Things You Should Know
Now that you know what the best luminous watches are, we thought about answering a range of questions you might have.
How Long Have Luminous Watches Been Around For?
They have been around since the 1910s. Back then, watchmakers used to use radium to brighten dials up. Being so radioactive, you can imagine why it was stopped being used. It was banned from timepieces in 1968. They switched to ones that absorbed sunlight instead.
How Does Their Luminosity Work?
What Are The Types Of Lume?
Other than photoluminescent pigments, you’ll see Tritium gas tubes and electroluminescence as lumes.
By this point, you're very familiar with the gas. It's placed in tight capsules, so you'll be safe.
Electroluminescence exists as well. An electric panel causes a watch’s dial to light up. With the press of a button, electric currents react with phosphorous causing the lights.
So, what do you think? From the many watches on our list, the Isobrite is the best option to have on your wrist. It's a military unit that is superbly luminous and comfortable to wear. Its price isn't too bad either.
The Luminox in our number 2 spot gives it a run for its money, it falls short a little, though. But what the Luminox has going for it that its counterpart doesn't is that it's from a Swiss brand. Watch collectors are huge on units from Switzerland, so they are the most esteemed purchases.
Like its gas counterpart, LumiBrite is a powerhouse of a pigment. It's unfortunate that it's not as bright as it. However, as it's not radioactive, it's widely used. If you own a diving watch, it'll probably host it.
The Navihawk is definitely an expert at navigation, but the amount of clutter it comes with takes away from its illumination. It also doesn't have tritium tubes or super strong pigment, so it deserved our final spot. Although it's intimidating, we're actually fond of its modern design and style. It'll catch anyone's attention.
All in all, all of our timepieces will be super easy to read, and would be excellent to tell the time in the dark.