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    moon phase on negative displays

    I hope I can communicate this question well as it's a subtle issue.

    On a standard watch display a segment is activated (made black) to represent the part of the moon that is not seen in the night sky. Meaning a full moon would be indicated by all segments of the moon phase section of the watch not being active (not black).

    On a negative display is a polarizing film simply added at the factory beneath the entire display? If so this would result in a negative segment being activated (not black) to indicate which part of the moon is not seen. That means a full moon is represented by no segments active showing the brighter of the two extremes on the watch display in complete discord with the real world.

    If this is the case I would NEVER buy a negative display watch due to this illogic. I'd rather buy a normal display add polarized film and just not put it over the moon phase display. That way the full moon would be shown as the lighter of the two options.

    I guess the easiest way would be for someone with a negative display watch that has a moon phase to post an image of the watch during a full moon.

    Thanks for all the prompt help I know I'm going to get.
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    Re: moon phase on negative displays

    I checked the pictures of both 7900s at mygshock:

    http://watchshock.com/archive/Casio/G-Shock/GW-7xx/

    So the display is 100% reversed. What is an active dark segment in the regular display becomes an active light segment in the negative display. As these are Casio official pics, they use the same demo time and tide/moon data, so we can probably rely on them being accurate.

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    Re: moon phase on negative displays

    Odd that you referenced the GW-7900s as that's what was in my mind. I was pretty excited about the stealth version but now I can hardly see buying a watch that requires a mod right out of the box to keep my head from exploding.

    Besides, that getting the little spec of polarized film in there might be a complete pain.

    I guess the good news is there's one less watch I now have to buy.
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    Re: moon phase on negative displays

    Quote Originally Posted by natornate View Post
    Odd that you referenced the GW-7900s as that's what was in my mind. I was pretty excited about the stealth version but now I can hardly see buying a watch that requires a mod right out of the box to keep my head from exploding.

    Besides, that getting the little spec of polarized film in there might be a complete pain.

    I guess the good news is there's one less watch I now have to buy.

    Good question Nate I think that would be the same on the tide graph also.

    On a side note would the bezel of the GW 7900 fit the G 7900 I think that would be a good mod on the black G 7900 I like the larger moon phase on the G 7900.


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    Re: moon phase on negative displays

    I think I'll just stay with the G-7900 and forgo the GW-7900. Will now focus on getting a blue jelly Frogman.
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