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An affordable, attractive watch,
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This review is from: Casio Men's G300-3AV G-Shock Ana-Digi Black Street Rider Watch (Watch)
I needed a watch with an analog/digital combo in order to determine the time quickly but still have an alarm, timer, stopwatch, etc. All in all, this is an attractive watch. The negative LCD might not be as clear as standard but I haven't had any problems reading it. The circular second-hand display is rather superfluous as each tick indicating one second is very small and not easy to read so I just don't try. It is definitely well built with a mineral crystal lens which is difficult to scratch and plastic guards around the lens to further keep it from harm. The minute hands moves one fifth of a minute every 20 seconds so the analog part is always in sync with the digital part which is kind of neat. All the functions work just fine although the alarm/timer tone is so faint and lasts for only about 5 seconds so unless the watch is totally uncovered and there is only a little background noise, I can't hear the alarm go off. My only other gripe is that while the the digital part and the seconds display lights up with the backlight, there is no way to keep it lit for more than two seconds and it won't stay lit while changing functions so if you're in the dark and need to use the timer, without knowing how many times to hit the menu button, you would need to hit menu, then light, then menu, then light, over and over until you found it. Speaking for someone who needs full functionality in the dark, this watch looks nice but doesn't fit what I needed.
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Initial post: Feb 2, 2008 10:55:29 PM PST
nice complete review as i am looking for a watch with a seconds hand that can be read in the dark... as it will be a gift for my nephew who is an emt and future fireman.. good review!
Posted on Jun 13, 2008 11:36:52 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 13, 2008 11:37:07 PM PDT
I agree with everything you've mentioned about the watch, though I still prefer the negative LCD over the standard (personal preference).
Having said that, the watch face is just too small, and the date does not display the day of the week (which I got used to from my other Gshock), the light not staying on for long enough is very annoying, it also goes off when you hit any other button (eg, when trying to see the day of the week and not just the date). Also. the watch only displays date in MM-DD format, no way to change it to DD-MM.
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