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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 4:15 pm 
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This shot of a 219 shows the 'sandwich' dial fairly well.

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On the '12' marker one can see the shadow falling across and through the '1' onto the luminous area underneath.

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 6:03 pm 
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can't see the picture, sorry

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And now? Is there a pic in the first post on this thread?

I can see it on 3 different machines - please let us know if it's visible or not.

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 6:58 pm 
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Looks good to me!

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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 7:09 pm 
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Great - thanx

PS. PM sent (OT)

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The new PHPBB3 that i am using now allows images uploads to be stored on the server, unlike the older software used on BreitlingSource.. so you guys dont have to host your own photos anymore! I want to eventually do this for BS as well but.. might not happen for a bit.


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That's brilliant news - what's the size limit per file?

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256K is what i have set.. should be enough, you think?


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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:43 pm 
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Is there any reason for the sandwich dial? Like does it offer any advantages over painting the lume onto the dial?

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 4:20 am 
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It all goes back to the history of Panerai and why the watch is what it is. The original design is for a divers watch, and the Italian Navy who put out the tender asked for the ability to read the dial in total darkness - and this is the solution Panerai found. If you think about it, a disc of luminous material behind the dial is likely to have the ability to 'store' far more light than a simple painted character.

Panerai also developed a system of storing the luminous material in tiny glass tubes - being radio-active this needed no light to 'charge' it up - and these were used in their gun and torpedo sights. A bit like a self-replenishing traser tube....

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