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    GWG-1000 Parts for modding

    Hi!<br>
    Im new to this forum but it seems to have alot of knowledge so I thought Id post questions right away!<br>
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    Im about to receive a GWG-1000-1A1 (the blacked out one). I really like the look of it but I dont really like the lack of lume. <br>
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    1. Does anyone know what the insert is called that indicates every hour? It is totally black on the 1a1 but there are white ones and grey ones that are lumed.<br>
    2. Does anyone know what the part number of the UV diode is on the GWG-100?<br>
    3. Is there anywhere you can find exploded views with partnumbers for the g-shocks?<br>
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    In the photo render you can see what the mix between the blacked out one and the black one would look like (middle one). Pretty nice if you ask me=)<br>
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    Re: GWG-1000 Parts for modding

    OK, I'll bite... I'm just curious that the primary feature of this model is the lack of lume, yet this is the very feature you don't like? I remember 1st seeing this model and immediately hated it becasue of that. So, why did you choose it over a model that you can see in the dark?
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    Re: GWG-1000 Parts for modding

    The part with hour markers (indices) is the chapter ring.

    Your best bet for finding the part number and the part is pacparts.com - https://www.pacparts.com/model.cfm?m...tion=list_part.

    I think the part you're looking for is one of the dial pieces - which it looks like all of them are restricted by Casio, unfortunately. At least you can get the part number and look on eBay or something.

    Also, I'm pretty sure the numbers are part of it, too. So you can't do just the indices - at least not without some slicing and dicing.
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    Re: GWG-1000 Parts for modding

    Quote Originally Posted by StephenWatch View Post
    OK, I'll bite... I'm just curious that the primary feature of this model is the lack of lume, yet this is the very feature you don't like? I remember 1st seeing this model and immediately hated it becasue of that. So, why did you choose it over a model that you can see in the dark?
    Even with the lumed indices, it's still very stealthy and drastically different from any other GWG-1000 Mudmaster. No need to pick at him for his preferences. Not that it needs to be, but it's definitely a justified mod.

    And I swapped modules on a Gulfmaster because I didn't like the stealthed indices...

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    Re: GWG-1000 Parts for modding

    I think brandon put you on the right track and answered as thoroughly as any of us will likely be able to. I don't have any specific info to add, but I will say that if you call PacParts, catch the right agent at the right time, and ask nicely yet persistently; you MAY be able to get them to email you an exploded parts diagram. It has worked for me before but I've heard other members say it's not a sure thing. Also, they might not have them for every model, and even if they do you will probably have to do some deciphering with the parts/numbers.

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    Re: GWG-1000 Parts for modding

    I'd be really interested to see a finished photo once you have changed out all the parts you want on your new 'stealth' watch
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    GWG-1000 Parts for modding

    I'm with the OP on this one. His proposed mods look very nice.
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    Re: GWG-1000 Parts for modding

    The other option of course, is to actually have the indices lumed. There are folks that have done this themselves, as it's quite expensive to farm out. However, I'm guessing that the price of the parts may equate to getting a specialist to lume it for you?
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    Re: GWG-1000 Parts for modding

    Quote Originally Posted by StephenWatch View Post
    The other option of course, is to actually have the indices lumed. There are folks that have done this themselves, as it's quite expensive to farm out. However, I'm guessing that the price of the parts may equate to getting a specialist to lume it for you?
    The indices on my GWG1000 look way different than any lumed surface I've seen on any other watch. I think Casio impregnates the plastic with lume.

    Still, your suggestion is valid. It could be done. It just won't look as good as the OEM parts. But truth be told, he'd probably end up with much better lume than stock.
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    Re: GWG-1000 Parts for modding

    Thanks for both answers and opinions!
    I got in touch with a European service center and found out that the name of the part is "DIAL SUPPORTER" which they could send me for $30.

    @stephenwatch: yeah I like the black/grey scheme of the watch (not mixing in yellow in hands, dials etc). I still want it visible at night though hence the grey lumed dial supporter (which doesn't detract too much from the stealth theme). I will post photos if I go through with it:)

    @brandon: thanks for the tips! Saw a YouTube vid on disassembly of the gwg1000 and the ring and numbers are separated so should be a relatively simple operation. Does seem to require disassembly of pushers though.

    I have looked at the option of luming the parts myself but I agree with you Brandon it would probably bee more visible but on the other hand it would detract from the scheme a bit too much as lumed parts look lumed (since they are lumed). Agree original parts seem "infused" with lume.

    Have places an order of UV leds and will test if it gives a nice visual effect on the dial,hands and ring, if so I will use my GG1000 as guiney-pig before screwing around with the more expensive GWG1000.:)
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