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Luminox Men's 8817 Navy Seal Black Dial Watch


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  • Quartz movement
  • Durable mineral crystal protects watch from scratches
  • Case diameter: 45 mm
  • Plastic case
  • Water-resistant to 200M
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Product Specifications

Watch Information
Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Luminox
Model number A.8817
Part Number A.8817
Item Shape Round
Dial window material type Mineral
Display Type Analog
Clasp Buckle
Case material Plastic
Case diameter 45 millimeters
Case Thickness 14 millimeters
Band Material Rubber
Band length Men's Standard
Band width 23 millimeters
Band Color Black
Dial color Black
Bezel material Plastic
Bezel function Unidirectional
Calendar Date
Special features Water Resistant
Movement Quartz
Water resistant depth 330 Feet
Warranty type Contact seller of record

Product Description



AN AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY

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

    Production
    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.

    Black polycarbonate case with a black rubber strap. Unidirectional rotating black bezel with khaki markers. Black dial with luminous olive green hands and olive green Arabic numeral hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. GMT scale. Date display at the 3 o'clock position. Swiss Ronda 515 HH6 395 quartz movement. Scratch resistant mineral crystal. Push / pull crown. Screw fastened case back. Case diameter: 45 mm. Case thickness: 12 mm. Tang clasp. Water resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet. Luminox Black Anniversary Series Men's Watch 8817

    • ASIN: B0027P95IO
    • Product Dimensions: 7 x 3.5 x 2.7 inches; 7 ounces
    • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
    • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
    • Item model number: A.8817
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,964 in Watches (See Top 100 in Watches)
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    Customer Reviews

    The illumination is clear in low light and very easy to read in total darkness.
    Bill
    Used it sparingly since September 2012 first dive to 50 feet last month in Hawaii and kaput!!!!!
    Pags
    Very disappointing for a watch built by Luminox and billed as "Navy Seal".
    Jason Mack

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By fhk on December 30, 2009
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    The watch is lighter & bigger than it appears to be on the Web. The time is very easy to see in the dark as it should be. No regrets buying it. A great addition to my collection.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Louis on September 6, 2010
    Great size, great feel, rock solid and comfortable to wear. Goes everywhere with me and I never take it off. Planning on buying another one sooner or later (namely the 8813) just because I want one. PolyCarbon case is non conductive for work with batteries, electrical and EOD situations. My wife loves it as well. I use firearms quite frequently and the watch stands up to constant recoil and shock abuse. If SigArms or Springfield made watches this would be it.
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    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By BJohns7 on June 2, 2010
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    Great daily wear diving watch and good price! I have now owned this watch for about 2 months. I own another Luminox that actually cost quite a bit more, but I like this one the most for several reasons. The dark, black on black style, looks good for casual wear. The carbon reinforced polymer body feels very solid, probably very resistant to scratches or other damage, and is very light (my other Luminox for comparison has a steel body). My watch aluminates properly just like my other Luminox. Being plastic, I expected the bezel movement to sacrifice a little precision or quality, but the bezel operates quite well with just the right level of ratcheting.
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By RomeoKilo on June 25, 2010
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    I bought this watch a few weeks ago and its been nothing but an attention getter...tough and durable ive knocked it a few times with no scratches...love it..buy one!
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By ED on May 30, 2010
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    GREAT WATCH. I AM IMPRESSED WITH THE CRAFTMANSHIP OF THE WATCH. VERY PROFESSIONAL AND MASCULINE WATCH. NO REGRETS!! AMAZON HAS THE BEST PRICES AND SELECTIONS ON ALL PRODUCTS. EXCELLENT GIFT FOR ANY WATCH ENTHUSIAIST.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Dude on August 31, 2013
    I will say this- Luminox makes and attractive watch - but I can't imagine these holding up for the everyday person let alone a Navy Seal. I have ordered an assortment (10) of Luminoxs over the last 12 Months. There have had issues where one of the hands would collide with another and stop the watch. Try getting a watchmaker to fix this without damaging the tritium tubes! This happened to 4 of the 10. 2 more arrived with dead batteries. Amazon does a great job of taking care of the customer but I'm scared to buy another-consider yourself warned
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By vks on November 13, 2010
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    I liked the watch a lot, it would help if you could get the dimenssions of the watch and the weight beforehand.Easy to read!
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    6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Arredondo on February 7, 2010
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    Could not find a better deal anywhere!!
    The watches were as described,brand new in box, and shipping was fast and easy as the seller provided tracking number (not many do)
    Do business with this seller---you won't go wrong on any aspect of the transaction.
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