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Luminox Men's 1594 Marine Series Blue Dial Stainless-Steel Dive Watch

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  • Precise Swiss-quartz movement
  • Mineral crystal
  • Case diameter: 38 mm
  • Stainless-steel case; sapphire dial; date function
  • Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for recreational scuba diving
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Product Specifications

Watch Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Luminox
Model number Luminox-1594
Part Number Luminox-1594
Item Shape Round
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Fold-Over Clasp with Safety
Case material Stainless Steel
Case diameter 38 millimeters
Case Thickness 23 millimeters
Band Material Stainless Steel
Band length Mens
Band width 20 millimeters
Dial color Blue
Bezel material Stainless Steel
Bezel function Unidirectional
Calendar Date
Special features Luminous
Movement Swiss quartz
Water resistant depth 660 Feet
Warranty type Contact seller of record

Product Description


Like many other American success stories, LUMI•NOX came from a forward-thinking individual realizing a need in the market and meeting it. Barry Cohen had been in the fashion watch business for quite some time when he came across a Swiss self-powered illumination system and knew that it would make watches more visible and easier to read in low or no light situations. As a result, Cohen and a partner developed watches using this unique illumination system (called Luminox Light Technology) and LUMI•NOX was born back in 1989 (Lumi is Latin for light while Nox is Latin for night), driven by a commitment to offer cutting-edge luminescence and readability in its line of high-performance sports watches.

The Navy SEALs and More
The Luminox Navy SEAL watch is the timepiece that made Luminox famous. The officer in charge of procurement for the Navy SEALs, Nick North, was asked to seek a more dependable watch for night missions and found the solution at a trade show where he discovered Luminox. He worked with Barry Cohen to develop a watch specifically for them and the Navy SEAL watch was born.

"Luminox had exactly the watch we were looking for – we only added a few small things," Nick North, Senior Public Safety Engineer and Operations Specialist, remembered. "We arranged to test some and they worked great. We made a few changes, then the East Coast team started issuing them and the West Coast teams came on board."

After Luminox provided the watches to the SEALs, more elite units contacted them directly, while at the same time Luminox began marketing the watch across the country and the world. Luminox was then approached by US Air Force pilots flying the F-117 Nighthawk Stealth fighter jet. They were wearing the Navy SEAL timepieces, but chafed at the word "Navy" on the dial. Luminox then developed a watch for these pilots and approached Lockheed Martin, the makers of the F-117 Nighthawk for a picture of the plane to use in the catalogs that marketed the watches.

This initial contact turned into an exclusive arrangement to produce Lockheed Martin timepieces, including watches dedicated to the F-117 Nighthawk, F-16 Fighting Falcon, SR-111 Blackbird and the new F-22 Raptor.

The Rest of the Story
Throughout the following 20 years, Luminox has never strayed from its mission which has been confirmed and validated by the many elite military and law enforcement units that have adopted Luminox as standard equipment.

Luminox has expanded its collection to include a variety of styles, created for the active consumer, the sportsman, law enforcement and military groups, divers and more. Currently, Luminox is distributed in 40 countries around the world and supplies elite units all over the world. In addition, the man on the street has shown particular interest in Luminox, anxious to use the watches put to the test every single day – on the world’s most difficult jobs, figuring rightly that if they have been requested by, designed for and used by the Navy SEALs, they have to be able to stand up to every day use.

The Technology
The Luminox Light Technology makes Luminox watches Always Visible – in fact, the technology Luminox uses provides 24/7 luminosity, no matter the conditions, for more than 25 years.

Most other watches use luminescent paint that has to be charged by a light source and fades very quickly, or a "push to light" system, where you push a button for battery-driven illumination.

Luminox, however, uses proprietary technology, in the past reserved for the military, that makes Luminox watches stand out, literally. Each Luminox watch features tiny gas lights (borosilicate glass capsules), which are always lit, on the hands, hour markers and when necessary, bezels. As a result of this unique technology, Luminox watches are always readable at a glance, no matter the conditions.

The U.S. military has long recognized the advantages of micro gas light sources and their use is mandated in procurement specification MIL-W-46374F. Being able to read the watches in any conditions, even in total darkness, is an important requirement of many military and law enforcement agencies.

The U.S. Navy SEALs use the watches, as do U.S. Air Force pilots, FBI and ATF agents, Secret Service officers, Border Patrol units, Coast Guard officers, SWAT teams, as well as general law enforcement officers, helicopter search and rescue pilots, professional divers and other groups.

The Luminox Light Technology system is hand applied in each and every watch. Though more complicated, expensive and time consuming than normal luminescence, it is one of the things that makes Luminox watches special. This unique technology and the additional quality control steps Luminox mandates require extraordinary attention to detail and care in manufacturing.

The Benefits

  • The ultimate Swiss illumination system glows without the need to push a button or expose to light
  • Glows continuously for more than 25 years
  • Swiss Made with jeweled Swiss movements
  • Water resistant and shock resistant

    All Luminox watches are Swiss Made, produced by Luminox’s corporate partner, Mondaine Watch Company, one of the leaders in Swiss manufacturing. Located in Zurich with manufacturing facilities in Biberist, Switzerland, Mondaine recently won a Swiss Logistics Award for its "just in time" production. Mondaine applies its more than 50 years of experience when producing the complicated Luminox watches.

    The Future
    Luminox will continue to combine cutting edge technology, forward-thinking design and extreme performance. Luminox delivers, when and where it counts.

    • ASIN: B000F1OGVI
    • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
    • Item model number: Luminox-1594
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 22, 2004
    I've owned many, many watches in my life. I would regularly switch between them.
    I became intrigued with the tritium illumination system used in military compass and watch designs and tracked them down on the web.
    One of the paths led to Luminox.
    After quite a bit of research, I chose the Luminox 1594 (Marine, blue bezel).
    The watch is beautiful.
    What I did not expect was the accuracy. The watch accuracy is better than one second in six months!
    The watch is now 2 years old and the accuracy remains incredible.
    I do not switch watches anymore. All the rest have been relegated to a box.
    This watch delivers everything I was looking for in a watch:
    * Great visibility - super easy to read in everything from sunlight to total darkness
    * Rugged design - waterproof to 660ft - great, solid case design.
    * Super accurate - Less than 2 seconds/year error!
    All of this and it also looks great.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Edwin T. Askew on August 10, 2007
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    I have a number of good watches, and the material they use for the glow in this one is the best. The watch looks good and well made, the band is sturdy, it is not as easy to remove as my Citizen diver, I think the Citizen band is smoother. Over all this looks to be an above average watch that looks good and will give good service the band is sturdy the lach on the band is stiff and not as easy to remove.I do over all like this watch...
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    By R. Martin on October 3, 2014
    It was a great watch while it lasted, but it won't last forever. Mine is 15 - 20 years old, and it gave out. Dials lose half their brightness after 12.3 years (Tritium half-life). I sent mine to be repaired, and parts are no longer available.
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