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    Considering G100-9CM - Lume question

    Greetings all,
    I'm considering this G, it's the one with the yellow hour hand and yellow text on bezel. From the research I did it looks like the version with the red hour hand / text has lume on hands and numbers and on this yellow version it is only the hands? Does anybody have this watch and know? Lume shot?

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    Sorry no Lume shot. I had one but flipped it about 6 months ago. Nice small to medium size G however the lume was abysmal. Put my full sized led mag light on it for 60 seconds before bed and the analog dial was unreadable within 10 minutes. Not even remotely close to seiko or citizen lume. I’ve always wondered why Casio has not kept up with advances in luminous paint tech. The ga800 is a huge upgrade to the g100. Still weak lume on the hands but a nice led to illuminate the dial.

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    Re: Considering G100-9CM - Lume question

    Oh yeah. There is lume on the hands and the markers. Both pretty poor.

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    Re: Considering G100-9CM - Lume question

    Casio lume is notoriously poor
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    Re: Considering G100-9CM - Lume question

    Quote Originally Posted by DingoDave View Post
    Oh yeah. There is lume on the hands and the markers. Both pretty poor.
    Thanks DingoDave. Good to know that this version of the watch at least has it. I was thnking maybe since it is a newer model they may have improved the lume quality. I have a Japan only Casio (non-G) that I recently bought and the lume is surprisingly good. I can still read the time in total darkness 4-5 hours later when I wake up.

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    Re: Considering G100-9CM - Lume question

    Quote Originally Posted by DingoDave View Post
    Sorry no Lume shot. I had one but flipped it about 6 months ago. Nice small to medium size G however the lume was abysmal. Put my full sized led mag light on it for 60 seconds before bed and the analog dial was unreadable within 10 minutes. Not even remotely close to seiko or citizen lume. I’ve always wondered why Casio has not kept up with advances in luminous paint tech. The ga800 is a huge upgrade to the g100. Still weak lume on the hands but a nice led to illuminate the dial.
    Also I really like the look of the G100 better than the ga800. And it looks like the ga800 is significantly bigger too.... not good for my whimpy 6 inch wrist....

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    Re: Considering G100-9CM - Lume question

    Quote Originally Posted by DingoDave View Post
    Sorry no Lume shot. I had one but flipped it about 6 months ago. Nice small to medium size G however the lume was abysmal. Put my full sized led mag light on it for 60 seconds before bed and the analog dial was unreadable within 10 minutes. Not even remotely close to seiko or citizen lume. I’ve always wondered why Casio has not kept up with advances in luminous paint tech. The ga800 is a huge upgrade to the g100. Still weak lume on the hands but a nice led to illuminate the dial.
    You answered your own question. They have other means of telling the time in the dark.

    The lume on the Oceanus line is supposedly pretty good. So they do know how to do it right...they just don't.

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    Get the GA800, it looks good on all wrists

    The G100 has horrible lume and having to set both the analog and digital separate blows

    The GA800 by contrast has one of the most clearest digital displays in the G-Shock line. So crisp and if you set the digital section, the analog section follows.
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    Re: Considering G100-9CM - Lume question

    THIS!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by journeyforce View Post
    Get the GA800, it looks good on all wrists

    The G100 has horrible lume and having to set both the analog and digital separate blows

    The GA800 by contrast has one of the most clearest digital displays in the G-Shock line. So crisp and if you set the digital section, the analog section follows.
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    Re: Considering G100-9CM - Lume question

    Casio lume is as been mentioned ... weak.
    It shines right off the bat but later declines rapidly. Digital part of the watch has EL so that not major problem.
    Model in question has lumed 9,12,3 and markers between.
    I think i posted one time lume shot but can't find it.
    I don't see any problem with digital part of G100. Big "bold" digits and it clear as Casio in budget section can be.
    It is for smaller wrists.
    For sure G100 is a "Very proven" read old module from late 90s or early 2000s with all thinking of the time.
    Most of the time i don't have much problem with it, just in 2-3 months i need to re set time and it includes both analog and digital parts thus extra time.
    You never buy G100 for it's technological advances you buy it for vintage vibe, small wrist friendly sizing of watch and band and because you like the look. It's a watch for people who need just a watch which can take a beating.
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