Advance apologies for this post; I know answers to many of these questions will probably be scattered across the forum, but thought it would do good to consolidate them in one place to help potential GX56 buyers in the same position as I am. As is evident, I'm looking to get the GX56, but can't make up my mind between the 1A (black/red) and 1B (black/gold).
Request folks with firsthand experience of both to please help with these doubts:
1. Is it true that the 1A's reverse display is hard to read at certain angles in daylight or in general hard to read in low light conditions? If so, doesn't the EL help make it more visible? Can the reverse display's clarity be compared to another model? (the GA-100-1A1 to be specific - sorry, I have only that with -ve display)
2. Do the grey shock absorbers in the 1B make it look a bit not-so-cool?
3. What color is the 'G-SHOCK' and 'PROTECTION' writing on the 1B's bezel - pure yellow or gold? Same question for the display background - is it an obvious yellow? Any comparisons with some other models?
4. Lastly, which do you prefer and why? - I know this is kind of subjective, but with myself on such an even keel, any favorable comment can make me tilt either way.
Thanks very much in advance.
PS: I've collected a few pictures of each (including GXW-56 as I just want to focus on the black/red vs black/gold) from various threads across the forum, I hope the owners don't mind my re-posting them here. I DO NOT take credit for any of these, I just downloaded them so I could compare both models offline. I'm posting them here again to help folks make up their minds - often it's "just that one shot" that pushes you over the edge If you do want to have a pic removed, please PM me and I'll do the needful. I collected these pics after a fair amount of trawling and don't remember which has come from where.