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    Negative display G-Shocks ---> Do you -OR- Don't you??

    I get the impression from this board and other reviews elsewhere that Negative display watches are not a unanimous choice for everyone... so how about the G-Shockers here?

    Do you or don't you think negative displays are worth it? If not, why not?
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    Re: Negative display G-Shocks ---> Do you -OR- Don't you??

    I'm not sure what you mean by "worth it" but I have both positive and negative display G's and obviously the negatives are more difficult to read. It just depends on what catches your eye and if you like the look. Some people may have worse eyesight than others so they would go with a positive display. IMO negatives look cooler but that's just me...I'm into a more stealthy look when it comes to my watches.

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    Re: Negative display G-Shocks ---> Do you -OR- Don't you??

    It depends on how I like the watch and what will I do with it.

    I currently use a watch to handle my daily duties, I think a positive display is more suitable to me.
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    Re: Negative display G-Shocks ---> Do you -OR- Don't you??

    I have only one negative display. They do look cool, but I like to be able to read the time at wide angles from far away, and you simply can't do that with a negative display (I don't care HOW GOOD your eyes are, mine are better than 20/20). The fact is, every single person on this board, takes slightly longer to read a negative display. It's a fact of human physiology. You may not notice the difference, but the difference is there. Some people don't care and just like how it looks.

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    Re: Negative display G-Shocks ---> Do you -OR- Don't you??

    I'm a fan, I love the look. My first G was a negative.

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    Re: Negative display G-Shocks ---> Do you -OR- Don't you??

    On the Gs with simple display like the 5600 a negative display might be OK for most of situations, but on Gs that show a lot of information at the same time (example the 9200/9300) I think a positive display would make them more functional.
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    Re: Negative display G-Shocks ---> Do you -OR- Don't you??

    They look cool, but the screen is not as practical as the positive

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    Re: Negative display G-Shocks ---> Do you -OR- Don't you??

    I only have one, but like it as it is different.

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    Re: Negative display G-Shocks ---> Do you -OR- Don't you??

    Most of the watches in my collection have negative displays. I have no issues reading them in all sorts of lighting conditions. I have found that some of the models in my collection that have the negative display are easier to read than some of the others.
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    Re: Negative display G-Shocks ---> Do you -OR- Don't you??

    I can go both ways... err... that sounds wrong.
    Positive displays are easier to read overall... but a Neg. at night with auto EL can hold its own.
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