Date-change question

Thread: Date-change question

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
  1. #1
    Member darth_barf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    591

    Date-change question

    Hi room,

    I've always assumed, without checking up on it, that it is not possible to reverse the month-day order in the main time display of any given digital G to day-month, as is customary in my neck of the woods..

    Anyone know whether I'm mistaken and this is in fact possible?

    Thanks again,

    Paul

  2. #2
    Member JohnnyBlazE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    1,223

    Re: Date-change question

    Not in all cases, but I believe some models have those features.
    See the G-7800 review here, which confirms that model indeed does have that option:

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/g-7...ew-316020.html

    Over the years I have come across other digital watches which had that option (I think Cannibal had this on some modules) and always felt Casio should have implemented this as a basic feature.
    -=JohnnyBlazE=-

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    906

    Re: Date-change question

    The only Casio I own which has that feature is the WV-58U. I wished they offered this feature in all Casios, to me it doesn't seem to difficult to program that feature.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Kendal, Cumbria, UK - a wet place!
    Posts
    423

    Re: Date-change question

    Irritating problem - clearly the European market doesn't matter too much to Casio.
    Current watches:

    Casio GW-2000B
    Casio G-7710
    Rolex Explorer

  6. #5
    Member Sedi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Bamberg, Germany
    Posts
    13,980

    Re: Date-change question

    I don't think the European market doesn't matter to Casio - there were models only sold in europe and some Line-Ups like the Casio 'Collection' on the German Casio homepage (in the US it's 'Sports') are much bigger than elsewhere. I think it's just too much of an effort to implement this feature on every model. And funny enough - the G-7800B is discontinued in Germany - so it looks like not many people bought it (it's still sold in other countries) even though it has this feature - the G-7800-1 is still sold however.

    Greetings, Sedi
    Cheers
    Sedi

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    906

    Re: Date-change question

    I wonder if it is too much of an effort. The programmers at Casio only need to set a flag to indicate that the day and date must be displayed as dd-mm instead of mm-dd, that isn't much harder to program than switching between American time notation and 24 hour time notation.

  8. #7
    Member Sedi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Bamberg, Germany
    Posts
    13,980

    Re: Date-change question

    G-Shocks don't run an OS - every function is hard-wired.

    Greetings, Sedi
    Cheers
    Sedi

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Kendal, Cumbria, UK - a wet place!
    Posts
    423

    Re: Date-change question

    I still don't see why Casio couldn't hard wire it in then - they've got a whole heap of other options in there so surely one more wouldn't hurt?
    Current watches:

    Casio GW-2000B
    Casio G-7710
    Rolex Explorer

  10. #9
    Member Sedi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Bamberg, Germany
    Posts
    13,980

    Re: Date-change question

    I don't know - in fact I was always hoping Casio would use the module from the G-7800 as a base for other models, too. It's one of the most advanced modules I think - together with the G-7700 (which doesn't have the date-format change however). Too bad those two modules were each only used in one specific model. Instead Casio puts their basic module used in the GW-6900 or GW-5000 in every other G-Shock .

    Greetings, Sedi
    Cheers
    Sedi

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Kendal, Cumbria, UK - a wet place!
    Posts
    423

    Re: Date-change question

    Quote Originally Posted by Sedi View Post
    I don't know - in fact I was always hoping Casio would use the module from the G-7800 as a base for other models, too. It's one of the most advanced modules I think - together with the G-7700 (which doesn't have the date-format change however). Too bad those two modules were each only used in one specific model. Instead Casio puts their basic module used in the GW-6900 or GW-5000 in every other G-Shock .

    Greetings, Sedi
    Didn't know that Sedi - good to hear that my 7710 is advanced. Not bad at all when you think how cheap it is. Just wish it showed the current time in stopwatch mode!
    Current watches:

    Casio GW-2000B
    Casio G-7710
    Rolex Explorer

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •