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Ha. Always appreciate savvy "mental gymnastics"--especially when they inspire my cause! And I agree: the 1A3 looks better with the DC than the original (those are over $1K now? Yikes). I think I have my needed nudge.

Funny, but as I was scanning some of your wilder creations ("clown vomit"😂) I was thinking, "Oh, I'd never wear that"--but at the same time I couldn't help but admit, "Damn stylish, though!"

Look forward to seeing more.

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BTW ... about five minutes after posting my reply I ordered the DC strap. $110 new and shipped from TikTox in the UK. You know what helped? On eBay I found a pre-owned GWG-1000DC going for $2500!!

So now (soon) I got myself a "desert-camo" Mudmaster--for a song. Thanks again for the gymnastics coaching!
 

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only got one idea in the pipeline for a frog but thats taken a back seat as im currently working on a pair of sneakers... well actually a second pair, first pair hit a creative block so theyre off the stove 😅

BTW ... about five minutes after posting my reply I ordered the DC strap. $110 new and shipped from TikTox in the UK. You know what helped? On eBay I found a pre-owned GWG-1000DC going for $2500!!

So now (soon) I got myself a "desert-camo" Mudmaster--for a song. Thanks again for the gymnastics coaching!
grats man! we're a whole bunch of enablers here! 😂 misery loves company! def. made the right choice 👍
 

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Here's another slightly modified square - in grey & black. This is the GW-5610BB- black buttons! The stock bezel and strap are gloss black (which from previous experience is a smudge magnet and doesn't look good for long. Awaiting arrival of a recently released titanium bezel and bracelet in silver/raw. Interesting that there may be a gel under the crystal as it seems darker than any others like it and the solar panels don't reflect that violet shade like others do.
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Here's the latest...& lightest G-Shock metal GW-M5610MD in Silver TITANIUM- an expensive upgrade but still less than the GMW-B5000T & probably the nicest looking square in metal (polished bezel and link edges accent the polished buttons and a better combo than on the GW-5610BB it was purchased for). 91 grams total on wrist w 4 links removed. (It's actually a matte silver even though it photographs like a warm/green grey)
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Here's another slightly modified square - in grey & black. This is the GW-5610BB- black buttons! The stock bezel and strap are gloss black (which from previous experience is a smudge magnet and doesn't look good for long. Awaiting arrival of a recently released titanium bezel and bracelet in silver/raw. Interesting that there may be a gel under the crystal as it seems darker than any others like it and the solar panels don't reflect that violet shade like others do. View attachment 15832755 View attachment 15832756 View attachment 15832757
Here's the latest...& lightest G-Shock metal GW-M5610MD in Silver TITANIUM- an expensive upgrade but still less than the GMW-B5000T & probably the nicest looking square in metal (polished bezel and link edges accent the polished buttons and a better combo than on the GW-5610BB it was purchased for). 91 grams total on wrist w 4 links removed. (It's actually a matte silver even though it photographs like a warm/green grey) View attachment 15855466 View attachment 15855467 View attachment 15855479 View attachment 15855586 View attachment 15855587
Looking good, and hope they fit your wrist even better @Tycho Brahe, but yeah, Casio's non-STN negative displays are, well... Pretty crappy in all but full sunlight, and they leave a lot to be desired when compared to positive STN or MIP. If you ever feel like upgrading to the GMW-B5000 I'm pretty sure you'll be blown away, even if you stick with the "tacticool" negative displays, by the increased legibility. Regardless, thanks for sharing your pics!

Wear your watches in good health!
 
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@nonconformulaic I have and have sold a couple B5000 with negative displays and although easier to read really doesn't compare to mip GBX-100 and I can see those displays being used going forward. The GBX-100 has as many annoyances as it does improvements & the negative display is really the best thing about it. Auto led is switched on for dark situations. I usually do a reverse polarity mod anyway but some just look better dark and STN is nicer but I prefer the 5610 over the others as an on screen indicator of charge w the auto-led is useful and the B5000 solid cases and screw backs are bulky and heavy even with a Titanium bezel and bracelet.
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from the WRUW thread:
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special froggy friday for me today 😊 this one has been a long time coming but finally finished it off the other night during a bout of debilitating hayfever but that wasnt going to stop me!
i now realise after seeing it enlarged there are a few details i need to clean up tho. the beat up original resin and repeated stripe/repaints didnt help at all and im sure the extended soaks in acetone hasnt done the resin any favours for longevity!
pretty happy with the result otherwise, got a colourway that doesnt exist in my collection so thats always a plus 😃

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started off life as a pretty beat up golden defender, plan was to recreate that awesome gold green chameleon colour...
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...but instead it came out as just metallic green, the gold metallic i used got over powered
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....tried a few combinations of layering but just couldnt get it right so on to the back burner it went
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i always liked the fluro green of the 200f and was going to recreate that instead with the 225a module/case but thats a semi common mod, instead i broke it up with some detailed masking for a two tone look :D
finished off with double eagle motifs which can be seen as defeating the golden defender or like a phoenix rising from the ashes 🙄😅 may still try it on the 225a to dial back the tertiary colours tho 🤔

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There's already a thread out there on this watch, but I guess it should reside in this one too.

This is an ex-DW-5600BB. I converted it to a positive display then added a piece of Roscolux e-colour+ gel sheet that matched the green lettering of the new bezel.

The only "issue" is the ALM/SIG etc, markers showing full time. If one is "on", ie "24" like in these pics, then it appears as a black block.

The other additions are the Jays and Kays 24mm adapters, a canvas two piece strap I found after a bit of trawling on Amazon UK, and black bullbars that went on the other day to finish it off.

It's definitely one of my favourite mods I've done, here's to the next!


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