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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: How important is lume to you? Do you really care??

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Cool to look at but never really found lume practical on a day to day basis.
 

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I'm a lume-a-holic

Always want to be the star of a lume party!

I do have a couple watches without it but very much prefer divers that glow like torches :)
 

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I wear my watch 24/7 so its important to me to be able to see the watch, I will admit that I own some nice dress watches without lume but 99% of the time it gets put up for a daily wear after the black tie party.
 

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I could care less is a watch has lume or not. If it's dark I just look at my cell phone, If I am in the car I just glance at the clock on the dash. Eventually most lume deteriorates and looses it's luminosity.
 

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Interesting Poll results so far
 

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Deal Breaker. It's a main feature to me. Digital clocks bothered me,

but i get up a couple times a night and care want the time. i prefer not

to push a button.

Early a.m. outside loading tools, eyeing the time with full hands,

it matters, laying in bed for that matter to glance at it without pushing

a G matters; still rather have a G to push than no lume.

Exceptions, like Mark's Flieger are a given, c'est la vie.



Great Lume = Great Watch!

?No Lume = Great Bracelet!
 

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I have never owned a non-lume analog watch. 95% of my buys have been divers, so I like the lume to be the best.

Seiko RED monster rules.

Citizen Nighthawk is good, but not as good as the Monster.

Does this question include micro tech illumination like on Traser?
 

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I prefer lume. If I bought an expensive dress watch I guess it wouldnt matter, but I am not a dressed-up kind of guy anyway. The only time I feel I have to put on a suit and tie is a funeral, tto show respect.

If I am wearing a watch all day and night, then I want to see the timein the dark or minimal light. If it hasnt been in the sun much you can alwaysfind some kind of light to charge it, no matter where you are.

"Thats All I Have To Say About That"
 

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Late to the party. I don't have to have lume but if the watch is offered I don't want to see a dim attempt at it.

For instance: The lume on the NFW Watch Freeks Limited Edition is terrible and as a result relegated the watch into a beater. A profane disservice to an otherwise fine watch.
 

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I use lume for its intended purpose - to tell the time without light. Either at work, where 12hr shifts 7 days a week makes sleep sacred but getting on shift even more so, or recreational night dives.

With that in mind its important the lume lasts through the night and the watch is detailed in such a way its clear what hour the hand is pointing to. A feature I hadn't considered till my Steinhart Ocean Two Blue failed in this respect.

A numeral or a different coloured 12 marker are now on my list of requirements.
 

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It has become more important since i purchased a watch without good lume. (Steinhart ocean 1) I will pay closer attention to that feature in the future.
 
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