My new custom Frog and a little help to identify the original

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    Confused My new custom Frog and a little help to identify the original

    Hello....

    Almost a month now I've bought a DW-8200 Froggy which is custom made.
    It looks like the DW-8200B-9A but of course it is not
    It was relatively cheap and I've liked the looks so I bought it. I want it to be my "beater" Frog.
    The truth is that I cannot identify the original version of this watch.
    Of course I am not an expert and that's why I want you guys to help me
    One thing I can say is that the buttons and the screws are painted gold (originally silver) and I think that they start wearing out....So I must do some paint job.
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    If you need more photos just tell me.....


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    Re: My new custom Frog and a little help to identify the original

    Nice! Not sure what the OG is though I'm sure there's another frog fanatic who will have that info though...

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    Re: My new custom Frog and a little help to identify the original

    Hi

    I could be wrong, maybe a DW8200BU-9AT?? Quite a rare piece the BU9AT.

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    Re: My new custom Frog and a little help to identify the original

    Changed my mind. Could be a MIB2???

    Cant be a BU9AT because when lit it would have a 99. this doesn't. My mistake.
    Last edited by oldko; February 16th, 2009 at 21:37.

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    Re: My new custom Frog and a little help to identify the original

    Quote Originally Posted by oldko View Post
    Changed my mind. Could be a MIB2???

    Cant be a BU9AT because when lit it would have a 99. this doesn't. My mistake.
    No, MIB2 has a different backlight image
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    Re: My new custom Frog and a little help to identify the original

    Could it thus be the actual 8200B-9A???

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    Re: My new custom Frog and a little help to identify the original

    Thank you for your answers. I agree that it is not MIB2 and it is not 8200B-9A because the buttons were silver and they were painted gold. I also have a suspicion than even the eye is painted but I am not sure. It is a pity that I cannot find the initial version. Maybe someone just found the pieces and made a very beautiful and fully custom frog.
    I think that mine looks like this one...
    http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d88930754
    ... which is also custom made, but I cannot understand what the seller exactly says after the Google translation. Can anyone help with that?


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    Re: My new custom Frog and a little help to identify the original

    The serial number says it was made April 1998, too late to be a DW-8200B-9 and too early to be a BU-9 so i think you can cross those off the list. It's weird though cause the EL graphic looks like it's from a B-9. I think the band may be from an 1A but is the buckle silver or gold? the bezel also with the lettering repainted to look like the MIB 2 or maybe a real replacement MIB2.

    A very interesting frog mod you've got, probably very very few out there the same as yours.

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    Re: My new custom Frog and a little help to identify the original

    Thanks Sherms for the observations....
    Weird and interesting indeed. The buckle that you've asked is silver.....


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