Lume problem on the Oris Tubbataha?

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    I thought the lume was supposed to be very bright in these, why am I having trouble with the lume? The lume only gets bright when I shine it directly in the light then turn off the light to see a very bright lume. Meanwhile my small seconds just sits in a lighted room and as soon as you turn off the lights, you can see the lume clearly already, this is not the case for my Tubbataha. Is there something wrong with my lume?

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    Re: Lume problem on the Oris Tubbataha?

    It's very difficult to talk about lume because all depends on conditions, how bright was the light (the room) etc. That's my Tubbataha and 30 seconds shutter. As I remember the room was very bright.

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    I will take a look tonight.

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    Re: Lume problem on the Oris Tubbataha?

    I think with my seconds hand is all right. It's nice visible. Can you make some photos in a dark room?

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    Re: Lume problem on the Oris Tubbataha?

    Eric, it seems you have discovered the joys of orange lume. The colour scheme looks ace in daylight but the lume ain't very hot. There's a graph on the web somewhere showing the relative power of the various colours of lume. While orange does't rank as the worst I would hate to be there when the tide comes in.
    Like Templar says a lot depends on how you charge the lume as well so charging in the sun is best but that's not always possible so a VERY bright light serves as well.

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    Re: Lume problem on the Oris Tubbataha?

    Most important I think is luminescenceand mirroring on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 hour; its visible because of the photo and watch laying on a book. There's a mirror from a case so I can absolutely say that lume is beautiful. I'n my oppinion nothing to complain.

    By the way. Tubbataha is my everyday watch and i totally love it.

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    Re: Lume problem on the Oris Tubbataha?

    I have the black aquis date with orange markers, as stated above the orange is great during the day but come night it's certainly not as bright as say the lume on a seiko 007 or tritium.


    That being said when waking up in the middle of the night in a dark room you can tell the time no problem.

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    Re: Lume problem on the Oris Tubbataha?

    Hi Eric, I learn something new every day and it would appear that it is the UV component of the light source that charges the lume (I didn't know that) and it would seem that one of the poorest sources of UV is the traditional filament bulb.
    I said in an earlier post that orange lume was rather poor. Well here's a chart that I stole of the web.
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    Re: Lume problem on the Oris Tubbataha?

    But what about the lume of the dials, I see they are rather poor as well. The condition of the watch is brand new, I am the first owner. I would take some pictures but have not been committed to do so (just had my wisdom teeth taken out), but I will in the future. How do we know if we have a faulty lume, or if there is such thing?

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    Re: Lume problem on the Oris Tubbataha?

    I've never heard of faulty lume before. Patches of missing lume - yes but faulty lume no. I think that the best course of action (when you're feeling better of course) is to charge the watch using something like a quartz halogen light or even better a UV light then see what it looks like and post some pics of it.

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    Re: Lume problem on the Oris Tubbataha?

    When I charge it intentionally/directly in lights, it lumes perfectly. When it sits in a room, it just doesnt lume at all/not as good as my TT1 Small Seconds (blue)

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