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Old 05-29-2011, 09:16 AM
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Is Ball watch the only watch company to use gas tubes in their watch?
I have seen other watches(Lumniox) have tubes but they do not seem as bright?
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Deep Blue is the only other company outside of Ball with T100 tubes.
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Yah...Deep Blue uses the T100 nowadays, and Android's use of T25 on the Enforcer ain't bad. Android announced a T100 version coming out soon as well. Oh and Invicta does as well but in T25 tubes. Check out the Deep Blue forum to see the new Flat Tube T100s. Here are my T100 Deep Blue Daynight Diver Pro and Ops Pro.



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Deep Blue and Ball being the brightest.
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DB same technology as BALL for a fraction of the price


any store that sells balls wouldnt want me in it


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Old 05-29-2011, 10:34 AM
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I may be wrong(once again) but I believe Vostok uses tubes in the CSM and GAZ,.
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Vostok, luminux, invicta DEEP BLUE and several others if you do a search for gas tubes on the forum some more should pop up
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There are lots of companies that use tubes. There are only a couple of american companies with a license for T100.
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:25 PM
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I thought I heard Craig mention a while back that Vostok-Europe will be coming out with T100's. They currently use T25's in some models.
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Others may use tubes in their watch designs, but IMHO nobody does it better than Ball.

Look for this year's Ball models to actually have the tubes incorporated into applied hour markers- very classy!
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There is android, ball , luminox, deep blue, invicta, jmop deep blue have some of the brightest tubes
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i have a grand diver luminary and am verry happy with t25 tubes and to me its like a flashlight on my wrist lol , iknow its not a ball watch , but im a invicta lover not hater,
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When it comes to tubes Ball is the benchmark out there...you pay for it but get the best Luke I have seen. They use anywhere from 16 to 53 tubes depending on the watch and design
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lovin my Croton Sharpshootor with T25 tubes on black/grey stripe Nato strap.

A fine sleeping watch.

Tried to upgrade to DB T100 black/black but couldnt get the coupon and sale price so went back UNSIZED SHRINK-WRAPPED NEW IN BOX

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I have the Caspian Sea Monster with T25 tubes; I love it, it's my go-to night watch.
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I own 4 tube watches. A Ball Hydrocarbon Trieste, 2 Deep Blues -Day/Night Ops T100 and Day/Night Pro T100 w Flat Tubes and a Luminox 8050.
Out of the 4, the Deep Blue Day/Night Ops glows the brightest. The Luminox is the weakest. The Ball seems to be about par with the Deep Blue Pro w/flat tubes. Of course, it has everything to do with the size of the markers-amount of gas inside etc
No complaint about any, as it's cool to have perpetual lume. And, very practical when you need the time in pitch darkness.

I think at least one gas tube watch should be in any collection-if only for practicality purposes. And honestly, I'd never buy another watch without some luminescence, be it tritium, superluminova or tritnite. Even if it was a dressy, classic, business style watch.
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A lot of misconceptions in this thread. T25 and T100 refers to the TOTAL maximum amount of tritium the watch uses, NOT individual tubes.

"T25" means the watch contains less than 25 total milicuries (mCi) of tritium. Importation of these watches is not restricted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

"T100" means the watch contains more than 25 mCis of tritium and up to 100 mCi. Importation of these watches requires special licensing by the NRC.

Also understand that a T100 watch does not necessarily contain 100mCi of tritium. If a watch only contained 50 mCi of tritium, it would be designated a T100.

If there was such a thing as a T100 tube, a watch would only be allowed to utilize one of them. What people are confusing with T100 tubes are merely double tubes, which can obviously be used far more freely on a T100 watch.

Apparent brightness is also a function of the color of the tube. Green appears the brightest, a similar red tube will only appear 20% as bright to the human eye. Blue and orange are in between.
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Thanks for the clarification Gator. Ball tubes rock! This year they are actually burying tubes inside applied hour markers on their more elegant models.
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I believe Wing is coming out with an auto with T100 tubes soon. Not sure what they will be cased in though.
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I may be wrong(once again) but I believe Vostok uses tubes in the CSM and GAZ,.
Correct. Invicta has a couple of 'Grand Divers' that have also used tubes.
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I believe Wing is coming out with an auto with T100 tubes soon. Not sure what they will be cased in though.
I think I heard Wing say they will be cased in an Android watch. (Sorry I had to)
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I think I heard Wing say they will be cased in an Android watch. (Sorry I had to)
I hear Android can be a real hard case. ....

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Tawatec makes a few good models (sub-$300). Bought one from Amazon for a trip to Middle East. Light on the wrist. Lume is great and you can wear it into the ocean, which I did many times. Has been keeping great time (swiss Rhonda movement).
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:24 AM
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I think I heard Wing say they will be cased in an Android watch. (Sorry I had to)
Hahahaha, I wasn't sure which design he was putting them in.
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