Two vintage G's flea market find - 7$! (multiple pics attack)

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    Cool Two vintage G's flea market find - 7$! (multiple pics attack)

    Hi all,

    Wanted to share my good luck with you people, after finding two DW's on the flea market today,
    and maybe i'll pass on some of this good luck to you all.
    Well, I went to pick up my children from school, and on the way back (bicycle) we stopped for a few minutes
    at one of the local FM.

    I spotted the two with in 5 minutes, and took them without thinking twice.
    Here are some pics:

    Those are the two - a "Japan M" DW6900G-V1 and a DW5600C
    Bezels/straps are in bad shape, both dead, 5600 crystal is broken








    The 5600's Case, Push buttons, Caseback & module are in great shape





    The 6900 isn't bad too





    I need to take the module and inner panel and clean this misty crystal from the inside...



    Done!


    BUT... after some cleaning with water and soap, both bezels disintegrated





    Never mind, the 5600 will have to wait for a new crystal
    (I wonder if there are any left in this world )
    and I think a 6900 bezel and strap can still be found


    Let's lubricate those gaskets and pop new batteries in, see if they fire up





    The 6900 was still dead with a new 2016, but after I shorted the AC it fired!




    The 5600 woke up with no issues, the panel is so clear!



    I'll try the 6900 today, with no bezel. It's the first 6900 I have
    (It's a 16 mm Casio strap)







    So, that's it.
    Thanks for looking and have a nice WE
    Galpo

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    Re: Two vintage G's flea market find - 7$! (multiple pics attack)

    Very nice find. Congrats. Good luck on your bezel hunt.

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    Re: Two vintage G's flea market find - 7$! (multiple pics attack)

    Awesome find. Congrats!
    Couple of watches here and there


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    Re: Two vintage G's flea market find - 7$! (multiple pics attack)

    These 2 pickups are just great, super photos and the good news is that parts for both of these models are easy to source. Well done!

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    Great score, and VG job prepping them back to life - congratulations!
    Cheers,

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    Re: Two vintage G's flea market find - 7$! (multiple pics attack)

    Good luck on finding a crystal; can you even get them separately?

    Nice finds though. I'd happily wear that 5600 even with the crack
    'I never done it'

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    Should be able to find parts for the 6900 easily, also for the 6900, you can polish the crystal with Neverdull, its an automotive product, and it will polish out light scratches in glass!
    Experience is what you end up with when you didn't get what you wanted.

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    Great serendipity! Any idea what year they're from? The 5600 is still crisp!

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    Nice finds!




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    Re: Two vintage G's flea market find - 7$! (multiple pics attack)

    I have two questions, (sorry if they sound silly).

    1. What do you mean by, "but after I shorted the AC it fired".

    2. Does anyone ever wear a G-shock without a bezel, maybe with something like a NATO strap? I think they could kind of look good like this.

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