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    Opinions please AW591ml or G300ml

    Fancy a new black watch and I'm torn between these two but which do you prefer? (no Im not buying both!!) just wanted other peoples thoughts on which and why. Pics borrowed from Amazon....other online retailers are available.

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    Re: Opinions please AW591ml or G300ml

    G-300 for sure as it has an EL-backlight on the LCDs. I also like the two-line LCD-layout much better than those little eyes on the AW.

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    +1 for G300ML because of the backlight. The AW591ML only has LED light. With small, reversed and subdue combination the digital displays of AW591ML are useless, even in daylight. See pictures.

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    Re: Opinions please AW591ml or G300ml

    Hi, thanks I had forgotten how bad the backlight was on the AW591, it's the same issue I have had with my GA100-1A1....but they look so cool, oh well nothing is perfect! I think I too am leaning towards the g300ml as I already have the awg100 which is pretty similar to the aw591 but you can see the hands on the awg100.

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    Re: Opinions please AW591ml or G300ml

    i like the aw more
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    Re: Opinions please AW591ml or G300ml

    Which one did you get? I would have to said neither, if it were me. While the G300ML is a very good looking G-Shock, it does have a few annoying flaws.

    First are foremost, the stopwatch and CDT are both limited to 60 minutes! I found that to be a real shame, especially for the stopwatch. The lume is only on the hands, NOT on the dial, and I've heard that it goes very faint after just a few hours. The LCD backlight is OK, but the visibility of the LCD segments in low light is really not good.

    This feels like one of those examples where CASIO did not research the product well enough and definitely did not user test a prototype to uncover these kinds of flaws.
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    Re: Opinions please AW591ml or G300ml

    Quote Originally Posted by xevious View Post
    Which one did you get?
    I went with the G300ML mainly due to the back-lit lcd. Agree that the lcd is quite hard to see in low light and if I was brave enough I would probably reverse the screen to have black digits on red background....maybe one day. After clearly stating that I would only buy one of them, I ended up getting the AW591ML as well as there was a deal too good to miss on ebay (is there a cure for this problem I wonder). Out of the two I actually prefer the 591 even though the lcd is pretty useless. I think they both look pretty cool for the daytime but I would probably switch to another for an evening...that's the joy of having a few Gs to choose from.

    For anyone considering either of these, I am not sure I can recommend either unless they are cheap, I would suggest considering the ga100-1a1 as IMO a much better watch.
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    Re: Opinions please AW591ml or G300ml

    ^ Sounds like you did the right thing, the WUS thing, by getting both.

    I'm not surprised to hear that you ended up preferring the 591; seems like the more well thought out watch. Have you seen the GW-A1000? Now that's one I really like, for terrific looks anyway.
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    Re: Opinions please AW591ml or G300ml

    I normally wouldn't chime in (as I'm not a big G-Shock guy) but I have the AW591 as I prefer the analog-minimal look. Just my 2 cents.....
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    Re: Opinions please AW591ml or G300ml

    Xevious, I have seen the GW-A1000 I am a little undecided on that one; there is something in the layout which doesn't sit right with me, not sure exactly what. I think if I was going for that style I would go with the GW-3000BB as I find the layout more pleasing to look at.
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