Luminox Watches

Written by Sarah Provost
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Luminox watches use a technology for making the time visible that is unique among all watch manufacturers. Most watches either have luminous paint on the hands and numbers, which requires an external light source to "charge up," or a button that must be pushed with the other hand to activate the electroluminescence. Luminox watches, however, use tiny micro gas lights, which are individually installed into the hands and hour markers.

These tiny lights, which are made of borosilicate glass capsules, give off light continuously for more than 25 years. They also glow 100 times brighter than any other kind of luminous watch. This amazing technology brought Luminox to the attention of the U.S. military.

Luminox Watches Developed for the Military

The first military watch developed was created for the Navy SEALs. That dive watch was so successful that several other versions were developed. Soon the company was asked to create Luminox watches for U.S. Air Force F-111 Nighthawk Stealth pilots. Future plans include the development of an entire "Lockheed" series, including watches to be worn aboard the next space shuttle.

Luminox now offers literally hundreds of styles of high-end timepieces. The original plastic strap can now be titanium if you wish. You can have sapphire glass covering a dial in your choice of colors, and an amazing variety of functions and features. With their Swiss-made precision and rugged good looks, it's no wonder these watches are growing in popularity by leaps and bounds.

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