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    Question HeLp my little old Frogmate

    What do u guys think ??? Do U guys think I should try to restore back to orig. state or get this stealth like a Real Black Frogman DW8200BK-1J with negative display ???



    I got this from a friend of mine a yr ago as he has moved on to Swiss Mechanical Rollie ,so he passed me his Frogmate with a broken bezel since I asked him if he has any G-Shock to let go. This is something considering Classic and should I get a custom look ???

    What's your suggestion and where can I get a NOS bezel ???
    Would like to try a Zulu strap with adapters and where can I get one ???

    Your time and suggestion is greatly appreciated.

    :thanks you

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    Re: HeLp my little old Frogmate

    I like original. So I suggest to buy a band and bezel.

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    Hi Kermit,

    I would restore it in original state. Stealthing it like the Real Black will not work with a regular display. I think the red-ish display it the most eye catching mark of the Real Black.

    My 2 cents...

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    Re: HeLp my little old Frogmate

    Quote Originally Posted by Sjors View Post
    Hi Kermit,

    I would restore it in original state. Stealthing it like the Real Black will not work with a regular display. I think the red-ish display it the most eye catching mark of the Real Black.

    My 2 cents...

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    Re: HeLp my little old Frogmate

    both Wah's and Sjors's is all the opinion u need!!

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    Re: HeLp my little old Frogmate

    Since you are living in Singapore, I must say it will be a great feat to get parts for DW-8200. For the pass 2 years, Japan have not ship anything to Singapore for this model. I would say, whatever you can find to make it work, do it.

    My opinion.

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    Re: HeLp my little old Frogmate

    always do restoration on older models. why? because its hard to get now, plus u got it for free. its the matter of looking for parts.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/CASIO-G-SHOCK-FR...QQcmdZViewItem

    good luck !!!!!!!!!!!
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    Question Re: HeLp my little old Frogmate

    Quote Originally Posted by mansrow View Post
    always do restoration on older models. why? because its hard to get now, plus u got it for free. its the matter of looking for parts.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/CASIO-G-SHOCK-FR...QQcmdZViewItem

    good luck !!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you everyone here for your suggestion. Like planetz mentioned that It is really no easy feat to get a NOS DW8200-1B or strap. Been trying to lookout here and there but no luck at all. Was wondering if anybody has any source for for this model - DW8200-1B ???

    Mansrow, I realised the link which u provided me is actually meant for real Black DW8200BK-1J. Something which I'm interested but to restore to orig. might require me to airbrush or painted the Frogman wording to "RED". I also wonder if the DW8200BK-1J bezel e same similar black compound as on the DW8200-1B ??? From my picture, the DW8200-1B looks like some kinda of Grey compound or has e black compound aged to a Grey shade.

    Does anyone know of any source for a Zulu Adapter with strap to fit onto my Frogmate ??? Am sure somebody here is probably also looking into fitting a Zulu Strap onto their Frogmate ???

    Your info and help is greatly appreciated
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    Re: HeLp my little old Frogmate

    so u have a DW8200-1B? u didnt mentioned it on ur original post. i thought u wanted to do a DW8200BK-1JF

    so u have this?



    the DW8200BK-1JF looks like this




    ok, u can always paint the 'FROGMAN' red with this tutorial by robocopu

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=68211

    i really havent seen one myself but an all- black is always great.

    as for the zulu adapter, ive seen it on mattchrono's GW200 in this thread

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthr...n+zulu+adapter

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    Last edited by mansrow; June 18th, 2008 at 11:32.
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    Re: HeLp my little old Frogmate

    Yes, that's the one with RED Letterings ! It's the DW8200-1B ya. I was thinking to do it to DW8200BK-1JF with negative display but since most opinions is given, it is better to stick to "Original" outfit.

    I have not measure the lug width on my Frogmate but it is the same with
    DW8200BK-1JF. Btw, is there any way to tint the glass red on a DW8200 - 1B ???

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by mansrow View Post
    so u have a DW8200-1B? u didnt mentioned it on ur original post. i thought u wanted to do a DW8200BK-1JF

    so u have this?



    the DW8200BK-1JF looks like this




    ok, u can always paint the 'FROGMAN' red with this tutorial by robocopu

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=68211

    i really havent seen one myself but an all- black is always great.
    also, wats the lug size on the frog?

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