Seiko 7002-7000 markers lume too green (?)
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    Seiko 7002-7000 markers lume too green (?)

    Hi all guys.
    I recently bought this Seiko Diver 7002-7000 on ebay for 90€.
    I already knew that this would have had AM Dial, Hands and Bezel but when it arrived home i suddendly noticed the color of the lume on the markers and hands.
    I think it is a lil bit too green with respect to what I expected. In fact I expected lume color similar to SKX or 7002-xxxx watches that I found on Google Images, so a more white-ish color.
    My questions is:
    Is the green-ish marker color totally normal?
    Is it because it's a really newly lumed dial?
    There is a chance that with time it'll decolor?
    If so, how much time will it take?
    ps the pictures really make the color seem a lot brighter

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    Re: Seiko 7002-7000 markers lume too green (?)

    Never trust images on Google because there are so many filters. This is the Seiko lume color.


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    Re: Seiko 7002-7000 markers lume too green (?)

    So color is pretty much the same also under the light? I mean in conditions in which the lume doesn't glow..

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    Re: Seiko 7002-7000 markers lume too green (?)

    Quote Originally Posted by SukSeiko View Post
    So color is pretty much the same also under the light? I mean in conditions in which the lume doesn't glow..
    As the watch ages, the whiteness will dissipate and more color will come forward. In some cases, it patinas a little yellowish. In others the green becomes more present. No worries, though, as that is normal.

    You can always buy a new dial and hands to get the more new look, but incur expense of installation and the risk of buying a fake dial.


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    Re: Seiko 7002-7000 markers lume too green (?)

    The images you posted look great to me, to be honest.


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    Re: Seiko 7002-7000 markers lume too green (?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dec1968 View Post
    The images you posted look great to me, to be honest.
    Ok thank you very much, I was just expecting to see white/light grey markers just as SKX, that's the reason why I was so alarmed.
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    Re: Seiko 7002-7000 markers lume too green (?)

    Some of the after market dials are green to imitate the older "aged" look of an original. Mine has one of the after market dials. I don't really like it, but it doesn't bother me that much.
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    Re: Seiko 7002-7000 markers lume too green (?)

    I picked this one up a long time ago dirt cheap, with the intent to replace the hands and bezel insert with original counterparts, but still haven't gotten around to it. My bum is lazy.

    But you can see the original dial has done the same, as the others say it's just an aging factor. The green will become stronger. Honestly you have a beautiful example there. Everything looks clean and slick and matches very well!


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    Re: Seiko 7002-7000 markers lume too green (?)



    ...in fact the more I look at yours, the more jealous I become!

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    Re: Seiko 7002-7000 markers lume too green (?)

    Those 7002 used promethium, which aged poorly, but bright green is correct

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