Dessection of the M.I.W.G. DW-8400 Mudman (Loads of pics!)

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    Dessection of the M.I.W.G. DW-8400 Mudman (Loads of pics!)

    As I posted last week I have two Men In White Grey Mudman. Actually one is the Genuine,
    the other one is actually a M.I.B.model (if I'm right M.I.B. 1 version) in "sheep clothes".
    Since the MIB has brand new bezel and bands, I wanted to swap them. Unfortunately
    the bezel needs to be removed by a small alan key.

    At my school I found a very small alan key. Since I measured it 1.65mm, I think it was an
    English type (if I'm right 1/16"). I knew there were also 1.5mm alan keys, but I couldn't
    find any first.



    My mate "Bleephead", who works for a big hardware store chain couldn't help me, but said
    his old work, a small hardware store in Koudekerke, a small village 5 km from my house,
    might have very small alan keys.

    Yesterday afternoon I decided to go out for a nice ride (well, it wasn't that nice, but that's a
    complete other story) and when I drove through Koudekerke to the dunes, I suddenly
    rememered "Bleephead's" tip. I made a little detour. The clients in cue looked a bit strange when
    a cyclist with his bike walked into the store, but the people who work there know me.

    They didn't have one 1.5mm alan key, they had a whole bunch! €0.30 each!



    When I came home I tried the key and it amazingly fitted!



    I took the Mudmans with me to school and took pictures from several steps.



    I removed the screws (it still fits).



    As Navy reported earlier, the watchbands are indeed attached with springbars. The only problem is that
    you need to remove the bezel first. So actually I needed the Alan key for easy watchband removal.





    That's one...



    and that's two:


    The buttons stick out of the module. It looks a bit funny...





    The bezel is amazingly flexible:



    A closer look inside the bezel (very nice to see because ofthe two tone colors).



    Time for the swap...



    A like new Min in White Gray Mudman.



    And a nice M.I.B.1 Mudman in "Sheep clothes" that's proud on my wrist now.



    I hope these pics were informative. I know some are a bit big, but that way details are good visible.

    Cheers,

    Sjors

    Last edited by Sjors; November 7th, 2006 at 17:02.
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    Re: Dessection of the M.I.W.G. DW-8400 Mudman (Loads of pics!)

    Awesome DIY pics Sjors! Nice of you to post them here! These 2 Mudmans look lovely!

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    Thanks Cmity,

    Actually I need to appologize about the sometimes poor quallity of the pictures. I have set the white balance, but under certain circumstances light was blocked causing a bluish tint. I have a simple photo editing program on my office PC, so I couldn't edit that. I also did take the pictures under poor light conditions, which result in not very sharp pictures. Never the less, these are indeed great watches.

    Cheers,

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    :-D Like your pictures a lot! They are great, no need for you to talk yourself down, because u do know how to shoot!

    Nice going Sjors!

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    Excellant work Sjors. mind blowing

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    Didn't know the straps were attached by springbars, I thought it was like the Raysman in that the screws actually held the bezel and the strap together. So is the Raysman the only one that has its strap held down by screws? B-)

    Then again, there's the Gulfman/Fisherman...

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    Re: Dessection of the M.I.W.G. DW-8400 Mudman (Loads of pics!)

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicSolar View Post
    Didn't know the straps were attached by springbars, I thought it was like the Raysman in that the screws actually held the bezel and the strap together. So is the Raysman the only one that has its strap held down by screws? B-)

    Then again, there's the Gulfman/Fisherman...
    edited by tribe125 to remove potentially provocative 'jokey' reference to a forum member


    Yes, they are. It's a very similar module to the DW-6900.

    The Mudman and Fisherman are totally different to the MUDMAN.
    Last edited by tribe125; November 7th, 2006 at 21:35.

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    Re: Dessection of the M.I.W.G. DW-8400 Mudman (Loads of pics!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sjors View Post
    As I posted last week I have two Men In White Grey Mudman. Actually one is the Genuine,
    the other one is actually a M.I.B.model (if I'm right M.I.B. 1 version) in "sheep clothes".
    Since the MIB has brand new bezel and bands, I wanted to swap them. Unfortunately
    the bezel needs to be removed by a small alan key.
    Great photos Sjors and cheap Alum key t>

    The Men In White looks better with the sheeps clothes on as it matches the blue.

    Good win either way

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    Re: Dessection of the M.I.W.G. DW-8400 Mudman (Loads of pics!)

    great work sjors, as always
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    Re: Dessection of the M.I.W.G. DW-8400 Mudman (Loads of pics!)

    Quote Originally Posted by OZZIE View Post
    Yes, they are. It's a very similar module to the DW-6900.

    The Mudman and Fisherman are totally different to the MUDMAN.
    I'm not talking about modules, case designs, or any of that. I'm only referring to the way the strap is attached (by screws).

    P.S. I see your post had to be edited. Why can't you just drop it? Hahahahaha.

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