Following my previous thread regarding my Alt-1 ZT Military special edition, I have received the watch back with the engraving and dial rectified.
I have a question regarding the lume, however.
I note that on Bremont's website it states they apply 12-15 coats of SuperLuminova paint to some models to increase the luminescence. Would I be correct in thinking this would mainly apply to the divers watches such as the Supermarine, with larger hands and indices, rather than those with smaller plots (such as the Alt-1 etc)? The reason I ask is that the lume on my watch seems quite weak, certainly in comparison with other watches I have with SuperLuminova (including an Omega Speedmaster which has very thin hands/indices). I am also aware that the compound used on the Alt-1 series is a slightly different colour, glowing with a slight blue tint rather than green. I have heard that this compound naturally doesnít glow as bright as the green version but is chosen for other aesthetic reasons.
In addition, the lume appears (when glowing) to be slightly patchy particularly on the minute hand. Is this due to the constraints of the size of the surface area, type of application and compound used? I havenít yet had a chance to compare to some of the other watches shipped to my colleagues so I was just wondering if mine was typical of the application?
Wjhat are other's experience of the lume? I was expecting great things, but the application seems a bit patchy (noticeable when the hand is black underneath) and not very bright?
Unfortunately crappy phone pics don't really show what I mean but on the minute hand, the Luminova application seems to be thinner along the middle 2/3 of the length of the hand, with the base and tip being brighter.