Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM > U1)

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Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM > U1)

Post by vbuskirk » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:30 pm

I placed both watches (plus a Panerai) under this LED light for 2 minutes.

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Then, I snapped these pictures a few minutes later (@ ~5minutes).

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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM -vs- U1)

Post by dukerules » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:31 pm

Yep, the U1 is never going to win a lume battle.

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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM -vs- U1)

Post by SCM64 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:33 pm

dukerules wrote:Yep, the U1 is never going to win a lume battle.
+1, nice pics though. This is getting good. :popcorn:
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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM -vs- U1)

Post by vbuskirk » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:33 pm

The Sinn does last all night though, and the dial is also extremely easy to read. The MM is gonna win this one, but it doesn't really matter. The U1 is "good enough".


I'll take some more pics after some time passes...
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Post by Amolai » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:34 pm

The U1 totally got destroyed but what stood out to me was the minute hand on the MM? Looks like bad lume application or something. :think:

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Post by moishlashen » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:42 pm

Pffffft. Whats next a scratch resistant test :shrug:
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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM -vs- U1)

Post by vbuskirk » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:47 pm

They are both helpless little girls in that category. The Seiko with its "hard licks" crystal, and the Sinn with it's finicky, easy to scratch external AR will disqualify them both from the big leagues. :raised:
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Post by moishlashen » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:51 pm

Minute hand length contest then :shrug:
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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM -vs- U1)

Post by vbuskirk » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:57 pm

Yep, something like that. :grin:


Stay tuned. It's gonna be a long bout of the heavyweights...
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Post by ezcheese » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:59 pm

For a second there I thought this was gonna be a freezer test. :popcorn:
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Post by moishlashen » Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:59 pm

Sweet. I love it :cheers:
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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM -vs- U1)

Post by f4nt0m4s » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:07 pm

It looks like the Panerai is the real winner there (in before "Seiko has the best lume evar!" comment).

I think the jury is still out on what the brightest lume is. I did some work in a photolab using some fancy cameras to measure luminosity on LEDs on instrument panels. It would be interesting to do an experiment to measure which lume is actually the brightest using a calibrated camera instead of just using someone's eyesight and opinion.
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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM -vs- U1)

Post by vbuskirk » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:09 pm

Alright, I'm calling it. At 1hr, I can't see the Sinn hands with NON dark-adjusted eyesight.


Seiko 2 -- Sinn 0

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P.S. I took the Seiko into the bathroom with an SMP 2254 yesterday, while at the Omega AD's. The SMP blows the Seiko out of the water. There is just too much expansive lume real estate on those big sword hands and markers.
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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM -vs- U1)

Post by giosdad » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:12 pm

This is getting interesting. I like the U1, but love the MM. I have been at the beach all day, the sun was strong earlier so the MM is charged up and ready to light up the night.
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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM > U1)

Post by justsellbrgs » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:35 pm

...excellent experiment. didn't realize the MM was such the torch..


:popcorn: ..btw what's in the leftover container?
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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM > U1)

Post by jimyritz » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:47 pm

Interesting...That PAM seemed to be holding its own...

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Post by HelloNasty1 » Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:14 pm

jimyritz wrote:Interesting...That PAM seemed to be holding its own...
PAM's have great lume across all the product line, especially on the divers. :thumbsup: That U1 is disappointing, I am a sucks for good lume.
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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM > U1)

Post by matt.wu » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:17 pm

That PAM lume is amazing.

You can't deny Seiko lume either, though.
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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM > U1)

Post by snootydog » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:10 am

I'm following this with interest because i want both a U1 and MM. The outer AR coating has put the U1 a little in the background for me lately but i do like watches that look a bit different from all others and no one can deny the U1 has a look all of its own,some think its odd looking some love it. The MM is quite new to my "want" list but its appears to be a cracking watch. If only money were no object :pray: .
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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM > U1)

Post by Tank » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:24 am

I gotta say, that is a nice fridge... :bananastoner:

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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM > U1)

Post by deepcdvr » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:24 pm

Good job, Chris! Really like these threads.. :thumbsup:
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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM > U1)

Post by moishlashen » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:44 pm

justsellbrgs wrote:...excellent experiment. didn't realize the MM was such the torch..


:popcorn: ..btw what's in the leftover container?




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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM > U1)

Post by argabright » Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:21 pm

As long as we don't see the "microwave and the egg" test...

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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM > U1)

Post by vbuskirk » Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:44 pm

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Re: Round #2: Lume Showdown (MM > U1)

Post by pete26 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:51 pm

Uhmm that's a fridge light

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