You may recall I posted a thread about a vacation watch a short while ago and settled on a Bernhardt SS Corsair GMT as my main watch and my existing Casio (cheap £30 non G-Shock) as my beater for the beach and other outdoor activities.
Whilst I can still do that, something has been niggling at me about the Casio and I think I would like something that will give me just a little more pleasure and satisfaction when on the wrist than the current Casio does.
I was originally looking at the all metal square stainless steel as the main watch but ended up with the all brushed Bernhardt after seeing the terrible condition of the highly polished G-Shock SS in the London G-Shock store when I was staying in London at the time.
The watch that has really caught my eye to replace the current Casio is the GW-B5600HR-1ER
From what I can see this has identical features to the all metal version and I can get this at a pretty decent price new (£140.00).
Seems a perfect compromise on cost and features for an outdoor activity beater but the one thing that is holding me back is the negative display. Looking at it in the photos I really don't mind it but I read a lot of mixed feelings about them here.
Now that I am back home and away from London, I don't have a G-Shock or authorised dealer near me so I cannot see it in the flesh. My only option is to order one. I know I could order one and if I didn't like it send it straight back but I don't really like doing that if I can help it.
This isn't a personal thing of will I or won't I like a negative display, it's more is it functional and practical during the day outside and inside or at night and is it readable in all the same settings and scenarios a positive display would be. If so then I'm ok with it. If not then it would be useful to know.