GW B5600BC modded with metal case and leather strap
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    GW B5600BC modded with metal case and leather strap

    I cannot afford a Damue, therefore I decided to mod the watch on my own.

    Basically got a metal case from Taobao (Chinese eBay) and had a guy zap a leather strap for me. The total costs are around $80... and I couldn't be happier now.

    Here is how it looks now.

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    Re: GW B5600BC modded with metal case and leather strap

    Yeah I like that. Well done. Very innovative.

    How was the experience using the Chinese eBay?

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    That looks great! Very interesting mod. Would that work on a g-lide square too?

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    Re: GW B5600BC modded with metal case and leather strap

    Classy. Pic of how the strap is attached?

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    Re: GW B5600BC modded with metal case and leather strap

    At first I was gonna say that I'm not really a big fan of leather strap on G. But this look great!!! Do you use strap adapter?
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    Re: GW B5600BC modded with metal case and leather strap

    Quote Originally Posted by ET8341 View Post
    Yeah I like that. Well done. Very innovative.

    How was the experience using the Chinese eBay?
    Thanks v much! It's OK if you can type Chinese - sellers are quite responsive and you can normally talk to them in real-time before buying. Tricky part is to sort out payment method. They only accept Alipay, which is the eWallet provided by Alibaba.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Facelessman View Post
    At first I was gonna say that I'm not really a big fan of leather strap on G. But this look great!!! Do you use strap adapter?
    Thanks! I didn't use the adapter because it would make the watch appear too big. Instead I attached the strap directly to the watch.

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    That looks great! Very interesting mod. Would that work on a g-lide square too?
    I believe the same concept should work if you can find the right bezel and get a strap.

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    Here it is. To better explain it, I also show you the diagram below. I basically told the leathersmith the length of A,B,C,D of the "U" shape part of the strap, he then makes the strap for me. After that I cut the resin connector to harvest the "stabilizer" structure, combine it with the "U" gap in the strap, so that the strap does not rotate around after attaching to the watch.

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    Re: GW B5600BC modded with metal case and leather strap

    completely not my thing at all but i gotta say it, it works
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