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    Blasphemy - Franken-Project Team Tough Mod

    I'm thinking to myself in mid mod, "What, are you crazy? Have you seen what people are asking for these things on ebay?". This as I'm cracking the case on a perfect, never worn, DW-5000SP "Project Team Tough". The definitive 20th anniversary G-shock. Next to it lay a fully disassembled DW-5700ML.

    Here's the two watches before (terrible pics with my backup cam that doesn't work unless lighting is ideal).




    I posted this "before" pic earlier this week in a what are you wearing thread. I had modified the 5700 by changing out its disgusting 5700 resin for some GW-5000 resin. Even though it cleaned up pretty well, I don't think I'll ever want to use the 5700 resin with what looked like a combo of boogers and some other sorts of spooge on it.



    Well, my concerns were justified. I practiced each step carefully with the 5700 so all work on the 5000SP would go perfectly. It got to be pretty late as I was closing up the SP and once closed one of the buttons wasn't working correctly. A quick scan of the work area showed the culprit. I had forgotten to put the rubber sleeve over the module before I put it in. Crap!

    I hastily mounted the watch back on the case opening tool and twisted. Grrrraunchhh, it slipped. Double crap! The perfect 20th anniversary back is now indelibly marked with evidence of this mod. I marched on despite being tired and annoyed by my slip up and I again slipped putting the band on and put a few band change scratches in it. Of course, the already dinged up 5700 was unscathed by the mod (except for looking 100% less cool now).

    After the module swap, I wound up with this:



    I have GW-5000 resin on both of these. I stole the metal keeper from the 5700ML and put it onto the GW5k resin on the Project Team Tough.



    Ugghh, as long as I'm devaluing a collectable, might as well tear it up.



    Now we're talking. I dub this the "Bloody Team Tough".





    Look for the 5700 to return in another mod thread down the road
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    I honestly don't know what to say or even how I feel about this mod. Cool results... every act of creation is first an act of destruction. I bet you will be much more likely to wear it now!

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    Re: Blasphemy - Franken-Project Team Tough Mod

    Nop. Sorry, I don't like it. In my opinion, DW-5000SP is a homage to the very first G-Shock. It should not be changed. I must say it looks cool with the orange face. But not sure that this color goes well with the white-yellow-blue letters, black-yellow bricks and red frame though.

    Should have listen to the voice, LOL
    "What, are you crazy? Have you seen what people are asking for these things on ebay?"

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    Re: Blasphemy - Franken-Project Team Tough Mod

    I think the mod looks awesome.

    I mean, while the original is a classic, it's one that seems to be repeated every 5 to 10 years. We're due for one for the 30th anniversary in fact.

    So, not as egregious a mod as you'd think, at least in my book. I like this variation more than the gold tone one that was also released at some point, that red lcd is very unique and really makes it pop.

    Good stuff.

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    Re: Blasphemy - Franken-Project Team Tough Mod

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    Worth it for this. Really love the vampire module with that case.


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    Re: Blasphemy - Franken-Project Team Tough Mod

    Thanks for the comments, both positive and negative. I expected both.

    I think it turned out decent. Not as awesome as I had hoped, but I still like it. Even though I have a half-dozen watches, I don't consider myself a collector. To me, this watch represents a "best of" in terms of anniversary watches. A combo of the 5000SP and the 5000ML, which are my two favorite anniversary squares. I plan to turn the 5700 into another "best of" watch in the future. Those two will cover squares for me (at least until the 30th anniversary stuff starts rolling out ).
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    DW-5000SP "Bloody Project Team Tough mod"
    DW-9900 Frogman
    DW-5700 with 5600EH crystal "Screwback Eric Haze"
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    Re: Blasphemy - Franken-Project Team Tough Mod

    I wouldn't have the guts to do it. With a regular watch, I'm all for making it better for you, but on a rare LE like the 20th Anniversary I would leave it alone.
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    Re: Blasphemy - Franken-Project Team Tough Mod

    Quote Originally Posted by stpete View Post

    Now we're talking. I dub this the "Bloody Team Tough".


    looks great !
    but i like the original more .
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    Re: Blasphemy - Franken-Project Team Tough Mod

    Quote Originally Posted by tiger2 View Post
    looks great !
    but i like the original more .

    I was definitely expecting a hard time for modding the 5000SP, but didn't expect it for the lowly 5700 (which I'm guessing is actually more rare).

    I was planning on wearing the 5700 for a while before this mod, but I didn't think it looked very good in square resin and the 5700 resin was unacceptably gross. I think replacement 5700 resin is more expensive than what I paid for the watch.

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    DW-8200MS "Kermit in Smoke" Frogman
    DW-8200F-4 Red Frogman
    GW-200-2 "Navy" Frogman - modded
    DW-5000SP "Bloody Project Team Tough mod"
    DW-9900 Frogman
    DW-5700 with 5600EH crystal "Screwback Eric Haze"
    GW-5000
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    Re: Blasphemy - Franken-Project Team Tough Mod

    The only replacement resin I have seen for the 5700 reissues is the white DW-5725 Rising White which you can get on tiktox. But this white is semi gloss and does not dye totally black (I have tried). You can get it gray though, which is kind of cool.

    However.... if Casio make a DW-5730 for the 30th anniversary, the resin should fit your ML and it may very well be black. So it is worth holding onto.

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