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    Scary Omega Suveran

    I had a bad feeling about the lume on my recently acquired 1946 Suveran:



    and so decided it might be worth scrounging a Geiger counter...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnlOmIcsc_E

    Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, what's a video worth?

    Now I'm not an expert on interpreting all this but I'm pretty sure that a member here is both an expert on radiation and the effects of radiation and also the owner of an identical Suveran. Having got quite such an interesting result, I really wouldn't mind a bit more detail...

    Meanwhile, it's gone in the tin box in the brass box with all my other high risk classics. I'm particularily irritated, because I was really after a screw backed sub second 30T2 for everyday wear!

    We covered this in a little detail in this thread:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...ioactive+waste

    a while back, but I would be really interested to learn a bit more.
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    Re: Scary Suveran

    Don't be putting that watch into your trouser pocket, if you know what I mean.
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    Re: Scary Suveran

    Quote Originally Posted by teeritz View Post
    Don't be putting that watch into your trouser pocket, if you know what I mean.
    Definitely!!

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    Re: Scary Suveran

    Quote Originally Posted by teeritz View Post
    Don't be putting that watch into your trouser pocket, if you know what I mean.
    Bah hah! Are we too late?
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    Re: Scary Suveran

    Sadly so, I always hide my favourite watches in my underwear: it's the only safe place.
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    Re: Scary Suveran

    Quote Originally Posted by M4tt View Post
    Sadly so, I always hide my favourite watches in my underwear: it's the only safe place.
    Oh my! Do we need to talk?
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    Re: Scary Omega Suveran

    Quote Originally Posted by M4tt View Post
    Sadly so, I always hide my favourite watches in my underwear: it's the only safe place.
    Hey M4tt, have you seen "Papillon" or "Pulp Fiction"?
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    Re: Scary Omega Suveran

    Just out of interest M4tt, what was the reading in sv?

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    Re: Scary Omega Suveran

    Just out of interest M4tt, what was the reading in sv?
    I don't know, (un)fortunately I don't know what the Grey measurement is, let alone Q and N and so it would be rather hard to calculate. On a scale of 'blyth indifference' to 'making a will' I'd put it at about 'oops'. Frankly, no one in my family has clearly died of cancer in three generations and the majority have made it to their nineties and so I think I'll probably dodge the bullet.

    The counter measured about 1200 cpm when pressed flat against the dial. I would assume the overwhelming majority would be beta. I haven't got around to doing the maths. I'm probably more worried that it decays to radon gas! and that I have few old things floating around that I haven't tested. (but I'm going to!)
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    Re: Scary Omega Suveran

    Given that the watch would spend majority of its time on your wrist with the movement and caseback between the dial and your body one would think that she'd be right. If we apply the rules of "time, distance, shielding" you should be able to risk manage this one! Only wear it every 3rd day, keep it on your wrist and not in your mouth and don't lick the dial and I reckon you'll be able to keep it!

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