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    DW5030 case with DW5600E internals?

    Back after a long hiatus from the watch hobby, and it seems that the 30th anniversary G-Shock models came and went in my absence; would've loved to have laid hands on a DW5030 to accompany my DW5000 (which I still have, love and wear on occasional weekends). Alas, it seems that they're harder to find nowadays and the ones that are available are sky high in price.

    My daily wear is a DW5600E 1545 with a DW5030 crystal that kung-fusion made, for which I happened to be in the right place at the right time to pick up. As much as I like the DW5600E, I find the DW5000 more comfortable to wear overall. I started thinking about another mod to go with this one, partially inspired by the GW5000 spare parts build that was documented in this forum. The idea is to take a DW5600E 1545 donor watch (another one that I have, not the kung-fusion mod) and transplant the internals and resin parts into a DW5030 steel case (assuming of course that I can still acquire one from parts). I'm thinking the route is to buy the case center and case back from spare parts, then take the rest of the works from the donor watch.

    As I understand from research, the DW5030 case is identical to the DW5000SL case which also took a 1545 module. There's probably other small parts which I don't know about and haven't considered, so I may be way out in left field with the proposal.

    Has anything like this been done before, and do you think it could reasonably be done?

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    Re: DW5030 case with DW5600E internals?

    I've not seen it done nor remember reading about it. But I could have missed it if it was done. Good luck.
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    Re: DW5030 case with DW5600E internals?

    Sounds like you want to build a DW-5000 1JF from parts. You want a complete 1545 module in a steel case, right? I think it should work unless the speaker moved.

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    Re: DW5030 case with DW5600E internals?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1839cc View Post
    Sounds like you want to build a DW-5000 1JF from parts. You want a complete 1545 module in a steel case, right? I think it should work unless the speaker moved.
    I didn't know of the DW-5000-1JF, but after looking at it, that pretty well sums it up. Pacparts doesn't even list the DW-5000-1JF as an available model though. I'm thinking I read that the reissue screwback cases have been identical across the board from the DW-5000-1JF to the newer DW-5030. Hopefully that's correct info.

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    Re: DW5030 case with DW5600E internals?

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/bui...r-1346954.html

    I used the dw5030c complete case set and it works perfect


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    Re: DW5030 case with DW5600E internals?

    it works, how much for the case and the screwback at pacparts ?
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    Re: DW5030 case with DW5600E internals?

    Any news with your project?

    I see the lcd is discontinued

    I hate Casio for after a year of the release date of a watch stops producing parts for it
    This is the main reason for me stop buying

    I have only Screwback model
    So even the band bezel is compatible with a regular 5600



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    Re: DW5030 case with DW5600E internals?

    Waiting on parts thus far. I've had the case center on order for about two weeks now along with a spare crystal, bezel screws and resin. None of which were in stock. I had attempted to order three LCDs (one for this project, two for a couple other watches in my collection) and was informed shortly thereafter that they were discontinued, as was the complete module. I get the feeling that I'm going to get the same 'discontinued' notice about the other parts.

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    Re: DW5030 case with DW5600E internals?

    If the 1545 module was discontinued, you might be able to make do with a 3229. Years of service should be the only difference between them. I think.

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    Re: DW5030 case with DW5600E internals?

    I have a couple of 1545 modules, so my plan is to use one of them for the build if I can get the other parts. The 1545 has been discontinued for a while, but there's a ton of them floating around in 5600Es and others. The 3229 would probably work too.

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