Well, since your expectation was not met, why not compromise, carry a inexpensive and bright LED flashlight in your car and shine it on your watch to charge it up and see what happens? Compromise?
And if it STILL does not live up to your desires, then it was not meant to be.
Here is the deal.
If you have a problem, and there is a solution to your problem, but you refuse the solution, then you have to except the problem and move on with it.
Anyways, this is based on expectations, which differ from person to person. The only way to change someone's expectations is with testing and facts. Many facts have already been presented in this thread, so I guess that leaves the testing up to you.
P.S. Evening? Are we talking Dusk, or total darkness? If total darkness, did you hold the watch up to your desk lamp and then walk directly to your car? How long between the walk to the car and the last time the watch was exposed to light? I guess what I am trying to make clear, is that there are many reasons that your expectations are not being met, and I feel that most of those expectations have nothing to do with Superluminova. Even a tritium tube watch won't look like it is glowing unless there is no ambient light for it to compete with. It really does take absolute darkness to see the glow of a watch, unless it is very recently charged with a bright light...
Testing has been done, and even more extensive testing compared to what was mentioned. Why is it that my results are considered not meeting expextations, and other peoples results are presented as facts?
I know this is an Omega forum, but there seems to be others in my situation who have not had the intensity and duration Omega has actually set as expectations. Fact is, I accpeted the luminosity as not meeting my expectations, and still love the watch. It seems however, that many Omega collectors cant seem to comprehend or "believe" that there are luminosity issues and challenege any notion against. Thanks for the luck...I should get a PO or something if this continues.
As for testing, it was done dusk, dawn, evening. Check this, I even took off my watch for a week straight and put it under very bright lights for two hours prior to my departure. I left in the evenings at around 6pm when its faintly dark, and left at 8pm when its compeltely dark. During those conditions in my car, I could not tell time looking at my watch. You would think there would be a hint of brightness, but none. And my car is really dark inside driving at night. Keep in mind, the watch was charged for hours (literally taken off my wrist and udner bright lamps for a couple hours prior to departure).
Believe me, i did my testing, and just like th other bloke mentioned, I expect to be able to read my watch throughout the day/evening, not just in daylight. And, I am not getting the performance that the majority has claimed, but am part of the minority that believes Omegas luminosity isnt all that great on some of their watches. I do agree with one person who mentioned that the AT's have very limited amounts of glow material...and that may be the reson why. Still, i believe that with the quality, and reputation of Omega, that all models of watches with luminiosity should be visisble under reasonable circumstances.