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    Question Colored Casio LCDs - Why?

    Are there practical (non-aesthetic) reasons why Casio uses colored LCDs on their digital watches?

    Let's say like this W-800HG-9AVEF which I am considering for its DW-5XXX-like looks.



    Is it for better readability/visibility similar to Timex's green-tinted "All Day Indiglo" LCDs? Or is it for purely cosmetic and aesthetic reasons?

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    Re: Colored Casio LCDs - Why?

    I don't know if casio is making coloured displays with a enhanced legibility in mind, but it certainly works for me on my G-800BD-1V:



    it may not come across so sharp on that pic, but in the flesh this greenish/turquoise display is just like WOW. it is simply the best readable, most legible display in my whole collection, yet very stealthy looking at the same time. just a great watch with a great module (same as G-9000 mudman).


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    Re: Colored Casio LCDs - Why?

    Hi Holger!

    That is a very nice LCD display indeed! Definitely enhances legibility!

    Anyway, green-tinted LCDs I can understand (All-Day Indiglo once again), but amber/orange colored LCDs? Same reason perhaps why some street lights have a similar color?

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    Re: Colored Casio LCDs - Why?

    They improve visibility in some cases, in my opinion. But overall they are very cool.

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    Re: Colored Casio LCDs - Why?

    Purely cosmetic, IMO.

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    Re: Colored Casio LCDs - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsarli View Post
    Are there practical (non-aesthetic) reasons why Casio uses colored LCDs on their digital watches?

    Let's say like this W-800HG-9AVEF which I am considering for its DW-5XXX-like looks.



    Is it for better readability/visibility similar to Timex's green-tinted "All Day Indiglo" LCDs? Or is it for purely cosmetic and aesthetic reasons?
    i also have this watch, but mine uses blue instead of green/gold, in a classic look.

    problem is it has no cdt, but otherwise a great bargain!

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    Re: Colored Casio LCDs - Why?

    I think the background color of the LCD is purely cosmetic. If they made choices bassed on legibility...we'd never see reverse LCD displays from the factory .
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    Re: Colored Casio LCDs - Why?

    My camo G9000 has a gold colored face ,It just matches the rest of the watch.I personally like it.

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    Re: Colored Casio LCDs - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by fonklover View Post
    i also have this watch, but mine uses blue instead of green/gold, in a classic look.

    problem is it has no cdt, but otherwise a great bargain!
    Hi fonklover! Saw your earlier post on the W-800. Never knew there were others out there who are also fascinated by basic Casio models (F-105, etc.). Decided to get one over the weekend. Love the day display in a box. Sooo retrolicious! Too bad about the countdown timer. Oh well, we can't have everything.


    Anyway, I think this watch is going to get a lot of wrist time in the coming months. I love it!!!

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    Re: Colored Casio LCDs - Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsarli View Post
    Never knew there were others out there who are also fascinated by basic Casio models (F-105, etc.).
    I found my W-71 to be extremely practical for manual labour work. It never got caught on anything, and it was really quite tough. And for $20 at a retail store (you can probably pick them up for $10 on ebay), you really can't go wrong.
    These 'cheap' Casio watches are probably more useful tool watches than G-shocks in a lot of ways... it's just that G-shocks look better

    That is a sweet watch you have there, by the way. I've never seen that model before.

    I was actually thinking about picking up one of these babies:

    I'm willing to bet if you dropped a G-shock and one of these out of a window, they'd both survive up to the same height.
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