Last edited by Fergfour; March 9th, 2017 at 18:31.
The bezel was sourced from a U.K. Supplier and was a copy of the standard that was fitted to the G5600E, i.e.; matt black with white lettering.
As for painting, grabbed a bottle of neon yellow nail polish from my niece.
The neon polish works well on top of the existing white paint.
Using the polish's enclosed brush paint across the area of the lettering, immediately wipe across with your finger removing the bulk of the excess polish, wait 10 minutes, repeat the process, wait another 5 minutes and wipe the area gently with a q-tip soaked in nail polish remover, rinse with clean water. This works as the lettering is inset and the polish goes into the grooves of the letters, when you wipe across you're only removing the paint above the level of the writing. It only takes a half hour to do the two coats and if I ever tire of the colour it can be removed easily.
Took me about two minutes to swap the straps and bezel from the new watch. I am pleased with the result as it is a very wearable watch with just a pop of colour.
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Thanks for the tips, I was thinking people were painting with a toothpick or needle or something. With my wife and 2 girls in the house, I'll have to start looking through their nail supplies! I'm sure they'll love that. I like the negative display squares as much as the positive personally.
In today's mail, DW5025D strap and bezel. To some, no big deal. To me, it's gold:
You'll notice a few posts back I picked up a 2001 DW5000LV Lover's that has a generic lcd 1545 module, instead of the original silver lcd. I'm unable to return it, so I stuck my spare DW5025D Ocean Gray bezel/strap on it, swapping the gold buckle with the silver buckle from the LV. It turned out pretty nice!
Thanks Dig. The Ocean Gray bezel really goes well with a screwback case. One thing I was thinking of trying is a blue keeper. There's that tiny blue triangle on the dial that it would match up with. If not that maybe a silver keeper? We'll see.
Last edited by Fergfour; March 11th, 2017 at 13:31.
Alright, just in today the DW 5600GM-2. I liked my 5600GM-1 that I posted about recently enough that I thought I should get another variant.
It has a blue glitter resin which seems more matte than the dash 1 version. I haven’t washed it yet so we'll see how it cleans up. Same fire pattern around the dial, same funky font, but the lcd has a nice blueish color to it. Here's a comparison shot:
There is one more to the series in black, but I'm content with having just these two in the collection.
Awesome collection you have there, man.. How i love square Gs.
Wish you all the best! :)
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