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    As the lume photos show, the green tubes do appear as brighter to the human eye than do the other tube colors.

    Still, I think Ball's useage of the different tube colors do make them more interesting and desirable.

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    Ball should have just serviced the watch for free. Yes lemons do turn up from time to time.

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    Thanks for the thread. It's really interesting to hear, and see, that the lume seems to be fairly long lasting on the whole. As a new owner of a Ball watch (although with massive experience of watches on the whole), I personally wouldn't mind a £200 replacement tritium tubes bill on a 10+ year old watch, especially if that only represents around 12% (in my case) the original purchase price.

    Compare that to the financial bane of most peoples' lives; the car. My Nissan cost around £15,000 eleven years ago. What do you think the chances are that I've only spent £1,250 in maintenance on it? Non-existent.

    Granted there are other costs associated with a mechanical wristwatch, but servicing by a watchmaker is hardly expensive and is only required every five years with all being well.

    For something that lives with us day in day out, goes through knocks, performs in cold and heat and is always ready to do the job in hand (i.e. tell the time), it's not much to spend a few quid on keeping it ship shape and shine. :0)

    Maybe I look on the positive side of it all. I'm just blessed to be in a position to buy a £1,500 watch.

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