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G-306X-1 Negative display


  1. papercutink

    jersey city ,nj

    Hi, I just got a white G-306X-1, in alot of the photos i saw of the watch online the display seems alot brighter. Like shown, but mine looks alot darker, why is that? I looked through the manual and could not find any way to change the brighness.:

    Posted 12 years ago #
  2. papercutink

    jersey city ,nj


    my display looks dark like this one.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  3. Thomas

    Germany

    That's the point annoying me too.
    There are some of these aspekts, for instance the gw-m5600 was shown in brochure with numbers as the DW-5600 has, but it has pixeled numbers.

    I guess, we must live with this type of marketing.

    Another point is, that negativ displays are very hard to take a picture.

    Thomas

    Posted 12 years ago #
  4. Riley

    Philadelphia

    Casio takes photos of these in a studio with just the right lighting and angels to make the display appear sharp. The real world look of most G-Shocks is quite different than the stock photos might lead you to believe.

    It's too bad you don't like the display, but it's probably the way it's supposed to be and there's no real adjustment for it. I've often been let down by a model once I have it in my hands, but I've also been pleasantly surprised by just as many.

    You can always try another model. The negative displays vary widely in their readability. I'm sure there's one out there that's perfect for you.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  5. papercutink

    jersey city ,nj

    I like the way it looks , although it can be hard to read in dim lighting. I just wanted to make sure mine wasn't abnormally dim.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  6. Thomas

    Germany

    here is an example:
    I'm not sure, but have a look at http://www.casio.de/press/files/CASIO_GLX-5600-7ER.jpg and look at the moon phase. the moon phase indicator should not display such a graphic. the indicator can be blank, filled, right or left aligned filled, but never right and left aligned filled with a gap.

    or that: http://www.casio.de/press/files/CASIO_GW-M5600-1ER.jpg
    the digits are wrong, in reality they are pixeled - that's not a studio photo.
    and the GW-M5600 has no "24h"-symbol. further more I've never seen a flash alert symbol, because the watch has not one. yes, I'm petty-minded

    real world photo: http://mygshock.com/image-archive/GW-M5600R-1JF

    @Riley: maybe it's a good idea for the photo archive to show the module number

    Posted 12 years ago #
  7. Riley

    Philadelphia

    Hmmmm... That is interesting. I wonder if Casio is actually computer rendering these images. That might explain these incongruities.

    Thomas said:
    @Riley: maybe it's a good idea for the photo archive to show the module number

    I would like to do this and for the wiki too. It's just a daunting task. I really need a comprehensive list with all the model numbers and modules side by side or something.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  8. Thomas

    Germany

    It's just a daunting task

    yes, it is. Unfortunatly I see no way to automate this task.

    but it would be much easier, if we make a simple list and call the users of the forum to start/complete this ... like that:

    DW-5600 : 1545
    GW-M5600 : 3063

    The forum thread is saved as text file, cut off header and footer goes quickily by hand, blank lines and double entry are easy to delete. Under unix-like operatings systems I would type a one-line command: tr [:lower:] [:upper:] < my-module-list.txt| sort | uniq > output-list.txt
    The result is written in upper case letters, alphabetic order etc.

    I could do this task from time to time and send it back to you. A spreadsheet expert should do the same job.

    Cheers
    Thomas

    Posted 12 years ago #
  9. Riley

    Philadelphia

    It sounds like a good idea for a project Thomas.

    There's already 651 models listed with module numbers in this table:
    http://mygshock.com/wiki/Manuals_and_Documentation#G-Shock_Datasheet_1983-2007

    There's 1,749 Japanese G-Shock models right now. Plus who knows how many export models.

    Maybe a wiki page would be a good way for everyone to collaborate on it? There might be some kind of online spreadsheet editor we could use. I think that might be easier to work with maybe.

    To start off we could integrate the above table with this list:
    http://mygshock.com/wiki/List_of_Every_G-Shock_Model

    And they're all separated by year here in this list:
    http://mygshock.com/image-archive/

    Any help would be appreciated. Once there's a definitive source I can start integrating it into the Image Archive.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  10. Thomas

    Germany

    Hm, I' surprised ... well, now we have a point to start with it.
    I'm going to merge the tables this weekend, so we can see what's missing.

    what should placed in the table?
    Name (as URL to image archive) + Module

    e.g.
    DW-5000C-1A | 240

    Cheers
    Thomas

    Posted 12 years ago #

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