Hands-On with the Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition

Michael Stockton
March 25, 2018
Hands-On with the Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition

Last week, we showed you press shots and gave you a rundown of the new Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition. To recap, Doxa chose to reissue a very rare yellow Divingstar model that contained the Poseidon logo on its dial.  Poseidon, as a refresher, is a longstanding innovative dive equipment from Sweden.  The original pieces from 1969 likely number in the handful range, but Doxa is giving us 500 of the re-edition.

Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition

At Baselworld 2018, we had the chance to sit down with Rick Marei, General Manager at the brand, and we got to see some pretty fantastic future ideas (sorry, we’re sworn to secrecy for now) and we we were able to go hands-on with the new Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition.

Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition

As of the time of writing, the Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition is nearly sold out – something like 30 pieces remain out of the run of 500.  The piece will retail for $2490 and the pre-sale price is a reasonable $1990.

Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition

I’ll be honest, when I first saw press shots of the watch, I was skeptical.  It felt a little bit like “here we go again with another re-edition”, but the watch is impressive in person.

Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition

Aside from the addition of a helium valve on the left side of the case and a slightly curved sapphire crystal, the new Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition is nearly identical dimensionally when comparing to a 2nd generation Doxa SUB.

Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition

Balazs brought along his vintage Sharkhunter and you can see that the new piece is almost spot on.  Color-wise, the yellow is far warmer in person than the press shots suggested.  It has some orange in it and differs from various recent Divingstars that Doxa has released over the past 5-10 years.

Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition

Overall, the new Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition is highly wearable due to its 42mm case diameter and short lugs.  Plus, the beads-of rice bracelet is light enough to give off a desirable vintage vibe.  If you’re a Doxa fan and were on the fence about the Poseidon Edition, it’s a winner in the metal.

Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition

Oh, and if you were wondering about the special accessory (similar to the Aqua Lung knife created for the recent Black Lung), Poseidon is working on a recreation of a vintage dive belt to ship alongside the buckle.  If you’ve ordered the watch, expect shipments to begin in May of this year.

For ordering information on the Doxa SUB300T Poseidon Edition, head to the offical Doxa site.

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Michael Stockton
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Michael Stockton

Michael was born in South Florida in the USA. As a full-time role, he works in the Automotive Industry. He's lived and worked in many locations and when he's not cruising at 30,000 feet, he calls Germany home. Michael became... read more

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