there's a little background story to the following "mini mod" - I once bought a nylon strap for the G-7900MS-3 as I intended to put it on my GD-350 - when it arrived I found out it didn't work as the lug holes are in slightly different places even though it has the standard 16mm. So I simply kept it in a drawer. Then I decided I needed another G-7900-3 - I had one once but foolishly sold it due to some squeaking of the resin when buttons were pressed. So I ordered one of the remaining few of ebay - the wait began and it never arrived - the seller shipped out another one which still has to arrive. Out of panic I bought one in heavily used condition from German ebay as I thought I might never get another one and to me the G-7900-3 is still one of the best OD green G-Shocks. So - finally I could put the G-7900MS-strap to good use since the original strap was pretty worn anyway (it's still OK to wear but the edges have worn off and it's all shiny).
So here's the pics - first I took a pic of the screws you have to remove - I wanted to make sure I re-insert them to the correct position and not overtighten them:
(pics are not too good - some where taken with my phone, some with a camera and at different times of day with different lighting conditions)
I then removed the wings and strap - the bezel followed - I expected to find a lot of gunk since the watch looked so worn but there hardly was any. I was surprised that the watch felt quite heavy even without the bezel and strap - the hard resin case seems to be really tough - it almost felt like steel to the touch.
The strap - this is the inside - on the outside it's a very dark green:
It was difficult to attach it - a very tight fit and the springbars popped back out a couple of times - I also punctured my left middlefinger with the springbartool .
The result was well worth the effort - it makes a great watch even better - with the resin strap sometimes my armhair got caught between the wings and the strap - can't happen anymore now.