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    Hello,

    I recently came across some Le Phare brand's chrono and diver models and have to admit they're very appealing to my tasteLe Phare information needed



    Does anyone has some information about these watches? Are they sought after pieces or not so much?

    Thanks a lot!


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    I had one a few years ago, cool chronographs, also versioned by Rotary and Avia as well as few others that look similar don't know anything about divers....

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    Wow that's a stunning watch!

    Would you say this is the result of a lume job? The seller says it's thwo different kind of lume originally. I don't know doesn't feel like itLe Phare information needed




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    often lume on hands reacts or actually is different on vintage watches because of the application method. However that brightness is Superluminova which is modern lume so yes that watch has been relumed.... done quite well but still not original. On its best day Tritrium which is what was used before I dunno 1990's wouldn't glow as well as that... hope it helps.... cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATG View Post
    often lume on hands reacts or actually is different on vintage watches because of the application method. However that brightness is Superluminova which is modern lume so yes that watch has been relumed.... done quite well but still not original. On its best day Tritrium which is what was used before I dunno 1990's wouldn't glow as well as that... hope it helps.... cheers
    Thanks it did help a lot! Just what I thought, too bad otherwise it's a nice "baby PAM"Le Phare information needed


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    Nice watches. I really like the black dialed chrono...

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    I wonder if todays Firm has anything to do with the old Le Phare as used in and before the first world war as in these Allion A Versailles (Le Phare) Cal 114 VCC U.S. Air Service chronographs?




    Thes were important enough for Konrad Knirim to reserve a page or two in his excellent Ref. book.





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    Don't be too hasty, I see a reflection in that photo of a black light, or UV torch.
    That'll make tritium lume glow like an alien landing, as it replaces the excitation previously prvided by the trit itself, and the luminous compound reacts strongly to it (tritium itself is not luminous, it is there to excite the luminous compound that is mixed in with it).
    My view would be that the dial looks great, but the hands possibly a little new (but hard to tell with them being under the reflective section of the crystal).
    If it's Lemania-powered, I'm interested. Tool Chrono - interested. Dive Chrono - interested. Interesting - interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS View Post
    Don't be too hasty, I see a reflection in that photo of a black light, or UV torch.
    That'll make tritium lume glow like an alien landing, as it replaces the excitation previously prvided by the trit itself, and the luminous compound reacts strongly to it (tritium itself is not luminous, it is there to excite the luminous compound that is mixed in with it).
    My view would be that the dial looks great, but the hands possibly a little new (but hard to tell with them being under the reflective section of the crystal).
    Thanks, I've passed on it already though.


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    Oh well.
    Just noticed the first photo - hands are not original lume, but could be matched by someone with skill.....
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    If it's Lemania-powered, I'm interested. Tool Chrono - interested. Dive Chrono - interested. Interesting - interested

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