Design flaw in G7700/10 ?

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    Design flaw in G7700/10 ?

    In timekeeping mode, and then sub screen where you can see how many
    days has past in current year and how many days till the end of current
    year:

    Is there between 6 and the 4 not way too much space?
    IMO yes. So is this a design flaw in the 7700/10 (module 3095) ?

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    Re: Design flaw in G7700/10 ?

    This is often a problem with multi-function digital displays - if the digital elements are in the right place for one display, they're in the wrong place for another.

    It's a real problem. Imagine an analogue dial with uneven spacing between the markers - people wouldn't stand for it. Personally, incongruous displays such as the one you have shown are enough to stop me buying a watch. Others, I'm sure, don't mind a bit.
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    Re: Design flaw in G7700/10 ?

    Good catch there.....
    I haven't noticed that thing
    Of course I don't think that it is a big deal


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    Re: Design flaw in G7700/10 ?

    Hi,
    it's just because there's room for two more digits - there has to be room for 3 digits on both sides - example:
    364- 2 vs. 1-364 so if you'd design it in a way that there was no space between the '-' and the numbers on both sides then the '2' in my example would be on the place for the 'hundreds' (can't really explain this very well due to lack of English skills but I hope you see my point). Maybe it'd look better like this: 364-002 or 001-364 but the digits for the different numerical values should stay on the place they normally take.
    like this:

    3 6 4 - _ _ 2 and not 3 6 4 - 2 _ _


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    Re: Design flaw in G7700/10 ?

    The think I would like to know is why there are markers around the bezel like an analog watch


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    Re: Design flaw in G7700/10 ?

    This display flaw could easily be remedied by creating a full screen fine dot matrix display.

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    Re: Design flaw in G7700/10 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegum View Post
    This display flaw could easily be remedied by creating a full screen fine dot matrix display.
    Now why doesn't Casio ever do that?

    I have often wondered that question. If they can do a dot matrix tide & date display on the Silencer why not just do the full display?

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    Re: Design flaw in G7700/10 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by JERSTERCA View Post
    The think I would like to know is why there are markers around the bezel like an analog watch
    Good point - it looks a little daft once you notice it.
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    Re: Design flaw in G7700/10 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sml View Post
    Now why doesn't Casio ever do that?

    I have often wondered that question. If they can do a dot matrix tide & date display on the Silencer why not just do the full display?
    I imagine it's more expensive to make and takes a lot more 'brain power' to operate, but of course Suunto can do it, so why not Casio?

    Really, a full dot matrix display could open up a world of interesting graphical options from changing number fonts to day accurate tidal and moon displays.


    Clearly, this forum is far more creative than the entire Casio corporation put together.

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    Re: Design flaw in G7700/10 ?

    Dot matrix certainly makes sense if you want to display a lot of disparate information. The digital segments look better to me - if the slightly clumsy implementation we see on the G7700 can be avoided.
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