If it's been running since 1920.... It's probably a good brand lol.
Many long years ago in the bush war days, you had to keep time on guard duty to wake the next oke up. I had a very plain jane citizen with no luminous feature, as did most of the guys. So we would catch a couple of glow flies at last light and put them in a match box. A gentle shake and crack the box open a tad and there you go. No radioactivity to dispose of, just let the flies go at daybreak.And, what would be the purpose of such conspicuous consumption while on safari? Watches are jewelry nowadays. Completely unnecessary in today's world. I'll take another fine gun in lieu of a task the cell phone manages quite well, and even that is typically packed away during safari...like the typical NY deer hunter says..."Sun's Up-Guns Up; Sun's Down-Guns Down!" (they also are fond of saying "if it's brown, it's down.") In 6 safaris, I've never, ever concerned myself with the time of day while out in the bush, or wanting for people to gawk at my accoutrements. Only at airports did the time concern me, and even then, they have clocks on the flight schedule boards and I my phone...I detest jewelry. lol The watch and cigar posts ARE quite amusing, though...One could go on a nice safari by deciding not to purchase such a thing, and, the PH will gladly tell you the time at no extra cost (unless of course such requests are semi-hourly.) Agreed on the comments above re: watch construction, antiquities, etc.-when they were a necessary item. I inherited a radium dial (radioactive) watch from my grandfather and now knowing they caused people to become sick and die, I'm glad it broke shortly after receipt nearly 50 yrs ago (and I spent some time cleaning that haz waste site up in NJ-at the expense of people who wanted a watch that glowed 24/7 sans any batteries.)