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My DW6900 wanted me to try it ;-) so I did

Bought some A4 colored transparent paper (is there a word for it :think:?)



Cut it to fit the inside of the inner dial (succeeded after a few)



3. Pasted it under the inner dial (after taking out the movement)
I didn't needed any glue, the inner dial is a little sticky and the movement will hold it too).

Now, introducing the Red LCD 6900 >



Not super-legible in low light...



But no problems outside, on a sunny day b-)



The only real problem is the hair, but I think it's me, not the 6900 :-d

Hope you like it,
Galpo

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It is cool with red display.:-!
 

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good mod, what's the color of the EL?

maybe it will be easier to read if its "less red"
 

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I like it! :-! This just proves, once again, that red and black always look good together!

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Great idea but perhaps "transparent paper" is a little to intransparent for this purpose?
Maybe could thin, clear plastic foils which are often used in offices the "missing link" between positive and negative displays better create? :-!
 

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Thanks for all the good words, it's nice to read :-!

After about 24 hrs with this modification, I think It's working. at least for me.
The legibility could be poor at times, but the red "mouth" of the three-eyed-beast
is very nice to look at.
I drove today at heavy traffic so I had a lot of time to "look at the time" -
most times, a fast glance isn't enough unless the sun hits the face of the watch.

EL - when its totally dark - it looks gray with a touch of purple.
half dark room and the purple is a little more noticeable.

As far as other materials - I started to look around. photographers and lighting artists
use some foils (Jelatine?) and I'll have to look into it.
I used a plain A4 foil (thanks Sjors) for photocopy machine.
I tried a foil with a "fainter" red - it looked magenta, not nice for that 6900.

The main "problem" remains - the color filters the black LCD digits too, and that means that
with gray background (low red) and black digits (high red) - contrast is lowered.

I have a G5600GH "Viper" with green background, but in that case, I think that the green comes under the LCD panel and above the mirror.


Well, I'll probably try other materials and colors and will post if it's any good. I'm also thinking about something like that >



Just kidding!?
Thanks, Galpo.

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it's very............creative:-! nice work!!!
 

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Nicely done. Do you dare risk taking the module apart and putting the coloured film between the mirror and the LCD glass?

One of our members, Stan, has done something similar a few times:

https://www.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=68162
I will not try it for now, I'll have to get another 6900 first.
The thread you've posted (thanks) looks to be about EL modification,
I'm not sure it's the same as LCD background mod :think:
 
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