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Luminox Watch - Frequent Ask Question

Where can I send my watch for repair?

Generally, most countries will only have one Luminox watch repair Center if it has one at all. You can click the following link to be taken to a page for Luminox Watch Repair Centers where you can enter your country to find an authorized location near you.


Where can I obtain an instruction manual? 

You can use the following links to obtain instruction manuals for Luminox watches.



Link to manual

Standard / All Models


Seal Dive Chronograph 8000 Series (A.8151 / A.8152 / A.8351 / A.8352 / A.8362)

F-16 Fighting Falcon 9100 Series Chronograph (A.9123 / A.9124 / A.9125)

Tony Kanaan Series (A.1121 / A.1128)

GGM.L001 Chrono

Field Chrono Alarm 1800 Series (A.1842 / A.1847 / A.1848 / A.1849 / A.1857 / A.1887 / A.1888 / A.1897)

SR-71 Blackbird 9000 Series Chronograph Alarm (A.9062)

GGM.L003 Alarm Chrono

World Time Clocks (A.LWAC / L.WAC.B)


SR-71 Blackbird 9000 Series 10 Function ana-digi with compass (A.9052)

GGM.L006 Compass

SR-71 Blackbird 9000 Series (A.9072 / A.9082 / A.9088)

Field Valjoux 1860 Series (A.1861 / A.1867 / A.1869)

GGM.L010 Automatic Chrono

F-22 Raptor 9200 Series (A.9282 / A.9288)

GGM.L011 Chrono Day Date

Field Automatic 1800 Series (A.1822 / A.1827 / A.1828 / A.1842 / A.1888 / A.1847 / A.1848)

GGM.L013 Automatic

Colormark Chronograph 3080 Series (A.3081 / A.3083 / A.3089 / A.3097)

GGM.L014 Chrono

Deep Dive 1500 Series (A.1501 / A.1503 / A.1509 / A.1512 / A.1513)


Tony Kanaan 1140 Series

GGM.L016 Tony Kanaan

Recon Series (A.8821 / A.8822 / A.8823 / A.8825 / A.8824 / A.8826)

GGM.L019 Recon

Scott Casell Specials (A.1525 / A.3964)

GGM.L020 Scott Cassell

F-22 Raptor (A.9272 / A.9278 / A.9273 / A.9274) and F-35 Series (A.9382 / A.9388)

GGM.L022 Ruler

Yachting 1400 Series

GGM.L005 Yachting


How long is the lifetime of my watch battery?

A typical battery will last from two to 10 years but the life of your battery will depend on how much energy it needs to use to run the watch. Watches with more functions, like a chronograph watch, will naturally require more energy to run than a watch that simply denotes the hours and minutes.  It also depends on the dimensions and capacity of the battery, and even the size and weight of hands that it’s required to move.

Some Luminox watches have a feature that will alert you to a dying battery that needs to be changed. When you see your second hand moving in four-second intervals, that is the sign that you should have your battery replaced by a qualified Luminox repair center. When your watch’s second hand begins to move in these four-second intervals, it will continue to run for one to three weeks before the battery completely dies. 


How frequently should I have my Luminox watch serviced?

Your Luminox watch is a high-precision instrument and needs to be serviced on a regular basis to keep functioning at the highest level. How often your particular watch should be serviced depends entirely on what model you have, what climate you wear it in and how well you take care of it. Generally, though, your watch should receive a full service at least every three to four years. 


What does water resistant mean?

Your Luminox watch will be water resistant from 100 - 500 meters, and this will be indicated on the case back. Your watch will work when underwater up to the depth indicated.

However, this water resistance rating is given to new watches and does not indicate your watch’s ability to stay water resistant as it ages. Things like temperature fluctuations, solvents, cosmetics, dust or shocks caused by sudden movements can affect water resistance. Sometimes a watch will undergo a shock onto the crown or crystal without leaving any visible marks and while the watch may look fine, the internal parts may be damaged and the watch might no longer be water resistant. Seals and gaskets, especially at the crystal, crown and case back, are also susceptible to wear and tear and natural aging. This is why it is important to have your Luminox watch serviced at a certified Luminox repair center regularly.

Prior to doing activities that could subject your watch to stress, like team sports, jumping into water from more than three feet (one meter), deep diving, temperature shocks from hot sun to cool water, big wave surfing, etc, it is advisable to remove your watch.  

Not all watch straps are suitable for use in or under water. A leather strap, for example, is not meant to be worn underwater.

Aside from the turning bezel, moving parts of your watch (crown, buttons, etc) should not be operated underwater. Also, prior to wearing your watch underwater, you should ensure that all moving parts are in their rest positions. The screw-on crown should be firmly tight. And after use in or underwater, you must rinse your watch with clear, fresh water, clean it of any debris or salt and dry it thoroughly.

Do not attempt to open the watch by yourself. Have the water resistance tested regularly at least once per year by an official Luminox agent.

Water resistant watches are usually tested according to the international standard ISO 2281. Specially constructed diver’s watches like the Luminox series 1500 require more strenuous testing according to ISO 6425.

Luminox’s minimum water resistance recommendations for the following activities in water are as follows:

  • splashing 3 ATM (30 meters)
  • water surface activities 5 ATM (50 meters)
  • swimming/snorkelling 10 ATM (100 meters)
  • diving 20 ATM (200 meters)
  • deep diving special testing procedure required according to ISO 6425


What is the accuracy of my Luminox watch?

Quartz movement:

Typically, a quartz movement watch will have variations of between -05. and +0.7 seconds per day. Shocks or sudden changes of temperature may affect the precision of quartz movements in your watch.


Mechanical movement:

The average precision tolerances are between -10/+40 seconds per day and vary with the movement and the habits of the wearer.


What is the lifetime of my leather strap?

The lifetime of your Luminox leather strap will typically be six to 18 months but depends on its use and the wear and tear it undergoes while being worn. Even a strap that undergoes little general wear and tear will still need to be replaced about every 18 months because it will still be susceptible to your sweat and also things like bacteria and dirt.


What does the Luminox warranty cover?

Your Luminox watch is covered for two years from the date of purchase from an authorized Luminox retailer against any and all manufacturer’s defects. Damage to your watch from normal, extreme or inappropriate use is not covered under the original manufacturer’s warranty. Items not covered by the warranty include: the crystal, band, stem and crown.

For a full overview of your warranty, consult your warranty card and booklet that you received from your retailer when you purchased the watch. When bringing your watch to an authorized service center, you must also include your valid warranty card. A valid warranty card must show the store where the watch was purchased, the date of purchase and must include a stamp of the store.

Watches not purchased from authorized Luminox retailers may render your warranty void and you might be asked to pay for the repairs even if the repair would normally be covered by the warranty. 


How does Luminox Light Technology work?

The glow in Luminox watches are due to tiny, self-powered, borosilicate glass capsules. These capsules provide a constant glow for up to 25 years, even in total darkness. They are safe to humans and to the environment and are installed into the hands, hour markers and the dial and sometimes into the bezels of Luminox watches.

Unlike conventional luminous watches, Luminox watches require no external light source to charge the paint on the dial or hands in order to glow. They also do not require require a push of a button to light the dial as do watches with electro luminescence and therefore do not consume any battery power.


What organizations use Luminox watches professionally?

This is not a complete list, but Luminox watches are requested by and supplied to:

  • U.S. Navy SEALs
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Heliswiss Switzerland
  • Air Glacier, Switzerland
  • Christoph 2 Rettungshubschrauber, Germany
  • Brunei Government
  • San Francisco and Las Vegas Police SWAT
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Special Forces
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Miami-Dade Special Response Team (SWAT)
  • China SWAT team
  • South Korea Air Force F-16
  • Abu Dhabi Air Force Pilots F-16
  • Canada Special Forces
  • Several Hollywood movies