Radiation Concerns

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    Question Radiation Concerns

    Hi, I really like the design, technology, and ruggedness of Ball watches. The only thing that is making me hold off from getting one is my concerns about the tritium tubes. I understand that Tritium has low radiation emission. However, does this mean that the radiation is unable to leave the tubes or the watch case or that it only gives the wearer a low dose? Have there been studies done on this type of thing? I might be being overly paranoid but if I buy the watch I want to be able to wear it 24/7 without being concerned about this issue. Thanks. :thanks

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    Re: Radiation Concerns

    Great. Thanks for the quick reply. I am going to head down to the local AD tomorrow to check them out.

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianS View Post
    This was just discussed a few days ago here. This is a quote from forum member ballwatch who works for Ball Watch USA:

    "There is absolutely no radiation from a Ball Watch.

    The gas is entirely encapsulated in the tubes and cannot escape. The radiation that excites the phosphors on the inside of the tube is so weak that it cannot penetrate the borosilicate glass tube.

    Getting a suntan exposes you to more radiation than a lifetime wearing a Ball Watch."


    Hope this helps!

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    Re: Radiation Concerns

    I know. I have a feeling that I won't be able to walk out without one
    I am considering the fireman white face, trainmaster 60seconds, or the hydrocarbon if it is not too big on my wrist.

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianS View Post
    Don't do that unless you intend to buy, because once you see them in real life it is impossible not to want one, or two, or.....

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    Re: Radiation Concerns

    Heck, you have 2 wrists---buy 2 (and you will eventually) !!!!
    Chris

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    Re: Radiation Concerns

    You have to handle one Ball to appreciate all Balls

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    Re: Radiation Concerns

    I'm thinking I'll probably start off with a bit less expensive model like the fireman or maybe go up to the trainmaster before I drop more cash on the big daddy hydrocarbon models.

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    Re: Radiation Concerns

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianS View Post
    Don't do that unless you intend to buy, because once you see them in real life it is impossible not to want one, or two, or.....
    Amen to that. I'm already selling off to get my Ball.
    Kindest regards
    Michael

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    Re: Radiation Concerns

    For further information, please see this post I made a few months ago:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showpos...6&postcount=20

    ...needs to update his signature line.
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