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Luminox Watch Repair Information

Luminox watches are greatly hailed for their ability to illuminate 24/7 even at the darkest of the night. Because of their dependable and heavy duty qualities they were made as the official watches for many law enforcement and military units across America and around the globe. Among the organizations that carried the Luminox watches include the U.S. Navy SEALs, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, Air Glacier Switzerland, Brunei Government, China SWAT Team, Canada Special Forces, Abu Dhabi Air Force Pilots F-16, and many more. Similarly, some men and women in the sports and outdoor arena are now making Luminox watches a regular part of their adventurous endeavors.


One of the first things you should know if you have a Luminox watch is the service repair information. This is very important because at some point in the future your Luminox watch band, battery or the bezel might start to deteriorate depending on how much your watch is exposed to certain a stress. All Luminox watches are warranted for 2 years from the date of purchase from an authorized Luminox retailer against any and all manufacturer's defects. It is recommended that your Luminox watch receives a full service every 3 to 4 years to maintain superior performance.

How to Know When It’s Time to Replace the Battery

The battery life of Luminox watches runs from two to ten years. However, the battery’s life span is also dependent on a variety of factors, such as the type of the watch, the dimensions and capacity of the battery, the size and weight of hands, and the amount of energy required by the different functions of the movement.

A Luminox chronograph watch will have a higher energy consumption than a watch indicating the hours and minutes only. Nevertheless, some Luminox watches have an end of life indicator which makes it easier for you to know when it’s time to replace the battery. As soon as the second hand begins moving in 4 seconds interval it signals that a Luminox battery replacement is already needed.

How to Change the Battery in Your Luminox Watch

When it comes to Luminox watch battery replacement there are a few words of CAUTION you need to keep in mind. If you are not familiar with your Luminox watch it is advisable that you just take it to a Luminox qualified watchmaker when the battery dies. TAKE NOTE that the battery varies depending on your Luminox watch model. It’s also important NOT TO stretch or bend the gasket or your watch may lose the water resistance.

On the other hand, if you are confident enough with your ability to manage the task and you already know the kind of battery that your Luminox watch uses, then you may go over with the general instructions below:

  • Prepare an optical cloth, optical-sized and flathead screwdrivers, and a magnet. Spread the clean optical cloth on a flat table and the other tools on your side so you can easily access them. Place your Luminox watch face-down on the cloth.
  • Using the optical-sized screwdrivers, carefully remove the screws in the back battery cover. Settle each screw on the magnet and set them aside.
  • Once the back cover is removed take out the old battery from your Luminox watch and replace it with the new battery.
  • When you’re done replacing the battery carefully put back the cover while make sure that the gasket remains undisturbed. Slightly tighten the screws one by one until all are in place. Once all screws are in place tighten them down firmly.

Replacing Luminox Watch Bands

Luminox watch straps are designed to manifest durability and style. However, just like other watch straps they need replacement, too after years of usage. Because Luminox watches are no longer just for the Navy SEALs and other military and police enforcement, the brand has also expanded their line of Luminox watch bands to complement the users’ personal taste and purpose. Whether your watch band has already broken off or too old for comfort, you’ll find yourself looking for a Luminox replacement band that will meet your preferences.

Luminox replacement bands are available in different colors and materials. You can get them from authorized Luminox dealers online or from offline watch stores. And while Luminox made sure that all its replacement bands fit every watch model it created it’s also important to understand that not all straps or bracelets are suitable for use in or under water. Likewise, replacing your watch band at least every 18 months is recommended for hygienic purposes. The way you care for your watch also plays a critical role in ensuring that its strap or bracelet lasts for a few more months or even years. But in any case you’ll need to get a new Luminox replacement band it pays to know what your options are.

Types of Luminox Replacement Watch Bands

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  • Genuine Leather Band: The leather strap in a Luminox watch could last between 6 to 18 months depending on usage and the severity of its wear and tear. Many of the replacement Luminox leather bands are compatible with most of the brand’s casual watches and they firmly deliver high quality standards perfect for military use or outdoor applications.
  • Heavy-duty Military Style Bands: They come in black with metal rivets, white stitching and matte finish. These Luminox bands also work great with most Luminox watch models.
  • NATO Style Bands: These types of Luminox watch bands are available in green, black, and gray. They work with several Luminox Navy SEAL watches including the 3000, 3900, 3950, and 8400 models.
  • Rubber Watch Bands and Velcro Bands: Luminox rubber watch bands and Velcro watch bands are suitable for most rugged military Luminox watch models. They are also ideal for the outdoor enthusiast or sporty individuals who crave for the rugged look.
  • Steel/Metal Style Bands: Luminox steel watch bands come in stainless steel and black steel. They work a wide range of Luminox watches, such as 3204, 3202, 3102, 3104, 3106, 3000, 3900, 3402, 800 series, Evo SEAL Titanium series, and more.

How to Replace Your Luminox Watch Band

  • Prepare your Luminox replacement band, an optical cloth or any soft cloth, a mini spring bar tool, and a magnifying glass (optional).
  • Spread your Luminox watch on the cloth. If you have poor dexterity, you may consider using a bracelet holder to stabilize your watch case.
  • Using the spring bar remover tool, depress the end of the old strap spring to remove the bar from the retaining hole. Gently pull your watch band from the case to avoid scratching and losing your spring bar.
  • Now that you have removed one section of your watch band repeat the same process on the other side of the Luminox watch case.
  • Insert one end of the spring bar in the retaining hole of the watch case while keeping it depressed. Make sure to include the end pieces of metal bracelets of your new watch band. Position the opposite end of the spring bar into the retaining hole, taking care to avoid scratching the watch case with the strap.

Taking Your Luminox Watch to an Authorized Service Partner

For some Luminox watch users, taking their Luminox dive or Luminox chronograph watch to an authorized service repair partner is the most convenient thing to do. As mentioned in the previous section of this manual, all Luminox watches are warranted for 2 years from the date of purchase from an authorized Luminox retailer. However, any damage to the watch that was caused by normal or extreme use is not covered under the original manufacturer's warranty. Items that are not covered by the original warranty are the crystal, band, stem and crown, or any damage from normal, extreme, or inappropriate use.

Should you decide to claim warranty for your Luminox watch, review the following guidelines:

  • Check your warranty card and booklet included when you purchased your watch from an authorized Luminox dealer.
  • Most online authorized Luminox dealers like USNavySEALStore have a printable form that allows you to easily request for the repair and service of your watch. Simply fill out the luminox watch repair form, print it and affix your signature.
  • Prepare your watch and sent it to an official service center and include the warranty card and/or your printed Luminox watch service repair form.


For more information about Luminox Watches please visit "Consumers' Guide on Luminox Watches" home page.