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A man's watch is a very cherished thing. You steal that, you might as well be stealing his soul.
I have owned several watches, amongst which a Monster and a puck (not a Bluering but same manufacturer so it may be relevant).
in the order of increasing brightness after 3 hours of darkness (3 hours after exposure), here are the results:
Fortis Cosmonaut - applied luminous paint - worst lume
Sector - applied Tritium (not enclosed capsules)
Seiko Monster - applied luminous paint
Nauticfish H3GEN - Tritium capsules (I think they are all made by the same company)
Omega Seamaster - applied C3 Superluminova
Halios puck - applied C3 Superluminova - best lume
The last two (puck and Omega) may have equally bright lume but the puck has just more surface.
The Armida A1 has better lume than my LUM-TEC Super Combat B1, but this is not an objective view point as each of us do not have the exact same eye neuron make-up.
Also, the provided chart of SuperLumiNova does not take into consideration how the lume is applied and how concentrated and number of layers used.
I use lume watches in most day time use and tritium at night.
Each has it's good and bad points
1) Tritium tube watch best for putting on at bedtime especially if you are nearsighted and have no hope of seeing the alarm clock face
2) Your best conventional lume watch for indoor rides with kids at Disneyland and such !
So, how long does it take to fully "charge" a lumed watch. My Seiko OM for example. How long should I leave it under light to get the max lume.
LUMINOSITY IN WATCHES
Read the section titled, "Charging It Up."
-Andrew Breitbart 1969-2012
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