I was trying to sell my GW1500 for a while, but nobody seemed to want it. I realized that the main reason I stopped wearing it was because I didn't like the silver inner bezel anymore. I tried to think of what would look better. Red to match the G-SHOCK lettering on top and the hour hand? Or maybe just basic black? A Photoshop simulation of red looked goofy, and I already have that other red project (DW-9200) So I took it apart and re-assembled it without the bezel, and thought it looked pretty good stealthed. So I scrubbed the bezel down with a scotchbrite pad and took it outside to hit it with some flat black.
But at the last second, as I looked at my arsenal of rattlecans, my resolve wavered. I grabbed the gold and the gunmetal, did a thin but even coat of the former, then a light dusting of the latter, for sort of a Romain Jerome effect without having to dredge up pieces of sunken ships.
Here's what I came up with:
I'm not sure how I feel about it yet, but at least it's just paint, so if i decide I still want to go stealth, I can sand it down and spray it again