Bezel Change Question - Are all DW-6900's the same?
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    Bezel Change Question - Are all DW-6900's the same?

    I am having a hard time tracking down on short notice a pink 6900 for my wife. it seems that particular color hasnt been made in a few years and I dont like the current pink (too magenta). my question is that if I find ANY 6900 with a screen that I like, can I just buy the bezel and strap in pink and voila have the pink watch she wants?Sorry if this is a dumb question, I am traveling this week and dont have any of mine with me. for specifics, the strap set I am looking at is for a dw-6900cs

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    Re: Bezel Change Question - Are all DW-6900's the same?

    All the 6900 models, atomic or not, share the same case, so the bezels are compatible throughout the line-up.
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    Re: Bezel Change Question - Are all DW-6900's the same?

    Great. Thanks for the quick response.

    1. Is this a pretty common way to change colors?


    2. Any recomendations for vendors to get straps/bezels from?

    3. Is there a market for the ones I remove?

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    Re: Bezel Change Question - Are all DW-6900's the same?

    1) Yep, many here (me included) do that a lot.
    2) It all depends on availability of what you want. Unfortunately there won't be a myriad of options.
    3) No, keep them as spare.
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    Re: Bezel Change Question - Are all DW-6900's the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by LUW View Post
    All the 6900 models, atomic or not, share the same case, so the bezels are compatible throughout the line-up.
    According to Sjors -- who, we all generally agree knows what he's talking about -- THIS IS WRONG!!

    He even dedicated an entire thread to the experiment: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f376/g-...-a-377861.html

    All DW-6900 bezels are interchangeable.

    All G- and GW-6900 bezels are interchangeable. Solar and solar/atomic versions both use the same case, but this is NOT the same case as the DW versions.

    ALL 6900 BANDS are interchangeable, whether they're from the DW, G- or GW- series.

    DW-6900 bezels ARE NOT interchangeable with G- and GW-6900 bezels, however, and neither model's bezel properly fits the other version's case.

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    Re: Bezel Change Question - Are all DW-6900's the same?

    I STAND CORRECTED!
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    Re: Bezel Change Question - Are all DW-6900's the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by jgold47 View Post
    1. Is this a pretty common way to change colors?

    2. Any recomendations for vendors to get straps/bezels from?

    3. Is there a market for the ones I remove?
    1) It's a pretty common way to switch colors; a lot of us also buy white or light colored resin/straps and use Rit Dye to get the color we want. There are at least a dozen threads on the topic, including how-to's with pictures.

    2) The best vendor to get straps/bezels from depends on where you live. "Imported from the Suburbs, MI" suggests that you're in the US, in which case Consumer Electronic Parts and Accessories at PacParts, Inc. is probably a better source than the forum's favorite parts source in the UK. Shipping for a $10 bezel will probably cost about $12, and twice that if you want to ship it across the Atlantic ocean.

    3) There are G Shock bezels and straps for sale all over eBay -- whether or not there's a market for the ones you remove will probably depend on the particular model and condition.

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    Re: Bezel Change Question - Are all DW-6900's the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by LUW View Post
    I STAND CORRECTED!
    Sorry for 'yelling," but it's an internet forum, and we can't have wild falsehoods and misstatements of facts just wandering around, breeding unchecked and spreading like viruses!

    That being said, I can't recall EVER seeing you being wrong in a factual post before -- YOU always seem to know exactly what you're talking about as well!

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    Re: Bezel Change Question - Are all DW-6900's the same?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike K View Post
    That being said, I can't recall EVER seeing you being wrong in a factual post before -- YOU always seem to know exactly what you're talking about as well!
    This is soooo going to be e-mailed to the SEC...
    Though I'll have to edit the "seem" part. She may use that against me some how .
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    Re: Bezel Change Question - Are all DW-6900's the same?

    Have a look on Tiktox, they sometimes have some nice spare bezels and straps.

    And of course the eBay, with some luck you may find what you're looking for.

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