I just got the "blackout" and gold version of the Mudman G9300. It was a blind purchase but it's my third and by far the most feature-rich G-Shock I own. I like it but... I have one question.
Do new G-Shock watches come with a plastic film you're supposed to tear off the crystal? It seems awfully reflective. So, if I'm not in optimal lighting conditions I can see my own face in the crystal looking at my watch and not the display. Is that normal for this watch? I tried peeling it at it lightly with my fingernail, hoping there was something covering the crystal but I don't think there is. More likely it has to do with the "blackout" effect and the LCD display being a bit dull. If I hit the light I can see the time better but I've read about people's misgivings about this particular model, possibly on this forum. I guess I was warned.
I've checked that the battery says it's at high and there is a battery saving feature I have turned off. Still going through the manual and getting to know this model a bit better. But any advice about the display would be appreciated. Perhaps I just got the wrong version. I do like the black and gold esthetic, being a Bruins fan and all.
I'm excited to play with this watch and calibrate the compass and moon-phase. It arrived just in time for some spring camping trips.