I am always amazed at what you can get these days in the watch world, for an affordable price point. ($300 and under). Of course affordable is subjective to your income, but I think many can agree that 15-20 years ago it was different. Before the internet became huge, and we had watch forums and blogs galore and online retailers, for this price point you were going to a department store or mall jewelry stores. The watches were what they were, but these days between competition with name brands such as Orient, Seiko, and Citizen, and the advent of Micro brands, you sure can get a lot of bang for your buck. One of those examples would be the Luxmento Naylamp Rescue II, a 44mm case that is a Benrus Mil-Diver style of case, with a full lume dial (other dial options available), pvd case, 200m water resistant, 2 straps, and a sapphire crystal with a Ronda Quartz movement, all for about $175 USD. (Price can fluctuate due to Euro).

Luxmento Watches are now just a year old. Started in Spain in 2014 by a group of watch enthusiasts and watch re-lumers, they are geared towards making affordable tool style watches. (Dive watches so far).

Please take a look at my video presentation below:

 

Luxmento Naylamp Rescue II Full Specifications:

  • Case: 44mm all Stainless Steel w/PVD coating, 14mm thick, Lug to Lug 54mm
  • Weight: 95 grams
  • Crystal: 3mm Sapphire
  • Movement: Ronda 515 Quartz
  • Bezel: 120 click unidirectional bezel with aluminum insert
  • Crown: Screw Down
  • Dial: Full Superluminova paint (C3)
  • Strap: Silicone Rubber and nylon nato
  • Water Resistance: 200m
  • Price: $175-$185 USD dependant upon current conversion.

Luxmento Naylamp Rescue II watch review

The Rescue II diver arrives in a tiny little pelican style case, and is bubble wrapped on the inside to protect during shipping. Foam inserts would have been nice instead of the plastic interior, but still a neat little case, and something different.

I've been an avid watch lover since the age of 7. Watches are not only my hobby but a passion. My favorite style used to be dive watches, but field or non bezel watches have been growing on me. When I'm not reviewing watches I am either cooking or with family and friends.

3 Comments

  1. Hi Don…been hard pressed finding the right full lume watch. I wonder why not many watch brands has them. Anyways, roughly how long the lume lasts? can you still see the lume the next morning?

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  2. Hey Jeff. No it will not last all night. No lume paint does. It will last roughly 4-5 hours. If you want all night lume look to tritium tubes or electro luminescence like a gshock or MTM special ops.

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    • Don, I beg to differ with your comment on watch lume. I have a bunch of watches whose lume lasts me through the night, and I try never to purchase a watch that I won’t be able to read at 0400. My Chopard Mille Miglia has amazing lume. So does my much less expensive Armida A1. Of course, the lume will weaken during the night, but I can still see it six hours later. It depends largely on how many layers of lume have been applied to hour markers and hands, as I think most manufacturers use Superluminova, C1 being the best. However, I have a Kobold Large Soarway Diver with BGW9 lume, and it holds its own almost as well as the Chopard. Another good watch for strong, lasting lume is the Omega Planet Ocean. IWC’s Aquatimer watches also have amazing and beautiful lume with good lasting power. That’s just my two-cents on lume. Thanks.

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