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Old 26 November 2017, 09:24 AM   #31
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That explains the different colors of the lume. My rolex is 16800 and the dial was serviced. great write up.
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Old 9 February 2018, 07:15 AM   #32
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5513 MK1 Maxi dial lume

Hi, i have just seen a 5513 Submariner with MK1 Maxi dial, serial 5,479 xxx
The lume plots are very white and really stand out. The hands also match colour.
When I held a strong torch to it the plots and hands did not glow at all.
Is this normal for the 5513 MK1 Maxi dials?
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Old 10 February 2018, 01:39 PM   #33
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Wow, that's some great info for me
thank you
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Old 10 February 2018, 02:42 PM   #34
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Awesome info.
I read somewhere, I think in this forum or Watchuseek that Rolex is just on strontium aluminate without the rare earth elements.
Rare earth elements Europium and Dysprosium are added for a brighter and longer lasting glow in Super Luminova. While Lumi Brite is Strontium Aluminate added with Europium and Dysprosium. That is why Seiko and LUM TEC lights up like Christmas tree and have the best lume in the market. So far.
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Old 15 February 2018, 01:21 AM   #35
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Great information. Thank you for posting!


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Old 16 February 2018, 05:21 PM   #36
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Just found out the best lume material at present is X1.
I hope Rolex will be amongst the first to use this.
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Old 6 June 2018, 12:05 PM   #37
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Thank you very much

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Old 14 September 2018, 01:19 AM   #38
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Although we simply call it tritium it is actually a compound containing a phosphorous substance and within that overall compound there is some tritium which acts as the power source for the phosphorous material ((like the battery).
This explains an ongoing mystery with my watch. I have a Submariner date with the tritium markings on the dial, and I always assumed it was just...you know...tritium. I always wondered why it would glow off and on even after the tritium died away since I know that tritium itself isn't phosphorescent.

Thanks for solving my mystery!

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Old 5 October 2018, 02:36 PM   #39
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thanks mike for sharing this good information
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Old 2 December 2018, 02:46 AM   #40
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Very interesting information you share with us here Mike, thanks a lot.
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Old 25 January 2019, 09:30 PM   #41
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Great!....
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Old 11 February 2019, 05:46 AM   #42
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Awesome!
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Old 11 February 2019, 05:47 AM   #43
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That would be very nice
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