So... I've been sick the past couple days, and bored, and looking at some spare parts I have... I bought two DW-5030 crystals off PacParts.com a while back (part number 91087128278) for my DW-5030. But do I really need TWO spares? It is nice to have one, but TWO? They only cost $9.46, so I figured why not.
And then today I just took delivery of this Ebay bargain: a like new DW-5600E (seriously, like new, just needed a rinsing) for $13 shipped.
I already have a DW-5600E.... So I thought, why not put one of the DW-5030 crystals in the DW-5600E? Then I can have the vintage classic look of the DW-5000 in a cheap resin case that I can beat up like an everyday DW-5600E without worrying about damaging a "collectible" watch, ha ha...
So, total cost of this mod: $13 + $9.46 = $22.46
And it looks just like my DW-5030, but I don't have to treat it with any respect at all. I managed to get the DW-5600E crystal out without damaging it, so now I have a like new spare 5600E crystal, which I might actually need someday.