If you ever doubted how awesome the Tritium tubes really are....;-)

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    If you ever doubted how awesome the Tritium tubes really are....;-)




    I was browsing a public album of someone who had uploaded many nice
    pictures of Ball watches on flickr.com

    The above picture appears to show how the illumination lasts with elapsed time. It is clear - there is
    NO competition with constant light coming from Ball watches

    If you have any nice lume shots of your BALLs - please feel free to show them in this thread.

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    Re: If you ever doubted how awesome the Tritium tubes really are....;-)

    I have no really good reason why I wear dive watches (I'm a daily swimmer and hot tubber, but not a diver) but I've always worn dive watches (not a suit and tie guy)

    I also have no really good reason why luminosity is so important to me, (I don't work at night in the dark, etc.) but I have always demanded my watches have high luminosity, a rolex president w/ no lume on the hands is a deal breaker for me...

    So the Ball watches hit the spot for me, high end quality, robust, durable. Until now I have been a marathon guy, today I'm wearing a hydrocarbon classic II black dial and looking to add a white dialed ball to the collection next.

    My watch is on my wrist 24/7 don't ask me why, but I LOVE being able to read the time in the dark...


    Love that pic.

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    Re: If you ever doubted how awesome the Tritium tubes really are....;-)

    Okee dokee!



















    Hey, you asked for it...

    Now I can't read my watch at 4am anymore...
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    Re: If you ever doubted how awesome the Tritium tubes really are....;-)

    That is exactly how I feel!

    I don't dive, but I am a HUGE dive watch fan. I am rarely in the dark, but I love my watches that glow... go figure... I doubt we are alone my friend!

    Welcome to the club!!!
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    Re: If you ever doubted how awesome the Tritium tubes really are....;-)

    Very nice WatchFan1!!

    I also have a lume test here if you want to check it out:
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=81978

    And this is the first picture I ever posted on this forum (only 1 ball though)

    Regards,
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    Re: If you ever doubted how awesome the Tritium tubes really are....;-)

    @ watchfan

    those are really great comparison shots. may I ask what is the timedifference between the first and the last picture?

    you also should post this in this thread: https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=87622

    would make some guys reconsider I think....


    regards, holger

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    Re: If you ever doubted how awesome the Tritium tubes really are....;-)

    Great shots guys !!....keep 'em coming !
    (BTW, I replied in both threads)

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    Re: If you ever doubted how awesome the Tritium tubes really are....;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by cal..45 View Post
    @ watchfan

    those are really great comparison shots. may I ask what is the timedifference between the first and the last picture?

    you also should post this in this thread: https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=87622

    would make some guys reconsider I think....


    regards, holger

    Shot taken by Markus (cnmark) a while ago. His comments along with the pic:

    "First the watches in the light, then a shot with simulated subdued light - actually shot in complete darkness, but a strongly reduced fill flash was fired.
    The ugly orange, green and white refelections are from LED's on my computer, scanner printer etc. - these have been blocked off by black cloth for the following shots.

    The shot at 22:12 was the first of the decay series, this is how it looks immediately after "lights off".
    For the following shots the watches have been covered up, and the entire setup stayed in complete darkness between the shots."

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    Re: If you ever doubted how awesome the Tritium tubes really are....;-)

    Wow! I can't wait to take some Lume shots with the Ball and the Monster :)

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    Re: If you ever doubted how awesome the Tritium tubes really are....;-)

    For those of us who would keep the watches in the family, or for those of us who would buy vintage, will Ball switch out the tritium tubes (for a price, obviously) once the half life starts to kick in?


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