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G-Man
2012-02-02, 08:08
Hi All,
Im looking for a new G-Shock and always wanted one with a negative display. When i finally saw the watch in my own eyes, the negative display looks hard to read compared to normal display. There is no doubt that watch with negative display looks much "cooler", but it comes with the price of more difficult display.
Are there any G-shocks with better negative display then others?

some models that i liked but decided to look for new ones after seen the negative display:
GW-9100MB-1JF
GW-9200MBJ-1JF
GW-9100MB-1JF

feel free to suggest more models, but with normal display.

Thanks.

Olivier
2012-02-02, 09:09
For one week, I've daily used a GW-9300GY which has a Negative display. I agree, sometimes it can be hard (but not impossible) to read it.
I think it's comfortable enough for using it in standard situation. In dark environment, just active Auto Light functionality then all should be OK.

rutteger
2012-02-02, 11:18
I've had a few with negative displays and haven't noticed a massive difference between models. Find the negative display perfectly legible although it seems others may not - it's quite subjective.

Heaps of models to suggest with a positive display, both the GW-9100 (which is outgoing) and GW-9200 come with a positive display also. Could also look at the new GW-9300-1 Mudman. Maybe let us know what sort of features you're after?

G-Man
2012-02-02, 11:28
thanks you all for replying!

When i was in the shop and compared the negative vs. normal display, the last one was much easier to read, don't you think the same?

in spite of that, all the negative displays really looks great. the new Mudman GW-9300GB that rutteger suggested looks amazing.

I don't really look for a specific feature, i only use the stopwatch in the gym. besides that, the looks and easy to use is the most appealing characteristics for me.

i also liked the G-9200GY-1, but the left sensor donsnt look good for me. the G9300-1 could also be an option, but the lack of physical button for the light is a bit irritating.

any other new models?

thanks ahead!

Olivier
2012-02-02, 11:37
the G9300-1 could also be an option, but the lack of physical button for the light is a bit irritating.


Just use the "Auto-Light", instead of the physical button. Don't you think so ?

G-Man
2012-02-02, 11:39
never attempt this. for some reason, i think that the response of this would be much slower then physical button and too many times where the light will go on without need.
am i wrong?

G-Man
2012-02-02, 11:41
p.s
no need for Wave Ceptor (which probably comes with extra cost), that service is not available in my area.

rutteger
2012-02-02, 12:56
Also quite like the Auto EL, find it useful and use it on all the watches I own with this feature. The Auto EL takes quite a deliberate action so it rarely goes off without need in my expereince.

The multiband 5 / 6 waveceptor function does come at a premium.

I'd also agree a positive display is more legible than negative. But equally I find negative fine to read. And it looks cool :D

A few more suggestions

1728
GW-7900B-1JF Multiband6, negative display and large EL button

1729
GW-6900BC

1730
G-6900 Positive display, large EL button

1731
G-9300GY mudman

Sure there are plenty more which would suit! One thing you might wish to bare in mind is that some models, esp the larger Masters are quite chunky which may or may not be idea for gym work. I wouldn't wear something like a large GW-200 Frog when I go running....

G-Man
2012-02-02, 13:00
thanks for the detailed answer.
no worries about the size, im good.

is there a center place where i can find all the relevant G-Shock models? i thought all are located in G-Shock website, but every time i find another model in this web-pages that does not exists there.

rutteger
2012-02-02, 13:15
thanks for the detailed answer.
no worries about the size, im good.

is there a center place where i can find all the relevant G-Shock models? i thought all are located in G-Shock website, but every time i find another model in this web-pages that does not exists there.

No problem :)

Sadly there is no central website where you can see all models released worldwide - which is a shame. About the closest is the Japanese main G-shock site > http://g-shock.jp/lineup/index.html , this has most of the current releases but does seem to omit outgoing models which are still readily available (for example the G-9000 Mudman).

Otherwise best idea is to look around this site (maybe look at the front page for new releases) and look at the suppliers listed here > http://www.g-shockzone.com/showwiki.php?title=Where-to-buy-G-Shock and just get an idea of the sort of thing you like!

G-Man
2012-02-02, 21:17
thanks again for all that info.

looks like im going for the GW-9300GB. now i just need to find the cheapest price online :-)

seanobsdot
2012-02-02, 23:12
@rutteger- do you know of any distributors carrying that gw6900bc??????

rutteger
2012-02-03, 09:44
@G-Man, good luck with your search, be sure to post pics when you find your Mudman. Great choice :cool:

@seanobsdot - Think the GW-6900BC is dicontinued (why, I'm unsure). Quick search shows eBay is probably your best bet > http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=GW-6900BC&_sacat=See-All-Categories , to be honest it was the only place I could find stock. Again, another really cool model. Other option might be to pick up the metal bracelet from tiktox > http://www.tiktox.com/gw6900bc-bracelet-p-2789.php but this ain't cheap either.

G-Man
2012-02-03, 14:46
Just got my 9300!
Price $175 from a local retailer in Israel.

175917601761

G-Man
2012-02-03, 14:47
of course, thank you all for helping, appreciated!

rutteger
2012-02-03, 15:21
Congrats :cool: Quick action there, assume it's the G-9300GB? Nice price and nice pics, thanks posting up.

How do you find it so far? Have to say I'm really pleased with my 9300 series mudman, fits real well for such a big watch.

G-Man
2012-02-03, 17:26
yes, it's the G-9300GB-1.
In fact, i was checking out online many models in the last few weeks. the thread here and the reference to the G-9300GB, were the final push that i needed.
today morning, i was ready to eBay this, but after some google-ing, found a cheapest retailer and that's it.
a couple of hours ago, finished reading the entire 100~ manual. many options, but will probably will not use them.

this watch has killer look!

Olivier
2012-02-03, 17:52
I agree with you, very good choice. Congratulations !

We should open a special G(W)-9300 club here :D

TZA
2012-02-03, 19:34
G-Man, Congrats on your new G9300. looks great on your wrist!

i noticed that manual too. its like a brick! haha. funny, i was reading the english pdf version online last night. the watch does indeed have alot of great functions. you never know? some may come in handy in the future :cool:

Olivier
2012-02-03, 20:05
i noticed that manual too. its like a brick!
It could be G-book ! :) It has been written in many different languages, so in reality it's not so big.
On my side I only got Japanese paper version and I read the pdf instead.