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    Tritium to Superluminova

    Hello all,
    Does anyone have a price estimate on having the faded Tritium face of a 90's Fortis Automatic Chrono repainted/lumed with Superluminova?
    Would it be easier to just purchase a new face? (Is that even an option?)

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Tritium to Superluminova

    It is much more expensive to get a new face, which will also include new hands. New lume on face and hands might run you around $60 - 100. New face and hands might run you around $500. These are rough estimates.

    There are many modders around on forums who can relume the face and hands. I don't know any off hand.

    But tritium is wonderful and beats any lume IMHO. If the original face and hands had tritium, contact Fortis or a Fortis authorized service center and inquire about having new trits installed. You will likely need to replace all hands getting new trits.
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    Re: Tritium to Superluminova

    I agree, if you want to keep the watch, stay with the original tritium lumination. I have several watches with Superluminova, but my simple Deep Blue T100 blows them away.
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    Re: Tritium to Superluminova

    Quote Originally Posted by drewsmith View Post
    Hello all,
    Does anyone have a price estimate on having the faded Tritium face of a 90's Fortis Automatic Chrono repainted/lumed with Superluminova?
    Would it be easier to just purchase a new face? (Is that even an option?)

    Thanks in advance!
    Does your watch have Tritium paint or Tritium tubes?

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    Re: Tritium to Superluminova

    If it is from the 90s, definitely tritium paint as I don't thinkn the tubes were in production yet.

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    Re: Tritium to Superluminova

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary123 View Post
    But tritium is wonderful and beats any lume IMHO. If the original face and hands had tritium, contact Fortis or a Fortis authorized service center and inquire about having new trits installed. You will likely need to replace all hands getting new trits.
    And they would use NEW tritium? I wasn't aware this was a option.

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    Re: Tritium to Superluminova

    I believe he was under the misconception that this watch was equipped with the tritium tubes like Ball watches.

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    I have tritium on my 60s Waltham that still faintly glows, could have been re done 100 times for all I know tho.
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    Re: Tritium to Superluminova

    Quote Originally Posted by ~tc~ View Post
    I believe he was under the misconception that this watch was equipped with the tritium tubes like Ball watches.

    Correct. I thought the watch had tritium tubes. It would be difficult at best to convert the watch to tritium tubes. I've seen folks on other forums talk about modders that use lume so strong they call it "Chernobyl lume", so there are folks out there who do this.

    This might be a little help, I know its an old post:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f74/cus...es-199242.html

    or this:
    http://relume.watcheswithnolimits.co...&id=1&Itemid=2

    and this:
    http://watchfreeks.com/view_topic.ph...1&forum_id=107

    Mr. Parks' own website
    http://www.everestwatchworks.com/
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    Re: Tritium to Superluminova

    Quote Originally Posted by drewsmith View Post
    Hello all,
    Does anyone have a price estimate on having the faded Tritium face of a 90's Fortis Automatic Chrono repainted/lumed with Superluminova?
    Would it be easier to just purchase a new face? (Is that even an option?)

    Thanks in advance!
    I would recommend sending the watch to Kent Parks at Everest Watch Works and have him relume it.

    Kent did a great job on my Ocean7 LM-7 :


    (Photo courtesy of Kent Parks)

    Kent used Grade A C3 Superluminova.

    HTH
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