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Too much lume?


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Is there such a thing as too much lume?

What about fully luminous dials? That seems a bit overkill to me.

What quantities as too much lume for you? Where's the line drawn?

For me it's at full dial. I love all the hands and hour markers, even the bezel being luminous, but the entire dial is just crossing my line.

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Yep, got this one which looks kind of impressive but actually lumed hands and markers on a lumed face just renders the whole thing completely illegible in person. Plus the lume is spread so thin it's ineffective after a couple of minutes anyway: both too much and not enough in the same watch.

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Quite like a lumed bezel though..

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I do like bright lume...one of the reasons I'm not keen on tritium gas tubes...they seem dull in comparison to some of the modern compounds. This Seiko 'Frankenmonster' has pretty bright lume...

Seiko 'Frankenmonster' lume

...and I also like different coloured lume, especially blue as on the Citizen 'Orca', 'Ecozilla' and some Rolex.

The 'Orca' has 3 different colours, blue indicies, turquoise hands and a green pip.

Citizen 'Orca' lume

Citizen 'Ecozilla' lume

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Lume IMHO is better when it's judicious, and functional. Like the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra. Or the old Rolex 6542 (this is my Mk II Key West). 

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I'm fond of my Nassau 3-6-9, too.

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Mk II's Graywater LE is gorgeous, a Benrus Type 1 case with Omega Flightmaster style hands, and a distinctive light saber style sweep seconds hand. 

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On 13/02/2019 at 17:50, Roger the Dodger said:

I do like bright lume...one of the reasons I'm not keen on tritium gas tubes...they seem dull in comparison to some of the modern compounds. This Seiko 'Frankenmonster' has pretty bright lume...

Seiko 'Frankenmonster' lume

 

Regarding Seiko’s bright lume, isn’t that why they call it Lumibrite? :yes:  Its fiery on my Silver Knight, lasts all night. 

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15 minutes ago, Noj said:

I would say that the only time there is too much lume is when you are being hunted by snipers :)

Noj

Have that happen often enough that you can relay the message from experience huh? Lol

You must be a wanted man. Is there a bounty? Because I just might want to go a hunting myself. Lol

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25 minutes ago, JayDeep said:

Have that happen often enough that you can relay the message from experience huh? Lol

You must be a wanted man. Is there a bounty? Because I just might want to go a hunting myself. Lol

You are saving for a new watch aren’t you hahahaha

Noj

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