Gshock GLS-8900 Negative Display readability
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    Gshock GLS-8900 Negative Display readability

    Hey all, I've not seen the GLS-8900 in person but I like the camo and the stealth black version (GLS-8900-1B) but the negative display is really giving me some doubts. I have not seen a negative display G-shock before. I don't want to use the illumination a lot because this watch is non solar. How readable is the negative display on GLS-8900?

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    Re: Gshock GLS-8900 Negative Display readability

    Quote Originally Posted by Taner Yogi View Post
    Hey all, I've not seen the GLS-8900 in person but I like the camo and the stealth black version (GLS-8900-1B) but the negative display is really giving me some doubts. I have not seen a negative display G-shock before. I don't want to use the illumination a lot because this watch is non solar. How readable is the negative display on GLS-8900?
    To quote myself from another recent thread -- just substitute "GLS-8900" for the other model, since it didn't make the list either:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike K View Post
    There are a few Casio negative displays that are known for being more legible than others -- the GD-350 is definitely one of the "more legible" ones.

    The G-9000 doesn't make the list in either of these threads: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/wha...l-1049789.html

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/mos...l-1002793.html
    If you haven't seen ANY negative display G-Shock in person before, the best thing you can do is to GET TO A STORE and take a look at some of them in person, even if they're different models! Casio makes all of their watches look as good as possible in their promotional, advertising, and website photos, and the negative models ESPECIALLY seem to be digitally manipulated to look better than they do in real life.
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    Re: Gshock GLS-8900 Negative Display readability

    the 8900 negs are pretty rubbish. even the blue neg one is still tough to read in less than perfect light. that said, the digits are a bit larger than some models so i guess that makes them a little better.
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    I found the GR8900 pretty good in terms of legibility - though as SBM quoted above, it may be attributed to the larger digit size. Never faced an issue with readability though. The below pics would make it pretty clear, first pic is in less-than ideal lighting conditions, second pic is with good lighting.

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    Re: Gshock GLS-8900 Negative Display readability

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike K View Post
    To quote myself from another recent thread -- just substitute "GLS-8900" for the other model, since it didn't make the list either:



    If you haven't seen ANY negative display G-Shock in person before, the best thing you can do is to GET TO A STORE and take a look at some of them in person, even if they're different models! Casio makes all of their watches look as good as possible in their promotional, advertising, and website photos, and the negative models ESPECIALLY seem to be digitally manipulated to look better than they do in real life.

    Yes, I'd visit a store when I go out of here but the nearest retailer is like 1 hour away without traffic. I've read many threads about negative displays on Gs and majority of people said it is harder to read. I just discovered the new Aurora 8900 release and it has a positive display. Now I'm waiting for it to release here. I like the metal ring in the bezel on these 8900s. Don't know about other models that have a metal ring in their bezel for the price of these. Also from what I've seen on amazon and other online stores, not many people have reviewed these 8900s - Camo and stealth black. They are sold less than others and one thread mentioned that Negative display models get sold a lot less than the positive ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulbridgemedia View Post
    the 8900 negs are pretty rubbish. even the blue neg one is still tough to read in less than perfect light. that said, the digits are a bit larger than some models so i guess that makes them a little better.
    I saw few threads and most of the people said the same thing. I think I'll buy a positive display G because I can read time from an awkward angle easily.
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    Re: Gshock GLS-8900 Negative Display readability

    Quote Originally Posted by kmbijit View Post
    I found the GR8900 pretty good in terms of legibility - though as SBM quoted above, it may be attributed to the larger digit size. Never faced an issue with readability though. The below pics would make it pretty clear, first pic is in less-than ideal lighting conditions, second pic is with good lighting.

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    Nice watch mate. I read that you can't read the time on these 8900s from an awkward angle. You have to have the watch face toward your eyes or use illuminator. The one being sold here is the non solar version of the same watch GLS-8900-1B with low temp lcd and silver ring inside instead of the black ring.

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