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    Negative display?

    Just curious,what does this mean?

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    Re: Negative display?

    It's easiest to explain with a picture. Positive display on the left, negative on the right:


    Pic by GavH

    I personally think the negative displays look cool, but my eyes just don't read them very well. I went with the positive display for my Core.

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    Re: Negative display?

    Here's another example...



    Positive display on the right, negative on the left...






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    Re: Negative display?

    I agree with Gabe. I like how negative displays look but find positive displays easier to read.

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    It means a watch with a display that is harder to read in low light....

    A lot of these are sold as 'Tactical' or 'Military'. I use a watch in tactical situations and find these absolutely useless!!

    Try one if you're intrigued ....i did.......they were not for me.

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    Re: Negative display?

    Quote Originally Posted by gloster View Post
    I agree with Gabe. I like how negative displays look but find positive displays easier to read.
    Generally speaking, I agree.

    But it's worth pointing out that the readability of negative displays varies widely in a way that normal displays do not. For example, the negative display on my old Suunto Core was nigh-on unreadable in anything less than perfect light. The negative display on my Casio PRW-1300Y, on the other, is perfectly legible even in less than perfect light.



    All other things being equal, I prefer a normal display. But there is just something so damn sexy about a negative display, especially on a "stealth" watch.


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    Re: Negative display?

    Pic of my G-7710:


    This watch and some others now come with adjustable contrast which can help increase the readability in low light. I've was very anxious about ordering this watch as I had never seen or used a negative display watch before. Those worries quickly dissipated when I started wearing it!

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    Re: Negative display?

    Best example

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    Re: Negative display?

    Yep, very cool that one...




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    Re: Negative display?

    I have a European ProTrek 1300 on the way w/negative display.I hope i like it!

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