Before I received my first Lüm-Tec, I was picking up what they were putting down. Aside from Lüm-Tec’s personalized attention and veterans’ discounts, I couldn’t resist their unique design language and luminous technology. I signed-up for two more watches on pre-order. The Lüm-Tec Combat B49 24H was delivered a week or so ahead of its estimated July release. I received #38 of the limited run of 500. Unfortunately . . .
The watch arrived on a NATO strap. Like most NATO straps, it didn’t fit me or flatter the watch. All those NATO appendages and flappy parts stick out from my wrist and detract from the watch … read more on thetruthaboutwatches.com
Hands on with the LUM-TEC Combat B47
Casing: 43mm Titanium Carbide gunmetal PVD hard coating
- 43mm 316L Surgical grade Stainless Steel case
- 22mm Lug width
- 13.6mm including domed sapphire
- lug to lug length 52mm
- watch head 79 grams
- black heavy grade nylon NATO military strap /22 mm/ + PVD hardware
- gray heavy grade nylon NATO military strap /22 mm/+ gunmetal PVD hardware
Dial window: low domed curved sapphire crystal with military grade inner AR coating
Movement: swiss Ronda 7004.B movement
- big date function at 12:00
- small seconds function at 6:00
- 6 jewels / gold plated EOL
- Swiss Made parts
- 5 year battery life
Power supply: quartz – battery
Water resistant: 200 meters water resistance
Date function: yes
Other functions: screw lock crown with diamond sealing system / solid double diamond sealed threaded caseback / anti-shock movement mounting system / high tech Viton® gaskets /
MDV® luminous Technology custom developed Inverse “MAXLÜM” on dial and hands / numbered LIMITED EDITION of only 500 pieces – worldwide.
Four years extended warranty!
This LUM-TEC watch features MDV Technology® The Lum-Tec B89 Bronze is powered by a Swiss Sellita SW200-1 automatic movement.
Other features include a 44mm Solid CuSn8 Bronze case and crown, double curved low dome sapphire crystal with military grade inner AR coating, and a threaded crown with Viton® seals.
Lum-Tec watches are not mass produced. They are hand built in small batches in their Mentor Ohio facility by highly skilled watchmakers. Each watch is carefully assembled and tested in Mentor Ohio USA!
Watch the review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7iP_JeNzjc
I have long been a fan of Lum-tec watches and I have shared that here many times. Their latest model, the Combat Field X1 might rank at the top if not be the definitive Lum-tec for me to date. The X1 at first glance might look like other Combat models from Lum-tec, but is actually a modernized version of a field or trench watch. I love when a brand can think outside the box and bring us something familiar while still putting their own twist on it. While the price is up there at $895, the Combat Field X1 uses a Sellita SW200 automatic movement and nothing for this watch was off the shelf. Couple that with being assembled and tested in Ohio, and you can see where the price comes from … read more on watchreport.com