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    Taking apart a 7900

    Hey guys,

    Got a 7900 on the way and I plan on trying to dye the red button on the side.

    That red button is the only reason that I have not ordered the watch before now. After reading a thread about successfully dyeing the red button son the Mudman, I went ahead and ordered the 7900.

    I know that I could have gotten it stealthed but it is more expensive and I am still on the fence about the reversed display.

    Here is my question, has anyone taken apart a 7900?

    Do the 4 screws on the face of it serve any function or are they just for looks?

    Does anyone know how I would go about getting the bezel off to dye the button?

    Thanks in advance for your replies.
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    Re: Taking apart a 7900

    Hi,
    dyeing the button won't work because it's hard plastic. It does work on the Mudman because the button cover is resin which you can dye. No chance on the G-7900 however - besides: the button is part of the watch and fixed to the case and not to the bezel, so you'd have to take the whole watch apart to get the button off. You'd have to color it with something else - like a sharpie or just take one without the red button or maybe do a bezel swap. Or take the G-7900-3 and dye the bezel and strap.

    Greetings, Sedi
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    Re: Taking apart a 7900

    Quote Originally Posted by Sedi View Post
    Hi,
    dyeing the button won't work because it's hard plastic. It does work on the Mudman because the button cover is resin which you can dye. No chance on the G-7900 however - besides: the button is part of the watch and fixed to the case and not to the bezel, so you'd have to take the whole watch apart to get the button off. You'd have to color it with something else - like a sharpie or just take one without the red button or maybe do a bezel swap. Or take the G-7900-3 and dye the bezel and strap.

    Greetings, Sedi
    That is what I needed to know. Thank you for the response. I will have to live with my red button on the 7900 just like I do on my Riseman.

    I wonder if I could order the black button from a casio parts dealer and replace it. I don't mind taking the entire watch completely apart to replace the button. I just don't know if you could even order just the black button.

    I will have to look into that next week. If not, I will just live with it, no big deal.
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    Re: Taking apart a 7900

    Take the bezel off and paint the buttons whatever color you want with Testors model paint (which is made for plastic). Done deal!
    and that's what I have to say about that!

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    Re: Taking apart a 7900

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeRock View Post
    Take the bezel off and paint the buttons whatever color you want with Testors model paint (which is made for plastic). Done deal!
    I would like to give that a shot. Would you use the acrylic or enamel? How does it hold up to getting wet and the everyday wear of the watch?
    Last edited by Francis Drebin; August 8th, 2010 at 03:11.
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    Re: Taking apart a 7900

    the 4 screws are just cosmetic and come off with the bezel.they just push out from the underside of the bezel.do not try to unscrew them...you will damage them beyond repair and will have to get a new bezel.

    i replaced my original bezel with a gw one....its got white writing on it and i blacked out the red g on the button.so now all thats left is the red button thats more acceptable now( or so i tell myself)
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    Re: Taking apart a 7900

    I just don't like the red button. I am going to attempt to paint it if I can figure out the correct type of paint.
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    Re: Taking apart a 7900

    anothe ridea, instead of painting the red button, is to buy the green model and swap the bezel and strap on the two. I have the green one and am contemplating doing this by buying another one and then ordering the parts seperately.

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    Re: Taking apart a 7900

    Can I just order the black button from a parts dealer?
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    Re: Taking apart a 7900

    not sure if a single button is available or not but from what I've read from Buzzbait's ordeal with an EL button on the 9052 mod he did, replacing a button is far from a fun thing to do. Easier to go ahead and swap out other parts (modules, bezels, straps) than replacing a single button.

    Kev

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