Luminox or other tritium watch?

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    My wife gave me a Luminox,great watch.
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    If getting a Luminox get one with an all steel case.

    I had one of the original ones with a "polymer" case and over time, the steel spring pin which holds the watchband on, bore a groove in the polymer which allowed the spring pin keep popping out and the band coming off. I almost lost the watch about a dozen times. Getting a new spring pin was not a solution as it was a problem with an enlarged retaining hole. (serious design flaw).

    I did like the watch, but if I ever get another one, be sure and get a steel case.

    As I was typing this post, I just now thought I probably could have just JB welded it and made a permanent fix. Alas the watch is long gone and if I still had it, the tritium would be spent by now. Damn it!

    I'm wearing an Invicta Pro Diver automatic now. Great watch, but no tritium illumination.

    BTW... I would caution anyone about getting a watch which has a "polymer" case regardless of the brand for that very reason. Especially if you are a very active person and your watch tends to get banged around a little.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdog44 View Post
    You did not state the purpose but I am a big fan of Ball Watches. Now there is some glowing Tritium and a quality watch.
    Wow, not many people know of Ball. You're right though, they are nice. You don't happen to know of any dealers in the SW Ohio area, do you? I'd like to check them out. Last time I saw any Ball watches was in Maryland.

    But, the OP wasnt asking about 2k dollar watches. Luminox's are what, 2-300 hundred?
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    I've worn my Luminox almost every day for 6+ years. It's a great watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Wow, not many people know of Ball. You're right though, they are nice. You don't happen to know of any dealers in the SW Ohio area, do you? I'd like to check them out. Last time I saw any Ball watches was in Maryland.

    But, the OP wasnt asking about 2k dollar watches. Luminox's are what, 2-300 hundred?
    Yeah, when are talking about COSC certified chronometers you're starting to get into big bucks.

    Check out the "Limited Series" from Swiss Military, (not to be confused with "Swiss Army" watches). And their premier edition world record holder 20,000 Feet.

    Here's a current price list for the available Swiss Military Limited Series watches.
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    I think Lum-Tec is the brightest out there and is a tad more "grey" than Luminox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    Good stuff here! Glad to see some more "professional" looking watches as I am always at odds with finding something that is useful and looks nice.
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