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Analog watch with addition of military time

Discussion in 'Watches' started by antman157, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. antman157

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    Looking for a watch that is analog but also includes the military times on the face. A couple I have been eyeing are: seiko 5 sports watch and the Luminox 3051 .. Yes I know it's a huge price difference but those 2 include the features I am looking for. I'm also looking for band flexibility, where I can make it dressy or make it an outdoor trail watch.

    Anyone have the Seiko 5 Sports model? How is the lumination on the face?

    I know the Luminox has great lumination, but I've heard about lots of issues with the watch dying and the hands stop working. Anyone have the 3051 that can chime in?

    Any other suggestions?


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    Praetorian Night Patrol

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  3. Cobra 6 Actual

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    Another option is the ArmourLite:

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    The one shown has T25 tritium capsules, but for a bit more money you can get the "four times as bright" T100 tritium capsules watch.
     
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    Wow that's nice ...., is the band easy to change out with something like a NATO or Zulu


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    Antman, are you asking me or Nighted? The ArmourLite is easy to change out. Also, if you go for the T100 watches they are called ArmourLite "ISObright".
     
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    Sorry, you Cobra


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    What brand would ArmourLite be compared to? I'm just not familiar with the brand, is all.


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    Have you been looking a the smaller Seiko 5 military? If so, check out the Seiko 5 SNZG series. Lots of color option, takes 22mm straps, and has great lume.

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    That's the one I was looking at, I was curious of the lume, I couldn't find much about it ...... You wouldn't happen to have any pictures of it would you?


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    Marathon SAR TSAR, GSAR or JSAR. Awesome buit like a tank. Tritium. Can be dressed up looks as good with jeans as t does a suit. Been wearing a TSAR for 2 years and loveit


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    I could take one, but it really wouldn't do much good. Lume photos are about worthless, by the time you increase the exposure to actually see, the photo's not really representative of much. The lume is among the best. Seiko is know for using good lume and this model has a fairly good amount of it on every indices. The lume isn't as good as a Seiko Monster, only because there isn't as much of it.
     
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    Keep in mind, Antman, that the tritium lume is from the capsules and generally they are, as mentioned before, T25's. Only a few companies sell ones with T100's. As for ArmourLite it is a newer brand but comparable to a Luminox (I had a Luminox for over 15 years so I am well familiar with the brand.) Of late, Luminox seems to be having quality control issues.
     
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    Ok thanks.


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    Yeah that's what I've been reading. I really like the 3051 model but the quality issues make it difficult to consider


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    Be aware that there are counterfeit Luminox watches out there. This could be somewhat responsible for much of the negative feedback the last few years.
     
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    I have a dealer in my town that I would buy from .. It would definitely need to be backed by a warranty lol ... But I really do like the luminox watches


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    Before you buy, Antman, first read the reviews on Amazon for the Luminox, the ArmourLite, the Seiko, and any others of interest. Definitely should help you make up your mind.
     
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    Oh I have been :)


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    Luminox Atacama Field
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    I'm having a hard time resisting :), I may succumb if my next commission cheque materializes soon...

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