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    Hi! Does anyone know if the Ball Engineer Master II Dive watch has the most tritium these days? How about something comparable but less $teep?
    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Watch with LOTS of tritium?

    Traser, and Luminox have tritium lights, but I dare say they are no where at all anywhere close to what a Ball has to offer. I can't comment on the amount of tritium in a Ball vs another. But I have lusted over some hopelessly that had upwards of 60 tritium vials in the hands and dials.

    I have never seen a watch get near that, but some of the Luminox and Trasers have a few, and the price is right, around $500 max.
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    WOW! That Ball is AMAZING!
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    Default Re: Watch with LOTS of tritium?

    Ball watches remain the ones that have the most tritium in them I have ever seen.

    I wanted a Ball Night Train but abandonned the idea quickly when seeking the best price. It's cool but out of my league.

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    The Ball watches are great. I have two, a titanium hydrocarbon mad cow edition and an engineer master II tmt diver. I'm not sure I would want more trits in them. They are very bright at night. The bargain in their lineup is the fireman and the night train version has about 60 vials of tritium. These retail for about 1,000. Relatively inexpensive for automatic watches.

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    I don't know abount the fireman but the night train version is almost twice this price at $1800

    Unless you know where to find it for $1k ?

    Also the night train has been available with different tritium colors.
    My favorite is this one


    I think they are now making more classic colors like green. This version is probably unobtainable now.

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    I don't get this whole 'more i better' attitude.... I own (an love) a TSAR, with 'only' 14 trits (hour markers and hands) and i can tell time in darkness just perfectly and just like those ballsy watches it will continue to do so for about 20 years.... And i bet 60 vials will give you wrist cancer four times faster than 14

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    Quote Originally Posted by RepProdigious View Post
    And i bet 60 vials will give you wrist cancer four times faster than 14
    Mine has 32, so I'll get it only twice as quick...


    Tino ale, your right, the night train is about $1800, but, the fireman series are in the $1000k range. I have seen and purchased a Ball Watch heavily discounted from retail while on vacation in the Carribean. It depends of course on the dealer.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBadExample View Post
    [...] the fireman series are in the $1000k range. [...]
    $1000k?!? Now that's an expensive watch!!!

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    Wink2 Re: Watch with LOTS of tritium?

    My .....

    The Fireman is about "ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS" ....insert pinky in corner of mouth.....



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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBadExample View Post
    My .....

    The Fireman is about "ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS" ....insert pinky in corner of mouth.....



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    Chech out the Deep Blue watch line. Very bright trits.

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    Here you go! DB special of the week. Just $99!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeyore View Post
    Here you go! DB special of the week. Just $99!

    Where was that special of the week at?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Watch with LOTS of tritium?

    Are there any issue with so much tritium? I want a tritium watch but my wife won't let me because she thinks i'll grow another head or something...

    cheers

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    Default Re: Watch with LOTS of tritium?

    Hey Samy
    Quote... so much tritium?..

    lol its not much radioactivity overall...
    there are no issues unless you swallow AND break the glass vial
    the tritium gas is contained in the borosilicate glass vial
    the H3 gas is radioactive but only slightly enough to excite the phosphorus coating inside the glass
    it cannot even penetrate your skin even it was able to get past the glass
    the only potential danger was if if is ingested and adsorbed into your bodys cells
    some people wear jewellry such as cubic zirconia and other stones that can be radioactive depending on their origin and way they were created
    after some years they can leave a red mark from touching the skin
    this is because they are slightly radioactive
    but it isn't going to make any real difference to your health,just a red mark
    I think we all copped more radioactivity in the environment from the Fukishima nuclear meltdown than anything else (so it was said at the time)

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    hmmm i don't know... seen this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB9cnMOMPPI


    cheers

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    Here are a couple of my Dievas Divergraph .... No longer in production yet they pop up for sale on watch forums. One is SS and the other PVD. Great watch with ceramic bezel insert, screwdown crown, sapphire crystal. Citizen Quarts Chrono 200m. The only downside to this watch is the markers on the ceramic bezel insert tend to wear off. I have since removed the marker script with 3M cloth and they look great. Very nice watch for the money.

    You can find these for around 250.00.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Wangstang View Post
    Where was that special of the week at?
    On their web site

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    Default Re: Watch with LOTS of tritium?

    Quote Originally Posted by Samy View Post
    hmmm i don't know... seen this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB9cnMOMPPI


    cheers
    thanks for showing ...
    I was told the glass was impenetrable for the tritium.. there was a website explaining all the facts etc

    anyone else have some facts or figures etc?

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