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Hi all,

I recently acquired a "no logo" version of the Airman. While I'm extremely happy with the purchase, I have a question about a small (probably insignificant) detail. In all the pictures of the watch I've seen, the hands appear to be pure white, as do the dial markings. However, in real life the minute and hour hands have a greenish hue of lume, best seen in bright light. Is this always the case or is there sample-to-sample variation?

Cheers

Nik

P.S. Quick shot of my new baby, with hands looking pure white after a B&W conversion.

 

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Well the lume on the hands and marks is glowing green. So if you look under conditions, where the lume starts to glow you will always see a little bit of the green glow even if it isn't really dark.
 

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I find the lume colour seems to vary depending on the conditions. In normal light, it appears white. In bright light, it can appear slightly creamy off-white. In darker conditions, the green glow starts to appear. I currently own 3 Airmen, and I have owned two other Airmen, and the lume has been the same on all examples.
 

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I currently own 3 Airmen, and I have owned two other Airmen, and the lume has been the same on all examples.
3 Airmen :-s? Wow you must *love* that watch :)

Just curious, why keep the Airmen Auto no date when you have the two LEs?
 

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3 Airmen :-s? Wow you must *love* that watch :)
Oh, I do. :)

Just curious, why keep the Airmen Auto no date when you have the two LEs?
I'm somewhat obsessive about my watches (among other things). I can't bring myself to wear either LE, so I purchased a 'regular' no logo to wear while the two LE models remain in their boxes. It's an expensive habit that I've been trying to break, with limited success. I did have two examples of the Antea KS, but I gave the unworn one to my wife. I have duplicates of several other watches so that I can wear them without worrying. I realize it makes little sense, since even if I 'wore out' one of my 'wearers', I would still never wear my 'keepers'. :roll:
 

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The color is a little green/yellow. I don't know if you can see it in this pics. I think it looks great:
<a href="http://picasaweb.google.es/lh/photo/VVgbH5Jnvl8n9z9OyyBT6g?authkey=Gv1sRgCLiciOiw6JegVg&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_W4W8BXe3USk/R30hbgqv_jI/AAAAAAAABOY/NcWryO_2yOs/s800/P6270801.JPG" /></a>

<a href="http://picasaweb.google.es/lh/photo/Es2BdjA_PfOAtXbC9ulXXw?authkey=Gv1sRgCLiciOiw6JegVg&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_W4W8BXe3USk/R30hsgqv_mI/AAAAAAAABOw/lBql-x1DPHg/s800/P8132067.JPG" /></a>
 
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