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    Confused Full Metal 5000 - Visible LEDs normal?

    I just got the watch a few days ago and enjoying it even more then some of my Grand Seikos... But one thing bothers me and I would like to know if thats normal.

    If you look a little bit from the side in you can see the LEDs for lighting the display, on the right it seems to be 3 different light sources on the left just 2 on each corner.

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    Thanks for your help and I hope for many years to come with it.

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    Re: Full Metal 5000 - Visible LEDs normal?

    Probably normal.. I have the exact same issue!

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    Re: Full Metal 5000 - Visible LEDs normal?

    My GMW-B5000 and my GW-5600HR are exactly the same. And, if I recall correctly, so are my 3 Rangeman.

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    Re: Full Metal 5000 - Visible LEDs normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenls View Post
    My GMW-B5000 and my GW-5600HR are exactly the same. And, if I recall correctly, so are my 3 Rangeman.

    Nothing to worry about
    Puh! Thank you both for the quick replies, back to enjoying this wonderful piece then.
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    Re: Full Metal 5000 - Visible LEDs normal?

    Part of the vintage vibe and appeal for me. Like the micro-lights before Indiglo/Iluminator came along :D
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    Re: Full Metal 5000 - Visible LEDs normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Berlin23 View Post
    If you look a little bit from the side in you can see the LEDs for lighting the display, on the right it seems to be 3 different light sources on the left just 2 on each corner.
    My watch looks the same. I think it actually uses just a single LED at the right. The bright spots at the corners are just the edges of the diffuser, used to distribute the light.
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    Re: Full Metal 5000 - Visible LEDs normal?

    Will these LEDs ever burn out? You can set a function that the light switches on automatically when you tilt your wrist circa 40 degrees. I find this useful but don’t want to unnecessarily burn out the LED.


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    Re: Full Metal 5000 - Visible LEDs normal?

    I think there’s only one light source in the centre and the other two are reflections. Anyhoo, it’s quite normal.

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    Re: Full Metal 5000 - Visible LEDs normal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stev0 View Post
    Will these LEDs ever burn out? You can set a function that the light switches on automatically when you tilt your wrist circa 40 degrees. I find this useful but don’t want to unnecessarily burn out the LED.


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    Modern LEDs last a long long time. But yes, it will eventually burn out. But the whole watch will eventually fall apart. Eventually.

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    Re: Full Metal 5000 - Visible LEDs normal?

    If it's a quality LED, you can expect at least 20K hours of continuous runtime before the LED is at less then 80% of its original brightness.

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