I fell for the 390 at first sight. Love the 44mm size, vintage painted dial, gold hands, double line under the 12 o'clock, solid caseback, pig engraving. . . I wasn't at all sure I'd ever own one, but knew I wanted one someday. I remember thinking the only way the 390 could be more perfect is if the text on the dial was a shade lighter than the numbers. Fast forward a few months and a 390 lands on my wrist. Once I got the 390, I forgot about any possible improvements on the watch and it quickly became one of my favorite watches.
About a week ago I ended up at a dimly lit cigar bar in DC and glanced at my 390 and noticed that although the color of the text and hour indicies is the same, the paint is obviously different. This makes sense as the indicies are lumed and the text obviously isn't. However, what isn't so obvious is that in certain light the differences in the paint make the text appear white and the lume appear vintage. How cool is that?
Do you see it? Can you see it on yours? Try it in different light. So cool!
Here is an unaltered iPhone pic. . .