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Guys, did you catch this new Christopher Ward already?

Their C65 Trident Diver SH21 Limited Edition is actually meant to be
a watch for the modern day James Bond according to CW. With just
a few details including a 41mm stainless steel case, 150m WR, a box
shaped sapphire crystal, aluminum bezel, Old Radium SLN coated
hands, and markers, small seconds, and power reserve, two leather,
and textile straps, stainless steel bracelet, and SH21 automatic behind
a nice case-back.

A few pictures...
















OceanicTime with more information for you...

http://oceanictime.blogspot.com/2019/10/christopher-ward-c65-trident-diver-sh21.html
 

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Here we go with the old Radium thing again... It's like Hollywood, one company does it so now there all in. Cool blue BGW9 on everything I say... This guy must really like seeing his name plastered everywhere. Dial and case back is a little much for me. IMO, time to abbreviate or use some kind of symbol. Don't care for the slim bezel but the rest of it is solid. Overall, another very nice too expensive piece with his name plastered all over it bordering on fashion plate.
 

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My God, a beautiful watch completely ruined by the bland Ariel font for the label, it sucks!
 

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Hey, you never know guys, this could be just like what we were
talking about with Undone's new Basecamp, and listening to their
fans about crystal options. :smile1:

But with these, it would be changing up the look of their name, or
using some kind of cool abbreviation, or symbol like you are saying. :)

Even the Old Radium opinions could be listened to. To the point where
maybe CW would make the Old Radium an option, and not the only
choice on the watches right?!
 

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Guys,

What is the scoop with Radium as compared to BGW9 or even C3? Does it glow continuously-similar to Tritium?

Thanks!

Scott

Scott, am no expert on this honestly sir, but it looks like it's still pretty
bright. Although maybe not as bright as BGW9, or C3, it definitely seems
brighter than Tritium.

At keep The Time they have a chart that gives the decriptions of the
different Super-Luminovas Scott, and it says: "Old Radium – Appears
to be aged/vintage tritium lume in the daytime, but glows a bright
yellowish-green at night."

Check it out...

https://www.keepthetime.com/blog/super-luminova/


Also have a picture of Old Radium, and BGW9 Super-Luminova
side by side on these cool Geckotas...





Hope this helps a little. :thumb:
 

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Guys,

What is the scoop with Radium as compared to BGW9 or even C3? Does it glow continuously-similar to Tritium?

Thanks!

Scott
Well Scott, Tom pretty much got it right. Except for the fact that the original Radium was one of, if not the first source of lumination for wrist watches. It was successful at the time. But was probably the least effective of all lume. Much like the Atomic bombs and nuclear power plant accidents there was a caveat to using this radioactive substance.
It was generally applied with paint brushes. Those paint brushes were kept at a point by twirling them in one's mouth. In short, depending how long you had your job, the faster you died. Or suffered from the effects of radioactivity such as cancer and such.
Todays Radium is a mixture of old Radium with new compounds to make it safer. The idea behind it these days is to create a faux patina as the old Radium color is as you see it on this watch, A Beige/Light Brown color.
C3 and BGW9 Super-Luminova and Seiko's famed Lumibrite all require a substantial charge of intense light to give a long lasting presence in the dark. It is generally very bright at first but will continue to fade throughout the night without recharging.
Tritium, a slightly radioactive gas that is trapped in a glass tube requires none of this. It is on 24/7. Though not as bright as the aforementioned at first. While the others fade, the tritium will stay exactly the same for 23 years after you purchase the watch, It comes in two strengths T25 and T100. I have a few of each. The first pic below is T25 in total darkness. The second is T100. Not to much of a difference.
The old Radium look seems to be all the rage lately. Guess the watchmakers think we all are tired of looking at white markers. IMO, Tritium is the best all around lume out there right now. Mainly because it's always ready, no matter what.



 

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Forza, that was just the best above here. Thank you !!! :clapping-hands-abov:thumb::thumb:

Seriously, we never talk about all of the types, or the history
of lume. But yeah, the original radium was unbelievably crazy
to use when you think about it, and sad.

Thankfully all of these new lumes are safe, and somehow seem
to be getting better, and brighter every year it seems.

Oh, and actually forgot that Tritium is actually slightly radioactive
too like you said. But thankfully is also safe, very cool, and looks
great sir !! :)

Thanks once again !
 
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