Taking a picture of an LCD display is challenging and it turn to a nightmare when it's a negative display. I usually have to juggle both watch and camera to find the one angle at which the display doesn't appear like a murky black slate, but today I decided to cheat amd use a polarizing filter which made everything easy, or to be more honest: a bit easier.
It's still not easy peasy because I have to hold the camera and rotate the filter until I find the best contrast, and then I have to be careful not to move too much. It's also a good tool to use when dealing with too much reflection bouncing from sapphire crystals.
I wish that in real life the screen would "pop" like it does in this picture taken under artificial light. It sometime does but somehow it's never when I have to read the time in a hurry.
I could naturally decide to wear a different watch today and that would solve the problem of legibility, but I like my GM-S5600. It's really the only option there is if I want to wear a small square G-Shock that is still a true G-Shock and the GM-S5600 is basically a scaled down version of the DW-5600E, clad in shinny metal that is starting to show some serious scratches.
I'm a big fan of watches that are interesting because they are either unique, have interesting features, well designed or simply offer a great value for their price.