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    cracked bezel of a DW-6600.. and now?

    The bezel of my old DW-6600 cracked while washing it under warm water. :(

    OK, i know this watch is very old (the first genaration i think), but that was a shock for me.

    I found a shop to get a new one für 13€ (i´m from germany) und would buy it.

    BUT: how to attach it? I open the rest of the watch and took off the module.

    Do i need to remove the inner 5 rings to get off the buttons to fit the new bezel?

    My watch right now looks like this:

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    Interesting look i think. :D

    The parts of the bezel look like this:

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    Re: cracked bezel of a DW-6600.. and now?

    No, you don't have to open the watch at all. The bezel is simply forced over the buttons with a little care so as not to bend the button stems. 1st on one side then on the other side. No need to open the watch or take out the module. When closing it - make sure to lube the gasket and be careful that the gasket is aligned correctly.

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    Re: cracked bezel of a DW-6600.. and now?

    Welcome

    Attaching the new bezel is simple:

    1) Carefully remove those screws that are sticking out at the top and bottom of the watch. Those screws hold the bezel to the watch case. DON'T LOSE THEM!

    2) Take your new bezel and slip it on over the side buttons. Easiest way is to do one side, then the other.

    3) Get those screws and put them back on. Don't over-tighten them.

    4) Enjoy your newly fixed watch.
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    Re: cracked bezel of a DW-6600.. and now?

    It is THAT simple? OK... then i will buy the bezel.

    Do you have a link (to ebay) where i can get a polarizer film?
    I think i will try my first mod and invert the display.

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    Re: cracked bezel of a DW-6600.. and now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Christian72D View Post
    Do you have a link (to ebay) where i can get a polarizer film?
    If you happen to have a pair lying around, or if you go to the movie theater often, the lenses from Real 3D glasses work great!
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    Re: cracked bezel of a DW-6600.. and now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsip85 View Post
    If you happen to have a pair lying around, or if you go to the movie theater often, the lenses from Real 3D glasses work great!
    They do work, but I've found if you are really particular about the display being as legible as possible, it is best to spend a little money and get a sheet of polarizing film designed for LCD's. It will have a protective clear sticker on both sides so you will be guaranteed to have no scratches when you apply it. It can be expensive, so if you are only doing this to one watch then it makes sense to do the 3D glasses method. But if it's a mod you plan to do often, go ahead and buy a sheet of the film, which can be found online.

    I got mine here:

    Polarization.com

    and it was a little expensive, but it's enough to do this mod on a dozen watches and the quality will be great. If you are just doing one watch, Tsip's 3D glasses method is definitely worth trying.

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    Re: cracked bezel of a DW-6600.. and now?

    How can i attach the NON adhesive film from the 3D glasses?

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    Re: cracked bezel of a DW-6600.. and now?

    If you use the 3D glasses approach, you won't use any adhesive. You just cut it larger than it needs to be so it doesn't slip around in the case.

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    The lenses from the 3D glasses are a bit thicker, so when everything is assembled it fits in snugly. I've modded 3 like this and haven't had a problem. If u look at my picture gallery, I have pictures of a 5600 and a 002 with reverse display using 3d glasses. Biggest thing is to make sure you don't get fingerprints on the lenses when you put them in.

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    Re: cracked bezel of a DW-6600.. and now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsip85 View Post
    The lenses from the 3D glasses are a bit thicker, so when everything is assembled it fits in snugly. I've modded 3 like this and haven't had a problem. If u look at my picture gallery, I have pictures of a 5600 and a 002 with reverse display using 3d glasses. Biggest thing is to make sure you don't get fingerprints on the lenses when you put them in.

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    When you go for the negative display, how much of an angle do you put the film at? I found that if I go the full 90 degrees for the most contrast, that the display ends up being too dark. Is there an optimal amount to dial it back? Say 10 degrees back, or 20? I realize we are not actually measuring angles, but what would your estimate be?

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