Take a poll.
Take a poll.
Here's a question - what color luminous material should we use? I've asked whether there is a difference in luminosity, but haven't received an answer yet.
I checked some sources on SL. Although hues like orange, red etc. are possible emission strength / time considerably decreases if these coloured pigments are used.
Instead the type of SL used in Seiko Diver or Prospex series watches I think is the best; GREEN emission with WHITE APPEARANCE.
White also matches well with the minute markers, "OCEAN" lettering & the date wheel creating a more uniform and plain effect on the dial.
Besides this will help to emphasize the orange minute hand and the "7" in the logo.
Just my humble opinion.
Superluminova: White/Blue (like the Citizen Pro divers use, a very cool and totally capable look, not as common as green)
Last edited by XTrooper; July 1st, 2006 at 14:36.
My favorite diver? Jessica Alba, of course!
Steve, the white/blue idea sounds great.
Mehmet, if green has the best luminosity, we will strongly consider that as an overriding factor. We like the idea of using white material so that it will match the markers.
We'll see what the mfg has to say, next week.
Thanks for the great advice.
The blue that Citizen uses is every bit as bright as all but the very best green I've encountered and certainly bright enough for any practical application.Originally Posted by MitchSF
If you have access to a Citizen EcoZilla or Pro 1000M, have a look and you'll see what I mean firsthand.
Mitch,Originally Posted by MitchSF
As Steve pointed out that bright blue compound in Citizen Pro 1000m is realy incredible as seen in some pictures...
The problem is how to find that exact material for I met no other watch other than CP 1000 even getting close to it.
If white/blue has to be used a REDDISH Orange or red with a BLUE hue (bluish red) might match the hour markers better.
I agree, Mehmet. The question is whether this material is available or whether it is a proprietary one exclusive to Citizen. If it's the latter case, then green would be the logical choice, in my opinion.Originally Posted by mepul
Originally Posted by XTrooper
Agree with Steve!
I have a lume shot comparing several 1000m divers somewhere, will try to find it.
It should be noted that the thickness of the lume applied has at least as much to do with brightness as the color. The Capeland XXL demonstrates this well with the difference between the lume pools in the applied markers and the quarter-hour 'non-pool' lume spots. You can kind of see it here. Again, I've got a more useful photo of it somewhere
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Good information, Colin. Thanks!
We did specify the thickest possible coating of luminous material.
I've worked with Superluminova several times. It comes as a powder, and has to be mixed with a lacquer base. The instructions suggested nail polish. I have no idea how the professionals apply it with such precision. Maybe they use a mask, and spray it on. I used a very small brush and the results were good, but not perfect.
Funny, someone posted one of our CAD drawings to the BWF, and the thread was deleted within hours.Originally Posted by Brad Trent
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