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    Who reads manuals anyway?

    I don't, at least not for stuff I have, although I do have a number of manuals for cars I don't own!

    I've had my G7500 for just over a month; for a week or so have been wondering what 'DST' on the display means, and finally got round to looking it up today. While looking through the manual I noticed mention of Auto EL-I didn't know the watch had that feature, and though I've read about it didn't think it would be something I'd use-I was wrong. It's really useful for reading the time under desks! In all seriousness, I think I'll use it a lot now I know it's there, especially as its getting dark around 4pm here at the moment.

    I'm still not convinced reading manuals is a good idea though, in view of the advice given about using the Auto EL: 'take care that sudden illumination by the auto light switch does startle or distract others around you'.

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    Re: Who reads manuals anyway?

    I like to read some manuals, for instance, the manuals that come with my watches or any other complex electronic device I may purchase. Personally I don't like the auto-el but different strokes for different folks... I'm rarely in a dark situation but I believe if I need it I just hold the light button for 5 seconds and it's on.

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    Re: Who reads manuals anyway?

    I have to disagree and say that reading manuals is a good idea. After the first few G-Shocks you can work a lot of things out without the manuals, but I still at least browse through the 'proceedure lookup' part to see if I'm missing any features.

    I do tend to skip the boring bits, which is why I spent 6 months thinking my auto EL's were temperamental, instead of realising they don't work in the light.
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    Re: Who reads manuals anyway?

    I agree...


    ...I think Casio should supply a pretty model to tell you in Japanese how to press the buttons.

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    Re: Who reads manuals anyway?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lexxorcist View Post
    I have to disagree and say that reading manuals is a good idea. After the first few G-Shocks you can work a lot of things out without the manuals, but I still at least browse through the 'proceedure lookup' part to see if I'm missing any features.

    I do tend to skip the boring bits,
    if with this one
    i do it myself then if i need a little help i turn to the manual
    when im getting new rc cars and radio gear you always have to flick to the manul just to figure out what the hells going on

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    Re: Who reads manuals anyway?

    I do, if for no other reason to see if there are any options or features I do not know about.

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    Re: Who reads manuals anyway?

    I didn't look at the manual at all for my $20 W-71. I looked at the important parts for my GW-9000 and G-2800.
    I plan to get a Pathfinder in the next year or so though, and I think I'll be reading that one right through.

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    Re: Who reads manuals anyway?

    I don't read manual till after I'll figure out the watch much later in time and see if anything I miss before.
    Current watch collection is dw-001, dw-002(2), dw-003(2), dw-004(2), dw-5000(13)(dw-5000c-1a(3), dw-5000-1jf, dw-5000sl(3), dw-5000bl2, dw-5025d-8(2), dw-5025b-7(2), dw-50301jr, dw-5030c-1jr, ww-5100c-1, dw-5200(9), dw-5200c-1(8), dw-5200c-9, ww-5300c-1(2), dw-5300(5), dw-5300-1av, dw-5300-1bv(3), dw-5300g-9v, dw-5400(6), dw-5400c-1(4), dw-5400c-9(2), dw-5500, dw5600c(3), dw-5600c-1v(691), dw-5600c-1v(901), dw-5600c-9bv(691), dw-5600e, dw-5700(5), dw-5700c-1v(3), dw-5700c-9v, dw-5700c-9gv(2), dw-5800(2), dw-6100, dw-6600(3), dw-6800, dw-8400, dw-8600(2), dw-8800, dw-9052, dw-9100, dw-9400(2), dw-9500(3), mtg-900, g-100, g-9100, glx-5600, gw-5600j-1, gw-610, gw-300, gw-701d, gw-m5600-1(2) of casio g-shocks and pre g-shock dw-1000(2) and pre g-shock dw-1500 and dw-210(6) and dw-240(2) and dw-260(5) and dw-270(2) and dw-290(2) and few timex ironman and thermometer of timex.

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    Re: Who reads manuals anyway?

    I don't read manuals myself since I consider myself a "G shock" expert.

    However I do know of at least one model where you have no choice but to read the manual: GIEZ (either 1100 or 1000).

    For a little time that I had with it in the store over the weekend I realized in a hurry that this is just not the simple one to operate. Talk about non intuitive? Well this one pretty much wrote a book about it.

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    Re: Who reads manuals anyway?

    I'd probably read the manuals if I could read them without a magnifying lens !

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