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Old 01-13-2012, 05:54 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for the great review but I'm with most on this about the watch... Too¬*expensive, probably due to the cost of PVD coating on a titanium case...:whatever: I like everything else about the watch though...

Lum-Tec assembles their pieces here in the US plus and IMHO a big plus..........

Free lifetime timing adjustments

Along with everything else that goes into the watch not sure the price is off that far if at all.

Again just a personal opinion only.
I don't know anyone that can beat them on customer service either.
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Great review, Don! I am not a huge combat watch fanatic, but this one has me thinking about it, I can actually envision myself with one. So, thats a great compliment to the watch!

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Thanks Don.

Very nice review of this Lum-Tec watch. I own 2 Lum-Tec's and I am very pleased with both of them. If you have not owned a Lum-Tec you should try one out. The quality is great and they make a nice variety of models. They have mechanical, quartz and automatics to choose from. Something for all tastes. I have a B4 which has the 24 hour dial, very unique. My M24 is tungsten and wears like a tank.
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nice review and the dial is what catches my eye also the exb back is nice.
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Thanks for the great review but I'm with most on this about the watch... Tooexpensive, probably due to the cost of PVD coating on a titanium case...:whatever: I like everything else about the watch though...

Lum-Tec assembles their pieces here in the US plus and IMHO a big plus..........

Free lifetime timing adjustments

Along with everything else that goes into the watch not sure the price is off that far if at all.

Again just a personal opinion only.
I don't know anyone that can beat them on customer service either.
Ultimately the market will determine if they are priced correctly... I can't argue about CS and warranty though as I've had nothing but goodexperience with both... My V2 is also considered a bit pricey by most but I got it at pre-production discount and feel it's worth every penny!
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:38 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Great review! And nice lume shot
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Great review!
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I like many of Lum-Tec's products despite not currently owning any (butdefinitely have my eye on their upcoming 300m diver). Something to consider is that this is an American company AND does not use catalog cases. Those are two huge pluses in my book and make the price much more palatable. Good customer service is this company's M.O.which makes for even more value.

I do worry a bit for Lum-Tec and some other mico-brands in the transition of movements now that ETA is pulling the plug. As I understand it, Miyota movements have been in short supply such that those used in the Seikos may be the new standard for Lum-Tec. To clarify, I don't have an issue with Seiko other than their presence at absolutely every jewelry store in the malls. But would I pay quadruple for a watch that uses the exact same movement? It wouldhave to be hugely superior in all otherattributes.
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Good review - lots of info, as usual. I like the watch very much, though I'm not crazy about that tapered band they put it on - for comfort, I guess.
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I love it! Not at that price though!
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I wear one of these every day as well and it's a really great looking watch. It gets the most comments of any watch I've ever owned. People just notice it and want to have a look because it's got such a unique watch dial. I know there are other watches with a similar look but they're still not that common so it catches people's eye.

One of the reasons for the high price tag is that Lum-Tec is still a small company making limited edition watches. There will only be 999 of these watches made...ever. So, one of the things you are paying for is being a member if a small, select group of watch owners and not one of forty thousand people that own the same brand/model watch that you can still buy ten years from now. I was fortunate enough to pre-oerder the watch so I got it a considerable discount and got 30% off the current price but would have definitely purchased it regardless. I really love it.

I also love the hand wind feature, it makes the watch a little more interactive than a quartz or even an automatic. I like waking up and having to wind it up a little to start the day :-)

Lastly, you can't say enough about Lum-Tec's Customer Service. It's second to none. the owner of the company replies personally to inquires and emails and they are right there ready and willing to make right any concerns you have regarding your purchase. Another perk of purchasing from a smaller company.

I don't think I've heard of Lum-Tec having any dissatisfied customers. I hope they are around for a long time to come.

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I wear one of these every day as well and it's a really great looking watch. It gets the most comments of any watch I've ever owned. People just notice it and want to have a look because it's got such a unique watch dial. I know there are other watches with a similar look but they're still not that common so it catches people's eye.

One of the reasons for the high price tag is that Lum-Tec is still a small company making limited edition watches. There will only be 999 of these watches made...ever. So, one of the things you are paying for is being a member if a small, select group of watch owners and not one of forty thousand people that own the same brand/model watch that you can still buy ten years from now. I was fortunate enough to pre-oerder the watch so I got it a considerable discount and got 30% off the current price but would have definitely purchased it regardless. I really love it.

I also love the hand wind feature, it makes the watch a little more interactive than a quartz or even an automatic. I like waking up and having to wind it up a little to start the day :-)

Lastly, you can't say enough about Lum-Tec's Customer Service. It's second to none. the owner of the company replies personally to inquires and emails and they are right there ready and willing to make right any concerns you have regarding your purchase. Another perk of purchasing from a smaller company.

I don't think I've heard of Lum-Tec having any dissatisfied customers. I hope they are around for a long time to come.

Thank you for posting your thoughts and pictures, hope that you will stick around the forum, .......make and intro post , and let us know about ya!
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:48 AM   #33 (permalink)
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What kind of strap is that?

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I wear one of these every day as well and it's a really great looking watch. It gets the most comments of any watch I've ever owned. People just notice it and want to have a look because it's got such a unique watch dial. I know there are other watches with a similar look but they're still not that common so it catches people's eye.

One of the reasons for the high price tag is that Lum-Tec is still a small company making limited edition watches. There will only be 999 of these watches made...ever. So, one of the things you are paying for is being a member if a small, select group of watch owners and not one of forty thousand people that own the same brand/model watch that you can still buy ten years from now. I was fortunate enough to pre-oerder the watch so I got it a considerable discount and got 30% off the current price but would have definitely purchased it regardless. I really love it.

I also love the hand wind feature, it makes the watch a little more interactive than a quartz or even an automatic. I like waking up and having to wind it up a little to start the day :-)

Lastly, you can't say enough about Lum-Tec's Customer Service. It's second to none. the owner of the company replies personally to inquires and emails and they are right there ready and willing to make right any concerns you have regarding your purchase. Another perk of purchasing from a smaller company.

I don't think I've heard of Lum-Tec having any dissatisfied customers. I hope they are around for a long time to come.

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Love the thick strap.
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Thank you for posting your thoughts and pictures, hope that you will stick around the forum, .......make and intro post , and let us know about ya!
Thanks, I'll try if I have time.... I have so many websites bookmarked that there's not enough the in the day to participate in all of them... I happened to come across your review and wanted to chime in... Hopefully, I can contribute on occasion but you never know.... I do a lot of reading of old posts :-)
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Nice review of an impressive watch.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:51 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Nice watch , nice review.
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