Some while ago I bought this Domino watch:
As you can see, the lume on the hands was not in the best shape - but I was OK with it. I sent it away for a service, and my watchmaker emailed me to suggest that he poked out the rest of the lume as he thought that would look better. I went along with that - but didn't like the result as it was very hard to see the hands against a black background:
Anyway, I found this little article on Timezone Restoring Luminous Hands  - TimeZone and thought I'd have a go. But I definitely did not want over-bright, 'done yesterday', lume. This, however, promised a vintage effect:
So I gave it a go - and this is the result:
Now, the author of the Timezone article recommended applying several coats to build up the lume. But I wanted the hands to look as if they hadn't been touched - so I've left them this rather patchy finish after one coat which I'm quite happy with. The lume glow is fairly feeble, but that doesn't concern me as its not why I did it.
That's it - thought I'd share.