Unlike a number of recent entries from the American-owned Swiss watch brand, this mens fake Luminox BlackOut EVO F-117 Nighthawk Stealth retails for much more impressive $850.
On the other hand, it must be noted that PVD treatment is not as robust as much more expensive DLC coating and is easily scratched or dented if you don’t treat your watch with respect.
The price differential, probably, comes courtesy of a PVD-coated 45mm stainless steel case and bracelet, as well as a scratch-proof sapphire crystal covering its dial from the elements.
The other members of the family are delivered in polyurethane or carbon reinforced plastic, are fitted with simple rubber or plastic wristband and have their dials protected by cheaper (and more prone to scratches) hardened mineral glass.
As usual, the huge, rugged case measures 45 millimeters in diameter and is quite thick at 13 millimeters, so, if your wrist is thin, it may look a trifle awkward on you.
While all the three hands (as well as the hour markers) are equipped with the proprietary LLT tritium tubes that keep glowing literally for decades and look highly legible in any lighting condition, the other elements of the “interface” are not that good.
Joining the high quality fake Luminox BlackOut family, the EVO F-117 Nighthawk Stealth has got its high-contrast black and white layout changed for a lot sexier (but not so legible) black-on-black edition.
Luminox BlackOut EVO F-117 Nighthawk Stealth pilot’s watch specification
Price range: From $850
Movement: Swiss quartz
Power reserve: 10 years
Case material: Black PVD stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Transparent case back: No
Case size: 45 mm
Case height: N/A
Water resistance: 200 meters
Strap: Black PVD-coated stainless steel
For example, the lack of contrast renders its GMT-capable unidirectional rotating bezel almost completely useless at night (the single luminous dot at 12 hours doesn’t help much.) Ditto the military-style secondary Arabic numerals at its dial: the black mother’s little helpers will be completely invisible even in a brightly lit room.
Well, it is just an accessory, not a professional gear, right?
Photo: Luminox watch replica