First G-Shock: GW-5510-1JF vs. GW-5510-1BJF

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    First G-Shock: GW-5510-1JF vs. GW-5510-1BJF

    I'm looking to buy my first G-Shock. I've always wanted an atomic radio controlled watch. Its mostly for when playing sport especially when out cycling. I've decided between the GW-5510-1JF and GW-5510-1BJF.

    Can I first check that these two models are still in production. Please help me decide between the two.

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    I liked the positive version because its display is easy to read but the display looks like the really low end Casio watches I remember when I was a schoolboy. I liked the negative version as it looked cooler but the display looks really dark and not very easy to read. Do both models have the electro luminescent backlight? Is it possible to adjust the contrast on the negative version?

    Please help me decide.
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    Re: First G-Shock: GW-5510-1JF vs. GW-5510-1BJF

    Get the positive version IMO, if you want to use it for anything other than a bracelet. You will find there are fans for each type of lcd. I prefer positive. I had some negative lcd Casio's and sold all of them.

    Answers to your questions: Yes they both have EL. No, you can not adjust the contrast.
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    Re: First G-Shock: GW-5510-1JF vs. GW-5510-1BJF

    Thanks I was leaning toward the positive. I also prefer the text on the case and strap in white rather than black as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocat View Post
    Get the positive version IMO, if you want to use it for anything other than a bracelet. You will find there are fans for each type of lcd. I prefer positive. I had some negative lcd Casio's and sold all of them.

    Answers to your questions: Yes they both have EL. No, you can not adjust the contrast.
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    Re: First G-Shock: GW-5510-1JF vs. GW-5510-1BJF

    Definitely the positive if you're going to be glancing quick while moving. There is no contrast control.

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    Re: First G-Shock: GW-5510-1JF vs. GW-5510-1BJF

    Yes, you can still buy both new from sellers. I think price is around $150. I don't know if they are now still in production, they aren't exactly new, but they can still be found.

    Positive display gets my vote too, so clear and easy to read

    This is the non-atomic version, the 3160 module.


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    Re: First G-Shock: GW-5510-1JF vs. GW-5510-1BJF

    I like negative version, looks well with the rubber casing, very dark look.

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    Re: First G-Shock: GW-5510-1JF vs. GW-5510-1BJF

    Negative for summer, positive for winter. But if only one, choose positive.

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    Re: First G-Shock: GW-5510-1JF vs. GW-5510-1BJF

    I actually converted my negative to a positive... much easier to read:
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    Re: First G-Shock: GW-5510-1JF vs. GW-5510-1BJF

    Quote Originally Posted by Crater View Post
    Yes, you can still buy both new from sellers. I think price is around $150. I don't know if they are now still in production, they aren't exactly new, but they can still be found.

    Positive display gets my vote too, so clear and easy to read

    This is the non-atomic version, the 3160 module.

    What is the model number on this one?
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    Re: First G-Shock: GW-5510-1JF vs. GW-5510-1BJF

    Crater's is a NYC code, good luck finding one below $400 now. I have the BJF in the city code's clothes. While I think negative looks a lot cooler I couldn't recommend it for sports use. I would go with the positive if you're going to be using it while on a bike.

    Here's a link to my post: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/my-...a-1046351.html

    Final Edit: One more reason to go with the positive and another reason this watch doesn't get as much wrist time as my negative prw-3000, the backlight only lasts 1.5 seconds and can't be changed where the protrek can be set to 1.5 or 3 seconds. In writing it doesn'tsseem like much of a difference but in practice it's noticeable. That, coupled with the fact that you can't see time in all modes (pretty important in my job) have me seriously considering selling mine. But it's just so damn comfortable and cool looking.
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