Friends, bear with me & pray listen to my tale.
I'm in a bit of a bind. It goes like this - my wife, while being very tolerant of my hobby, has been rather cavalier when it comes to using her watches. She's the 'use 'em n trash 'em' kinda person who strictly bought quartz beaters. However, the constant presence of nice lookin' watches being paraded under her nose by yours truly has piqued her interest in matters horological.
To cut to the chase, she now wears my watches. What does she like in an automatic? To quote, " It's the smooth sweep of the seconds hand and the sight of the intricate innards of a skeleton watch/ open case back", unquote.
Well now, she's ready to buy her very own automatic. We dropped by yesterday at my AD's to buy me an SRPC95 (another story for later) & she set her eyes on a Luminox 6502 Black Out on a super soft leather strap. An all black affair. About 1k USD. Sellita movt, tritium tube illumination, pvd (I think) coating. This is her Christmas project.
Now, my question is, should we go ahead with this purchase or not? For me, Luminox was those quartz, bright colored, mil spec watches for youngsters. My wife's a Doc, just turned 40, but more the jeans & tee kind. She likes a diver style watch, has a 6.25-6.5 inch wrist.
I find it so easy to advise the world on what watches to buy. So also, I have a clear idea about my likes & dislikes, but for the life of me can't help my wife choose a watch.
I want her first watch buying experience to be good. Our budget's about 1k usd.
So, the bottom line, is the Luminox 6502 a decent watch for the money? Anybody who has used one? Your experiences and feedback reg this watch are crucial. There's hardly anything on the web.
if not, any alternatives in this price range?
Thanks in advance.
P.S. I didn't post any pics coz of copyright issues. Forgot to take one at the AD yest.