I'm the proud new owner of a Sub 24 I. My first Panerai and have wanted one for years. Overall , love the watch.
However, I am a little disappointed in the fact that although the markers glow extremely bright when exposed to a bright light source, they seem to loose the brightness much faster than I expected. I have an older Rolex Sub that that is virtually useless in the dark, so I know the luminous material has it's limits. But I also have a Luminox that is easily readable all night long and I had hoped that the 24 would be even better. I believe the luminous material on the Luminox is Tritium, which is also use on gunsites that is purported to last 15 years or more and does not need to be 'charged'.
My question is do all Pamerai watches use the kind of illumination mine does - or is it just because mine is 6 years old?
thanks in advance from a new member.
Luminova needs light to power it, but dies soon after. Tritium needs no light source.
My 9B is from 99 and sometimes if I wake in the middle of the night. I notice it glowing which takes time for it to start generating light. If I turn off a light right away. Dial is black
Luminox uses sealed tubes which the only way watches can use tritium now
Check your watch late at night and see what it's doing