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Posted: 5/3/2009 7:59:46 AM EST
My Citizen Eco-Drive dive watch of 9 years finally died. I need a new watch and have heard some good things about these Luminox watches. Any opinions or first hand experience with them? Looking at the titainium Navy seal watch.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 8:02:51 AM EST
Had the titanium model for five years without a hiccup. Can't say the same for the plastic ones.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 8:02:59 AM EST
Good choice!
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 8:04:00 AM EST
Might be a nice watch but anything with "Navy SEAL" stamped on it screams mall ninja to me. Marathon makes some nice tritium dive watches if you want one. Failing that I would just buy a G-Shock or Seiko automatic diver.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 8:04:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By rugby:
My Citizen Eco-Drive dive watch of 9 years finally died. I need a new watch and have heard some good things about these Luminox watches. Any opinions or first hand experience with them? Looking at the titainium Navy seal watch.
I've HEARD they're crap, google the seiko citizen trading forum. Alot of great items @ second hand prices. Cya

Link Posted: 5/3/2009 8:11:23 AM EST
I loved mine. Beat the bejeezus out of it. Tritium was really bright and even ten years later is visible in the dark. Only gripe I had was the crystal as it got scratched relatively easily. Replaced it last year with one of the EVO models with the sapphire crystal. Not a scratch so far *knocks on wood*.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 8:19:33 AM EST
Have had the stainless / carbon fiber for almost 8 years. Never cared for the "NAVY SEALS" emblazoned across the face, but I do like the rest of it –– especially like the tritium markers.

Link Posted: 5/3/2009 8:27:42 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 8:30:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
picked one up on service merchandises out of business sale about 10 years or so ago. woer it everyday for about 6 years, beta the shit out of it. bezel is scratched and worn but it keeps time just fine. the tritium is begining to dim but it works fine.


Was it ten!? I ask because I got mine at the SM going out of business sale too. Got a good deal.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 8:30:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/3/2009 8:31:15 AM EST by PBIR]
I highly recommend the S&W Titanium/tritium watch model H3 http://www.lapolicegear.com/smwewatrti.html

Lightweight, tough, good looking.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 8:33:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 8:34:01 AM EST
I had the stainless model and really liked it. the only drawback it had was the crystal was easily scratched. I replaced it with a submariner and find that I miss the tritium illumination.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 8:35:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 8:37:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/3/2009 8:39:00 AM EST by gck5150]
Get a Marathon TSAR (quartz) or GSAR (automatic), I think they're a lot nicer than Luminox http://www.broadarrow.net/sale.htm

My GSAR has been great, the tritium is bright but not ridiculous. If you can spend the extra cash for the bracelet, it's really nice.

Link Posted: 5/3/2009 8:42:31 AM EST

I smashed one doing a live fire range at Camp Pendleton. I went down in the prone with my SAW and must have hit it on a rock or something. I never got it fixed.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 3:54:17 PM EST
Still on the fence with one of these. Any more comments or opinions are helpful and appreciated.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 4:49:14 PM EST
If it has the dive table on it, remember those are navy figures and not sport tables. The big clue is 60ft for 60minutes, if you aren't as fit as a navy diver when that table was made, it will get you into trouble. Sport tables are 60ft for 55 minutes and much safer for us larger people.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 4:52:53 PM EST
I have the dive watch on right now, very nice watch for $150 shipped. The illumination is amazing too.
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 4:55:12 PM EST
Looks nice,
I might have to get myself one
Link Posted: 6/14/2009 5:44:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/14/2009 5:47:25 PM EST by 1387Delta]
Luminox is hit and miss. They are OK for a cheaper "dive" watch. Personally, I would go with a Seiko dive watch in that price range. The Marathon is a professional quality watch and is a watch that is actually issued by the US and Canadian Governments. Spend the extra bucks, get something nicer and something that will last. Genuine Military Watches on this web site Military Watch Link

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