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    Advice for stylish tritium watch?

    It seems all the usual somewhat affordable suspects (Traser, mb-microtec, Luminox) that have tritium illumination are all military-style watches. The only decent style ones I've found are Nite Watches and, while I like their styles MUCH better than the above, I find their lack of blue tritium on a few otherwise nice models, is somewhat offputting. Are there any other manufacturers that use tritium on stylish watches that are suitable for business casual or more dressy situations?

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    Re: Advice for stylish tritium watch?

    How about Ball?

    You can still pick up the first generation Engineer Ohio for a decent price.





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    Re: Advice for stylish tritium watch?

    Decent looking... Does that have tritium on the watch hands only?

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    Re: Advice for stylish tritium watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by pdoherty View Post
    Decent looking... Does that have tritium on the watch hands only?
    No, there's a tritium tube at each hour marker too - but it is fairly subdued. Ball has many other watches with larger tubes at the hour marks and on the hands as well.

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    Re: Advice for stylish tritium watch?

    Is Tritium better than lume?

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    Re: Advice for stylish tritium watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by IanC View Post
    Is Tritium better than lume?

    I think it's much better, primarily because it's consistent and doesn't require ANY exposure to light.

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    Re: Advice for stylish tritium watch?

    I'm somewhat new to the watch enthusiast game, but I'm a big fan of Ball watches. I currently have the Officer model and really, really like this watch. The fit and finish is incredible, the decoration of the manual movement is very attractive and it retains shock and anti-magnetic properties. I also like tritium in watches and have a Marathon CSAR, but again it's a military watch and not what you're looking for.



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    Re: Advice for stylish tritium watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by pdoherty View Post
    It seems all the usual somewhat affordable suspects (Traser, mb-microtec, Luminox) that have tritium illumination are all military-style watches. The only decent style ones I've found are Nite Watches and, while I like their styles MUCH better than the above, I find their lack of blue tritium on a few otherwise nice models, is somewhat offputting. Are there any other manufacturers that use tritium on stylish watches that are suitable for business casual or more dressy situations?
    Here's a picture of the Officer in case you're curious.
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    Re: Advice for stylish tritium watch?

    check out this thread on gas light brands (why do they call them that BTW?)

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=275762
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    Re: Advice for stylish tritium watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by drickster View Post
    check out this thread on gas light brands (why do they call them that BTW?)

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=275762
    I think that would be because what we're talking with tritium is gas-filled tubes, which hold the tritium in a vapor state. The inside of the tubes is coated with phosphors (similar to how flourescent tubes have) which are excited by the electrons given off by the tritium decay process and in turn give off visible light.

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