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Lum Tec - Check out new line up

Discussion in 'Watches' started by billwilson, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. billwilson

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    folks

    Lum Tec, pretty nice stuff
    http://www.lum-tec.com/collection.html/

    I have one of these, the M57
    Flipped a M50 auto for the M57 quartz
    i have pre ordered two more, both bronze

    Very well made
    Big enought so i can see the darn thing :)
    Great customer service
    Pretty good price point
    Some good values on the 2nd hand market too

    They got some cool stuff now, and thier 2013 line up is pretty cool

    For those of you wanting a Bronze, they have two models.....

    bw out
     
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    goosefacer EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Must resist...
     
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    I love the simple and uncluttered watch faces and bezels of Lum-Tecs. They're probably the only "expensive" watches I would buy. It's also kind of cool to own a limited production watch.
     
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    I love the aesthetics of these watches. The only thing stopping me from saving up and getting one is the fact that they are ALL 44mm or up case size. My teensy wrists... CURSE YOU WRISTS!
     
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    I got my pre-order in on a B19 Bronze Combat the day they posted them. Been waiting for these for a while. The Combat is one of my all time favorite watch designs, and I'm stoked that they decided to bring back the dials from the earlier Combats (B2 & B3).
     
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    About a month or two ago I purchased a Combat B1 from Lum-Tec.
    I thought it might be too big, but it actually fits well. I haven't worn a watch in probaby 30 years.
    After much research and hearing how good thier customer service is, the decision was made.
    Puts a smile on my face everytime I wind it up.
     
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    Honestly? It's a great looking watch but WAY TOO expensive for a non-Swiss caliber!!!
     
  8. billwilson

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    Zubat
    your in trouble
    LT has several 40 mm models :nah_disagree:

    I am kinda new to watches ( good ones anyway, i CAN tell time :)

    the stuff they say "oh, it is a 44 but wears like a 40 " or such non sense.... is true

    has to do with the curve of the lugs

    ya might want to go down to a dealer and strap a bigger watch on and see.....

    bw
     
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    Hmmmm... really?? I've looked on their site several times, all I see is 44mm+. I have a Seiko Orange monster that is 42mm, and that's just about the limit for me. Any bigger would be too cumbersome on my wrists, they are only about 6.5 inches and very bony... That's the real problem, bigger cases just don't feel that great.
     
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    Swiss movements are WAAAAAAAY overrated with really poor quality control lately. Lum-Tec has repeatedly had problems with Swatch not delivering movements that were bought and payed for, and they've also had problems with movements arriving with up to 25%-30% in unusable condition. Besides, Swatch will no longer sell ETA movements to non-Swatch companies. The Miyota 9015 is an excellent Japanese movement that has been called a next generation ETA 2892.
     
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    2013 models are pretty nice. but I am tapped out for now. Darn it.
     
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    I'm having terrible trouble finding my next watch for the same reason. I'd LOVE a G-shock, but they tend to be about 50mm :eek:

    These, do look good though, I reckon I could manage 44mm ;)
     
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    Go with the older models! If you don't mind sacrificing all the atomic/solar features, the older more bare-bones models are smaller, still a great, classic g-shock though.
     
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    you sunuva..... now you got me lookin at LumTec's again!
    Already got three half decent watches that I really like for a fraction of the cost... don't have the money for that kinda habbit!
     
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    Whaddaya know! Thanks, good for future reference, if I ever have $900 to blow. :)
     
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    Aren't almost all Swiss movements made by Swatch these days?
     
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    Swatch owns ETA, and they are by far the largest Swiss manufacturer of movements. So much so that when they announced that they wanted to stop selling movements to other watch companies, the Swiss government launched an investigation and basically made them discontinue selling movements gradually over time. They found that a sudden stoppage would've driven many other watch companies out of business (most likely Swatch's intent). So it's pretty much a monopoly. In the meantime, their QC has tanked, and they've flat out hosed many smaller watchmakers out of movements (most likely intentionally). Most collectors have been following this for years, and many have soured on ETA. There are a few other swiss manufacturers. I think Ronda and Sellita are still around, but they're very, very small.
     
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    I have a Lum Tech made for Field & Stream magazine. was like $60.00. Runs like a champ. Nice looking too.
     
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    I have a Lum Tech made for Field & Stream magazine. was like $60.00. Runs like a champ. Nice looking too.