This next project will result in two special G-shocks for me. I'll be starting off with a DW-5025B-7V, from the Rising White series. This a basically another screwback reissue, but this time with white resin and gold accents. The other watch for the project will be a basic DW-5600E-1V.
The DW-5600's black bezel will be stealthed and swapped onto the DW-5025. The lettering on the white bezel will be painted black, and thrown onto the DW-5600E.
Then the buckles of the two straps will be swapped, so the black strap gets a nice gold buckle, and white strap gets a silver buckle. The black strap with gold buckle will go on the DW-5025, and white strap with silver buckle will go onto the DW-5600E.
Afterwards, the white strap and bezel will be dyed yellow, by using RIT dye. I'm doing this just because I've always wanted a yellow square G-Shock. There are times when you just need a yellow G to brighten up your day.
I am certain that the now black and gold DW-5025 will be getting a black metal crystal protector. I'm not sure whether the yellow and silver DW-5600E will get one or not. I'll have to wait and see. I only have two crystal protectors, so I have to be stingy with them.
I expect everything to go fine, but there are one or two possible issues. The reverse display of the DW-5025 may not be to my liking. It looks bold enough for good legibility, but you never know until you see it in person. So as a "Plan B" contingency, I have also ordered a DW-5600EG-9, the basic gold version of the DW-5600E. If the reverse display doesn't work out, I will swap the positive gold display of the EG-9 into the DW-5025.
The EG-9 also gives me some flexibility in terms of bezel choice for the DW-5025. If the stealthed bezel doesn't look quite right, the EG-9 bezel, with its gold painted lettering, might look very nice on the DW-5025.
Now all I have to do is wait. The EG-9 is on order from Overstock.com, and the DW-5025 is on order from Casio. Hopefully, the project will be completed in th next couple weeks.