Over the past few decades Luminox have grown from a small watch manufacturer to one of the leading military watch brands globally, primarily specialising in timepieces suited to the US Navy SEALS and the conditions they have to face.  Like the majority of watches issued to and bought by armed forces Luminox Military Watches make use of the Gaseous Tritium Light System (GTLS) to provide illumination making the time readable even in zero light conditions.  The Luminox Navy Seal Colourmark 3051BO Watch is the Black Out version of the popular Colourmark Watch so other than the white tritium lights it is entirely black making it perfect for covert operations while still being able to see the time at a quick glance, plus it looks sleek and stylish as well.  The bezel, case and case back are made from carbon fibre reinforced Polycarbonate while the glass is constructed from a hardened mineral so it is quite resilient and is water resistant up to 200 metres which is essential especially if used in amphibious or nautical situations.

Each model features a comfortable and durable polyurethane strap which is not only waterproof but also adds a minimal amount to the overall 40g light weight and is easily secured with a brushed steel signature buckle.  The bezel aside from being durable is also rotating with a tritium light at the 12 hour marking so if you have to set your time differently due to an operation or due to being in another time zone you can clearly see the exact time in the dark.  You get up to 50 months of battery life with the 395 battery and up to 25 years with the tritium lights all while being kept in time by the Ronda 515 HH6 analogue movement.

Pros – Durable, versatile, water resistant, lightweight, covert and readable in zero lighting.

Considerations – Only additonal complication is date, keeping white clean

  • Case: PC Carbon Fibre reinforced
  • Case Diameter: 44 mm
  • Strap: Polyurethane rubber
  • Crystal: Mineral
  • Bezel: PC carbon reinforced, rotating, tritium light at 12 hour marking
  • Movement: Ronda 515 HH6
  • Battery: 50 Months
  • Illumination: Night Vision Tubes
  • Water Resistant: 200 Metres.