This is a first for me. We've all seen "moldy" or darkened lume that's turned brown from moisture, but I've never come across strands of what appears to be fungi that's grown out of some old tritium. A couple of them originate from the same area of the lume plot, leading me to believe maybe someone had a contaminated brush as they were applying it, and that was the spot they always started or ended? But then again, it's also on little specs around the dial, like between 5 and 6. I've seen similar fungi in dark abandoned mine shafts in Colorado, same translucent single strands emanating from the damp cracks. So that's where my mind went. Perhaps it's something less odd. Maybe someone dumped some fiberglass in the crystal before sealing it up. But the fibers are well attached. They don't want to come out with gentle Rodico swipes. Maybe they are tritium seedlings, and I should plant it so that vintage watches grow on trees. Maybe I'm an idiot. What are your thoughts?