I have a question about the Dual Illuminator function. From everything I've read here, this features should backlight not only the numeric display on the G9000 watches, but also the surrounding area of the face. I can't find it anywhere in the manual, but is the Dual Illuminator feature selectable?
I have a "regular" G9000 here that appears to possibly be malfunctioning? Hoping one of the G-Gurus here can help sort out this watch looks like it has a problem or if it's this way by design.
On the left: G-9000-3VDR
Caseback marked: THAILAND MOV'T Y CASED IN JAPAN
On the right: G-9000-1VDR
Caseback marked: MADE IN THAILAND Y
For reference, 1VDR was purchased from a WUS user. I have no quarrel with the seller, it's a fine watch (regardless of whether or not the "Dual Illuminator" is faulty) and was sold at a good price. The purpose of the post is simply to understand if folks with much more experience with G's have any ideas as to why this might be happening.
Regular lighting (no EL):
Dark with EL on: