5700 Reborn As 5600

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    5700 Reborn As 5600

    Thanks to everyone's great help and advice, I finally received a new 5600c band and bezel from vbeme (great seller!!!) and now my 5700 is reborn. To tell the truth, I like the new look, because of the 5600 bezel shape, there is more black on the face, hmmm, I don't know how to explain it except it looks really nice, uncluttered...

    Thanks again to everyone here
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    That's a very interesting picture.

    It shows that the display area on a G-Shock is small in comparison to the watch head. It also shows how much space is taken up by text and graphics.

    More than ever, I think it's time for a complete re-design and upgrade of the basic modules.
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: 5700 Reborn As 5600

    Yes, Casio should come out with something minimalist, zen looking, but only for the vintage 5600 series... It would be interesting.

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    Re: 5700 Reborn As 5600

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    More than ever, I think it's time for a complete re-design and upgrade of the basic modules.
    Perish the thought. We'd end up with no time shown in stopwatch mode, and a 60 minute countdown timer. I don't trust Casio to get it right these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzbait View Post
    Perish the thought. We'd end up with no time shown in stopwatch mode, and a 60 minute countdown timer. I don't trust Casio to get it right these days.
    Yes, that's a point...
    I used to list my watches here until I realised it ruined people's Google searches...

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    Re: 5700 Reborn As 5600

    I did the same to my dw5400. I like how it doesn't even say casio on the face. I do miss the old bezel though, it crumbled into pieces.

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    Re: 5700 Reborn As 5600

    Looks good! I agree, the uncluttered look is refreshing and definitely a change from the norm. If you blacked out the letters on the bezel it would pretty much be the ultimate 'stealthed G'.

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    Re: 5700 Reborn As 5600

    Quote Originally Posted by casiophile View Post
    Looks good! I agree, the uncluttered look is refreshing and definitely a change from the norm. If you blacked out the letters on the bezel it would pretty much be the ultimate 'stealthed G'.

    Great idea, I just might try it, thanks

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    Re: 5700 Reborn As 5600

    I might have to do what you did as my 5400 is in need of a makeover. Still looking for a round bezel as I prefer that look but if all else fails, we may have similar looking watches. Good job.
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    Casio GW-3000B-1ACR
    Casio AWG101
    Casio GW9000A-1 Mudman
    Casio DW5400
    Seiko Sports 100 H5665020
    Seiko SKX009J
    Swiss Army
    Tag Heuer SEL Chronograph CG1112-0
    Robic SC584
    Hamilton 9812
    Omega Seamaster DeVille Automatic (circa 1965)


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    Re: 5700 Reborn As 5600

    Hi Mr. Swimman,

    It looks much nicer in the flesh, the picture doesn't do it justice, trust me. Get it redone to 5600 just to tide you over, cause once you get that baby back on your wrist and feel the hefty weight and screwback flush against your skin, you'll never want to take it off.

    Someone also gave me good advice about the four bezel retaining screws... best to pour some machine oil on each screw and let it soak overnight so it'll unscrew easily. Use a small plier initially then when it's loose, the small philips head screwdriver.

    The guy I mentioned on Ebay has a new set of 5600c strap and bezel that comes with the screws and retaining pin for the strap so it's a good buy. When I bought mine it didn't come with it so I had to make sure to preserve the old ones and take them out carefully. Pls post when you've done it and show us some pictures ya...

    Best of luck to you.

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