Are modules from GW-M5600/5610 compatible with GW-5000 cases?
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: Are modules from GW-M5600/5610 compatible with GW-5000 cases?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,078

    Are modules from GW-M5600/5610 compatible with GW-5000 cases?

    I'd love a GW-5000B with the negative display but I am not willing to pay that price. I already own a GW-M5600BC and a GW-M5610BC as well as a Hundreds watch which is the same thing basically. I'd like to swap one of those modules into a GW-5000. Is this a drop in fit or some kind of issue being the GW-5000 has a screwback and the rest are not?

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Ivory Tower
    Posts
    1,309

    Re: Are modules from GW-M5600/5610 compatible with GW-5000 cases?

    I believe that ALL of these watches that you listed have the SAME EXACT module and ALL modules fit in each watch that you listed above.

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Southern California, USA
    Posts
    7,352
    I built a gw-5000 from parts only, but the parts required was an extensive list (most not listed on pacparts) and there is more to the inside of the gw-5000 than just the module. There is a plastic retaining ring (most important), several types of adhesive, retaining parts for the solar panel... these parts MAY be different from the 5610, so don't assume you can just buy a gw-5000 case and drop modules in it. Best to do your homework first if you can. If however you already have a complete gw-5000 you are free to experiment with different modules.

    Example, the carbon fiber 5600 has the same module as the gw-5000 BUT will not work in a gw-5000 case until you buy the specific gw-5000 retaining pieces
    Last edited by kung-fusion; November 23rd, 2012 at 01:52.
    lvt likes this.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Ivory Tower
    Posts
    1,309

    Re: Are modules from GW-M5600/5610 compatible with GW-5000 cases?

    Very interesting. I never knew that.

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,078

    Re: Are modules from GW-M5600/5610 compatible with GW-5000 cases?

    I was planning on buying a GW-5000. Can I safely remove the GW-5000 module without damaging the retaining ring or adhesive and just put in my GW-M5610BC module in without problems?

    Quote Originally Posted by kung-fusion View Post
    I built a gw-5000 from parts only, but the parts required was an extensive list (most not listed on pacparts) and there is more to the inside of the gw-5000 than just the module. There is a plastic retaining ring (most important), several types of adhesive, retaining parts for the solar panel... these parts MAY be different from the 5610, so don't assume you can just buy a gw-5000 case and drop modules in it. Best to do your homework first if you can. If however you already have a complete gw-5000 you are free to experiment with different modules.

    Example, the carbon fiber 5600 has the same module as the gw-5000 BUT will not work in a gw-5000 case until you buy the specific gw-5000 retaining pieces

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Southern California, USA
    Posts
    7,352
    Quote Originally Posted by tic-toc/g-shock View Post
    I was planning on buying a GW-5000. Can I safely remove the GW-5000 module without damaging the retaining ring or adhesive and just put in my GW-M5610BC module in without problems?
    Oh I see. Yes, probably

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,078

    Re: Are modules from GW-M5600/5610 compatible with GW-5000 cases?

    explain what this retaining ring or adhesive is for then. I have removed the module from a GW-M5610 and never saw what you are referring to from the GW5000.

    Quote Originally Posted by kung-fusion View Post
    Oh I see. Yes, probably

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Southern California, USA
    Posts
    7,352
    Quote Originally Posted by tic-toc/g-shock View Post
    explain what this retaining ring or adhesive is for then. I have removed the module from a GW-M5610 and never saw what you are referring to from the GW5000.
    It is in the gw-5000. You will see if you open it. It is white and it holds the module in place (the gw-5000 case is bigger inside than some other plastic cases)

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,078

    Re: Are modules from GW-M5600/5610 compatible with GW-5000 cases?

    yeah, I meant more specifically if once I open the GW-5000 am I going to be stumped in getting out the module like I was when I first tried and failed with my GW5600? I won't buy a GW5000 if I cant do this swap without removing adhesive and retaining rings where the flimsy plastic will be easy to crack and then I just ruined a $400 watch.

    Quote Originally Posted by kung-fusion View Post
    It is in the gw-5000. You will see if you open it. It is white and it holds the module in place (the gw-5000 case is bigger inside than some other plastic cases)

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Southern California, USA
    Posts
    7,352
    Quote Originally Posted by tic-toc/g-shock View Post
    yeah, I meant more specifically if once I open the GW-5000 am I going to be stumped in getting out the module like I was when I first tried and failed with my GW5600? I won't buy a GW5000 if I cant do this swap without removing adhesive and retaining rings where the flimsy plastic will be easy to crack and then I just ruined a $400 watch.
    You can leave the plastic frame in the watch. It is actually hard to take the frame out. The adhesive is double sided tape and to an extent reusable. There is no danger taking the module out if you are careful.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •