More dial work on 100M
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Posted 22 March 2010 - 03:56 AM
I am ready to re-case the two tone 100M blue and gold I am doing for Chris and thought some might like to see the results of the Blue verse the Green. Note here I did some changes in choice of binders. The Green is all 100% NoctiLumina™ and uses there binder. After a lot of testing I have found that the claims made that NoctiLumina™ is the best of any is not quite true. Now the blue I used on Chris's watch is from Glow Inc and I went back to the Epoxy Resin combination I had tested several months ago. Here is what I found , the epoxy is must faster drying and does not off gas as bad as the binder used by super NoctiLumina™ . It does not have a shrink rate of 20% and the glow inc. powder is about 1/4 the cost. You be the judge, I can understand if you just like Green but I see great things using Glow powder. Oh and the duration is over 12 hours on both so no advantage there.
side by side
side by side
Posted 22 March 2010 - 05:13 PM
It does both of these were done with powder, no paint involved here. Will play with that when we get some sandwich dials . The paint does not flow as well and that makes it harder to work with on raised indices. When we have the two piece dials that will not be a problem as the paint will only be applied on the blank back dial. Its nioce to know someone is paying attention to this I wanted to document all this as there is not a lot of good information out there. The few that know how to do it don't talk much or want to give away secrets. I guess I really am from a different generation, if it can be done I want to learn how and if it can be done better and cheaper with different materials I am all for it.
The brightness seems the same to me. I thought the new lume you have had a green color available: Some New Lume Pant
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