Long time ago, I purchased an old abused DW-6900 for next to nothing. Its band and bezel were rotten (yes, resin rot is NOT a myth). Luckily I had a 6900 rasta bezel I had bought months before, also for like 9 dollars with free shipping!
Band was replaced by some blue nato adaptors and a red and blue generic nato band. A friend of mine liked the band and the adaptors so much I gave them to him. I didn't like the color scheme very much. "Let's purchase a white band", I thought.
Of course, I hadn't realized how expensive it was a new white band for a DW-6900. Getting the bezel so cheap had been almost a miracle. Shipping charges included, the band costed much more than the watch and the bezel together!
So my wach was kept in a drawer like this for months.
And yes, it's the Japanese version!
Then, JoseCanseco offered generously a band and a bezel for 5600. I asked for the former, as, thanks god, my 5600 are in good shape.
Pictures of the band that JoseCanseco sent me through PM's didn't look very good. He said: "They look much better in person". "Well, I might dye them someday", I thought. In fact, they looked pretty bad.
Well, they DID look much better in person. I have borrowed a camera for this post and I suck taking pictures, but here they are:
Finally, here's the restored G.
Yes, the band is not perfect, but I'm going to keep it like this. This way I have a 100% white G that I can abuse.
By the way, I have noticed that band is getting grey in the damaged areas instead of yellow. Which is GOOD, as grey looks much better.
So, this a tribute to JoseCanseco's generosity. I send him a big big THANK YOU from Spain.
All the best, pal. Thanks again,