Casio W-218 mod
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    Casio W-218 mod

    I wanted a work watch to abuse through the summer, I liked the looks of the 218 but thought it would look better with a negative display. It is a very easy mod, just a module and band swap. I went about getting the parts and ordered a W218H-4B2V and a B650WB-1BVT. When I received them I noticed that they have different module numbers....I never thought to check since they look identical. I proceed with the swap anyways and they are completely interchangeable with perfect fit.

    The only difference I can notice is that the 218 module 3224 has slightly smaller digits for the time but has slightly larger digits for the day and date where as the 650 module 3454 has slightly larger digits for the time and slightly smaller digits for day and date. You can't even tell the difference with a quick glance seems strange for Casio to bother with the display differences at all. The band is from a SGW-450 I had lying around and wasn't going to use the original orange band that came on the 218 since I was going for a more stealthy look. I am aware of rating differences on bezel and band and will eventually remove text from both in the future.

    It is super light, very easy to read with good contrast in most lighting and has a very good backlight, a perfect beater work watch.




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    Re: Casio W-218 mod

    Looks awesome.
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    Re: Casio W-218 mod

    That looks very nice!

    Maybe the two modules have different digit sizes due to the negative v positive displays?
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    Re: Casio W-218 mod

    Imho i like the text on the watch and the band.
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    Re: Casio W-218 mod

    Quote Originally Posted by sodamonkey View Post
    That looks very nice!

    Maybe the two modules have different digit sizes due to the negative v positive displays?
    No, I don't think so. I have a W217 that uses the same module 3454 as the B650 but it is the positive display version and the digits are the same lager size.

    Funny enough though the backlight on the positive module 3454 from the W217 is like the negative version from the B650 where only the digits are illuminated and background is black where as the positive module 3224 from the W218 has normal backlight with black digits and amber color background....and the smaller digits.

    Here is comparison of the digit size, the top shows module 3224 from W218....the bottom is positive module 3454 from W217



    Here is backlight of module 3224 from W218



    Here is backlight of positive display module 3454 from W217


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    Re: Casio W-218 mod

    Looks great, well done.
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