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    I want a Frogman that has solar power but does not have atomic timekeeping. Is the 200 series the only series that is solar but not atomic?

    What is the most "stealthed" Frogman model among the 200 series?

    In addition to spare bezels and straps, what other spare parts do you recommend?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyler durden View Post
    I want a Frogman that has solar power but does not have atomic timekeeping. Is the 200 series the only series that is solar but not atomic?

    What is the most "stealthed" Frogman model among the 200 series?

    In addition to spare bezels and straps, what other spare parts do you recommend?

    Thanks.
    Hi,

    >> Is the 200 series the only series that is solar but not atomic? Yes, correct

    >>What is the most "stealthed" Frogman model among the 200 series?
    There are a few:
    MIRB
    Master Blue
    Black Spots
    Black Helios
    The last 2 will be harder to find

    >> In addition to spare bezels and straps, what other spare parts do you recommend?
    An additional arm to wear more of them

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by pietervn View Post
    There are a few:

    MIRB
    Master Blue
    Black Spots
    Black Helios
    Thanks. It is my understanding that the small gaps in the resin bezel reveal the underlying color of the metal case.

    Out of the four Frogman models mentioned, which of them have a black case?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyler durden View Post
    Thanks. It is my understanding that the small gaps in the resin bezel reveal the underlying color of the metal case.

    Out of the four Frogman models mentioned, which of them have a black case?
    Of those listed the Master Blue and MIRB have the bits that show through in black. They are the only 200s series that to actually. The Master Blue has a gold back plate and silver buckle so it loses some stealth points there. The MIRB has a matte metal (Ti of course) back and dark colored metal band buckle. Both have dark buttons.
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    Your best bet would be to get an MIRB (a lot easier to find and for cheaper than most other GW-200 series frogs) and then source a MB band / bezel set directly from Casio and stealth it. Then you will have the dark hardware of the MIRB (button pushers, buckle) with an all black band / bezel. Based on a few others, I recently did this with my own MIRB as well.

    Check out onrypt, Babola, and sspartan's pics here.
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    Re: Questions For Frogman Owners & Collectors

    Here is my stealth MIRB frog. The band and bezel were from a GG that I had dyed black. All black hardware from MIRB was swapped over. The stealthed bezel letters were filled in with the Testors Flat Black enamel for a little contrast as well.









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    Quote Originally Posted by natornate View Post
    Of those listed the Master Blue and MIRB have the bits that show through in black. They are the only 200s series that to actually. The Master Blue has a gold back plate and silver buckle so it loses some stealth points there. The MIRB has a matte metal (Ti of course) back and dark colored metal band buckle. Both have dark buttons.
    Thanks. I am glad I asked because I did not think the Master Blue had a black case, and I thought the Black Spots did have a black case.

    Difficult to determine from photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrmbly View Post
    Your best bet would be to get an MIRB (a lot easier to find and for cheaper than most other GW-200 series frogs) and then source a MB band / bezel set directly from Casio and stealth it. Then you will have the dark hardware of the MIRB (button pushers, buckle) with an all black band / bezel. Based on a few others, I recently did this with my own MIRB as well.

    Check out onrypt, Babola, and sspartan's pics here.
    Thanks. Is it better to remove the painted lettering from a Master Blue bezel/strap set? Or is it better to dye a Glorious Gold bezel/strap set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyler durden View Post
    Thanks. Is it better to remove the painted lettering from a Master Blue bezel/strap set? Or is it better to dye a Glorious Gold bezel/strap set?
    It would be easier to just use a Master Blue bezel/strap if you want to avoid dyeing and just strip the paint off bezel with goof-off. I had a GG set I had prevoiusly dyed black on another project so I just happened to use that instead. The one thing that I liked about the GG set was the when the strap was dyed black the letting on the side sort of matched the color of the display of the MIRB. The Master Blue band will have grey lettering on the sides that will be very diffcult to remove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sspartan View Post
    The stealthed bezel letters were filled in with the Testors Flat Black enamel for a little contrast as well.
    Great idea, great photos. Thanks.

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