Bulova Spaceview lume: radium, tritium or nothing?
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    Bulova Spaceview lume: radium, tritium or nothing?

    Does anybody know which lume Bulova used in Spaceview models? It seems that all of them use white hands with lume except maybe one model with yellow hands/dots.

    Is this Radium or Tritium lume? I don’t think there is a T on a dial, so it might point to the Radium lume. But Radium usually turns dark brown/grey and all the Spaceview hands are see seem to be bright white or slightly creamy. So is this Tritium?

    Do legit Spaceviews with no lume exist? It seems like no lume hands usually mean a conversion model. What about yellow hands/dots model? Is this no lume model? Is there at least one authentic Spaceview with no lume?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Bulova Spaceview lume: radium, tritium or nothing?

    Not entirely sure that this answers your specific points, but it may be of some interest: http://members.iinet.net.au/~fotoplot/accspace.htm#warn

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    Re: Bulova Spaceview lume: radium, tritium or nothing?

    Quote Originally Posted by QuartzCrisis View Post

    Do legit Spaceviews with no lume exist? It seems like no lume hands usually mean a conversion model. What about yellow hands/dots model? Is this no lume model? Is there at least one authentic Spaceview with no lume?

    Thanks!

    Seems the Yellow Dot Spaceview is legit. New to me.

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    https://www.watchfreeks.com/73-accut...ellow-dot.html

    There are plenty of topics on it with a quick google.

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    Re: Bulova Spaceview lume: radium, tritium or nothing?

    Yes, Spaceview yellow dot is a legit watch. But my question is about lume.

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    Re: Bulova Spaceview lume: radium, tritium or nothing?

    They started out about '61? I'd guess it's not Radium or Tritium but whatever the latest Japanese formulation was at the time. That was a very modern timepiece when it came out.
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    Re: Bulova Spaceview lume: radium, tritium or nothing?

    Quote Originally Posted by QuartzCrisis View Post

    Do legit Spaceviews with no lume exist?

    Thanks!
    Yes the Spaceview yellow dot has only painted hands without the lume insert. Not sure what type of lume was used in the other models.



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    Re: Bulova Spaceview lume: radium, tritium or nothing?

    So it seems that Spaceview yellow dot model has no lume. But for now no answers about the lume on the other models.

    I will also try to ask this question in Bulova forum. Maybe there are mo Spaceview collectors there.

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