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    DW6900 restoration followup >

    I've posted a few days ago about my flea market finds here>
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=302240

    So today I got all I needed for the restoration, at a local watchmakers supply house.(Sunday Here is a normal business day)

    Here is the before pic




    All the new parts - bezel, strap, back gasket



    After a new gasket, the case back is back




    Strap too




    closer




    Wrist shot



    Blue EL (That's my first blue one )





    I know the little scripts on the bezel should be in orange, I'll do it sometime.
    All I can say now is that it's my fastest restoration of a flea found watch,
    and that this 6900 looks pretty handsome...

    Thanks again for looking,
    Galpo.

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    Re: DW6900 restoration followup >

    wow, looks like a brand new watch... great job on the restoration
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    Hi Galpo,

    That's a very nice restoration! Cool you couls even get a new gasket.

    Cheers,

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    Re: DW6900 restoration followup >

    Galpo ...thanks for this nice contribution!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the photo spread. It has inspired me to try this myself. Usually I'm not one to buy used, but this has shown me that all outer cosmetic pieces can be purchased new, and once complete the watch is fresh and new in it's appearance. As a side note I like it without the orange.

    Nice Work!

    Cheers...

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    Re: DW6900 restoration followup >

    Hi Galpo,

    great job! You turned a totally beat-up watch into one that looks as good as new. Incredible! Thanks very much for the photos and documentation. Since I am new to G-Shocks this is very useful information for me.

    You mentioned that you were able to purchase all the necessary parts for the refurbishing at a local shop. Might I ask where you are from?
    The only thing I can find in shops in my area of Germany would be an occasional strap, but that's about it.

    Best regards
    Jan

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    Re: DW6900 restoration followup >

    Nice job. Great photos. Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: DW6900 restoration followup >

    Thank you all for the good comments!
    I was lucky enough to find all the parts here, without having to wait for international shipping.
    I live in Israel, and fortunately very near to the biggest watch parts
    supplier . He is not as cheap as e**y sellers, but he is here

    Jan, if you look for parts, I saw some e**y sellers you can buy bezels, straps and gasket from. Just run a "DW bezel" search.

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    Re: DW6900 restoration followup >

    Nice work. Thanks for posting the process. I always enjoy seeing one being restored like that. Enjoy.

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    Re: DW6900 restoration followup >

    Wow....terrific work! I love restoration threads.
    PM is not working for me. If you need to contact me, please email. Thanks! popokinui1(at)gmail(dot)com






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    Re: DW6900 restoration followup >

    Quote Originally Posted by archer6 View Post
    Galpo ...thanks for this nice contribution!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the photo spread. It has inspired me to try this myself. Usually I'm not one to buy used, but this has shown me that all outer cosmetic pieces can be purchased new, and once complete the watch is fresh and new in it's appearance. As a side note I like it without the orange.

    Nice Work!

    Cheers...


    :thanks
    From a selfish POV, it's a fulfilling experience, taking somebody's "junk" and turn it into a nice watch.
    If we are all for recycling, this is as good as any, if not better . Go ahead and jump in, you won't be sorry.


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