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    Change tritium tubes on hands during Service

    My Ball Fireman 43mm is only 3 months old and shouldn't need service for a couple of years at least, but was curious if, when I do have Ball service and clean the watch, would they be able to change the hands that currently have the green tritium tubes to hands with blue tritium tubes, therefore making it a 3 color lume watch?

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    Re: Change tritium tubes on hands during Service

    that doesn't sounds like too hard of an operation

    but i would venture to guess it will cost you some pretty pennies

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    Re: Change tritium tubes on hands during Service

    I have spoken to Luminox factory service and they can "REPLACE" old tritium tubes. Can or will BALL "change" the color of the tubes ??? I hope so.
    Yes it will cost but not too bad. Luminox quoted around $150.00 that was about a year ago.

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    Re: Change tritium tubes on hands during Service

    This inquiry has been made a few times in some recent threads, but Ball Watch hasn't really given a straight answer thus far, other than in reference to the replacement of tubes after the original ones have faded. If Ball would offer to customize tube colors like that - especially at that price - I would be one very happy Baller!

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    Re: Change tritium tubes on hands during Service

    i wroten 2 days ago an e-mail to swiss ball, but they doesn't reply

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    Re: Change tritium tubes on hands during Service

    I believe Ball's intention is to keep the watches as they were originally, or as closely as possible.

    Asking Ball to modify it's watches is no different than asking Omega, Bretiling, Anonimo, etc.

    Remember Ball is not a custom house, but a fine Swiss Watch Company.

    I am sure they can do a special thing or two for a price, but I don't believe modifying watches to be part of their overall plan.
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    Re: Change tritium tubes on hands during Service

    Quote Originally Posted by scottw44 View Post
    I believe Ball's intention is to keep the watches as they were originally, or as closely as possible.

    Asking Ball to modify it's watches is no different than asking Omega, Bretiling, Anonimo, etc.

    Remember Ball is not a custom house, but a fine Swiss Watch Company.

    I am sure they can do a special thing or two for a price, but I don't believe modifying watches to be part of their overall plan.
    Yeah, I understand and agree with that, but I'd be keeping the hands and everything else the same, just replacing the green tritium tubes on the hands to blue ones. I'm sure it won't be cheap, but if it's a nominal fee, I'd definately do it

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