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Daz

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Tritium tubes

Post by Daz on Mon Sep 04 2017, 21:13

Do you have any watches with tubes?
How do they degrade? Slowly? I hear 10 years is the life, what have you found.
Go on get them out and give us all a little look. affraid
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Re: Tritium tubes

Post by domecurb on Mon Sep 04 2017, 21:22

@Daz wrote:Do you have any watches with tubes?
How do they degrade? Slowly? I hear 10 years is the life, what have you found.
Go on get them out and give us all a little look. affraid

i just sold a Traser with tubes which i believe was about 10 years old and they still glowed, they can be a let down if you are expecting super nova glow because they dont work like that.infact you wont see any glow until your eyes have adjusted to the dark, the room needs to be pitch black, if you leave a hall light on with the door ajar you wont see any glow
some sources quote 20 years life , but this may be optomistic although i suppose just like anything you will get good ones and bad, i will say this though...when they are working they are great, another down side is the movement cannon pinions have to be extra long to compensate for the thicker hands that have tubes installed which can make movement replacement a pain


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Re: Tritium tubes

Post by Daz on Mon Sep 04 2017, 21:49

Crying or Very sad they may not be for me then, I like to be slapped in the face and blinded by the lume.
I will wait until I see one in real life and see what I think then.
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Re: Tritium tubes

Post by domecurb on Mon Sep 04 2017, 22:05

@Daz wrote:Crying or Very sad they may not be for me then, I like to be slapped in the face and blinded by the lume.
I will wait until I see one in real life and see what I think then.

i am the same, you will be disapointed if you are expecting something like Seiko diver glow as the tubes are not in the same ball park.
i actually dont see the advantage over traditional lume as they both last about the same amount of years, i suppose for me the only redeaming quality is the gadget value, its kind of cool to have little glass tubes filled with gas on a watch dial/hands


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