So, recently I had 2 watches come in, 1 I unexpectedly won off ebay a few days ago. The one I had first come in was a DW-5600E. This one I purchased for the sake of beating around. There was already a deep scratch on the bezel so it was the perfect watch to beat around further. About a week later, I bid on another watch. And to my surprise, no one else bid on it after me and I ended up winning it. This one was a DW-5725B, the 25th anniversary Rising White. It didn't come with a box or tin or anything, but it was in really good nick. But there is one thing I really didn't like about it.
It was white.
For me, I'm not a fan of white coloured G's, not because they don't look nice because a lot of white G's really look good (I reckon), but simply because they are IMPOSSIBLE to keep clean.. This one has already had slight yellowing but no colour bleed into the resin so it scrubbed up quite nicely. But it's yellowing will be impossible to remove...
Upon receiving it, I had the idea of doing a custom G; one that was a screwback, but something I could wear without worrying about dirtying etc. So the idea of doing a bezel and band swap between a 5600E and the 5725B came along (thanks to kung-fusion who promptly replied my thread about the bezel compatibility!). I have never thought of doing a swap before as I try to keep my G's in their original state. But the thought of this was too tempting so I went ahead with it haha. Unfortunately, I got a little too excited and didn't take a before picture. But for reference sake, this is what it looks like! (link from Casio's website; its this watch but just imagine it a very slight tinge of yellow and dirtier... lol).
DW-5725B-7JF - ???? - G-SHOCK - CASIO
Down below is a picture of a stock 5600.
I decided to write up a thread to document my experience with the swap!
Here is the bezel and band set from the 5725B.
As you can see, it's not bright as brand new but its actually in pretty good nick.
This is my 5600E. I tinted the display blue for the fun of it haha This is it with the band already off. Not the deep scratches at 11oclock position.
The black bands of the 5600E then went on the case of the 5725B. Loving the screwback! Its in pretty good condition but the person that did the battery change prior to me owning it left a few deep scratches on it :( Oh well...
I then swapped out the standard silver buckle for the gold 5725B one.
This is what it looks like so far!
The screws were next! Really nice touch from Casio to use gold screws on the 5725B. Gold on the left and the regular silver on the right.
And finally, here is the finished product all assembled back together again!
And some more photos:
Gold hardware! Buttons, case back and screws.
I love the case back! 25th engraving is quite nice!
First buckle of mine with 'Casio Indonesia' marked on it.
And a Wrist shot!
It's got quite a bit of heft compared to the standard 5600E because of the full metal case. But what I also love about the 5725B case is that it's compatible with 5600E resin- relatively cheaper and readily available! I love how it wears too! A really clean and simple G Shock.
BTW, this is the 5600E with the white 5725B resin. The resin covers the bezel text. Doesn't look too bad either though!
I'm actually quite a fan of the original look of the 5725B, but just day to day wearing would annoy me as wearing white resin leads to it just getting really dirty which would annoy me.... But happy with how the swap turned out! So now I have myself, I guess.... a DW5625B!