Best Luminous Watches Buyers Guide Review

Watches are not just for telling us the time. Well, that is their sole purpose but some people just want them for aesthetic purposes or simply enhancing one’s looks.

Whether you need a watch to help you manage your time, to achieve a classy look or both, then we have listed the best luminous watches in this review for watch lovers to chose from.

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Whether you need a watch to help you manage your time, to achieve a classy look or both, then we have listed the best luminous watches in this review for watch lovers to chose from.

With hundreds of Watches online, choosing these watches can be confusing and time-consuming. And when looking for a watch, you will want a watch that does not only help you during the day but one that you can wake up at the middle of the night and check the time without having to turn on the lights. This is what makes luminous watches outstanding. They are not just any ordinary watches.

So, to make it easier for you, we have listed some of the best watches available in the market. The guide will help you compare the features before choosing the best watch of your choice.

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Comparison Table

ProductCrystalWeightWrist Band
Luminox Atacama field day 1925 Sapphire13.6 ounces LeatherCheck Price
2018 Reef Tiger/RT Men’s designer Anti reflective sapphire 1.2 pounds Nylon with Genuine Leather Strap Check Price
M WATCH Swiss Silicon StrapMineral63.5 grams SiliconCheck Price
M WATCH Swiss Leather Strap Mineral77 Grams LeatherCheck Price
Infantry Analogue Watch. Mineral38 Grams NylonCheck Price
Fossil Men’s Machine Quartz Mineral170 Grams Stainless Steel Check Price
NIBOSI 2018 Luxury Men Quartz Watches Synthetic Sapphire 135 grams Stainless Steel Check Price
I.Concept Japan Automatic Tritium Antireflective-sapphire Not AvailableStainless Steel Check Price
Blenheim London Navigator Anti-Reflective Sapphire 5 Grams Stainless Steel Check Price

We have picked a unique feature for each luminous watches and outlined their pros, and cons comprehensively.

1. Luminox Atacama field day 1925. Best Black Stainless steel case.

2. 2018 Reef Tiger/RT Men’s designer. Best with Steel Luminous Chronograph.

3. M WATCH Swiss Made Aqua Steel Men’s Watch, Date Function, and Luminous Hands, Stainless Steel Case, Silicone Strap. Best with Uni-Directional Rotating Bezel.

4. M WATCH Swiss Made Aqua Steel Men’s Watch, Date Function and Bezel, and Luminous Hands. Amazing Brown Leather Strap

5. Infantry men’s watches Analogue watch for: Best for Man and women unisex ultra-thin slim nylon strap.

6. Fossil Men’s Machine Quartz Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch, Color black.  5 ATM water resistant.

7. NIBOSI 2018 Luxury Business Men Quartz Watches Luminous Waterproof Military Sport Watch Male Wristwatches. Best Precise Japan quartz movement.

8. 1 Tact Military Grade Super Tough Smart Watch Outdoor Sports Talking Watch: Best Digital Sports Watch with Calorie Counter

9. I.Concept Japan Automatic tritium GTLS Self Luminous Sapphire Diver Watch: Best Self Luminous Tritium Tube.

1. Luminox Atacama Field Day 1925.

The Luminox Atacama Field Day 1920 series dates back to the 1880s when soldiers demanded reliable time devices during the first world war. The modern field Luminox watches have since then advanced for and are just perfect for what they are made for; field. The 1925 Atacama model has been made in such a way that it resists the harsh conditions out there such as scratching and water.

Luminox Atacama Field Day 1925
Luminox Atacama Field Day 1925

Brand Name: Luminox | Display Type: Analog |Case Thickness: 13 milliliters  | Case Diameter: 45 milliliters | Model Number: 1925 | Band width: 26 milliliters | Movement: Quartz |Model Year: 2012 | Crystal: Sapphire | Weight: 13.6 ounces | Wrist Band: Leather

 It has a water resistance of up to 660ft depth and an antireflective sapphire crystal. Its black leather straps are cozy looking and comfortable on the wrist making them convenient for most field operations. The stainless-steel signature buckles on the straps add to its aesthetic and also matches the silver casing.

It has an analog display, it’s resistant to scratch as well as shock. Its case diameter is 45mmm, case thickness of 12mm and a bandwidth of 25mm. Its tritium tubes ensure continuous illumination both indoors and outdoors and even in the darkness.


It’s bright and easy to read time under low light

The numbers are easy to read

It’s beautiful

The band is of good quality

Comfortable on the wrist


Some watches are not so accurate in terms of time

Quite large

2. 2018 Reef Tiger/RT Men’s -Designer Sport Watches with Calfskin Nylon Strap.

The men luminous watches are plenty in the market and this model is just one of them and one of the best. The 2018 Reef Tiger sports watch comes with an analog display, a stainless-steel case material of 44mm diameter and with a long band made of calfskin.

2018 Reef Tiger/RT Men’s -Designer Sport Watches with Calfskin Nylon Strap.
2018 Reef Tiger

Crystal: Anti reflective Sapphire   Weight: 1.2 pounds   Wrist Band: Nylon with Genuine Leather Strap | Gender: Men | Case Thickness: 13 milliliters | Model Year: 2018 |  Bandwidth: 12 milliliters Display: Analog | Band Color: Black | Material: Stainless steel case | Water resistance: 50 meters | Case Diameter: 44 milliliters |  Audience: Sportsperson

It is a quartz luminous watch that has a case thickness of 13mm, 12mm bandwidth, and black dial and band. Like all that is not enough, this watch has a water resistance of up to 50 meters and a sapphire crystal dial window. It’s ideal for sports such as running.


It’s beautiful

Well packaged

High quality

It’s water resistant


The strap is quite short with some being only 40mm

3. M WATCH Swiss Made Aqua Steel Men’s Watch,

This is a high luminous watch specially designed for men. This watch is of high quality with an easy to read blackface. If you are looking for a watch that is just a little bit complex and one with a sense of class, then this is one of the men’s luminous watches you could consider getting.

M WATCH Swiss Made Aqua Steel Men's Watch,
M WATCH Swiss Made Aqua Steel Men’s Watch,

Crystal: Mineral | Weight: 63.5 grams | Wrist Band: Silicon | Swiss Silicon Strap        Gender: Men    Case: Stainless steel buckle | Shape: Round | Display Type: Easy to Read blackface | Case Diameter: 40 milliliters | Case Thickness: 11 milliliters | Bandwidth: 20 milliliters | Water Resistance Ability: 100 milliliters | Case size: Large Enough for Easier Reading

It comes with three eyes chronograph and a stainless-steel case that complements the black silicone strap. The red stitching on the strap, stainless steel buckle, together with its hardened crystal dial window makes this model complete.

It’s round in shape, has a case diameter of 40mm, 11mm case thickness, and 20mm bandwidth. Its water resistance ability is up to 100m and it is large enough for easier reading.


The strap is comfortable on the wrist

An easy to read face

Great design

2 years manufacturer warranty


Comes with clear plastic packaging

4. M WATCH Swiss Made Aqua Steel Men’s Watch, Date Function and Bezel.

Black is great any day, anywhere. But let’s face it. Not everyone loves black. Or yet, you may want to have two different models of luminous watches. Whether it’s a gift or you are buying the watch for yourself, brown will hardly disappoint. It’s one of those colors that don’t go screaming “look at my wrist, I got a new watch”. Yet the color still stands out and looks great n any skin. Needless to mention that the tough leather strap can last for years.

M WATCH Swiss Made Aqua Steel Men's Watch LUMINOUS WATCH
M WATCH Swiss Made Aqua Steel

Crystal: Mineral | Weight :77 grams | Wrist Band: Leather | Swiss Color: Black but brown is also preferred | Bandwidth: 20 milliliters |  Case: Stainless Steel | Physical Appearance: Turning bezel with Luminous dots | Strap Case Diameter: 41 milliliters | Water Resistance: 100 milliliters | Area of Use: Both Indoor and Outdoor

This model comes with a turning bezel with luminous dots, white stitches on the brown straps, and a brown face with white numbers. It has a stainless-steel case of 41mm diameter, 11mm thickness, and a 20mm bandwidth. It has a simple yet stylish look that speaks of high value and class. With a water resistance of 100mm, you can use it for both indoors and outdoor activities.


Quality leather straps

Clear markings making it easier to read at night

Good looking enough to be worn on different occasions

Two years manufacturer warranty

Uncluttered face

Comes with nice packaging


The leather strap makes it impossible to use in water sports such as diving

5. Infantry men’s watches Analogue.

If you are a very specific person when it comes to preference, you will either search for men’s luminous watches or ladies’ luminous watches online. But what if you are not so sure of what you want or it’s a secret gift for someone and you do not know what they would love?

INFANTRY Mens Army Watch 12/24Hr Military Time Tactical Field Analogue Wrist
INFANTRY Mens Army Watch 12/24Hr Military Time Tactical Field.

Crystal: Mineral | Weight: 38 grams | Wrist Band: Nylon | Analog  Types: Male, Female and unisex    Band color: Black | Watch Portability: Light good Indoor and Outdoor | Bandwidth: 20 milliliters        Demerit: Not good for swimming or showering | Case Diameter: 40 milliliters | Case Thickness: 8 milliliters

In such a case, buying a unisex luminous watch is the safest thing you can do. It has a band length for men, meaning it will fit most women with thick wrists. It’s also light making it good for both indoor and outdoor activities.

It comes with an anti-scratch dial window, a black nylon band of 20mm and a stainless-steel black case of diameter 40mm and a case thickness of 8mm. It’s also a perfect stylish gift for a loved one thanks to its simplicity. However, this is not the kind of watch to go swimming or showering with.


Good for people with large wrists

Can be used for indoor and outdoor day to day activities and sports

It’s relatively cheap

It’s easy to read at any time of the day

Can be worn in both casual events and in office

It’s accurate in time


Not water resistant

Straps not too strong

6. Fossil Men’s Machine Quartz Stainless Steel.

This is a luminous quartz watch with a monochromatic design. This means you can easily transition from official to casual activities without having to wear a different watch as it suits all events. Although it has three eyes, its design is simple and the face doesn’t seem cluttered. Having been specifically designed for men, the band is long enough to fit on the wrist.

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FOSSIL Machine Chronograph Black Stainless Steel Watch

Crystal: Mineral | Weight: 170 grams | Wrist Band: Stainless Steel | Men’s Design: Monochromatic | Case Thickness: 12 mm | Bandwidth: 24 mm | Machine Case type: Stainless Steel | Case Diameter: 45 mm | Quartz Watch Model: FS4552 Black Model | Water Resistance: 165 feets

The band, the case, and the bezel are all made of stainless steel. And as the name suggests, it is a chronograph watch. It’s a perfect combination of several great features presented in such a simple design. With its simplicity, you can comfortably by the watch online and gift the men in your circles. Anyone is most likely to love the design of this watch.

The FS4552 black model has a case thickness of 12mm, 45mm diameter and a bandwidth of 24mm. Its water resistance is up to 165ft and can thus be used in swimming in shallow water other water-related activities.


It’s good for a gift

Can be worn for different functions and with different outfits

It’s simple and stylish

Good quality for the price

Has an expensive look and feel


It’s large and one may have to remove some links in cases of small wrists

It’s quite heavy

7. NIBOSI Luxury Men Quartz Watches.

Superluminous watches do not just luminate and make it easier for you to read time regardless of time and weather. The illumination also makes them good looking and it gives them a sense of high value. Which is why the NIBOSI 2018 Luxury Businessmen watch could be what you are looking for if you want something more than just a high luminous watch that’s easy to read. This model is luxurious, stylish and it feels and looks expensive. You won’t have to explain how expensive it is since the look says it all.

NIBOSI Luxury Men Quartz Watches.
NIBOSI Luxury Men Quartz Watches.

Crystal: Synthetic Sapphire | Weight: 138 grams | Wrist Band: Stainless Steel 2018 Model Features: Luxurious, stylish and also expensive | Luxury Band lend: 8.8 inches | Case Diameter: 41 mm | Men’s Bandwidth: 20 mm | Case Thickness: 10.5 mm | Quartz Ideal for: Students, businessmen, Freelance, Sports and Fashion lovers

Going for a high-end business meeting or fashion event? This is the luminous watch to go for. And it is not just a show-off watch during events and meetings. It’s also a military sports watch that can be used in the field. You don’t always have to go for ordinary watches for duty purposes. You need to feel great, comfortable and confident in everything that you do. This watch will give you all that while still helping you to manage your time with its chronograph design.

This is a waterproof military sport watch that comes with a band length of 8.8 inches, 41mm case diameter, 20mm band width, and 10.5mm case thickness. It’s ideal for students, businessmen, freelancers, sportsmen, fashion lovers and anyone who doesn’t mind a luxurious look.


It’s beautiful

Good quality

Well packaged

It’s stylish and good for a casual look


Smaller for people with large wrists

8. I.Concept Japan Automatic tritium GTLS Self Luminous.

This Iconcept model has an analog display with an anti-reflective sapphire dial window. It comes with a unidirectional stainless-steel Bezel that’s easy to move around and a self-luminous tritium tube. With up to 200m water resistance, it can be used for outdoor activities and sports. Its black face and white numberings make it easy to read in dark conditions.

I.Concept Automatic tritium GTLS Self Luminous Diver Watch
I.Concept Automatic tritium GTLS Self Luminous Diver Watch

Crystal: Antireflective Sapphire | Weight: Not Available | Wrist Band: Stainless steel | Water Resistance: 200 mm | Unique Feature: Has white numberings that make it easy to read in dark conditions. | Audience: Good for sports and outdoor activities | Japan Display: Analog | Case Thickness: 15 mm| Automatic Tritium Case Diameter: 44 milliliters | Bandwidth: 24 mm

Its stainless-steel case has a diameter of 44mm, 15mm thickness, and 24mm bandwidth. The stainless-steel strap gives this watch a cool yet simple design that one can wear for official matters or when you just want a simple look.


It’s well built

Has good lume

The Bezel is easy to turn

9. Blenheim London Navigator Luminous Sapphire Glass.

Quality high luminous watches are hard to come by especially at a small budget. This model though, Is relatively affordable and the quality is good enough, at least for its price.

The dial window is crystal sapphire and like other Blenheim London men watches, its face is designed such in a way that it goes perfectly well with the interchangeable leather straps that you could order with. With the two pairs, you have a choice on which straps to wear depending on your outfit or the occasion.

Blenheim London Navigator watch WITH Luminous Sapphire Glass
Blenheim London Navigator Luminous Sapphire Glass Mens Watch

Crystal: Antireflective Sapphire   Weight: 5 grams | Wrist Band: Stainless Steel | Model: Blenheim London | Case diameter: 40 mm | London Display: Analog | Case Thickness: 5 mm | Navigator  Case type Bandwidth: 20 mm | Movements: Swiss Quartz | Water Resistance: 30 meters

It has a stainless-steel silver band, green dial window, and an analog display type. The case diameter is 40mm, 5mm case thickness, 20mm bandwidth and it’s only 5 grams heavy. Its movement is Swiss quartz and has a water resistance of 30meters.


It’s relatively cheap

Good looking

Interchangeable Straps

Easy to read

Strong solid bracelets


Non-luminous hands

Luminous Buyers’ Guide.

A luminous watch is just like any other wrist watch. However, its ability to glow in darkness is what makes it unique. With a luminous watch, you will not have to strain your eyes at night or switch on the lights at the middle of the night just to read the time.

Therefore, if your day to day activities involve working in dark areas, then a high luminous watch is the best thing you can gift yourself.

How to buy a luminous watch online.

Once you are set and decided that you need to get yourself a high luminous watch, the next thing is definitely looking for one. Things are easier now as you can easily buy a luminous watch online and have it delivered at your doorstep.

Before buying a luminous watch online, the important thing is to window shop first. There are many online shops selling, luxury luminous watches, men’s luminous watches, ladies’ luminous watches, and even unisex luminous watches.

If you are for instance want to buy a luxury watch online, do a random search on the internet first and identify the kind of watch you want. Take your time and see what each shop is offering.

Man wearing a Luminous wrist watch
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If you like a certain watch, then compare the price before placing an order. Also, be sure to verify if the online outlet is legit since scams are also in plenty.

Reading customer reviews will also help you make the final decision. If you are not so sure, you could also request for referrals from friends and family who have bought a luminous watch online before.

Once you are satisfied with the luminous watch, then you can place an order from one of the online sites. Depending on the platform will be ordering from, there are a variety of ways to pay for your watch.

The shipment fee also varies depending on where you are. If you are not satisfied with the watch, some service providers will allow you to return the watch at your own cost and then you can get another one.

Factors to consider when buying a luminous watch

Price: How much you are willing to spend to get a high-quality luminous watch?

It’s all about how much you are willing to spend to get a high-quality luminous watch. If you don’t have much to spend, chances are that there is a luminous watch available for you.

Just search online and you will have a list of lots of them to choose from. However, cheap is always expensive. Therefore, if you are looking for a quality luminous watch that will last long, then be ready to part with quite a good amount of money.

Just because you want to buy a cheap luminous watch doesn’t mean that you should compromise on the quality of the watch. You don’t want a watch that breaks down a few weeks after using it.

Quality: What quality is that Luminous watch?

This seems like no brainer but there is need to emphasize because most people only look at the price tag. Look at all the product specifications and also the quality of the watch before placing an order.

If a watch is too cheap, then you should think twice about it. There is no reason as to why a high-quality luminous watch should be sold at a very cheap price unless it’s faulty or on offer.

The Use: For what purpose do you intend to Use the luminous watch for?

For what purpose do you intend to watch the luminous watch for? This will highly determine the type of luminous watch you buy. There are various types of luminous watches you can get depending on the use.

Some varieties include; military-grade watches, luxury watches, divers’ watches, chronograph watches, dress watches, among others. If you, for instance, you need a watch that you can comfortably use in water either fish finding or diving, then a divers’ watch could be the best.

A chronograph watch is ideal for people who are in sports and needs to keep track of time efficiently as it comes with a sports watch features. If you are looking for a luminous watch that will help you in fitness, then you should consider getting one with time distance and calorie counter.

Luminosity: How much do you want it to glow?

We are talking about luminous watches, right? But the luminosity varies from watch to watch. How much do you want it to glow? This will, of course, depend on the circumstances under which you intend to use the watch.

If you hardly use the watch in dark places, then you may not want a one that is so bright. But if you be using it in the darkness most of the times, be sure to get a watch that is bright enough so that you won’t have to strain your eyes.

Style: Will a luminous watch matches your sports outfit?

What’s your style and what clothes do you plan to wear with the watch? If your style is sporty, then you will want a luminous watch that matches your sports outfit. If you are a lady, you will not want to wear your sports watch while going out in a dress.

Weight: How Heavy is your Luminous watch?

Some of these luminous watches are quite heavy while some are relatively light. This depends on the material used to make each of them. Some people generally prefer heavier watches while some want very light ones.

This is more of a personal preference. But it will also depend on what you do. You may like heavy watches but if it will interfere with your work, then go for a lightweight watch.

Leather strap watches are lighter and more comfortable and lighter compared to metallic straps.

Who you are getting the watch for?

If you are getting the watch for yourself, then you have no problem choosing. This is different if you are getting it for another person. First, the band length is usually different and you should pay attention when choosing one.

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If you are not keen, you may end up getting a small or big watch that. This can be disappointing especially if you are getting it for someone as a gift. Know the person’s wrist size, their color preference and if they have any allergies.

If someone is allergic to metal, then a leather strapped watch is good for them. Things such as color, the simplicity or complexity of the watch also matter a lot when you are getting it for someone else.

Dial size.

This is the size of the face of the watch. Choose one that fits well on your wrist. If you have a thin wrist, get a luminous watch with a smaller case diameter.

A large dial size fits perfectly on people with big wrists. Otherwise, if the dial size does not match your wrists, you will have that ridiculous look that attracts unnecessary attention.

The dial color

The cover of the dial is usually made of mineral glass or crystal. Sapphire crystal is usually more resistant to scratch as compared to the glass cover. Even so, it tends to be more brittle and can thus crack and break easily.

If you are looking for a watch to use for hiking, mountain climbing or you will be exposed to rugged life, get a luminous watch that can resist breakage under such situations.

Brand of the luminous watch.

While this is not important for some people, it matters depending on the reason for getting the watch. If you want to command more respect and authority at work or you just want to brag a little bit, then the brand will be important.

Some brands no doubt have better recognition and reputation than others. Those are the sort of brands to go if want to portray a stylish and flashy lifestyle.

Benefits of owning a watch.

You might be wondering who on earth why you should own a watch while can still use your phone to check the time. But hey, you will probably consider owning a watch after reading these benefits of owning a watch:

They are convenient

Watches are more convenient as compared to mobile phones. Being on your wrist means that you can check time anytime you want regardless of where you are.

Whether you are in a meeting, exam room or you just don’t want to seem rude by reaching for your time to check the time, then the wristwatch will save you.

Imagine how inconvenient it is to have to reach for your phone to check the time while running, cycling or controlling drones outdoor? See? Just why you should get the time.

Phones are tempting

How many times do you reach for your phone to check the time but only end up getting to social media and chatting with friends? It makes you lose focus and you end up wasting time doing things that were not part of your plan.

You stand out from the crowd

Very few people wear watches these days. Be different by getting yourself a luxury watch and people will notice you without seeming like you are trying too hard to look good. Plus honestly, people with luxurious watches speak of class and authority.

It’s a fashion accessory

Most men hardly wear any fashion accessories. But a watch is a great fashion accessory for men. There are many luxurious and stylish watches online you can buy.

Your status rises

Your style can affect how people treat you. A watch is one of those accessories that automatically commands respect especially when it’s a high-quality watch. If you want your peers and colleagues to start treating you more seriously, you might start by getting yourself a luminous luxury watch.

Businessman talking on call checking time fro wrist watch
Businessman talking on call checking time fro wrist watch


Although there are thousands of luminous watches available online, you need to take your time to get one that suits your needs. A good luminous watch should not just glow brightly at night.

Instead, it should be accurate or have very little accuracy margins, be comfortable on your wrist, have all the features you would want in a watch and definitely be long-lasting.

If it’ a luxury watch, then it must feel and seem like one. It should be convenient to work with and with a reasonable price.

All the same, no watch is perfect. In most cases, you will have to sacrifice for some missing features. If the only thing you do not like about the watch is the straps, then you can buy the watch and change the straps.

Like you have noted on the above products, they have their good side as well as a downside. Even the most expensive of the watches cannot last for eternity. Get what serves you right and rock in it.

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4 thoughts on “Best Luminous Watches Buyers Guide Review”

  1. Due to my job i need a watch that looks good but it also has to be luminous. And I think I found the one that suits me best. The Fossil Men’s Quartz watch.

    I like that it’s simple but at the same time stylish. I have a big wrist so I won’t have any issue with it being large or heavy. I’ll order one. I also liked Luminox Atacama Field Day 1925 but I think I’ll go with Fossil. Thank you very much!

    • Thank you you found this review helpful

      “This watch is class. As all fossil watches it’s made perfectly looks amazing in the black with the blue in the dials. It’s light weight but not too light to feel flimsy. A great quality product if you have never bought a fossil before you should start with your next watch purchase”. One verified buyer said

  2. These are some really cool watches as I really like when my watch is able to glow. I have not made use of any option on this list or even from the brands that designed them but I would like to add one of these to my collection. The prices look fair and compared to what I have been using it sure would be very affordable for me. I like that water-resistance feature as I should have no problem with this even when under the rain and if I decide to swim with my timepiece on. Fantastic job you have done here is researching these watches and creating a list on it. I do hope when I decide to get one that it would last for a very long time because most of my current watches have been with me for more than 3 years.


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