My GD-100-1B finally arrived today, and I like it a lot (Amazon seems to be getting slower and slower at shipping my orders). The negative display is better than I thought it might be. It's readable under most conditions, and has pretty wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles. Under direct comparison with my GD-350-1B in dim light, it's obvious that the latter has even more contrast and even wider horizontal and vertical viewing angles, as expected, since it apparently has the best negative display among current-model Gs.
The only thing I don't like about the GD-100-1B is the uneven blue backlight. In reality, the unevenness is pretty similar to that on my GD-120CM-5, but on the GD-100-1B the transition from white to dark blue makes it even more obvious. Usually there is a thin white curve seen in the lower left corner, unless the watch is viewed from the left or below rather than from straight on. Probably 99% of the time I won't be using the backlight, so this isn't a big deal.
Overall, the GD-100-1B is a pretty cool, stealthy-looking watch. I think it's a good value for under $60. It will join my GD-120CM-5 and GA-100SD-8A, which have the same case, bezel and strap form factors.
Great incomings JSM9872, oldspice, steelersfanVA, Gary...
Last edited by Deepsea_dweller; March 7th, 2017 at 04:52.
I have this ugly monstrosity coming in. Look beyond the scrap metal bezel and picture a proper one on it. Won it on fleabay for 8.99 ttl. New bezel $10.
GD-100MS for under $20, I'm happy.
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Last edited by FJay Iceberg White; March 7th, 2017 at 20:16.
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