As soon as I saw the BS model of the 1000 series frogman I had to have one. Things being what they are as far as G-Shocks go, I could not find one for sale, so decided to make my own, and stealth it out a bit in the process. So far I have added the bezel, band, and studs, along with a black back plate. Stealth. The classic G-Shock color scheme.
Now my friends, it's time for me to venture into uncharted territory. I want to change the solar panel to one with a red eye, and add black buttons on the right side. I am not afraid to open up the screwback, having practiced on some other cheap watches, and the button E clips, if similar to the GX-56, won't be too much of a problem.
The question I pose to all of you smarter than me: which solar panel and buttons do I purchase, and is there anything else I will need?
I have searched around, and there are no clear images of what I will encounter once the back is off and the module is out.
Does the solar panel just come out once the buttons on one side are removed?
Which model solar panels are compatible and red? I am partial to the one from the navy frog, with white indicators, but pacparts says it is unavailable. Anything else similar?
Which model frog should I look at getting the buttons from? Looking for black ones of course. Its hard to tell which buttons are black in pictures, since they are shiny and reflective.
Thanks in advance, and here is a pic of where I am at now.