Some 50 years after the launch of the original, Doxa, along with retailer Watches of Switzerland, is bringing back one of their most distinctive designs in a re-issue of the aptly named Army. Originally built for members of the Swiss Army’s Combat Diver crew, the Army represents a more clandestine take on the usually colorful Sub 300, with a matte black case, sand colored dial, and black rubber strap. The re-issue looks to capture the personality of the original, meaning you can experience this bit of history in full effect without the years of combat diver training required of the original Swiss Army unit who were first issued this watch in 1969.
You’ll recall that we recently got our hands on a rare example of the original Doxa Army to compare to an homage of the watch, the Synchron Military. Zach Weiss reviewed the Synchron through the lens of the original in this Owner’s Review. While Synchron managed to capture the finer details of the watch to a satisfying degree, that “Doxa” label on the dial represents a robust history that roots the new model to its heritage. The fully ceramic case and COSC certified movement, bring this one fully into the modern realm, however.