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Poor viewing angles
13 October 2017
Generally the watch looks fine but I just couldn't tolerate the narrow viewing angle of the screen where the display only looks sharp if you look at it dead on or at a very slight angle from flat. Anything else presents ghosting time digits and the whole LCD matrix elements can be seen (sort of like 88:88:88). This makes things like looking at the time clearly while you're holding something (coffee cup, shopping bags) uncomfortable as you have to twist your wrist a lot more. The watch was sold direct by Amazon so I know it wasn't to do with authenticity. According to the serial it was made in Thailand in June 2017.
I have another Casio G-Shock (G-7710-1) (which admittedly has a negative screen display) but I have probably been spoiled by that as the viewing angles and contrast are superb on that and the time remains crisp and distinct even at extreme angles.
After some research, it appears this issue is common on g-shocks that have a solar panel as the mineral glass used is different/thicker and the poor angles are a side effect to this.