Luminox 2004 GMT World Traveler

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Luminox 2004 GMT World Traveler

Post by docrwm on Thu 29 Jul 2010, 8:22 pm



* Model: Luminox Executive Traveler 2004
* Case Material: Stainless Steel with satin finish
* Case dimensions: 40mm in diameter; 10.5mm in thickness
* Caseback:Screw Down with Double "O" Ring Gasket
* Weight: 136g/4.8 oz
* Movement:Multi-Jewel Swiss quartz movement
* GMT that allows you to track 3 Time Zones at a Glance
* True Independent 24 Hour Hand
* Date Function (window at 3 o'clock position)
* Dial: Polished black

* Bezel - Red/Blue 24 hr (3rd time zone)
o External Unidirectional 24 Hour Rotating Bezel (for 3rd Time Zone)
o Internal 24 hour Fixed Bezel
* Illumination:
o Tritium Gas: Hour and Minute Hands and all hour markers
o Superluminova: Dot on Outer Bezel and 4th Hand
* Crystal: Tempered scratch resistant mineral glass crystal
* Crown: Double gasket push and pull crown
* Water resistant: 10atm/100 meters/330ft
* Band type: Stainless steel solid link & endlinks bracelet with fold-over deployant, and safety clasp
* Band length: Will fit 5 3/4 to 8 1/2" wrist; Wet suit extension will add about 1 inch to total length
* Lug size: 20mm
* Battery Life: 45 months with End of Life indication
* Manufacturer's List Price: $450.00
* Warranty: 1 year manufacturer's warranty
o 10 year manufacturer's warranty on Luminox's illumination system


Claims regarding the Luminox Illumination System include:
* Glows continuously for more than 25 years
* Glows much brighter than other luminous watches and doesn't fade out after a few hours
* Swiss illumination system is self powered
* No need to push button or expose to light to activate illumination system
* Illumination guaranteed for 10 years


Initial impressions -
Clean and readable dial. Sets easily, both standard and GMT. GMT is truly independent and is on 24 hour scale. Lume is bright but not as bright as my Seikos at Full charge. Nice size at 40mm - sits well without being bulky. Nice packaging. Amazed that the bracelet has a 5 element construction with solid endlinks. Frankly, it felt tinny and a bit light. I swapped out the SS Bracelet for a Black Breitling-Style strap with contrasting white stitching from Watch Prince that I had on hand from a previous (long-gone) watch.

I've been very impressed with the consistent lume. Its readable at a glance and, while not as bright as my Seikos at full charge, is plenty bright enough throughout the night. The lume on the GMT hand is pathetic and frankly should be better. There is zero lume on the seconds hand and, again, there is no excuse for that in a watch that is marketed principally on its distinctive lume and night use. Overall, really impressed with the tubes. I have seen Ball watches and this is NOT in that league but then again this watch cost me literally 1/10th what a Ball would have so, I think its a terrific bargain.

After owning the Luminox for a few weeks I've come to some conclusions.
- Its a watch that has as its single positive sales point that it has Tubes. Love them, they're great.
- Is it worth the money? MSRP - definitely not. For $200 - its your call.


I finally decided that it was not for me and sold it on to a good home.
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