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Old 11 February 2017, 09:19 AM   #1
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Faux Patina Lume

My dad recently picked up a new 1312 which he loves however when comparing its faux patina lume to my PAM which has the normal lume it hardly shines as bright when charged. I put them side by side and charged them for the same amount of time and mine is far brighter and lasts longer. Is this normal w/the patina'd lume?
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Old 11 February 2017, 09:33 AM   #2
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I think thats correct. My 359 has faux patina and doesnt shine as bright as the normal lumed pams.

Has anyone else experienced this?
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Old 11 February 2017, 10:20 AM   #3
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Yes confirm that's correct. The lume on my 390 was a lot weaker than the 024. Ecru lume aren't that bright
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Old 11 February 2017, 10:35 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies, I figured that was it. Interesting that Panerai sacrifices lume for the patina look
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Old 11 February 2017, 11:10 AM   #5
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Well, a positive way to look at it is that Panerai designed the patina lume to not only look aged, but to also function like it. So, it's an impressively coherent package! ;-)
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Old 11 February 2017, 11:28 AM   #6
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Well, a positive way to look at it is that Panerai designed the patina lume to not only look aged, but to also function like it. So, it's an impressively coherent package! ;-)
Haha this is true!
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Old 11 February 2017, 01:06 PM   #7
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232 vs 643 (ecru)
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Old 11 February 2017, 02:02 PM   #8
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232 vs 643 (ecru)
Whilst the ecru might or might not last as long, they certainly look the same in terms of luminescence in this pic.

Great shot, Mik
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Old 11 February 2017, 10:54 PM   #9
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Interesting pic, that glows better than the 1312, I'll try to take a similar pic giving both the equal charge, for some reason my two aren't even close
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Old 12 February 2017, 04:09 AM   #10
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Nice shot, Mik
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Old 12 February 2017, 05:07 AM   #11
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Does my 232 glow stronger? Yes
Does my 643 still last through the night? Yes
Does the 643 beat my Rolex lume? Yes
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Old 12 February 2017, 05:25 AM   #12
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well, a positive way to look at it is that panerai designed the patina lume to not only look aged, but to also function like it. So, it's an impressively coherent package! ;-)
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