Most of us would often think that watches are a luxurious accessory that the rich and famous flaunt during formal occasions. But little do people know that watches are also an important accessory for the military. People with a great taste for adventure also appreciate a robust watch that is useful and can endure tough situations, such as being submerged underwater or being exposed to extreme heat and flying sand in the desert. If you are the type of watch lover that prefers a rugged tactical watch over a flashy luxury watch, then you will surely like what Luminox has to offer.
Luminox may not be a Swiss brand, but their watches are made in Switzerland. And this provides them with a great advantage. Being a US-based company that produces Swiss watches enables you to easily break into the US market, known for having avid consumers of timepieces.
Luminox The Original Navy Seal Watch (XS.3001.F/Navy Seal Series)
As a top manufacturer of outdoor and tactical watches, Luminox has a lot to offer. Currently, the brand has four watch series, namely the Sea, Land, Air, and Space series. One of the most popular Luminox watches this 2021 is the OG Navy Seal Watch. This watch has an urban tactical feel that makes it a great companion for adventurous scenarios. As expected with all Luminox watches, the OG Navy Seal watch comes with the company’s own luminous technology that could last for up to 25 years. But this Navy Seal series watch is more than just about its ability to illuminate in the dark. This watch has a black-and-white undertone, which further reinforces its tactical feel. It is also water-resistant for up to 200 meters so you can definitely use this watch for most water-based activities, such as sailing and swimming.
You can expect the OG Navy Seal watch to endure whatever challenges you throw at it, for its design was made with adventure seekers in mind. The 43 mm watchcase of this timepiece is made from carbon-reinforced polycarbonate, a lightweight but durable material that makes it durable yet comfortable to wear at the same time. The unidirectional bezel of the OG Navy Seal watch is also made with the same material. The watch case of this timepiece also uses a double-security gasket mechanism that further reinforces its water resistance. This watch also comes with a tempered scratch-resistant mineral crystal, making this timepiece even more durable.
Luminox Bear Grylls Survival Sea Series (XB.3723)
The Luminox is the trusted watch brand of the US Navy Seal which explains the Navy Seal series. But Bear Grylls, one of the most prominent survivalists and outdoor adventurers in the world has partnered with Luminox to create the Bear Grylls watches. Many people know Bear Grylls for hosting shows such as Man vs. Wild and Running Wild with Bear Grylls, where viewers saw him take on various challenges in the wild. With such an adventurous lifestyle, Bear Grylls is a deserving partner for a company that produces outdoor and tactical watches. And this collaboration led to the birth of the Luminox Bear Grylls Survival Sea Series. This watch is designed to outlast whatever challenges and obstacles nature has to offer. But you don’t have to be a survivalist like Bear Grylls to appreciate this rugged timepiece. This watch has a professional and colorful look that you can wear in different situations, adventurous or not.
But more than a tool watch for survival, the Bear Grylls Survival Sea Series could also work as a diving watch, for it comes with a unidirectional watch bezel, countdown dive zone, and water resistance for up to 200 meters. The 42 mm watch case of this timepiece is also made of Carbonox, a proprietary carbon compound material that the brand created and has used for its watches since 2006. It also has a black rubber strap which has a tight grip but also a comfortable feel. For its dial window, the watch features a hardened mineral crystal which reinforces its durability. The timepiece could also tell the date through a date window in the watch dial’s three o’clock position. Just like most watches of the brand, it has the Luminox Light Technology which allows it to remain bright for up to 25 years.
Luminox 1907 Atacama Field Watch (1907.NF)
The Atacama desert located in Chile is known for being the driest nonpolar desert in the world. With a dry climate, vegetation and wildlife barely survive its harsh conditions. It is also the only true desert to receive less precipitation. And it is also one of the coldest deserts in the world, with a temperature ranging from 0 to 30 degrees. For an environment this inhospitable, the Atacama is a fitting name for a Luminox field watch made to endure the toughest challenges known to man. But while the 1907 Atacama Field Watch shows off a tactical and military style perfect for environments similar to the Atacama desert, it also contains a compass-like appearance and a casual outdoor feel which makes this watch perfect for other, less-intense occasions. Because of its timeless design and high-quality watch movement, this is one of the best Luminox watches you can buy and collect.
What’s striking with the Luminox 1907 Atacama Field Watch is its hour markers and display. It doesn’t only show the normal hour markers but their subdivision. This feature makes the watch great for those who value and appreciate the precision. Aside from that, it also has a 24-hour marker that starts with “13” on the one o’clock position and “24” on the 12 o’clock position, a characteristic not commonly seen in most mechanical timepieces. This field watch also has a 44mm case made from stainless steel and a screw-in case back made from the same material. The durability of the Luminox 1907 Atacama Field Watch is further reinforced by its anti reflective sapphire crystal and this timepiece could go as deep as 200 meters when underwater. Finally, the hour and minute hands of this watch contain tritium capsules, which helps this timepiece illuminate in darker environments.
There is a watch brand for every type of person. And if you are the type of person who prefers going on mountain hikes instead of lavish galas, then Luminox is the brand that fits you and your adventurous lifestyle. Luminox is a brand whose history has been tied to soldiers, adventurers, and even survivalists. You can see in every Luminox watch the design made to face the toughest obstacles that both nature and man could offer.