G-shock: Negative display watches -- Drawbacks?

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    G-shock: Negative display watches -- Drawbacks?

    Hi,

    I am planning on puchasing a CASIO G-shock G9000-3V, which is a negative display watch.

    my questions are as follows:

    1) Any negatives or dtrawbacks to owning a neg display watch?
    2) Do the neg display watches last less than pos display watches?
    3) any issues of seeing the display in sunlight or day?

    thanks,

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    Re: G-shock: Negative display watches -- Drawbacks?

    I have a 5600 with negative display. No drawbacks or issues reading display in the sunlight or at other times.

    I use the Auto EL function also.
    Last edited by ccm123; August 9th, 2010 at 17:35.

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    Re: G-shock: Negative display watches -- Drawbacks?

    i have a 5600 military and i'm having a hard time reading the display indoors.. unless i use the illuminator ... a big drawback for me .. but i like how it looks :)

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    Re: G-shock: Negative display watches -- Drawbacks?

    From what I gather the G9000 negative display is one of the least legible negative displays out there. Like Alexeibc above, I too have a MS series DW-5600 negative model and I'll confirm that it's darned near impossible to read indoors under normal lighting conditions - illuminator is essential. Outside it's absolutely fine though and I do like the watch.
    One of the very best negative Gs in my opinion (I know Cal.45 will agree!) is the G7710-1. The module is also outstanding.
    Good luck with whatever you decide

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    Re: G-shock: Negative display watches -- Drawbacks?

    The lifespan is the same for positive and negative LCD displays. There is no difference in the technology - it's just a simple matter of the polarizing film being rotated 90 degrees. In fact, many members have made their own reverse displays. There are how-tos on it here.
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    Re: G-shock: Negative display watches -- Drawbacks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexeibc View Post
    i have a 5600 military and i'm having a hard time reading the display indoors.. unless i use the illuminator ... a big drawback for me .. but i like how it looks :)
    Same here. I like it but readability is very dependent on the ambient lighting conditions.

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    Re: G-shock: Negative display watches -- Drawbacks?

    Biggest negative I have is that I don't have but two of them.

    Get you one, hell get you several.
    Waiting to buy the new 9110
    G 9100-1
    GW 9200-1
    GW 9000A-1
    G 9000MS-1
    DW 5600MS-1
    Luminox 3001 Navy Seal Dive Watch
    Luminox 1582 Sea Series Diver
    Swiss Army 1884 Officer's Watch

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    Re: G-shock: Negative display watches -- Drawbacks?

    I like the Negative...

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    Re: G-shock: Negative display watches -- Drawbacks?

    I like the Negative Displays...

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    Re: G-shock: Negative display watches -- Drawbacks?

    i do not like it...
    watches are meant to tell times..

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