So on another forums which shall remain nameless, there was some criticisms being directed a Lum-tec, I felt compelled to defend the brand and Chris, especially when one poster called us all fanboys that didn't really know what a good watch is, some others supported those sentiments, here is my post.
Interestingly, not one person responded to or addressed my post.I just signed up to post in this thread, I am that passionate about Chris and his company Lumtec.
I started watch collecting only about 1 year ago and I already have 11 watches now, seven of which are Lumtecs, 3 Quartz, 4 Mechanical. I also have a couple of Stolas, a company that is like Lumtec in many ways, just a little different style.
Here are the points I like about Lumtec from my personal experience.
1)As far as I am concerned they offer the best $ for dollar value in the industry, and I own the most expensive watch they made.
2)I have communicated directly with the President of Lumtec numerous times, Chris is awesome.
3)The one real problem I had was instantly rectified for free no questions asked.(It's wasn't even with the watch but the strap)
4)When I tested there legendary customer service beyond the call of duty, as in returning a watch($1000) that was in perfect shape for full credit 6 months later, they did it. I just didn't want it anymore, pretty amazing, right? That's what you can do when you develop a relationship with a smaller watch company, where the President actually knows of you.
5)When I asked for deal on price, I got it.
6)There delivery is extra fast compared to other internet vendors.
7)Finally Chris listens to his customer base who influence the design of his watches and are more Prosumers than customers.
So call us fanboys if you like, but the above listed reasons are why I am a huge fan of Lumtec watches, and it why the fan base is growing.
Anybody that is considering any Lumtec watch should order with confidence. But be warned they are addictive as I found out, to the detriment of my wallet.
The Lumzilla is not my style either, and is not representative of the entire line up. I just got a Super-combat from them and it is such a tough looking manly watch on a black Nato strap, it just screams I mean serious business on the wrist.