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    Re: Managed to snag a Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by cuthbert View Post
    Case Y, interesting, it appears to be very common on 240 modules.

    It's completely polished unlike the H that has all the parts covered by rubber left as forged rough...I read somewhere the case A is supposed to be the best finished but I think the Y and B are as good as it.

    Your Hero is in much better condition than mine that has a significant lcd leakage.
    I'm not sure, but I think all 5200's were polished? The 5600C's were different depending on factory and/or module I believe?

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    Re: Managed to snag a Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by sodamonkey View Post
    You still pay the customs, just to eBay and then it will get to you guaranteed no further charges.

    For example, I got a watch from the USA a while back and chose someone who was just shipping via UPS. I got hit with a further £13 by the Royal Mail in the UK for customs charges on top of what I paid the seller for shipping.

    Sometimes it can get here with no charges, I think it's just luck sometimes.

    It's easier to pay the extra to eBay, but it's slower shipping usually, about 2-3 weeks, compared to about 1 week with UPS. Other countries using the Global Shipping Program can be really quick, packages from the States always seem to take longer than should be normal.

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    Re: Managed to snag a Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by sodamonkey View Post
    I'm not sure, but I think all 5200's were polished? The 5600C's were different depending on factory and/or module I believe?

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    I think I've seen a 5200 with a H case that looked like the case of a 691H 5600. No serial number either.

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    Re: Managed to snag a Hero

    Did you manage to straighten out the screen? If so ...how...simple rotation of module or cutting the metal casing the module sits in?

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    Re: Managed to snag a Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by Tranzformer View Post
    Did you manage to straighten out the screen? If so ...how...simple rotation of module or cutting the metal casing the module sits in?
    It's simple: the module is inside a ball slab and it doesn't touch the case, so it rotates freely when you open the case.

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    Re: Managed to snag a Hero

    Quote Originally Posted by Tranzformer View Post
    Did you manage to straighten out the screen? If so ...how...simple rotation of module or cutting the metal casing the module sits in?
    Yeah, in cases like this you just need to open it up, take the module out and re-seat it straight, quite simple. The pain can be making sure the button contacts on the module don't get caught up on the button stems, if this happens the module might not sit level and the buttons might not work. You can use a small screwdriver or tweezers to just push in the contacts slightly as you reseat the module.

    Quote Originally Posted by cuthbert View Post
    It's simple: the module is inside a ball slab and it doesn't touch the case, so it rotates freely when you open the case.
    The modules can be quite tight, and also the button contacts can catch on the button stems, so it's not usually possible to just spin it in place, I'd always actually fully remove the module to carry this out.
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    Re: Managed to snag a Hero

    Just ordered a bezel and strap set, plus their bezel screws they now do, from watches.br. Once they arrive, which will be 3 to 4 weeks hopefully, I'll post some pics.

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    Re: Managed to snag a Hero

    One of my favorite models, if not THE favorite

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    Re: Managed to snag a Hero

    I put in a new CR2320 battery today. The watch came with a too small 2016, still running but I wanted to have the correct one installed.

    I hadn't tested it up till the new battery because the buttons were a bit stiff. They've been cleaned and gaskets lubricated now. However, after testing with the new battery, unfortunately the beeper isn't working ☹️.

    Not a massive deal, I don't use my watches for alarms or anything, but I still like them to work fully.

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    Re: Managed to snag a Hero

    I don't understand, the beeper was working with the 2016?

    Also, are you aware the 240 module is mostly silent, right? You should just hear the sound in the countdown mode, chrono, and with the alarm/hourly signal if memory serves me correctly.

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