 14mm. Unlike the soft angles most associated with classic Doxa dive watches, the 600T is marked by a more aggressive stance, with a vaguely cushion shape and tightly squared off lugs. 

This new 600T is envisioned as a permanent part of the Doxa catalog, and similar to other members of the Doxa Sub family, there are a variety of options to choose from. The classic dial colors are all available on the 600T: orange, silver, black, navy, yellow, and turquoise. Each can be had on a steel bracelet or rubber strap, and Doxa is also offering a choice between a steel bezel or ceramic bezel insert. That’s a total of 24 variants to choose from, so consumers should have an ability to get precisely what they want to a degree that we don’t normally see from big-tent dive watch brands. 

From a technical perspective the 600T is powered by a Sellita SW 200-1 (the website lists the movement as “Swiss mechanical automatic,” but the LE from earlier this year was known to run on a Sellita) and as the name of the watch implies carries a full 600 meters of water resistance. That’s up to par for a serious professional dive watch and overkill for the vast majority of us, but would appear to speak to a high standard for build quality. 

For watches with a stainless steel bezel, pricing starts at $1,450 on a rubber strap and goes to $1,490 on a bracelet. If you choose a ceramic insert, the Sub 600T will set you back $1,550 on a strap, and $1,590 on a bracelet. Delivery on the 600T is expected this month. More via Doxa right here.

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Zach is a native of New Hampshire, and he has been interested in watches since the age of 13, when he walked into Macy’s and bought a gaudy, quartz, two-tone Citizen chronograph with his hard earned Bar Mitzvah money. It was lost in a move years ago, but he continues to hunt for a similar piece on eBay. Zach loves a wide variety of watches, but leans toward classic designs and proportions that have stood the test of time. He is currently obsessed with Grand Seiko.