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    Spending the first night with my Night Train

    I took my Night Train to bed last night...had to see it the first night, right? Anyway, I turned out the light, keeping my glasses on, and checked out the tritium. It looked nicely bright, and the blue minute markers are very cool...but it didn't exactly knock my socks off. But I think part of that was due to the fact that I had just turned the light off, and my eyes' pupils had not fully dilated yet.

    I can tell you this, because I woke up in the middle of the night(as I oftentimes do nowadays ), and my arms were underneath the covers. Not even thinking about the NT, I pulled my arms out from under the covers, and my eyes were suddenly shocked by the major brightness of the NT's tritium tubes! I got out of bed to use the bathroom, and was amazed at how bright the tritium now appeared to be(compared to how it seemed when I first went to bed). It was especially cool how I got a double hit of the tritium tubes' brightness, as the glow reflected off the master bathroom mirror right back at me!

    Have you spent the night with your Night Train, yet?
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    Re: Spending the first night with my Night Train

    Your age is showing. But then I get up sometimes too.

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    Re: Spending the first night with my Night Train

    This sounds silly, but I wore my NT to bed last night too. When my 2 year old daughter began to cry, I found that the watch was just bright enough for me to see my feet as I walked in the dark.

    My EMII Classic still seems to be a tad brighter than the NT when it comes to using a Ball watch as a flashlight.

    Rob

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    Re: Spending the first night with my Night Train

    I hope to spend a night with a Night Train, but until then my Fireman is glowing like a beacon to guide all WIS on their pathway to total enlightenment. My Fireman has become my exclusive night time watch. The lume is magnificent!

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    Re: Spending the first night with my Night Train

    Quote Originally Posted by scosgt View Post
    Your age is showing. But then I get up sometimes too.


    Actually, I'm only waking up about once or twice a week, on average...but that's compared to almost never, only a few short years ago. I'm sure the frequency will increase with time...just part of the exciting process of getting older.

    Your time will come, my son.
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    Re: Spending the first night with my Night Train

    Quote Originally Posted by roberev View Post
    My EMII Classic still seems to be a tad brighter than the NT when it comes to using a Ball watch as a flashlight.
    I'm going to have to check your suspicions out with my EMII Classic, Rob...but I think you might be right. Total output is probably close to even; the EMII Classic has only 21 micro gas tubes to share the (up to)100 milicuries, while the Night Train has 63 micro gas tubes to share them...

    Take care,
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianS View Post
    I'm trying to watch football on TV this weekend, and all I hear during every timeout is is how "it's a growing problem...."!

    You know the commercial I'm talking about right?? It's the other one they play when they aren't playing the "when the time is right...." commercial.

    I don't know about you guys, but my wife controls "when the time is right" at my house..

    What kills me is the poor guys in these commericals! I'm not sure which is worse; the guys that need help growing it or the guys that need help shrinking it!
    I just get a kick out of the four hour seek medical help thing. I don't need a pill to go four hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scosgt View Post
    I just get a kick out of the four hour seek medical help thing. I don't need a pill to go four hours.

    your partner might.

    Sean

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    Re: Spending the first night with my Night Train

    Quote Originally Posted by sukispop View Post
    I'm going to have to check your suspicions out with my EMII Classic, Rob...but I think you might be right. Total output is probably close to even; the EMII Classic has only 21 micro gas tubes to share the (up to)100 milicuries, while the Night Train has 63 micro gas tubes to share them...

    Anecdotal evidence:

    I was sitting in DC traffic during twilight tonight, admiring the NT at every red light. I noticed that there is a transitional point when ambient light fades, but before lume kicks in, leaving it hard to read the time clearly.

    With the EMII Classic, there is never a transitional second when you cannot read the time.

    Rob

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    Re: Spending the first night with my Night Train

    Suppose you're watching football with your 12 year old and there's an ad for Viagra. :oops:
    And he says What's that for?
    How do you tell him that, sometimes, for some people, it just doesn't work right?

    Contemplating this as I await arrival of my Nt

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