BALL lume - Page 3


Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 21 to 22 of 22
Like Tree5Likes

Thread: BALL lume

  1. #21
    New Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2020
    Glasgow, Scotland

    My Watchbox


    I bought a Trainmaster power reserve last week. Zero lume. Do they have to be exposed to light for a certain amount of time? It's no deal breaker, I love the watch.

  2. #22
    Super Moderator WTF Veteran CometHunter's Avatar
    (I'm having a good day. Don't screw it up!)

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Rochester, N.Y.

    My Watchbox


    If you're sure there's no lume, You should take it in and exchange it for a new one. I don't know what the hour dots are made of, but the hour hand, minute hand and sweep second hand have Tritium gas tubes. This radioactive gas needs NO exposure to light, since the gas should glow 24/7 for roughly the next 25 years.

    If the tubes aren't glowing, they (somehow) missed being filled with Tritium gas or else they got damaged and leak. Either way, the watch is technically faulty. For the *extra you're paying for gas tubes, I'd want a fully functioning watch.

    *I have a different brand of watch watch (with a quartz movement) that had great Tritium tubes. I paid about $225 for it. A couple months afterward I ran across THE EXACT SAME MAKE, MODEL, and vendor, except the plain dial DID NOT contain Tririum Tubes. That watch was priced at under $100. BIG DIFFERENCE!
    The cost of those gas tubes can be shocking to the uninitiated.

    WTF Administration Team
    The Hamilton Forum
    The Beginner's Watch Forum
    The *Original* Invicta Forum

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts

    ShowCase, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.