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Old 18 August 2018, 08:10 AM   #1
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Lume shot - Rolex and Seiko

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I thought it would be fun to take a few pictures of my Explorer 1 and Seiko Monster side by side with the lume fully charged. The Seiko is definitely brighter but the color of the Explorer is much nicer IMO. Anyway, check it out:
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Old 18 August 2018, 08:11 AM   #2
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Nice picture, Exp wins IMO
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Old 18 August 2018, 08:35 AM   #3
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My 2 fav brands. Gotta love the lume of a Seiko !
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Old 18 August 2018, 08:56 AM   #4
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I would also like to see a picture of the lume of both watches after 1, 2 or 5 hours of darkness..... very curious to see the durability of both lumes... I am not overwhelmed by the lume on the modern Rolexes, they fade quite fast.
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Old 18 August 2018, 09:18 AM   #5
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Seiko lume, even on the cheaper watches, blows Rolex out of the water, both for brightness and duration.
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Old 18 August 2018, 09:30 AM   #6
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Seiko lume, even on the cheaper watches, blows Rolex out of the water, both for brightness and duration.
Absolutely without a doubt.
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Old 18 August 2018, 09:34 AM   #7
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I would also like to see a picture of the lume of both watches after 1, 2 or 5 hours of darkness..... very curious to see the durability of both lumes... I am not overwhelmed by the lume on the modern Rolexes, they fade quite fast.
Agreed...my orange monster is still crazy bright all night at 10 years old!
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Old 18 August 2018, 10:11 AM   #8
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The bright glow fades quickly in both of them. The monster's lume lasts much longer, but it's not a fair comparison, since the lume markers are much larger.
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I would also like to see a picture of the lume of both watches after 1, 2 or 5 hours of darkness..... very curious to see the durability of both lumes... I am not overwhelmed by the lume on the modern Rolexes, they fade quite fast.
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Old 18 August 2018, 10:12 AM   #9
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Even when you compare watches with similar amount of lume (e.g. Tuna and Submariner)?
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Old 18 August 2018, 10:39 AM   #10
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Great pics - thanks for sharing
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Old 18 August 2018, 10:51 AM   #11
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Great pics - thanks for sharing
Sorry for how grainy they look. My phone is quite old (why would I waste money on a new phone instead of saving up for the next watch, right?)
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Old 18 August 2018, 11:08 AM   #12
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To be fair, you should have included a Luminox watch in the comparison. It out shines both the Rolex and Seiko. And, it never needs charging. I wear Rolex daytimes and Luminox at night.
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Old 18 August 2018, 11:17 AM   #13
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Seiko wins this one, thanks for sharing.
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Even when you compare watches with similar amount of lume (e.g. Tuna and Submariner)?
Yes.
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Old 18 August 2018, 11:34 AM   #15
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Seiko lume >>>>> Rolex lume. Rolex lume is average.
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Old 18 August 2018, 11:54 AM   #16
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beautiful shots.. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 18 August 2018, 02:14 PM   #17
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Seiko is probably still glowing
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Old 18 August 2018, 03:09 PM   #18
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Seiko lume, even on the cheaper watches, blows Rolex out of the water, both for brightness and duration.
Yep, my skx divers both have stronger lume and last longer than my Rolex. Seiko is king when it comes to lume.
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Old 18 August 2018, 05:47 PM   #19
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So I’ve done some lume testing. Like allow same light on several watches then put in dark room and check every hour or so for 6-8 hours. Interesting; Seiko MM300 and Pelagos probably tie for brightest at start and both last for duration. I find the SD43 not as bright at start but after several hours it does very well. The clarity and resolution, though not as bright is still very easy to read and I find it brighter with higher level of clarity than the Seiko SKX and new Seiko samurai. Much brighter than the lume on the sd4k, I guess just due to size of markers and amount of luminous material they can hold.
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Old 18 August 2018, 08:23 PM   #20
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The lume of any Rolex sport watch is not hard to be beaten by that of any other brand.
However, it is more interesting to compare the lume of Tudor Pelagos with any Seiko dive watch.
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Old 18 August 2018, 08:30 PM   #21
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Yep, my skx divers both have stronger lume and last longer than my Rolex. Seiko is king when it comes to lume.
Had you compared Tudor Pelagos with any Seiko dive watch before you called Seiko as a king of the lume?
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Old 18 August 2018, 08:39 PM   #22
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Seiko wins this one, thanks for sharing.
Yes, but this is an unfair comparison between a light-weight and a heavy-weight representatives.
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Old 18 August 2018, 08:41 PM   #23
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Had you compared Tudor Pelagos with any Seiko dive watch before you called Seiko as a king of the lume?
Probably. He's a Seiko-wearing Rolex technician.
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Old 18 August 2018, 08:46 PM   #24
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Nice picture, Exp wins IMO
I would think a visit to the eye doctor would be a good idea!!!
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Old 18 August 2018, 08:56 PM   #25
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Ironically my Pelagos was one of the only watches that I have owned that rivals my Tuna in Lume. Pelagos has comparatively large lume plots compared to most Rolex divers though.
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Old 18 August 2018, 08:57 PM   #26
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I would think a visit to the eye doctor would be a good idea!!!
He would not need to check the eye doctor if he just preferred blue to green.
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Old 18 August 2018, 09:23 PM   #27
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The Seiko is a lot of watch for the money. Nice picture.
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Old 18 August 2018, 11:41 PM   #28
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I would think a visit to the eye doctor would be a good idea!!!
I simply meant I like the exp better

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Old 18 August 2018, 11:43 PM   #29
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Great shot. The Monster is a lot of watch for the buck, IMO...love mine.
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He would not need to check the eye doctor if he just preferred blue to green.
This...Thanks
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