Re: Depends on the material...
: On the other hand, the newest Omega watches are now shipping
: with a luminous compound called Luminova. This is a
: non-radioactive product which is charged by ambient light
: and releases that light over time. It is much better at
: this, though, than previous compounds, and a couple of
: hours in light will last all night long. The upshot of this
: is that you get a bright dial that stays bright. You can
: tell if an Omega dial has the new compound as it will be
: marked just SWISS MADE rather than T SWISS MADE T on the
: bottom. Paul, My Sea Pro (Ser # 60212XXX) doesn't have the "T" markings on the bottom of the dial, but I thought that it was produced around '97 or thereabouts. Did the Lumonova go back that far? Also, do any of you know if one can "overcharge" the illumination on the dial from an extremely bright light source and, thus, diminish the life expectancy of the illumination? Dumb question, but one that's been floating around in my grey matter for awhile now. BTW, is there any way to find out roughly when a watch was produced by serial # - similar to the way you can with a Rolex? Thanks to all.