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I really love mines, the quality is good and the tritium lume just makes it perfect. I'm sure you'll like it.
 

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I've had mine since 2011 and have worn it in and out of pools and the ocean. It's a well built watch.

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Luminox is somewhere between serious watch and tactical fashion accessory. I almost like to think of them as a marketing firm that happens to sell watches.

I have three, they're all great. Some would say their quality used to be better, but I haven't found that to be true at least for my part.

As far as my experience goes people tend to have more problems with the carbon fiber cased models.
 

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The thing about Luminox is, they don't scream quality. Plasticy is a good description. However, they're very durable. They're an ideal beater watch, or a great watch to use for outdoor activities. I have a 3001 model and I really like it. I'd say it's simply durable and well built. Not what we'd really call "high quality" in the sense of fit and finish.
 

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On the quality theme.. I was looking at a 1822 model today and I noticed with the second hand, I saw about three points along the rotation (17 sec, 23, 52) I found the movement the sec arm did not snap to the next sec.. For these three points it had a more sloppy movement.. I watched the dial for about 5 min and it was consistent...

It appeared to not effect time keeping as I timed it with my watch during this time..

Do you think it is just a lower end movement?

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I have a 1504 which is a serious diver 500m rated, it is very well made and solid, with good lume from the tubes.

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I have a quartz World Traveler that's a lot more understated that most of their collection. It's probably almost 15 years old, and it's been great. It was my daily wear for years before I started seriously building a collection.

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I owned a Luminox 3051BO. Very light in weight as so many have mentioned, and in the case of the BO, very stealth. The T-25 tritium lume (dark blue rather than the green) was underwhelming compared to my watches with Seiko Lumibrite or Swiss Luminova, but the persistent glow without the need for light exposure could be a plus in some instances. Surely a durable watch with no glaringly obvious issues or flaws, but the perceived quality was just not there for the price. In all honestly, Casio G-shocks are a much better deal and are at least as durable if not more for 1/2 the price. I ended up selling my Luminox after only a week of ownership. In my mind, not worth the $200+ bucks. Having said that, the all steel versions like the 3152 listed by the OP might showcase higher perceived quality and therefore, up the value for dollar spent. Anyway... just my personal 2 cents.
 

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I have a 3001 and it is a nice watch. Very light weight, which can be a positive and a negative- I prefer it because it's a nice contrast from my heavier dive watches. The tritium illumination is nice- not as bright initially as watches with conventional Luke, but lasts forever. My one complaint is that it's a little noisy with the second hand clicking- not as bad as a Timex, but you'll hear it if you have your watch hand by your head. All in all a nice watch, but I'd look to pick up one second hand and save a bunch - they don't hold their values that well, and good+ condition ones can be found around $130 or so.
 

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I own a Recon Point Man 8821.KM that I have had for about 4 years now. Never had a problem with accuracy. It has always remained accurate.
The watch has held up to almost all that I have thrown at it with a couple of exceptions:

- One of the tritium tubes became partially dislodged that I sent to Rhode Island to have repaired, no problems since.
- The inner bezel has popped of twice. Once was repaired by shop in Rhode Island on same service to have tube fixed and came off about 6 months later. I replaced it with my own glue as it seems that's all they did and no problems since. I swim and shower with the watch and no issues with the new adhesive I used.
- The inner Logo is two layered and half of it peeled off and got caught on the second hand. I noticed it early enough that it did not damage the movement, and just had my local swiss watchmaker take it out for me.

Despite those issues, I still love this watch. I use it for work as a Paramedic and it's perfect for its use. I like the lume on it. It's easy enough to read in the dark and have never had a problem seeing it. Many of my co-workers wear them as well and have heard no complaints.
I have also taken this watch camping or used it for general wear casual wear.

Mine is "plasticy" though and I would avoid it for dressier wear.

They do have some nicer models. I like the modern mariner but also think it looks cheapish? for a lack of a better term. Their field watches are nice but still casual IMO.
I do think they are over priced MSRP. I bought mine off ebay and saved over $130. I would recommend that or other grey market to save some cash. As much as I love the watch I wouldn't pay full price for it.

On a side note with regards to the repair centre in Rhode Island (only authorized one in North America I think) they can be a bit frustrating to deal with.
When I sent my watch in for repair to the tube and bezel, it took something like 4 or 5 months. I called them after a couple months for an update and they told me about a week or two. Heard and nothing came in mail. Called again and they told me they had to order bezel from Luminox and were still waiting.
When bezel popped off second time, I contacted them to see if it was something they would cover under warranty and they told me they couldn't tell me anything until I sent the watch in. I wasn't about to pay shipping just to have them tell me yes or no. So I fixed it myself and no problems yet.
 

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snip- not as bright initially as watches with conventional Luke, but lasts forever.
It does not last forever, unless you just mean all night instead of fading after a few hours. Regarding the life of the Tritium tubes, I had an original Navy Seals Luminox & the tubes were basically dead after 4 or 5 years. Bought it new when they were just out. Tubes aren't physically damages. I will never buy another tritium tube watch. I much prefer to flash my traditional lume with a flashlight when I am using it in the dark. In this respect the super luminova and such may last a lifetime.
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It does not last forever, unless you just mean all night instead of fading after a few hours. Regarding the life of the Tritium tubes, I had an original Navy Seals Luminox & the tubes were basically dead after 4 or 5 years. Bought it new when they were just out. Tubes aren't physically damages. I will never buy another tritium tube watch. I much prefer to flash my traditional lume with a flashlight when I am using it in the dark. In this respect the super luminova and such may last a lifetime.
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Doesn't last forever but I thought Luminox advertised it to last for 25 years. Makes me worried for mine now as I was expecting much longer lume then 4-5 years. Granted I have had mine for 4 now and still no issues.
 

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I had one years ago, something was loose in the movement which caused the hands to move when the orientation of the watch changed. Sent it in for service, came back the same way. Love the tritium, I'm giving them another shot as I just traded a watch for a new Luminox, so we'll see how it goes.


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I haven't had any problems with my Colormark yet. It definitely doesn't exude quality, but it's a highly functional piece that does what it's supposed to. Oddly enough I seem to get more compliments on it than on my better watches.
 

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I've had some that got the job done and some that were not so good (crown blew out on a dive that was only like a 95ft max depth). Their customer service is real iffy which is not all that comforting. I don't ever see me buying another one. For something around that price point I'd probably look at something like a Deep Blue that is a swiss quartz, has a screw down crown, and a sapphire bezel.
 

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I'm interested in a Luminox and I was wondering if anyone can tell me about the quality / durability. I've read many mixed reviews. People either seem to love them or hate them. This particular model is sold directly from Amazon
I have the same watch, have no regrets, it's very sturdy and well made, I would put it a notch above Seiko Monster for example, the texture of the dial in person is amazing.
 
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