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The Recon Series is the newest series available from Luminox and the first watch available is the ‘Point Man’. This series is very different from most of the other Luminox watches available today. While the overall style and build are similar to the Colormark Series, the function and illumination are completely unique.

You see the ‘Point Man’ is a watch designed for the ground solider and out door adventurer. And it’s built with features that are actually useful for those out and about. The first and most important unique feature is the Walking Tachometer. This feature is rarely found on any watch and allows you to judge exactly what speed you are walking. this is handy for real field situations where you need to determine how far something is, how far you have traveled and how long it will take to get where you are going. Combined with this feature is the sun-compass functionality and bezel for timing. The watch even has a countdown quadrant of the dial that can be used to time maneuvers. Very cool stuff.

Plus you also get a great looking watch once the sun goes down. Take a look at the night illumination (pictured below). Very stylish blue and orange tritium light the way and still allow the watch to be used for timing maneuvers at night. Not to mention that is also striking to the casual observer.

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New for 2012, Luminox has introduced a new piece to the Black Ops Carbon Series, the Luminox 8801. In most cases, when Lumionx adds onto a series they come up with another awesome color scheme or something to set it apart from the rest. With the Luminox 8801 they have released a simple white on black version of the watch, something that most Luminox series include but that the Black Ops series was lacking.

The Luminox 3001.BO Original Navy Seal (Left) and the Traser P6508.900.H4.01 Shadow (Right) are watches made by two different companies but with so much in common. It’s quite obvious that Luminox and Traser had the same goal in mind when designing these two timepieces. They wanted a sleek, stealthy, mostly black and affordable watch. Both watches feature a 43mm plastic carbon fiber reinforced case, quartz movement, mineral hardened glass, rubber strap, rotating bezel, date on watch dial and tritium illumination technology.

Most of the differences in these two watches are found in subtle details within the case and dial design. However, one major difference that is noticeable immediately is the strap. The strap featured on the Traser Shadow is significantly thicker than the that of the Luminox Original Navy Seal. In fact, Luminox has used their thinnest strap available on this Blackout model. Compare the two and anyone would agree that the Traser strap seems as though it could handle a little more wear.

Pricing and availability for Luminox Original Navy Seal Blackout 3001.BO

Pricing and availability for Traser ShadowP6508.900.H4.01

The Luminox Steel Colormark concept is now available with built in chronograph. Given the outstanding success Luminox has enjoyed with its original Steel Colormark Series, it was only a matter of time before chrono versions were to be added. The series includes three different color options with a black rubber strap, a brushed stainless version with stainless strap as well as a black PVD coated steel blackout version.

Water: Resistance 200 meters, 20 ATM
Movement: Quartz
Battery/Battery life: 395 / 50 months
Case: 316L steel
Bezel: PC carbon reinforced, rotating, at 12h colored LLT protected by metalized mineral glass window
Case back: 316L steel
Glass: Mineral glass hardened
Crown: Stainless steel 316L
Height: 12.70
Diameter: 44mm

The Luminox 3001 Original Navy Seal and the Luminox 3051 Navy Seal Colormark are two of the best selling Luminox watches at TacticalWatch.com. We often get questions about the differences between these two popular styles but the problem is that there are very few. Both watches feature the Ronda 515 HH6 movement, 200 meter water resistance, mineral glass, rubber straps and, of course, the famous tritium illumination system. When it really comes down to it, the real differences between these watches are the looks and size. The Luminox 3001 has a 43mm case, 10.97mm height and weighs about 46 grams. The Luminox 3051 offers a bit larger styling with the 44mm case, 13.88mm height and weighs about 54 grams.

Download the software:

Software for Windows

Software for Mac

Print and cut out the paper watch:

Paper watch PDF

INSTRUCTIONS (click here for instructional video):

1) Cut out the paper watch from the PDF above. Fold the watch and attach it to your wrist. Make sure you fold the watch strap securely and keep the Luminox shield as flat as possible on your wrist.

2) Launch the software on your computer.

3) Hold your wrist up to the webcam and adjust focus to the Luminox shield on the paper sample. Next, select your preferred watch model from SEA, AIR, LAND collections and try it on. To view the illumination – simply click on the “Night View” button.

What’s the difference? Check out this excellent comparison of the Luminox Colormark Blackout line.

Get the full story here:  Luminox 7051.BO vs. 3051.BO vs. 3081.BO.

One of the most common problems we run into here at TacticalWatch is being able to give our customers a good idea of how each watch will fit and what to expect as far as size. Being an online retailer, most of out customers cannot simply stop by and try on the desired style. This diagram is to aid in comparing diameter sizes while shopping online. We have put, side-by-side,  four ‘benchmark’ sizes for you to compare.

Currently the smallest size watch we offer is a 29.6mm Bertucci M-1S Women’s watch. These watches are grouped in with all watches under 38mm like the 37mm Traser Type 3 and the 36mm Bertucci A-1S. Just because these happen to be ‘small’ sized watches, they are not all women’s watches. These watches are preferred by many because the their lack of weight and bulkiness.

38mm-40mm: is there really a difference? YES. While this 2mm difference may not drastically change the appearance, it does effect the size of the band. The Lumionx Colormark 38mm series is often confused for the larger 44mm version; there is a 1.5″ difference in length in these two styles. This rule may not apply with all styles and brands, but keep an eye out to save yourself the trouble of an exchange.

A majority of the watches at TacticalWatch.com fall into a size somewhere between 41mm46mm. Here you can find styles such as the Lumionx Black Ops series, Lumionx Navy Seal Colormark as well as a large section of the Traser watch line.

Some believe that “bigger is better” and if you are one of those people, you’ll be shopping for a watch over 46mm in diameter. If you are unsure of being able to pull of such a large watch, measure your wrist! These watches are big and rugged and, in most cases, quite heavy. These watches are recommended for individuals with a larger, thicker forearm and wrist.

Traser took the ever popular styling of the Type 6 Mil-G and the Traser Shadow series and upped the ante a bit with the Traser Auto Pro. This watch features the standard, easy to read white markings and numerals on top of a black face and dial. Traser has taken the time to upgrade a few components of this watch to make it stand out from its predecessors. The Auto Pro comes with an Automatic Movement as well as Sapphire crystal; making the extra cost quite worth it. The Auto Pro can be purchased with a black rubber strap or black nylon NATO style strap.

Movement: Automatic ETA 2824-2 EL
Case: Double case: outer case glass-fibre reinforced resin, inner case: steel container, steel case back
Bezel: Unidirectional rotating black PVD-plated steel bezel with trigalight insert
Crystal: Sapphire, scratch resistant
Water Resistance: 990 ft / 435 psi
Size: Ø 45 mm H 14 mm
Weight: 110 g (with standard strap)
Dial Color: Black
Illumination: 1-11 green, 12 orange, H/M Hand green, bezel green

If you like the Traser P 6600 Type 6 MIL-G, you will love the sleek styling of the P6600 Shadow. Available with the nylon NATO strap or black rubber strap, this watch features stealthy gray numerals, markings and hands on top of a black dial and bezel. Trigalight® illumination color is green.

Movement: Ronda 517.6 DD, day-date
Case: Double case: outer case glass-fibre reinforced resin, inner case steel container
Bezel: Bidirectional rotating black PVD-plated steel bezel with trigalight insert
Crystal: Mineral K1
Water Resistance: 660 ft / 290 psi
Size: Ø 45 mm H 11 mm
Weight: 80 g (with standard strap)
Dial Color: Black
Illumination: 1-11 green, 12 orange, H/M hand green, bezel green