Angelo makes a piquant comparison:
Question: You put a knock on a couple of your Invictas for not having strong enough lume----"accusing" them of being "fashion watches." My question is-----if you aren't actually using the lume brightness for diving or as a mercenary in a dark jungle somewhere----does it make that much of a difference? If you get a Seiko or some other fine brand that has strong lume----but you're not really using the lume for those purposes, isn't it all about fashion anyway? Like a Range Rover with incredible off-road capability----but the yuppies who own it won't drive it in the snow----leave it parked in the garage in bad weather. The only time I've wished I had strong lume is in movie theaters----with my phone off. And for something like that, a basic Timex Indiglo style watch for thirty bucks has you covered. Or if you have one watch with great lume, THAT can be your official movie theater watch. What do you think?
I stand guilty as charged. If a watch is called a diver especially, I think on principle, whether I need the lume or not, it should have strong lume. Especially if it costs over $200. Also, I nap in my office with the lights off and like to read my watch so I know when I need to get up for my class. Not exactly snorkeling in Tahiti but there you go.