What happens to a negative display left in the hot sun (spoiler: it's okay)
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    What happens to a negative display left in the hot sun (spoiler: it's okay)

    This happened to me some weeks ago, but I only now got around to posting the pictures. I had left my Tough Solar watches out in the enclosed porch in the strong sun, and all of them looked fine except for the AWG-M100B. The LCD's (all three of them) had turned all blank and "positive," but within minutes out of the heat and light, gradually all turned back to normal, one LCD after the other. The moral is: the damage wasn't permanent, but I wouldn't risk it in hot and sunny weather for longer than 10-20 minutes. It might be worth placing the watch in see-through container full of water in such conditions.
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    Re: What happens to a negative display left in the hot sun (spoiler: it's okay)

    I once left a box of 10 rare Frogmans out in the sun and went back to check on them and all the displays were totally blacked out. I didn't know this was normal, so I was more than a little concerned. But when I brought them back in, they returned to normal in a couple of minutes. I have never seen the opposite happen with a negative display though, but it makes sense.

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    Re: What happens to a negative display left in the hot sun (spoiler: it's okay)

    Wow that's strange!
    I once left my Riseman in the freezer to see if the thermometer was accurate and when I took it out the digits were moving so slow, it looked pretty funny. I guess that's one way to slow down time.
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    Re: What happens to a negative display left in the hot sun (spoiler: it's okay)

    I left my negative outside in the sun once and it temporarily "died". It came back, as yours did.

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