Hello, people :)
I'm relatively new to the forum, but have been wearing G-Shocks since I was 14.
I'm facing a new dilemma as I am looking for my next G-Shock to purchase.
Basically, I've narrowed it down to 3 choices.
MTG-1000-1A "The Hybrid watch"
(I don't think I need to explain why for this one..)
GW2000-1A "The Aviation watch"
(I'm a fan of 'black' and I also happen to be going to the Army helicopter pilot school, so feel very attracted to this one as well)
GW530A-1V "The Most Practical watch"
(Basically has everything I could possibly need for the best price while looking great. The only downfall of this one is that the resin band and all-digital reading lack "class" that the former two have.
Honestly, I'd like to buy all three, but just can't justify doing so :(
Now the real dilemma is that I found out today at a local G-Shock shop that the first two models don't have any kind of lighting! I almost couldn't believe it.
Being in the military, I know that I will need to look at my watch at odd hours in the middle of the night/dawn. Unless those luminescent hands last 8 hours or more, it's almost pointless for me to get those models.
How far into the night could I expect to read those watches?
I didn't like the MTG1500-1A / GW2500BD-1A's mix of digital and analog readings, but it looks like I might have to resort to those models since they do have lighting...
I really can't understand why Casio saw fit to equip these with lights but not the all-analog-read models.
Any tip, help, advice, opinion on the issue would be appreciated!