Idiots guide to watch dying!

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    Idiots guide to watch dying!

    Hello my name is Hoochy and I am an idiot! Here is my dyeing guide!

    My idea was to take a faded DW-9000 (not sure it was clear and yellowing or supposed to be yellow?) and make it more yellow!



    This was partly after some of the excellent dye jobs around here and partly as I am jealous of the excellent yellow models seen here recently! ( Gawain )

    Part 1 - Take your watch and remove bezel, screws pins etc

    Part 2 - Get a pan (won't stain if washed afterwards) wooden spoon and a hob!)


    Part 3- Put dye in pan, boil water in the kettle and pour into the pan.

    Part 4- Use your disassembled watch to time 5 minutes.

    Part 5 - Throw bezel and strap into pan. Bring water to boil again briefly and simmer whilst stiring.

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    Re: Idiots guide to watch dying!

    Part 6 - After 5 minutes remove watch and place onto kitchen towel for a couple minutes, then rinse under tap!


    Now me being a bit of a Gimp forgot the basic colouring mixing principles and ended up with a nicotine orange colour instead of bright yellow. However it's quite nice and i am pleased!




    Here's is the finished watch next to a previous dying attempt from a couple of months back with the same model watch. Both ebay bargains.


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    Re: Idiots guide to watch dying!

    So in conclusion dying is easy and a simple way to re-juvinate an old watch (preferably a jelly) Just make sure you do your colour calculations first!
    Last edited by hoochy; September 21st, 2007 at 17:34.

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    Re: Idiots guide to watch dying!

    They both look fine to me. Are these colour calculations explained on the dye packaging?
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    Re: Idiots guide to watch dying!

    No I think it's just common sense.

    Red + White = Pink etc etc!

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    Re: Idiots guide to watch dying!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lexxorcist View Post
    Are these colour calculations explained on the dye packaging?
    They're explained in grade school!

    [I'm just teasing! Don't hurt me.]


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    Re: Idiots guide to watch dying!

    Quote Originally Posted by hoochy View Post
    No I think it's just common sense.

    Red + White = Pink etc etc!
    Ah, I thought you meant different lengths of time in the dye or a different dye to water solution would give different results.

    Can you tell me how you went wrong dying a watch yellow with yellow dye then?
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    Re: Idiots guide to watch dying!

    Quote Originally Posted by Unit 91 View Post
    They're explained in grade school!

    [I'm just teasing! Don't hurt me.]
    I'm far too old to remember anything that far back.
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    Re: Idiots guide to watch dying!

    haha I think it was because of the original shade of colour. Adding more kind of makes it darker hence the orange look.

    Maybe if you died a white watch with yellow dye it would work.

    As for time calculations, I don't think it really matters. 5 Mins seems enough for the colour to take.

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    Re: Idiots guide to watch dying!

    Great guide. I'm waiting for someone to do a marbled effect bezel and strap with two or more colours.

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