Editor's note: Everyone knows Doxa make a great dive watch, but not as many people know they also produced excellent chronographs in the 1940s and '50s. This is the story of one of those watches, a black dial Doxa chronograph with a spiral telemeter scale, worth significantly more than the 1200 Paul originally laid down for it. Enjoy. WHAT IS THE STORY OF THIS WATCH? I bought it at the Munich Watch Fair a few years back for 1200 euro. I've since been offered 5000 euro for it. I've collected watches since I was 11. My grandfather gave me a wristwatch and I've been hooked since then. It was an American brand, Gruen Curvex. As a young boy I'd go to flea markets and fairs. It was mechanics and all that. The thing about chronographs is that people don't use them. It seems to be more about the dial layout. The balance perhaps? This one is beautiful with the outer telemeter scale and the spiral tachymeter scale *very much of the times. It's a bit like an ironing board, you don't really use it that often. I actually race cars and I do use a chronograph then, but it's usually…

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