Luminox? Whats the most durable watch out there?

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  1. alfred10

    alfred10

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    I am a Breitling guy but they are big, heavy, and not ideal for dirty conditions. I want something super durable that runs for years on batteries and can take abuse. I really like luminox and was wondering how they stack up to others in there range. What other watches should I consider?
    http://www.luminox.com/
     
  2. *ASH*

    *ASH* FURBANITE

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    marathon lines . best tool watch for the money period. and you dont see them everyday.

    i own a tsar ,sar,jsar , yeah i like them that much . luminox always kinda seemed bit cheesy to me . but they are good watch for what it is .


    you can find the marathons , on watch forums like watchuseek or get thru
    countycomm website . they are contract watches and cant find them everywhere.

    goodluck


    edit to add , my tsar was 450 new , i got my jsar ,sar slightly used , no marks and 98%tz . for hell of deals .



    these are pics of my jsar and tsar . tsar is smaller one with h3 tubes , jsar is jumbo and has normal lumination glow

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  3. dherloc

    dherloc X-Nuc

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    I own a Luminox. Good watch. Use above and below the water when diving.

    It did not survive an impact at 60 mph from a moving car though. The battery holder broke and I had to repair it. That piece was made out of plastic. Nothing else on the watch was damaged.

    I will get another if this one ever gives up the ghost.
     
  4. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    "I'm a Breitling guy"

    Oh, paleeease!

    I have a couple of Luminox watches. They are sturdy but, for some reason, go through batteries like water. I can't trust them in the field for that reason. YMMV.

    On the other hand, I wear a Casio G-shock every day. It is solar powered and syncs with the US Navy Atomic Clock every evening via radio waves.

    It is a very accurate, durable, dependable tool. I like it.

    I'm a Breitling guy.... sheesh!

    I'm a frozen pizza kinda guy, myself.
     
  5. Angel

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    My first one was the black plastic one. Lasted a year or two until the casing broke where the band attaches to it. So I bought a stainless steel one with a rubber wrist band. It is very comfortable to wear. This one has taken a lot of abuse. It is about 6 or 7 years old. If you buy one I suggest you get a steel or titanium case.
    I also have a rolex date just I bought out of college in '89. I did not take that watch off for 10 years. I wore it to fix my car, go scuba diving work in the yard. The mainspring broke and I got it repaired. I have had to have it serviced (repaired) three times at a cost of $300-350 each time. It stopped again four years ago and is in the safe broken. I got tired of fixing it. I wear the luminox mostly as my sport watch. It has never failed me.

    Angel
     
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    Have to agree on that G-Shock Casio. No batteries to worry about, takes abuse and doesn't miss a beat. I even bought the Casio waterproof, shock resistent cell phone. It also takes a beating.

    I own a Tag Kirium and a Rolex. I rarely wear either.
     
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  7. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    +1 for Marathon I have a sterile automatic GSAR with tritium.

    I own a Luminox as well. It has done well to depths over 150FSW and the tritium is still going strong, first battery lasted a little over nine years (lithium). I never did like the whole Navy Seal emblem on the back but whatever, at the time tritium watches weren't as common in the $175 price range.
     
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    I've had the Luminox Marine series (Stainless Steel) for over 10 yrs. Still have the original battery. Keeps great time and I abuse the heck out of it. I wear all the time - ocean swimming, pool, yard work,... Prior to getting this watch, I could not find one that would make it 1 yr.
     
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    If you have big wrists Marathon JSAR, if you don't Marathon TSAR. I love my JSAR.
     
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    i knew you would be along :supergrin::wavey:

    i agree i love the jsar alittle better .
     
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    I've been thinking about getting this. I figure it will look good with my TP9.

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    I had a Luminox Navy Seal watch. I like the tritium markers, but the numbers on the bezel wore off.

    I have a couple Casio Solar watches. One needs a new battery. They are good watches, but some have battery issues.
     
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    I just bought my first Luminox. It so far has been the best watch that I have owned. Best price for a new one is truong over at Sig forum. If interested, shoot me a pm and I will give you his contact info.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I like the size of the JSAR but I fiend for automatics.
     
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    Strange.

    I got mine when i was 15. Im 27 now and have changed the batteries once.

    Im kinda hard on it. Seldom has come off of my wrist in 12 years.
     
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    John Travolta wears Breitling watches.
     
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    They're good watches. Here's mine that I wear daily.

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    I've had a stainless Luminox for over 6 years... I have literally wore it 24/7, scuba several times to 120', couple weeks each year in Hawaii and in the ocean every day, showers every day, swim a lot in summer.

    One of the keys is a sapphire crystal... Pretty much unscratchable and no glare. Love the tritium insets...One battery change.

    This is one of the few products that I recommend 100% .
     
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    my atomic time, solar G shock **** the bed in less than a year and casio wouldnt do a damn thing about it. so my beater has been a quartz timex ironman. havent had a single problem. its on my wrist when im not wearing my automatic TAG Heuer Aquaracer. which is also tough as nails.
     
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