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Beware that Illuminator does not mean it has an electroluminescent (EL) backlight
on May 20, 2017
When I saw that this watch had an Illuminator display, I just assumed it had a modern electroluminescent backlight. When I got the watch it became apparent that it simply had an old fashioned dim white LED backlight, which made it difficult to view in the dark. I also find the stiff and sharp edged band uncomfortable, and only half of the large watch face is dedicated to the basic display. Instead, there is a lot of useless and redundant aircraft cockpit type stuff like an unreadable miniature analog clock and an hourglass style seconds display. Meanwhile, the watch is unnecessarily large and bulky. On the positive side, I paid less than $18 for a watch with a 200m water pressure rating and a 10 year battery.
I bought this watch in February, 2016, but have now recently purchased a much better Casio G-Shock DW-5600E-1V that resolves all these issues. It cost twice as much, but is infinitely better.