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    DW-5700 Restoration

    Yesterday I received the Brazilian repro dw5700 restoration kit I had ordered online. I bought the dw5700 new in '88 and the bezel finally crumbled a few weeks ago. The screwback had never been off this watch but it broke loose fairly easily. Amazingly the gasket still had lube on it from the factory and the battery was still working but a new gasket came with the kit and I purchased a new battery. I'm going to try and put the old gasket in a dw6900 project I have going if it will fit.

    Anyway everything went back together good and I'm very pleased with the results. After re-assembly I noticed that I had inserted the module very slightly off kilter but it's so minor that I'm not going to re-open it. I also need to locate some new springbars as the old ones are slightly bent but they seem to hold securely. I'm confident the watch is water tight and plan on giving it a lot of wrist time.

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    Re: DW-5700 Restoration

    That looks GREAT!
    I love to see an oldie put back in it's prime!
    Cheers!
    Luciano

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    Re: DW-5700 Restoration

    Nice Job!
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    Re: DW-5700 Restoration

    real nice. I like how it has the gold accented buttons.

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    Re: DW-5700 Restoration

    Always liked this model, nice job thanks for sharing.

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    Re: DW-5700 Restoration


    Here is mine... I will keep the red letters as I like them and I am not trying to sell it as original.
    Brazillian bezel is softer, has a "hairy" feel and enters perfectly in the case. I made it even not taking out the screws. Link between bezel and bracelet is no t perfect, I do not know if in the original happened that...

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