Company name: Doxa
Year founded: 1889
Doxa, founded in 1889 began as a maker of dress watches and other timepieces. In the late 1960s Doxa decided to devote resources to watches for diving. Tests indicated that an orange face was more visible in murky water. It released the first publicly available dive watch with helium release valve. Soon after the introduction of the Sub300t, the Swiss watch industry was hard-hit economically by the introduction of quartz watches. In response, Doxa joined a group of Swiss watchmakers to consolidate resources. This eventually failed and Doxa, after being sold, ceased operations in about 1980. The Jenny family of Switzerland now owns the brand. Since August 2002, Doxa has introduced re-editions of its watches and timepieces in limited quantities.
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