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    My Dw-003 mod

    I picked up this watch for dirt cheap, as it was in bad condition. It had dirt, crud, mud, and a dying battery. I didn't take a pic when I got it, only after I took it apart and cleaned it.


    Then I decided id change the battery. Ordered some and got to work. While I had it apart again, I decided to dye it.
    After I dyed it I looked up how to reverse the display, and this was the end result...



    The display is a little dark, but I'm real happy, as this was my first attempt at something like this.


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    Here's a picture of it all apart.


    And on my wrist.


    I also painted the face plate black. I somewhat polished the bars.


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    Re: My Dw-003 mod

    Hey, what you did there looks really awesome! Like a brand new watch.

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    Looks great, Waldo. Reversing the display is not a difficult mod to perform, but it can be a bit tricky to get the desired darkness that you're hoping for. When rotating the polarizing film, a centimeter either way can make it appear too dark or too light. You did great! If you find it a illegible, you could always try you hand at a hydro mod. ;)

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    Re: My Dw-003 mod

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    Very nice indeed. It definitely benefits from its clean and its new colour scheme. I'd like to see a shot without the bull bars though. I think black ones would suit it, but shiny chromed ones just somehow long wrong on it to me.


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    Re: My Dw-003 mod

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsip85 View Post
    Looks great, Waldo. Reversing the display is not a difficult mod to perform, but it can be a bit tricky to get the desired darkness that you're hoping for. When rotating the polarizing film, a centimeter either way can make it appear too dark or too light. You did great! If you find it a illegible, you could always try you hand at a hydro mod. ;)

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    Thanks for your help, now, do you think its as easy on a gw5600j?

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    I can't answer that question for you. I've never opened up a solar/atomic G before, much less removed the module for a mod.

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    Re: My Dw-003 mod

    Amazng job, pal. IMHO, this old modded DW-003 looks much cooler than most recent G-shock models.

    Gotta try reversing one of my displays someday, but I guess I'm a coward. :)

    Cheers,

    G.

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