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    New to G-Schock - Watch illumination question

    Hi all,

    I just purchsed a new G Shock watch model Casio Men's AWG101-1A G-Shock Multi-Band Solar Atomic Analog Watch

    The illumination function lights up so that I can read the analog portion but not any of the digital windows. Is this a defect or normal? If normal, I think I will consider a different model.

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    Re: New to G-Schock - Watch illumination question

    That's normal, not a defect. One of the reasons I rarely wear my GW-1400
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    Re: New to G-Schock - Watch illumination question

    Thanks. I'll be returning it for a different model. The watch functions aren't any good if you can't see them.

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    Re: New to G-Schock - Watch illumination question

    Is there a G shock analog/ digital combo model that does illuminate both?

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    I've only seen one or the other, not both

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    Re: New to G-Schock - Watch illumination question

    Quote Originally Posted by columbiar View Post
    Is there a G shock analog/ digital combo model that does illuminate both?
    There are some that illuminate the whole dial but I don't think any of those is in the current line-up. Look for the G-Shock "Cockpit" models like G-520 or similar models. Or maybe outside the G-Shock range - like the AMW-703/704/705/706/707. Another option might be a G-300ML or a Casio "Sports Gear" SGW-400 - those illuminate the LCD (which also shows current time).

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    Re: New to G-Schock - Watch illumination question

    If you want a fully functional, night operable watch, you can complete forget about Casio and look at Timex.


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    Re: New to G-Schock - Watch illumination question

    Quote Originally Posted by cal..45 View Post
    If you want a fully functional, night operable watch, you can complete forget about Casio and look at Timex.


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    This applies to current lineup ana-digi watches.
    Digital only watches are as fine as Timex are.

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    Re: New to G-Schock - Watch illumination question

    Unfortunately this is not entirely true. Agreed, that pure digitals are WAY better than ana-digis but they all still lack a dedicated night mode, which allows for setting alarms, timers etc. in the dark without need for an external light source.


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    Re: New to G-Schock - Watch illumination question

    Quote Originally Posted by cal..45 View Post
    Unfortunately this is not entirely true. Agreed, that pure digitals are WAY better than ana-digis but they all still lack a dedicated night mode, which allows for setting alarms, timers etc. in the dark without need for an external light source.


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    I think it works OK on the models with a longer illumination duration and a 5th light button - on the ones with a 4-button layout you cannot use the light at all when making adjustments. It's also helpful to "mute" the watch - this way the light stays on when changing modes. But a "night mode" is a good thing - my Suunto X-Lander has one - light stays on as long a you press buttons.

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