Thoughts on negative display digitals?

I bought this A168WGG before F91W and A158WA. Before getting it in hand, I thought it looked really cool with the negative display and all-black anodised body. Sure, it does but eventually, I realised how hard these displays are to read the time. 

I've seen people wearing mechanical watches upside down to admire the clear case back, that's cool. But I like my watches to tell the time also, apart from their appeal. Because of that, the 168 gets quite less wrist time compared to the 158. 

Do you own any negative display digitalis? Will you ever own one? Or what are your thoughts in general about these displays?

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I wore this one mostly in the evenings and never on a bright sunny day. Turns out, it's the lack of light that makes it hard to read but the sun makes it clear!

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I too like the aesthetic. Is it really that difficult to read?

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I’ve got 1 G-Shock with this display type. 

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I’ve got to admit that I’ve never noticed it being hard to read. 

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You seem young, enjoy the negative displays before your eyes get old like mine.  

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I can't read them anymore without difficulty.

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mhiggi02

I too like the aesthetic. Is it really that difficult to read?

Yeah, a little bit of sun and a slight off-angle, and it's gone!

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Matt84

I’ve got 1 G-Shock with this display type. 

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I’ve got to admit that I’ve never noticed it being hard to read. 

From the photos, it seems that way but this time I will be sure to try hands-on a negative display gshock before purchasing online.

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cageyjames

You seem young, enjoy the negative displays before your eyes get old like mine.  

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I can't read them anymore without difficulty.

You are right, sir! Thanks :)

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I do like the aesthetics of a negative display, but I find them harder to read as I get older. They are also more difficult to read in bright light unless I am looking directly down at the face.

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I have this model too and love it!

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Arijit

Yeah, a little bit of sun and a slight off-angle, and it's gone!

@mhiggi02 I was wrong about the sun part, have a look 

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Arijit

@mhiggi02 I was wrong about the sun part, have a look 

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Hey thanks. That does look very legible. I may have to go in after all!

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I got a few negative display g shocks, fine to read for me. But nowadays I'm really trying to hold our for positive display watches. This one looks great in sun as you mention 

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Bzilla

I got a few negative display g shocks, fine to read for me. But nowadays I'm really trying to hold our for positive display watches. This one looks great in sun as you mention 

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The black and yellow combo looks great!

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Cool piece! I don't own a negative digital but I do own this throwback which is fun to wear on my wrist. So tiny on me...😂

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11SWM11

Cool piece! I don't own a negative digital but I do own this throwback which is fun to wear on my wrist. So tiny on me...😂

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Yeah it does look tiny on you 😀

Nice bracelet you got there.

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I think any digital Casio with a big enough screen looks really rad with a negative display, and so does yours! I have 2 calculator models (53WF-4B) and they're so hard to read. I already ordered a few thingamajigs to mod the screens myself...Fingers crossed.