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What inspired the latest watch series from Luminox? Arguably the toughest people on the planet: U.S. Navy SEALs.

This elite combat unit knows “the only easy day was yesterday,” as the slogan goes. SEALs need the physical prowess, the guts, and the gear to work harder every day.

Luminox pushed resilience in the Navy SEAL 3581.EY. It’s an intentional evolution of the brand’s top-selling Chronograph Series. It’s built to withstand everything users will throw at it in the field.

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Military-Inspired Timepieces Tout Day-to-Night Durability

Luminox Navy SEAL watches are made for hardcore users. As part of this project, GearJunkie teamed with Luminox to produce a video on wreck diving in frigid Lake Superior, watches strapped to wrists.

The frame showcases durability, with a unidirectional bezel made of Luminox’s proprietary carbon compound. CARBONOX is six times lighter than steel and three times lighter than titanium, making the Navy SEAL watch extremely adaptable.

Outdoor enthusiasts have come to rely on this lightweight technology, which adds comfort without sacrificing durability. CARBONOX is also anti-allergenic and anti-magnetic.

Sporty yet classy, the Navy SEAL 3580 series comes in six color combinations, such as army green, navy blue, charcoal, and a popular blackout look. There is also a variety of strap materials to choose from, including an adjustable, quick-drying webbed band.

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Thanks to always-visible luminosity technology, the Navy SEAL Series, including the 3581.EY, will light up any activity at any hour of the day — no recharge required. A marquee feature on Luminox watches, this Swiss technology uses micro-gas light sources mounted on the hands, dial, and bezel to create continuous visibility.

Helping active professionals move seamlessly from day to night, the technology is touted to provide a “constant glow” — no external light sources or button-pushing required — for 25 years.


Luminox Navy SEAL Series 3581

  • Functions: Chronograph, date
  • Movement (technology): Quartz
  • Diameter: 45.00 mm
  • Bezel: Uni-directional rotating
  • Screw on case back
  • Crown double-security gasket
  • Water resistance (m/ft/atm): 200 / 660 / 20
  • Case material: CARBONOX
  • Crystal/Glass material: Hardened mineral crystal
  • Strap/Bracelet material: Black rubber signature strap
  • Height: 14.80 mm
  • Weight: 84 g

Additionally, for people who like to dial in time-recording functions, the Navy SEAL Chronograph Series includes one of the most sought-after features among modern watch enthusiasts. Chronograph operates independently of time and date, giving wearers an efficient, dependable way to record important moments and pace with the best.

All timepieces in the Navy SEAL 3581 series are water resistant up to 200 meters.

Luminox Navy SEAL watch

And you don’t have to be a SEAL to see the benefits of this hardworking wristwatch. While the accessory is up for watersports and even sweaty endurance pursuits, customers seem to like the Luminox Navy SEAL 3851.EY for its ability to cross over between the gym, boardroom, backyard, and bar.

This post is sponsored by Luminox. Learn more about the Navy SEAL 3851.EY here.

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