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    Killed my DW-6600

    Well I went swimming yesterday at the pool and was going to time my laps etc and went to set my timer and noticed that it didn't beep. upon closer inspection It was HALF FULL OF WATER. I take responsibility as I had been monkeying around with module a few weeks ago and after the accident I could see, upon teardown, where the gasket was not in right.:oops:.

    Now I need a new (reluctantly termed) "beater".
    My thoughts:
    1.another DW-6600
    2.a DW-6900
    3. (Your suggestion here)

    I would likely seek out a used example from ebay etc.


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    Re: Killed my DW-6600

    Quote Originally Posted by Valaker View Post
    Well I went swimming yesterday at the pool and was going to time my laps etc and went to set my timer and noticed that it didn't beep. upon closer inspection It was HALF FULL OF WATER. I take responsibility as I had been monkeying around with module a few weeks ago and after the accident I could see, upon teardown, where the gasket was not in right.:oops:.

    Now I need a new (reluctantly termed) "beater".
    My thoughts:
    1.another DW-6600
    2.a DW-6900
    3. (Your suggestion here)

    I would likely seek out a used example from ebay etc.
    I think if you liked the 6600, another of those or the DW6900 would both be fine. They are so cheap new I'd consider a new one though.
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    Re: Killed my DW-6600

    I feel your pain. The exact same thing happened to my 6600. I had just changed the battery and went swimming and flooded it.

    Maybe we can find a two-for-one special on them!
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    Re: Killed my DW-6600

    Yeah I may toss a coin. I may just wait for the best deal on one one of my choices and pull the trigger. I might also go for a 5600E and slap my Zulu on it to increase its "wrist presence".


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    Re: Killed my DW-6600

    if the lcd part is not ruin then you can take the module apart and then let it dry up and then put it back together and reset the circuit board.
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    Re: Killed my DW-6600

    I would also try to rescue the old module.
    Bathing the module in demineralized water should also remove remainig salt from dried sweat...
    A new battery and see what happens...

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    Re: Killed my DW-6600

    Oh, poor 6600...a friend of mine put his 6600 in the washing machine at 60 degrees but nothing bad happened, and he has changed the battery 2 times...you were unlucky...I think you can buy a new 6900..its a nice and classic watch although Casio use it always to advertise movies and other events by making "special editions" of it...i don't like this kind of "advertising" because the watch becomes like a white piece of paper an looses its character IMO. There are some very good special editions like the rastafarian (Star Wars i would say) white 6900 that was posted these days in a thread and they look absolutely great!

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    Re: Killed my DW-6600

    Another thing to look out for if you repair it is, if the gasket was in wrong before, it could be damaged and need replacing (pinched between case and case back). Still cheaper than a new watch though.
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    Wink Re: Killed my DW-6600

    I like the DW-6900 more than the DW-6600. I would have bought a triple eye. If you were very attached to your 6600, I would go for a new one. Thye are both not very expensive.

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    Re: Killed my DW-6600

    A few days ago I spoiled some nailpolish remover (with lanoline to clean some parts of my airbrush) over my DW-6600.
    Result: a ruined stealth job: did it all over again. Maybe the resin will rot sooner now....

    Anyway, I choose the 6600 over the 6900 (own both) because the 6600 is easier to read, the date is clearly seperated from the time indicator and it has a countdowntimer with T-5sec. It also has a 'back' and 'forward' button instead of only 'forward' (which is a GREAT mistake of Casio in a lot of G's imo)
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