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    Another G-shock restored: "Sting" DW-5700C 1987 model

    Hi, just wanted to show some photos of a recent restoration. Sadly, I don't have pre-restoration shots of this watch, but I bought it when it was scratched up and missing a band and bezel. I polished the scratches out of the front and back, replaced the battery, replaced the gasket, straightened the module, put a new band.... and then it sat around doing nothing because I didn't have a bezel.


    I was going to buy one of the Brazilian aftermarket bezels, but then forum member selassje (who had no idea I was even looking for one of these) messaged me and notified me that there was an auction going on for a brand new Casio bezel for the DW-5700C. It was from a seller in Spain, and when I did a search on American ebay, nothing came up, so I had to use the link that selassje gave me to access the bidding page. Long story short, no one challenged me and I ended up getting a brand new Casio bezel for the DW-5700C for LESS than the cost of one of the non-casio aftermarket parts. Thanks selassje!

    So now the DW-5700C (which is known as the Sting model because there are some photos of Sting wearing one in the 1980's) is complete with all brand new genuine resin and a new battery, ready for wear in its new reincarnated life in 2012.





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    Re: Another G-shock restored: "Sting" DW-5700C 1987 model

    You have done a great job here.
    I love vintage Gs. Good to collect DW-5200, 5300, 5400, 5500, 5600, 5700 and see what's similar and change has changed to give them individuality and character. Reflect each one of us.
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    Re: Another G-shock restored: "Sting" DW-5700C 1987 model

    It looks awesome!
    Even better because you brought it back to glory.
    Cheers!
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    Re: Another G-shock restored: "Sting" DW-5700C 1987 model

    Thanks. It is nice to have a vintage from the 80's that is not a square. I love the squares, no doubt, but it's nice to have a change

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    Re: Another G-shock restored: "Sting" DW-5700C 1987 model

    Nice job as usual. It looks great and I agree it is a nice change of pace from the squares.

    I have never thought much about 5700s. But, I just won a DW-5700MS that looks pretty nasty. My plan is to pillage it for parts to mod other watches, but I'll probably wear it a couple times to get a feel for it first. If I like the feel, I may restore it to something usable or get another depending on how nasty it actually is.

    I'm assuming from your description that the 5700C is the 901 module version and, like the 5600C, has different resin than the later 5700 (1545 module) models??? How difficult is it to find resin for the newer versions?
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    Re: Another G-shock restored: "Sting" DW-5700C 1987 model

    DW-5700MS? Do you mean ML, the red LCD watch? I haven't heard of the 5700MS.

    Bezels for the DW-5700C (901 module) are incredibly hard to find if you want genuine Casio parts. The shape on the inside is similar to the DW-5600C bezel. They are discontinued and exceedingly rare.

    Bezels for the 1545 DW-5700 reissues are shaped on the inside like a DW-5600E from what I remember. They are also hard to find. Rising White versions are available on tiktox, but these CANNOT be dyed black. There is a coating on them that makes it impossible. I was able to get one gray once, but that's about it.

    Bezels for the G-5700 solar are a different shape entirely, also hard to get. I have a newish set of resin for G-5700 but I ruined that watch with a failed hydro conversion, so all I am left with is the resin.

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    Re: Another G-shock restored: "Sting" DW-5700C 1987 model

    Quote Originally Posted by kung-fusion View Post
    DW-5700MS? Do you mean ML, the red LCD watch? I haven't heard of the 5700MS.

    Bezels for the DW-5700C (901 module) are incredibly hard to find if you want genuine Casio parts. The shape on the inside is similar to the DW-5600C bezel. They are discontinued and exceedingly rare.

    Bezels for the 1545 DW-5700 reissues are shaped on the inside like a DW-5600E from what I remember. They are also hard to find. Rising White versions are available on tiktox, but these CANNOT be dyed black. There is a coating on them that makes it impossible. I was able to get one gray once, but that's about it.

    Bezels for the G-5700 solar are a different shape entirely, also hard to get. I have a newish set of resin for G-5700 but I ruined that watch with a failed hydro conversion, so all I am left with is the resin.
    Yes, I meant ML. I really bought it for the red module and I think the metal keeper is going to be a bonus if it's not too beat up. The resin on it looked well used, but it is so dirty it was hard to tell. Honestly, I expect it will stink.

    I am not a germophobe, but I do get skeeved out by nasty watches. I usually only buy watches for myself actually wear if there is replacement resin available. I'm not sure I'll be able to bring myself to actually put this thing on.
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    Re: Another G-shock restored: "Sting" DW-5700C 1987 model

    the dw-5700 i a nice watch, i really would like to have, but its much harder to get than a 5600c.

    about the STING thing, its actually from what i know wrong! there are pictures of sting from 1985 and 1986 where he already wears a round g-shock, so it must have been the dw-5400c, as the 5700c was only released in 1987. however its know as the sting, but i think its wrong. other proove is welcome.
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    Re: Another G-shock restored: "Sting" DW-5700C 1987 model

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    band aid concert from 1985 :D
    regards,
    gerry fonklover

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    Re: Another G-shock restored: "Sting" DW-5700C 1987 model

    Congrats on the restore and good catch re the bezel. I wish I could secure a bezel for my vintage DW-5700 (691) also

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