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These Military-Proven Watches from Luminox Are Built with Adventure in Mind

Featuring rugged cases and the brand’s superior luminescence system.



Relative to other success stories in watchmaking, Luminox’s history is brief, but since its founding in 1989, it’s very shortly become a leading purveyor of ultra-tough tool watches. It was originally founded on the principle of making super-durable, super-legible watches utilizing an innovative source of lumination at the time — tritium gas tubes — which can operate for 25 years in complete darkness, as opposed to traditional forms of illumination that need a battery or to be “charged” by the sunlight. For this reason, Luminox watches quickly caught on with law enforcement and military forces like the Navy SEALS who have used the brand’s watches as standard equipment in the decades since. But the brand’s watches aren’t just for hard-working professionals — their tough builds and legible dials are perfectly suited for outdoor excursions and everyday life, too.

Luminox Navy SEAL Steel


Luminox’s classic Navy SEAL now comes with a stealthy black coating over its rugged stainless steel case and bracelet. It also gets a bezel made from durable, yet lightweight carbon-reinforced polycarbonate that surrounds a sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating. The watch is powered by a accurate and relaible Swiss-made quartz movement, and thanks to its robust case it’s good for a 200-meter swim.

Movement: Quartz
Case diameter: 45mm
Water Resistance: 200m

Buy Now: $700

Luminox Carbon SEAL Limited Edition


The Carbon SEAL prioritizes comfort and a light weight, but doesn’t sacrifice durability or utility. The case and bezel protecting the quartz movement inside are made from an ultra-lightweight carbon compound, reducing weight, yet it still manages an exceptional 300-meter depth rating.

Movement: Quartz
Case diameter: 46mm
Water Resistance: 300m

Buy Now: $675

Scott Cassell Deep Dive Automatic


Boasting a massive 500-meter depth rating, a helium escape valve and a Swiss-made automatic movement, the Scott Cassell Deep Dive (named after the American explorer and diver) boasts all the features you’d expect on a dive watch worth more than two times its price. The stainless steel case also gets a PVD-black coating to protect it from scratches, while a crown protector ensures the watch remains in working function if subjected to any hard knocks during dives (or life, for that matter).

Movement: Automatic
Case diameter: 44mm
Water Resistance: 500m

Buy Now: $2,000

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