Reverse Displays - Easy to Read

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    Reverse Displays - Easy to Read

    I have never owned a reverse display watch however I have been considering the G5600RB.

    When looking at all the photos, I feel that the normal LCD displays are easier to read. Is this just because I have never used a reverse display previously?

    Is it something that you need to familiarize your eyes? Does anyone find the reverse displays actually easier to read?

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    Re: Reverse Displays - Easy to Read

    I only had one to date and sold it, it was hard for me to read.
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    Re: Reverse Displays - Easy to Read

    I just got my first reverse display on monday. I haven't had any problems reading it yet. I would say it is not as clear as a standard display, but by no means is it hard to read.


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    Re: Reverse Displays - Easy to Read

    They're fine outside in bright sunlight, unless you're wearing polarized shades. Not so great indoors or when the light gets dim. I've seen better reverse displays than Casio does though.
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    Re: Reverse Displays - Easy to Read

    Y'know i hear that allot "i cant read it" but since i upgraded from my G-5600-1JF to my new'er' G5600RB-1JF i cant understand what all the fuss is about. ive never had a hard time seeing what time it is, maybe its just older members whos eyes arent what they used to be?even when i have the slightest bit of trouble viewing(due to light conditions or what have you) i just hit the light button and everything is pristine!?! i just really cant understand the hard to read rhetoric, but maybe its just me??? at any rate in my humble opinion, the only watch that even comes close to the G5600RB-1JF display is the DW-M5600BC-J1 and thats only because of the multi-band synchronism, the actual display looks like the"ugly" GW-5600-J1 but at least it shows the day and date
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    Re: Reverse Displays - Easy to Read

    Quote Originally Posted by cascadien View Post
    Y'know i hear that allot "i cant read it" but since i upgraded from my G-5600-1JF to my new'er' G5600RB-1JF i cant understand what all the fuss is about.
    Why did you 'upgrade' to the G5600RB-1JF?
    What didn't you like about the G-5600-1JF?
    Is the G-5600RB-1JF made in japan?
    Is the G-5600-1JF made in japan?

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    Re: Reverse Displays - Easy to Read

    I've found some negative displays easier to read than others, but generaly speaking, normal displays are more legible.
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    Re: Reverse Displays - Easy to Read

    Quote Originally Posted by sml View Post
    Why did you 'upgrade' to the G5600RB-1JF?
    What didn't you like about the G-5600-1JF?
    Is the G-5600RB-1JF made in japan?
    Is the G-5600-1JF made in japan?
    As far as I know, all G-5600s are made in Japan. My G-5600-1DR is a 'Japan Y'.

    Not that it matters, of course.
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    Re: Reverse Displays - Easy to Read

    Reverse displays are readable, but are difficult in low light situations when normal displays are still OK. Yes, you can turn on the backlight, but that just illuminates the problem.

    I had two reversed display G-Shocks but I wouldn't have another.
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    Re: Reverse Displays - Easy to Read

    The white numbers on black models are OK for me, also in dim light.
    But the red on black displays are hard to read.
    Also the viewing angle is very narrow.....

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