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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    They both looked like a brighter orange before installation. The first one did have more red in it, this one looks orange in real life. Some of it must be the camera or maybe the compression algorithm Motorola uses. The filters do look darker right against the LCD, I don't think I compensated enough for that. There are one or two more I might try later.

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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    If you like it as is by all means keep it don't go by me! I can't remember trying orange yet, it makes me wonder if there's just something about it that is more difficult than some of the other colors. Or maybe it's the stock color of the lcd on the watch you're using interacting with it somehow. I'd try the most pale/light orange you have and see if it makes any difference. There's a CS on the bay now for 45.....:)
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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    I guess orange isn't so easy with filters. I tried the next two lighter filters in the sequence and they are too yellow for my taste (and compared to the orange paint on the bezel). So the Chrome Orange gets to stay. Thankfully it isn't as red as it looks in the earlier photo.

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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    chempop:
    I thot I had no luv for square watches. Til my SIL Mark bought a GShock GWX56.
    Luvin my 1st square G. Thing looks puny on his 8"+ wrist.
    Solar Atomic. All the whistles n bells he could need. Tried twice to get him to flip
    it to me. No dice. What are SIL's for but to cater to FIL's whims, selling the King G
    to me. BTW Casio has sold 36,000,000 G's since 1984. Eat yer hearts out F71 watch
    owners.

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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    Since my transaction fell through on the DW5600JP Jetsetter, I decided to make my own variation of it with parts I had lying around. The JP has a glossy dark blue bezel with a glossy black strap and a negative display.
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    I like this color combo so I used a similar dark blue bezel with a matte finish and a black combi bracelet. I didn't feel like taking a negative module out of another of my squares so I used the 5600CG, which has a navy blu/violet lcd:

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    Inserted a light blue gel filter, slapped on some black bars and here she is:
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    The light is nice on the 5600CG too (I always have trouble focusing on the backlight for some reason):
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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    Too nice out to be inside so this is the last one today. I came across a dead DW5700ML with no bezel and got a good deal on it. My plan was to resurrect the module and transplant it into my already modded EH:
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    I wasn't even 100% sure that the 5700 module would fit in a 5600. They are both 1545's but thought maybe it was in a different housing or something. A fresh battery and a reset and the ML module came alive. The plan worked, transplant successful:

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    The microdot dial of the ML is shimmery and beautiful. It has the same texture as the DW5030D, DW5025SP, GW M5630A and E among others, except instead of gold it's red. I've played around with red gel/film inserts but they just don't compare to the real thing. The ML module looks better from all angles, is less reflective, and more legible. I have a couple of other squares I'd like use the ML display in, too bad they are so hard to come by.
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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    Quote Originally Posted by Fergfour View Post
    Too nice out to be inside so this is the last one today. I came across a dead DW5700ML with no bezel and got a good deal on it. My plan was to resurrect the module and transplant it into my already modded EH:
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    I wasn't even 100% sure that the 5700 module would fit in a 5600. They are both 1545's but thought maybe it was in a different housing or something. A fresh battery and a reset and the ML module came alive. The plan worked, transplant successful:

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    NICE job! I sure wish I'd bought one of those EH crystals before PacParts clamped down on limited edition parts. Can't get those any longer. :(
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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    Thanks xevious. I see the EH up for auction once in a while. As you said, individual parts are no longer available, you'll have to buy the whole watch. I can think of several models I like where this is the case unfortunately.
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    Here's a better shot of the DW5600 with the Chrome Orange filter. Not so red in this picture.
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    Re: Custom Squares: Q&A, show em here, fuel addiction

    Yeah that's more like it jzoo, a medium orange, cool. When you compare it to a red dial like mine a few posts back you can see the difference.
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