Messed up with DW-6100.........or did i????

View Poll Results: Repaint the bezel or not

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  • Repaint it

    9 31.03%
  • Remove remaining paint and leave it 'stealth'

    6 20.69%
  • Leave it as it is for now

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    Messed up with DW-6100.........or did i????

    Loveley DW-6100 arrived today, so i thought i'd give it a good clean up as i do all second hand watches.

    My usual method is a short soak in oxy action to take off most of the dirt, followed by a once over with an old electric toothbrush (the kind with the oscillating head)

    Dismantled the 6100, along with a nice yellow DW-9500US that also arrived today and put the parts into a little tub. In goes a bit of oxy-action powder and some hot water.

    Now my golden rule is to not leave the watches in too hot a water temp for too long, otherwise there's a risk of paint coming away from the bezel lettering.....................forgot all about it today and left them both in for about 1/2hr!!!!!!

    Fished out the bits............9500 suffered no ill effects. However the lettering on the 6100 bezel was lifting as i pulled it out of the water!! :oops:

    Rather than have a bezel with only half the words painted in, i decided to attack it with the toothbrush and got nearly all the paint out before the battery died.

    I was going to repaint the bezel (raid the wifes nail varnish supplies) but am now thinking that it doesn't look at all bad, sans paint. I might just wait for the toothbrush to charge up and take out the remnants of the paint. For some reason the paint where it says '[email protected] didn't budge, but i kind of like it there on its own

    What do you guys think?????

    After i removed paint (Don't have a before)


    Excellent lume!!!!!


    With a couple of other recent arrivals

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    Re: Messed up with DW-6100.........or did i????

    I like the stealth look. I'd leave it that way for now and then if you get tired of it, paint away.

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    Re: Messed up with DW-6100.........or did i????

    Quote Originally Posted by swimman View Post
    I like the stealth look. I'd leave it that way for now and then if you get tired of it, paint away.
    Agreed.
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    Re: Messed up with DW-6100.........or did i????

    True, it's there already, no harm in leaving it like that

    Downloaded the manual.............am really loving the functionality of this watch, more than just the simple watch/thermo combo that i thought it was

    Rusty

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    Re: Messed up with DW-6100.........or did i????

    i think it looks quite nice and agree with the 'leave as is and change later if feeling tired' view.

    and i think that this should also be one of the options on the poll.
    why not have a 'leave as is' available ? that's how i would vote...

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    Re: Messed up with DW-6100.........or did i????

    I took the liberty of adding an option to the poll so I could vote.

    Power crazy, these Moderators...
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    Re: Messed up with DW-6100.........or did i????

    I think it looks great!
    What is that word, darn it... one word to describe the wear on a fine pen or jewlery that makes it look nice... something like pateen....

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    Re: Messed up with DW-6100.........or did i????

    Patina.
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    Re: Messed up with DW-6100.........or did i????

    Patina? i think it means a layer of corrosion on copper based metals, but is also used in the context of any kind of age related marks that add character. Seem to see it used a lot in Seiko forums, people mention the patina on their dials and lume.

    The more i look at this watch, the more i'm loving it. Was never going to remove the paint from the word 'THERMOMETER' just thinking of tidying up the other words with a bit of paint left in them.

    Rusty

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    Re: Messed up with DW-6100.........or did i????

    I voted before the 3rd option was there. I think it looks fine how it is. I'm not that fussed either way about stealth, but I think it looks at least as good as it would with the paint.
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