Just picked up the new version of the Ball Engineer Master II Diver. Very nice watch indeed.
I have a question about Lume if someone knows the answer. On the internal rotating diver's bezel the first 15 minutes have 1 minute indices/markers. But for some reason Ball chose to not use gas tubes on these minute markers. Instead they used some sort of luminescent paint.
If I'm out in the sun with the watch and then place the watch in a darkened room, like a closet, the lumed minute markers deplete pretty quickly and definitely don't last through the night. Why didn't they just use gas tubes so they would glow consistently like the rest of the watch? I do realize that the minute indices/markers are quite small. Maybe to small for gas tubes.
Anyone know why Ball didn't use gas tubes on the minute markers? Too small?
The picture below is from the Ball website. I cropped the photo to show just the first 15 minute markers on the rotating divers bezel.