As the man behind the revival of Doxa and, more recently, Aquadive, Rick Marei has played a key role in the success of vintage-inspired dive watches over the last two decades. In today’s episode of Watch Chronicler Unscripted, I’m having a chat with Rick about dive watches, Aquastar, Jacques Cousteau and plenty more.
When we think of vintage dive watches, it’s names like Aquastar and Doxa which spring to mind. These historic dive watches were used by countless teams of the most pioneering divers from SEALAB to our favourite episodes about Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s Calypso research vessel.
However, neither of these brands would be much more than a memory without the work of Rick Marei. Enthusiast by nature, Rick worked with the owners of Doxa to create 20 years of their iconic, cushion case and no-decompression bezel. More recently, he has relaunched the Aquastar brand with their iconic Deepstar with the Synchron Group.
Listen to this podcast to hear Rick Marei on Aquastar, dive watches, online watch sales and much more.