The dark side of G-Shocks

View Poll Results: What do you most dislike about a G-Shock?

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  • Button function labels printed on the bezel.

    7 7.29%
  • Watch features flaunted on dials and straps.

    31 32.29%
  • LCD sub-dials with meaningless graphics.

    61 63.54%
  • Tiny font Instructions Manual.

    11 11.46%
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    The dark side of G-Shocks

    Everybody loves G-Shocks, warts and all. But to be fair to the consumers, Casio needs to look into some dark areas for product improvement. Let's poll to find out what's dreary about these otherwise wonderful timepeices.

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    Re: The dark side of G-Shocks

    I wish they made Gshocks with a display similar to the ones of the Pathfinders
    G9100BP - GLX5600 (*4) - G5600 (*3) - GLS5600 - GWM5600 - G7710 - G2500 (*2) - SGW100

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    Re: The dark side of G-Shocks

    Other downside of Gshocks that comes to my mind : the pin system to connect the strap, found on most Gshocks, is very weak.
    G9100BP - GLX5600 (*4) - G5600 (*3) - GLS5600 - GWM5600 - G7710 - G2500 (*2) - SGW100

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    Wink Re: The dark side of G-Shocks

    I think that Casio and G-Shock are covering a wide area. Plain basic G-Shocks for people who just want a tough watch, colorful for street fashion and people who like them, big pilot models, formal models like the MTG, Giez and MR-G, feminine models both in metal as resin in the Baby-G line from simple black or dark to flashy colors. What other market are you looking for?

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    Re: The dark side of G-Shocks

    I wish the EL duration could be set by the wearer or else stay lit like a torch with the button depressed.

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    Re: The dark side of G-Shocks

    definitely larger digits.I love g's but have switched to the new timex shock because of the digit size

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    Re: The dark side of G-Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Sjors View Post
    I think that Casio and G-Shock are covering a wide area. Plain basic G-Shocks for people who just want a tough watch, colorful for street fashion and people who like them, big pilot models, formal models like the MTG, Giez and MR-G, feminine models both in metal as resin in the Baby-G line from simple black or dark to flashy colors. What other market are you looking for?

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    I think the OP is referring to possible shortcomings found in the G-Shock range i.e. backlight intensity/duration, feature set, materials used, interface, user-friendliness, overall functionality, that sort of thing.

    For my part, I wish Casio wouldn't divide the features between the solar and non-solar variants so much. Case in point: the Gulfman, with the G-9100 having the tide and moon phase and the GW-9100 having solar/atomic functionality, apart from that titanium bezel ring. A lot of G-Shockers in a world of pain just choosing which to get.

    The sub-dials on the screen with the pointless graphical displays too. And please Casio, stop marketing the negative display models as 'military' watches or such. We don't need any more posers.
    Last edited by Bogeyman; August 10th, 2010 at 11:13.
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    Re: The dark side of G-Shocks

    +1 for meaningless graphics

    Recessed adjust buttons could be another point. But I know there are others, who prefer that.
    Last edited by DigitalG; August 10th, 2010 at 11:23.

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    Re: The dark side of G-Shocks

    i don't like only small digits. also don't like different digit fonts

    i want the digit fonts like this:


    the other font that i like most: (but this font should be a bit larger)

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    Re: The dark side of G-Shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by dd627 View Post
    ... definitely larger digits.I love g's but have switched to the new timex shock because of the digit size ...
    Quote Originally Posted by MTG910DA-1V View Post
    i don't like only small digits.

    I don't think so, that in general all G-Shocks must have big digits. It is a matter of size, design and functionality. But there are G-Shocks with big digits, this one for example:


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