Hello everyone. I am always browsing the web for bargains. I bought me a black original DW6900 strap for 9 bucks. They always come in handy and for that price I had to have it. A few weeks later I bought a spare DW6900 Bezel also for 9 dollars. I thought I could use the strap on a 5600 but that didn't work. The parts were lying in a tin when I had an idea. I took my full orange DW6900 out of the box and started to mod it.
First I took the black bezel that had red letters and made them orange with nailpolish. The excess paint is wiped of with an aceton free(don't know if that is an actual english word) nail remover.
You cant realy see the change in color yet because I used a flash but wait until the end.
Now I had to unscrew the bezel. This is very easy with the right philips screwdriver. The screws are however inserted under an angle so don't try to remove them under an angle of 90 degrees. Its about 75 degrees I think. Make sure u have something to put them in cause you don't want to lose them!
The watch looked like this.
I then changed the bezel and put on the black strap and it was finished!
The end result was nice but after a while I took the black strap of and used the orange one. This combo is realy nice and it looks a bit like the orange and black mudman. On Queensday and at international soccermatches I will put on the orange bezel because orange is our national color. The rest of the year it will look like this...
I had a lot of fun doing this. Don't ask me to service a Swiss watch but screwing around with plastic parts is something even I can do.
Hope you like it!