390 color of text on dial

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390 color of text on dial

khaugh
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April 4th, 2012, 10:29 pm #1

I fell for the 390 at first sight. Love the 44mm size, vintage painted dial, gold hands, double line under the 12 o'clock, solid caseback, pig engraving. . . I wasn't at all sure I'd ever own one, but knew I wanted one someday. I remember thinking the only way the 390 could be more perfect is if the text on the dial was a shade lighter than the numbers. Fast forward a few months and a 390 lands on my wrist. Once I got the 390, I forgot about any possible improvements on the watch and it quickly became one of my favorite watches.

About a week ago I ended up at a dimly lit cigar bar in DC and glanced at my 390 and noticed that although the color of the text and hour indicies is the same, the paint is obviously different. This makes sense as the indicies are lumed and the text obviously isn't. However, what isn't so obvious is that in certain light the differences in the paint make the text appear white and the lume appear vintage. How cool is that?

Do you see it? Can you see it on yours? Try it in different light. So cool!

Here is an unaltered iPhone pic. . .



Kev.



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calitrev
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April 4th, 2012, 10:38 pm #2

Great watch Kev and i love the vintage feel to it!
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April 4th, 2012, 10:43 pm #3

I fell for the 390 at first sight. Love the 44mm size, vintage painted dial, gold hands, double line under the 12 o'clock, solid caseback, pig engraving. . . I wasn't at all sure I'd ever own one, but knew I wanted one someday. I remember thinking the only way the 390 could be more perfect is if the text on the dial was a shade lighter than the numbers. Fast forward a few months and a 390 lands on my wrist. Once I got the 390, I forgot about any possible improvements on the watch and it quickly became one of my favorite watches.

About a week ago I ended up at a dimly lit cigar bar in DC and glanced at my 390 and noticed that although the color of the text and hour indicies is the same, the paint is obviously different. This makes sense as the indicies are lumed and the text obviously isn't. However, what isn't so obvious is that in certain light the differences in the paint make the text appear white and the lume appear vintage. How cool is that?

Do you see it? Can you see it on yours? Try it in different light. So cool!

Here is an unaltered iPhone pic. . .



Kev.



I don't miss my 201/A nearly as much now that the 390 is in the stable.

Now, tell us about the cigars you were smoking

Jim (time4me)

"It is not so much how you manage the successes but how you withstand the crisis."

     
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April 4th, 2012, 11:05 pm #4

I fell for the 390 at first sight. Love the 44mm size, vintage painted dial, gold hands, double line under the 12 o'clock, solid caseback, pig engraving. . . I wasn't at all sure I'd ever own one, but knew I wanted one someday. I remember thinking the only way the 390 could be more perfect is if the text on the dial was a shade lighter than the numbers. Fast forward a few months and a 390 lands on my wrist. Once I got the 390, I forgot about any possible improvements on the watch and it quickly became one of my favorite watches.

About a week ago I ended up at a dimly lit cigar bar in DC and glanced at my 390 and noticed that although the color of the text and hour indicies is the same, the paint is obviously different. This makes sense as the indicies are lumed and the text obviously isn't. However, what isn't so obvious is that in certain light the differences in the paint make the text appear white and the lume appear vintage. How cool is that?

Do you see it? Can you see it on yours? Try it in different light. So cool!

Here is an unaltered iPhone pic. . .



Kev.



Arturo Fuente cigar, nothing noteworthy. . .

I had a good showing in court that day and to celebrate I pretended I was Nad.



Kev.

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April 4th, 2012, 11:09 pm #5

I fell for the 390 at first sight. Love the 44mm size, vintage painted dial, gold hands, double line under the 12 o'clock, solid caseback, pig engraving. . . I wasn't at all sure I'd ever own one, but knew I wanted one someday. I remember thinking the only way the 390 could be more perfect is if the text on the dial was a shade lighter than the numbers. Fast forward a few months and a 390 lands on my wrist. Once I got the 390, I forgot about any possible improvements on the watch and it quickly became one of my favorite watches.

About a week ago I ended up at a dimly lit cigar bar in DC and glanced at my 390 and noticed that although the color of the text and hour indicies is the same, the paint is obviously different. This makes sense as the indicies are lumed and the text obviously isn't. However, what isn't so obvious is that in certain light the differences in the paint make the text appear white and the lume appear vintage. How cool is that?

Do you see it? Can you see it on yours? Try it in different light. So cool!

Here is an unaltered iPhone pic. . .



Kev.



I've never noticed it, but I'll check it out when I get home.

Great pic!!

Cheers!

Eddie "Sharkman" Sanchez

"It's all about the patina, Baby!"

P U R A V I D A !




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April 5th, 2012, 12:15 am #6

I don't miss my 201/A nearly as much now that the 390 is in the stable.

Now, tell us about the cigars you were smoking

Jim (time4me)

"It is not so much how you manage the successes but how you withstand the crisis."

     
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So much MORE than just a Watch

What Watch ,, it's the M8TES behind my brand that I LOVE ,, the Watch is just the GPS

A decade on ,, I COPY it now ,, More than EVER b4 >> it's a PANERAI behind every Panerai is a PANERISTI

And dat , SIMPLY blows me away ,, U Bet....................... BBQ Drew RIP


Feel the Passion ,, Respect the DNA ,, Cheers Beers ,,, Hoo Roo Hammer

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Acro-Pilot
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April 5th, 2012, 2:15 am #7

I fell for the 390 at first sight. Love the 44mm size, vintage painted dial, gold hands, double line under the 12 o'clock, solid caseback, pig engraving. . . I wasn't at all sure I'd ever own one, but knew I wanted one someday. I remember thinking the only way the 390 could be more perfect is if the text on the dial was a shade lighter than the numbers. Fast forward a few months and a 390 lands on my wrist. Once I got the 390, I forgot about any possible improvements on the watch and it quickly became one of my favorite watches.

About a week ago I ended up at a dimly lit cigar bar in DC and glanced at my 390 and noticed that although the color of the text and hour indicies is the same, the paint is obviously different. This makes sense as the indicies are lumed and the text obviously isn't. However, what isn't so obvious is that in certain light the differences in the paint make the text appear white and the lume appear vintage. How cool is that?

Do you see it? Can you see it on yours? Try it in different light. So cool!

Here is an unaltered iPhone pic. . .



Kev.



The 390 has a hold of me as well. Somehow images of the 390 keep appearing in my thoughts all day long...and I've never even seen one in person.

- Peter

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So much more than just a watch!
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aikiman44
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April 5th, 2012, 3:44 am #8

I fell for the 390 at first sight. Love the 44mm size, vintage painted dial, gold hands, double line under the 12 o'clock, solid caseback, pig engraving. . . I wasn't at all sure I'd ever own one, but knew I wanted one someday. I remember thinking the only way the 390 could be more perfect is if the text on the dial was a shade lighter than the numbers. Fast forward a few months and a 390 lands on my wrist. Once I got the 390, I forgot about any possible improvements on the watch and it quickly became one of my favorite watches.

About a week ago I ended up at a dimly lit cigar bar in DC and glanced at my 390 and noticed that although the color of the text and hour indicies is the same, the paint is obviously different. This makes sense as the indicies are lumed and the text obviously isn't. However, what isn't so obvious is that in certain light the differences in the paint make the text appear white and the lume appear vintage. How cool is that?

Do you see it? Can you see it on yours? Try it in different light. So cool!

Here is an unaltered iPhone pic. . .



Kev.



Under a particular light. Guess it wasn't my imagination after all.
Nice pic!

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