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Huge size, dark display, stains easily, generally good.
on May 7, 2014
Overall this watch gets the job done. Atomic timekeeping correct to the second for perfectionists, automatic Daylight Savings adjustment, and a slew of other nifty features you may never use/need.
Before purchasing I read reviews here saying the watch was very big, "jumbo size," whatever. I figured people were just complaining because they hadn't owned a G-Shock before and weren't accustomed to seeing the large face. This is my second G-Shock, and even I was surprised to see that this watch's face was a lot bigger than my first originally-surprisingly-big watch, maybe 20% larger. I've gotten used to it by now, but it truly is large--more so than I would wave wanted.
I also read reviews stating that the white on the face (1.) chips easily, and (2.) stains easily. I liked the design and proceeded to purchase it. I tried to be careful, but within 2 weeks I have already chipped a little bot of the white paint off, and I see Blue stains on the edges from brushing against my jeans (and I don't own any new jeans with dye that easily rubs off).
The display is readable, but it's a lot harder to read compared to my old G-Shock. Yes, the LED/light button is there to brighten the screen, but if your current watch is anything like my old one, be prepared to press it more frequently than you used to have to. Also, the light only remains lit for 1 second at a time (my previous watch lit for 2 seconds). This is particularly annoying considering that the dark display requires you to press the button more frequently. And yes, there is an option to automatically light up using the gyro's detection of your holding it to see it, but this feature causes your light to activate throughout the day and night when you didn't intend for it to light up; this wastes battery, and my previous watch couldn't hold a charge for more than a couple of days before I deactivated that feature. I'm not bothering trying to activate it on this new watch.
But yeah. Aside from that, I'm generally satisfied with the watch.