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Luminox Men's 3001 Original Navy SEAL Dive Watch
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- Precise Swiss-Quartz movement
- Mineral crystal
- Case diameter: 43 mm
- Polyurethane case; Black dial; Date function
- Water resistant to 660 feet (200 M): suitable for recreational scuba diving
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Prized for its durability and unique illumination system, the Luminox Original Navy SEAL Series 1 stainless steel men's watch exudes confidence and power whenever it's worn. Thanks to the vaunted Luminox self-powered illumination system, this watch's hands and dial markers glow 100 times brighter than other luminous watches and will provide continuous illumination for more than 25 years. It's also water resistant to 200 meters (20 ATM, 660 feet), which is suitable for recreational scuba diving.
The large, black-plated stainless steel watch case--measuring 1.7 inches wide and 0.4 inches thick--is topped by a ratcheting, unidirectional rotating bezel with engraved 5-minute Arabic numerals in white and coin-edged detailing for an improved grip. The black dial face is accented by white Arabic numeral markers, large white baton hands (with seconds hand), and a date function at 3 o'clock. It's completed by a comfortable polyurethane (PU) diver's strap in black. Other features include a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, multi-jeweled Swiss quartz watch movement, double gasket crown, and 4-year battery life. It's backed by a 1-year Luminox warranty.
Luminox Self-Powered Illumination System
Each Luminox watch employs tiny self-powered micro gas lights (borosilicate glass capsules), which are firmly embedded in the hands and the hour indicators on the watch face (as well as on the turning ring of diver's watches). Luminox watches need no external light source to "charge" the paint on the dial or hands in order to glow as do conventional luminous watches, nor do they require a push of a button to light the dial as do electro luminescent watches.
Luminox combines the finest tradition and precision of Swiss watchmaking with the durability demanded by US armed forces and the latest innovations in timepiece technology. The company pioneered the development of small, individual luminescent tracer lamps and was contacted by the U.S. Navy SEAL teams to build a dive watch for their use on night missions. After their popularity in the Navy grew, the Air Force asked Luminox to develop a watch specifically for F-117 Nighthawk Stealth pilots.
- Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 5.9 x 5.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: Switzerland
- ASIN: B000F1OGWW
- Item model number: 3001
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 22, 2004
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Luminox|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||43 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||12 millimeters|
|Band width||22 millimeters|
|Special features||Luminous, Second hand, Tachometer, Shock resistant|
|Item weight||4.96 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
The luminous stuff on the hands and face (tritium vials) is bright. I mean really, REALLY bright. None of this hold it under a light" silliness, but wake up at three thirty in the morning and have no trouble reading it.
The twelve o'clock tritium vial is orange not green, acting as an index point even in complete darkness. See remark about 0330 hrs.
The bezel can be turned reasonably easily, but won't turn by itself when you are not looking.
Accuracy is good.
Shock resistance, overall durability is very good (damage to my first watch was purely my fault and exceeded any reasonable expectation of survival).
The Navy SEAL propaganda can be mildly annoying.
The bezel is synthetic (plastic), and after two or three years of use starts to go smooth and the numbers start to wear off.
The luminous stuff on the hands and face (tritium vials) is bright. I mean really, REALLY bright. This con is a special case. If a service member wants to wear this watch in the field, one of those watchbands with the flap to cover the face is a REALLY good idea.
The synthetic strap isn't so good. I replace the watch band with a nylon/velcro one on the first day.
The little compass that comes with it is a wasted effort, get a Suunto watchband compass. Same size, superior in every way.
On the whole, a tremendous value for money, and when I abuse my current one beyond usefulness, I will certainly get another one.
When I inquired about this problem with a registered Luminox service center, they knew about the problem and suggested that I purchase the more expensive model where the complete backside of the watch screws together like a bezel. They're explanation continued to describe the Luminox Ops back side is only attached with 4 small screws and this design is prone to leak when the watch is under pressure. The service center suggested that I work directly with Luminox regarding this problem. This process of working with Luminox, returning watches directly to the company has been a long and difficult process....they are not an easy company to work with! Luminox knows there is a design flaw with the Ops watch. After repairs, I continued to have the very same problem. Now, I take off my Luminox watch when entering the water and use only my scuba computer.
I am a firefighter and assumed that a watch good enough for Navy Seals would meet my on the job needs as well. How wrong I was.
After less than a year I cracked the crystal by setting the watch on a plastic countertop. Apparently they are not made to handle impact of any kind. Navy Seals must be a fragile bunch.
After considerable hassle, the Luminox service center repaired the watch, but charged me an outragous $120 dollars - and it took them all of 16 weeks.
Several months later the glow-in-the-dark paint fell off of the second hand and now sits inside the watch housing, getting pushed around by the hands.
I like the look of this watch, but the quality is terrible. Even worse, it costs more to fix the frequently broken parts than it costs to buy a better watch.
Give your money to a watchmaker with a quality product who cares about its customers - Luminox is not that company.
Update - After ten years the tritium vials have lost most of their brightness making it difficult to see in the dark.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
PC Carbon is plastic. It's supposed to be exceptionally durable plastic, but it still is plastic, so this watch will definitely feel lighter and cheaper than a stainless steel... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Adam S.
Love this watch. Older style, not one of these watches with a crown and bezel so large that you cannot put a jacket on or hand in your jeans pocket without removing it. Read morePublished 13 days ago by pse_bow
I'm positive that a lot of these watches on Amazon are FAKE! So before you post a super nagative review of your "Luminox", make sure you know what you're talking about. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Andy
Everything you want and nothing I don't. Tired of pulling my iPhone out of pocket to check the time. This I can see in the dark as well. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Vincent C. Newman
I received this watch upon my graduation from the Fire Academy and have worn it to work every day for ten years. It keeps great time and I appreciate the glow on night time calls. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
I just love this watch! This is my 2nd one damaged first one in a bad fall, but this watch is tough and illumination lasts it seems foreverPublished 1 month ago by Christian J. Haeberle Jr.