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