Vintage lumed watches with gold had white lume when they were new. It turned brown over time due to radiation. Tinted lume is only tinted to look aged. I personally have no problem with that, but it is "faux patina".I'm surprised at all of the comments I read about "faux patina lume". The lume is simply creamy colored, like lume on a lot of watches. They can tint the lume whatever color they want.... pure white, or cool tinted lume wouldn't look good with the gold so they warmed it up.