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    Riseman Bezel Swap

    I've decided that I want to swap the bezel of my regular GW-9200 Riseman with the one off of the MIMB Risman GW9200MBJ-1. Pac Parts doesn't have any parts listed for this model. I'm wondering if anyone has done this? I'm really hoping to get the black button as well. Is the button included with the top bezel? Is it pretty easy to swap out? I would appreciate any tips from people that have done it and even better....PICS
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    Re: Riseman Bezel Swap

    Hey Scooby, the black light button is not included with the bezel, but is listed as a separate part. Also, PacParts often does not list all parts available. It's best to e-mail them and inquire about parts for a particular watch model and usually within a day or two you'll get a response. These days most everything is on back order, at least for uncommon and older models. They probably do this to keep inventory overhead to a minimum. So, this means having to wait and extra 3-4 weeks for the part(s)... but in the end it's not a problem if you're flexible on the time.

    The light button is not easy to swap out, but it is doable. The button has a metal prong on it secured with a tiny "C" clip. You pull the clip and then you can extract the button. I recall having seen someone document this and provide some photos, on another G-Shock. Check the tutorials and you may find it.
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    Re: Riseman Bezel Swap

    Quote Originally Posted by xevious View Post
    Hey Scooby, the black light button is not included with the bezel, but is listed as a separate part. Also, PacParts often does not list all parts available. It's best to e-mail them and inquire about parts for a particular watch model and usually within a day or two you'll get a response. These days most everything is on back order, at least for uncommon and older models. They probably do this to keep inventory overhead to a minimum. So, this means having to wait and extra 3-4 weeks for the part(s)... but in the end it's not a problem if you're flexible on the time.

    The light button is not easy to swap out, but it is doable. The button has a metal prong on it secured with a tiny "C" clip. You pull the clip and then you can extract the button. I recall having seen someone document this and provide some photos, on another G-Shock. Check the tutorials and you may find it.
    Thank you sir! I appreciate the reply. That is helpful info. I may just go the route of some Testors model paint to do the trick. I've done that before and it turns out pretty well. I really don't want to bust anything!
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    Re: Riseman Bezel Swap

    ^ You're welcome. As for using Testors enamel paint, this could work if you're pretty good about avoiding scuffs. The button may be recessed enough to help protect it. For some reason, I've found that the matte finish is more susceptible to rubbing off than glossy (from back in my days of painting models). But if anything you can always strip off paint and do it again.
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    Re: Riseman Bezel Swap

    I painted the G of my G7900 light button with (Tamyia) acrylic paint, and it works perfectly. My paint job was sub-par, but the paint is "firmly" in place, and looks just like the day I did it.
    Cheers!
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    Re: Riseman Bezel Swap

    Luciano, the Tamiya model paint is supposed to be very good and similar to Testors quality. Did you use a glossy, semi-gloss, or matte finish on your G-Shock?
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    Re: Riseman Bezel Swap

    Matte. The tone of red looks perfect, but I did a pig of a job .
    It's not smooth, so that's why I ordered the real deal.
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    Re: Riseman Bezel Swap

    I ended up using matt black Testors and it did turn out well. It looks much better now!
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    Re: Riseman Bezel Swap

    It isnt a tutorial, but hope this thread helps you out.

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