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Thread: Are Luminox watches really THAT bad? (+watches that use tritium)

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    Are Luminox watches really THAT bad? (+watches that use tritium)

    Hi folks,
    i want to buy a watch with tritium on the dial and hands. I tought to play it safe and buy a Luminox, since there is a AD near where i live, but then i started to read about Luminox, and the red line trough all the things i read about them is : they are overpriced crap watches. Who has some experience with them? Can you confirm that they are rubbish?
    Other watches that are on the radar are :
    -Borealis Scout Sniper
    -Tawatec e.o diver
    -Vostok Europe GAZ-14 Limousine 3 hander
    -Traser tactical watch...
    The watch can cost no more than 500 since i'm planning to use it as a beater. Am i missing some other good stuff?

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    Made by Mondaine AFAIK ? ... are they overpriced and crap too ?

    depends on the watch of course, cos some use the usual suspects of movements ... I can see a 7750 on 1st inspection ....
    Last edited by Seriously; Jun 15, 2015 at 10:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    Made by Mondaine AFAIK ? ...
    Luminox=made by Mondaine? What's AFAIK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-B View Post
    What's AFAIK?
    As Far As I Know

    Brother-in-law has a Luminox - He loves his.
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    As far as I know

    do keep up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    do keep up
    i think my English is better than your Dutch These abbreviations aint easy for me
    Last edited by I-B; Jun 15, 2015 at 10:52 PM.

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    I have no experience of Luminox but I can vouch for Traser.

    Traser is the brand name for watches made by mb-microtec (makers of the tritium tubes) and they're well-made watches.

    Here's one that I had some years ago -







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    Marathon have a few tritium models.

    I bought this Luminox model for my father a few years ago. It's a great watch but unfortunately they don't make it anymore and they seem to focus now on trendier and larger 'tactical' styles, most of which are butt ugly IMO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    Marathon have a few tritium models.
    I know, but they are priced above budget, therefore i was checking out the Borealis Scout Sniper (=299$), in the pictures below you can see why

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    Looks kinda familiar doesn't it?

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    me personally would go for a cwc has all the Luminox quality's at a good price it's on my list for at some point to buy

    or a jsar would be my choices
    jsar 575E+ shipping





    cwc starting price 200e upwards







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