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Analog/Digital - Nice concept, poorly executed:,
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This review is from: Casio Men's G100-1BV "G-Shock" Watch in Black Resin (Watch)
I've had this watch almost a year, now, and wear it less and less.
I've had Casio G-Shock watches before, and like them a lot - accurate,
sturdy, rugged looking, so I thought the analog and digital combination
would be a good idea.
Like many attempts to be all things to all people, this fails miserably.
I'll tell you why.
Digital: the display is too small, the backlight too dim, and 6 to
8 hours per day either the minute hand or the hour hand (or both)
are obscuring part of the display. For all practical purposes, it
is an analog watch.
Analog: to set the watch, you hold down a button (and you have to
hold it down pretty hard) and the minute hand advances - slowly -
which moves the hour hand. If your watch is 2 minutes fast, and you'd
like to have it accurate, you need to advance the hands through 11
hours and 58 minutes. If you're flying west to another time zone,
you have to advance the hands through 9 (or 10 or 11) hours.
As a side note, I might also mention that it has glow in the dark
hands. Sounds okay, until you notice it doesn't have glow in the dark
numbers (or dots). If you look at it in the dark, you really can't
tell if it's 3:00 AM, or 5 minutes to 2, or 10 minutes after 4. You
can be pretty sure it's night, though.
Bottom line: my suggestion would be, if you want an analog watch,
buy an analog watch which can use a stem to easily set the time/date/etc.
If you want a digital watch, buy a digital watch with a nice bright
display that isn't obscured for significant portions of the day.
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Initial post: Jun 5, 2010 12:07:02 AM PDT
Excellent review. Well thought out, and helpful. Thanx.
Posted on Jul 22, 2012 12:52:26 AM PDT
If I might add, it seems that the watch has been update because my watch has glowing 9,12, and 3 and for every other hour it is just a glowing line. Its pretty hard to see but if you are outside all day it really glows at night.
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