Luminox or other tritium watch?

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    Luminox or other tritium watch?

    If someone were looking to buy a watch that uses Tritium for it's "glow" would you recommend a Luminox or other?

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    I have two Luminox watches...love 'em both...never without this one...http://www.lapolicegear.com/luminox-...eel-watch.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I have two Luminox watches...love 'em both...never without this one...Luminox 3152 Steel Colormark Series Watch
    Very Nice. I heard Smith and Wesson has tritium watches too. Anyone here have one of those?
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    I started out with the S&W, but it wasn't very bright. I contacted the company and they sent a second watch (my present Luminox) so I could actually compare them. The Luminox was much brighter and I sent the S&W back.
    My watch has a blue face, but is exactly like the one I posted, though I bought if from Gem of the Day.
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    I have an UZI trit watch. Glows bright and keeps good time I have had it for 2 yrs now. Wish I could afford a luminox though. Amazon.com: Fox UZI Tritium H3 Protector Watch: Clothing

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    I'm somewhat of a watch aficionado... the S&W ones are junk. The Luminox is a nice watch, I'd spend the extra dough and get the real deal.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Check out the govt surplus Marathon watches also. They can take a beating, and are tritium. Very original too...probably only seen one or two others. Ebay is a good start to browse styles.

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    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.
    It's not a problem til they make it one!

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    Helpful HINT on whatever Tritium Watch you decide to buy.

    Find out the exact date of manufacture.

    Remember that Tritium has a radioactive half life of 12.5 years.

    So...in 12.5 years it will glow half as bright as when the watch was spanky new.

    Usually "Half As Bright" is not so great.

    As Tritium watches start nearing their half-life dealers tend to want to dump them at reduced prices.

    Don't buy a New Old Stock 11 year old Tritium watch just because it's offered at a great sale price.

    I have a MIL Stocker & Yale limited edition w/ the tiny American Flag on the face which I originally bought because it weighs next to nothing. I'm not too keen on big heavy watches. It keeps great time & is still glowing strong but, I never wear it anymore because the correct time is always one button push away on my phone so wearing a watch is somewhat redundant.






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    Traser makes good tritium watches as well. My Traser commander is titanium, so it's nice and lightweight.

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    I like that Stocker and Yale...

    Is it a 490 or 590? They make some good stuff at reasonable prices.
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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.
    My little sister is a jeweler and introduced me to Ball watches. I'm saving up for one but even getting it at her cost is going to take some time to save up for.
    Makes that $250-ish price tag on a Luminox seem much more reasonable

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    If you are looking for a sturdy watch with nice lume, I would suggest taking a look @ Seiko diving watches. Excellent automatic movements, no dying batteries. The lume on my Seiko divers is much brighter than my expensive Swiss divers.

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    SandY 590

    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I like that Stocker and Yale...

    Is it a 490 or 590? They make some good stuff at reasonable prices.

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