I just received a pair of DW-6600B two days ago one is already restored, ready to be worn I wanted this model for a long time, just love the orange details and the strap writing and look and I had to ''hurry'' so I can wear it.
These two are now my 4th 6600 model... I had yellow 6630B, but it was too yellow for me and now it's with new (female) owner in UK getting wrist time it deserves
This was the original condition, one has more faded LCD (it will probably get polarizing filter swap in near future) and it seems like it was used for a while without bezel on it, since plastic case has some scratches on it.
Few photos for the vintage/restoration fans and for people who will be looking how to restore 6600B on google search
Both were cleaned and I soaked the spring bars in WD-40 to remove some rust, now they are like new. Strap on one is a bit more faded and stiff, but one is still very usable.
I put a 6600-1v bezel on the better one and by surprise I found a new strap for this model in a near watch store, they had 1 in stock for a long long time, nobody bought it.
Here I stealthed the bezel, removed the red color on bezel to make space for orange
Time to paint bezel... doing it first time, I read some posts and topics about it and thanks to @discodave for some usefull tips
This is enamel paint, used for painting model cars, planes, trains etc. Best to use for this kind of job, so I've read.
I used small paint brush, put a small drop of paint into the letter and then simply wiped it with my finger. It was really easy... the paint stayed in the letter and the excess came off easily. Much easier then I though
Old rag, soaked in nail polish removed, easy to remove excess
Here is almost finished...
Toothpick with some paint on it to correct the small errors
Job done... paint is still glossy when wet, but gets matte when dry
Compared to original look
Caseback has few scratches and dents, removing of them will come a bit later, they don't bother me as much Luckly crystal is very clean, just few tiny swirls