Luminox 3000 Original Navy SEAL Dive Series Wrist Watch for Men
(10 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating:
Great Movie Theater Watch but don't spill the bug juice on it!
Dec 25, 2007 (Updated Dec 25, 2007)
Review by dsetters
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Luminox Light Technology can be seen from outer space!
Cons:Navy Seals 'Mil-Spec' watch my @$$! Allergic to water:-(
The Bottom Line: Nice watch for the ballet or theater. Many (as I did) will get suckered by the questionable Navy Seal hype. Sorry Luminox, your watches aren't worthy of the Seals:-(
I've owned two of these Luminox Original Navy Seal watches, purchased from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) and Amazon. My thinking was that if they were good enough for Navy Seals, they were good enough for me, a retired military man of mystery and now active civilian desk jockey. I was attracted by the Luminox Light Technology, so-called mil specs and supposed durability & ruggedness.
Recommend this product?
The first watch worked great until its first ever visit to the Virginia Beach surf! Water had gotten inside the crystal:-( It was out of warranty but I continued to use it as is (out of water). I contacted the manufacturer hoping that my defective out of warranty watch would be replaced but no dice;-) Even so, when it came time for replacement, I bought another exactly like it, this time from Amazon. I figured I probably somehow contributed to the first watches untimely demise and I really liked the watch otherwise!
The second watch also lasted a little over a year before the same thing happened, again the first time it was exposed to the Va. Beach surf! Now, I'm slow but I eventually catch on. The Va. Beach surf is hell on these Luminox watches!
In hindsight, I don't believe the U.S. Navy Seals actually use these watches under operational or training conditions. The water resistance (or lack thereof) issue would be a serious limiting factor. Maybe they use them when they trek to the Base movie theaters. The Luminox Light Technology works great for illuminating passageways for the pogie bait runs and emergency head calls:-)
If you're looking for rugged mil-spec commercial hardware that the military actually uses, buy a Force Protection Industries CAT II Cougar MRAP vehicle, or maybe a Maxvision MaxPac computer workstation or a Polaris MV7 ATV, but forget the overpriced Navy Seal hardware wannabe Luminox movie theater watches:-)
Read all comments (1)
Share this product review with your friends
From Luminox, the Original Navy Seal dive watch features: polyurethane rubber strap carbon round case black and white dial 3 hand quartz movement date...
Black carbon-reinforced polymer case with a black polyurethane bracelet. Unidirectional rotating black aluminum bezel. Blue dial with luminous hands a...
From Luminox, the Blackout Original Navy Seal dive watch features: polyurethane rubber strap carbon round case black and dark grey dial 3-hand quartz ...
LUMINOX WATCH ORIGINAL NAVY SEAL DIVE SERIES MEN'S MODEL: 3003 RETAIL PRICE: $375.00 Case Material-Carbon reinforced polymer injection molded case. Ca...
10 year guaranteeStainless steel casebackScratch-resistant crystalDate windowQuartz batteryWear the very same watch used by Navy SEALs and rest assure...
The Luminox Original Navy Seal 3001 Watch features markers and hands that are always visible, maintaining a constant glow for up to 25 years in any li...
From Luminox, this dive stainless steel chronograph watch features: stainless steel round case blue and silver dial 3-hand quartz movement date displa...
Luminox Deep Dive Automatic 1500 Series Black Dial Men's watch #1501 Numbered edition #0444 - Diving watch, Precision Swiss automatic movement, Automa...
Carbon-reinforced polymer case Tempered mineral crystal Rugged all-weather watch Water-resistant to 200 meters Double-gasketed push in crown Jeweled S...
The Luminox Original Navy Seal 3001.bo Watch features markers and hands that are always visible, maintaining a constant glow for up to 25 years in any...