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Hello there,

inspired from my brand new Prodiver, which I have received this afternoon
I decided to make my own luminescence test concerning my watches. :)

To watch these pics correctly please keep in mind:

Part A
Initial situation

Timetable:
22.59 - 23.15 1 min step with 1sec exposure
23.16 2sec exposure
23.17 3sec exposure

Part B
Separate watches each 5sec exposure

Enjoy... :-D

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Part A
Initial situation



22.29 start



23.00 1 min later



23.01 2 min later



23.02 3 min later



23.03 4 min later



23.04 5 min later



23.05 6 min later



23.06 7 min later



23.07 8 min later



23.08 9 min later



23.09 10 min later



23.10 11 min later



23.15 16 min later



23.16 17 min later, 2sec



23.17 18 min later, 3sec



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Part B
Here you can see some separated pics of the watches
Details: around 8 sec. illumination, 4 sec delay and 5 sec exposure

Prodiver



Omega Seamaster Professional Americas Cup 5sec



Sinn UX 5sec



Certina DS-3 reissue 5sec



Rolex Sea Dweller 5 sec



Omega Speedmaster Professional 5sec



IWC Aquatimer 2000m 5sec



Now you can make up your mind... if the Prodiver dominates the contest.
In the beginning it seemed as if the Americas Cup would keep up with the
Prodiver... in the long run however the distance was noticable and the
Prodiver finally won the race. :) |>

Next week I´ll complete this contest with my ordered Citizen Promaster
1000m and the 12.000 feet CX Swiss Military. :-D

Good night.. time for me to go to sleep... ;-)
 
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moby711 said:
Hello there,

inspired from my brand new Prodiver, which I have received this afternoon
I decided to make my own luminescence test concerning my watches. :)

To watch the pics correctly please keep in mind:

Part A
22.59 - 23.15 1 min step with 1sec exposure
23.16 2sec exposure
23.17 3sec exposure

Part B
Separate watches each 5sec exposure

Enjoy... :-D

Now you can make up your mind... if the Prodiver dominates the contest.
In the beginning it seemed as if the Americas Cup would keep up with the
Prodiver... in the long run however the distance was noticable and the
Prodiver finally won the race. :) |>

Next week I´ll complete this contest with my ordered Citizen Promaster
1000m and the 12.000 feet CX Swiss Military. :-D

Good night.. time for me to go to sleep... ;-)
Congratulations, Andreas! That is the most useful post on this forum in a long, long time. And this place is known for its useful posts. Just magnificent.
 

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Re: Private luminescence test - my watches - MODEM BURNER 23 pics !!!

Stunning pics... would love to see the GP Seahawk and Monster compared to the Stowa PD... that would be a tight race I think.
 

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Re: Private luminescence test - my watches - MODEM BURNER 23 pics !!!

Awesome test and very useful material. The Omega Seamasters et al were always known for their superior lume, but it definitely looks like there's a new sheriff in town since the Stowa Prodiver hit the streets. B-)
 

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Re: Private luminescence test - my watches - MODEM BURNER 23 pics !!!

As a newbie to watches, I always wondered how various watches compared in their luminessence. Your post does an incredible job shedding light (pun intended!) on this topic. Well done!
 

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Re: Private luminescence test - my watches - MODEM BURNER 23 pics !!!

Hi there everybody,

thanks for your kind comments!
Believe me, if I had more watches I would have extended this lume test.:-D

As far as the lume strength of some watches may be seriously concerned,
you have to keep in mind, that each watch has only been illuminated for
about 7-9 seconds.
I have heard, especially from the Doxa area, that some watches just need
to get their dial much longer illuminated.

To proof this I am goinig to make a second lume test with other premises:

I will
  • illuminate only six diving watches
  • placed all in the middle of the watch casket
  • for the time of 5minutes
  • take pictures after the time of/with an exposure of:
    • immediate/ 1 sec
    • 1 min/ 1 sec
    • 3 min/ 1 sec
    • 5 min/ 1 sec
    • 10 min/ 2 sec
    • 15 min/ 2 sec,
    • 20 min/ 3 sec
    • 30 min/ 3 sec
    • 1 h/ 4 sec
    • 2 h/ 4 sec
    • 4 h/ 5 sec
    • 6 h/ 6 sec
just trying to simulate the human eye, compensating automatically the
vanishing lume by taking more time to gaze at the dial after the last illumination
I think that´s only fair, isn´t it?! ;-)

By the way... if anyone out there can make another helpful proposal for
the premises of a fair contest... please feel free and let´s talk about it! |>
 

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Re: Private luminescence test - my watches - MODEM BURNER 23 pics !!!

That is a great and useful post!
Would natural vs. artificial light make any difference?
Keep this post handy for a reference Bruce and Steve!
 

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I'm going to "sticky" it for now till we can get a "reference material" subforum created. ;-)
 

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Excellent test Andreas, thank you for showing how good the Prodiver truley is. :-!
 

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Excellent post! Great pics, thanks!
 

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steve12345 said:
Excellent. I wish you had a Seiko Sawtooth in the test. :-!
A fascinating test Andreas - with some obvious underperformers in the group I think. And I agree with steve12345 - I would be very interested to see how Seiko holds up against the others - the Prodiver in particular. My Prospex has incredible lume.
 
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