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Hi,

This is the third and final screw-back I picked up on eBay.
Its the DW-5200 or as its more commonly known the Hockey or Hero model.

As you can see by the first couple of pics it looked much worse than the other two. But after a good clean it came out as good as the others:-!
It has a couple of very fine scratches on the crystal and case back that are only visible at certain angles.
Its quite old in G-Shock years so its what you'd expect.

Its hard to choose one to wear now. Even though they all look similar. They do look very different on the wrist. I really like the dark face on this one. So at the moment its number one:).

Enjoy.









 

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Nice one. All you need now is a DW-5000.
 

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Good as new. :-!
 

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Thanks, Lexxorcist.

Its surprising what a good clean and polish can do.
I wonder how many of these old models have just been thrown away when they started to look worn....
 

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You put a lot of time in and it shows, nice work Steve! :-!
 

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steveb, you are hereby crowned:

"Master Of Screw Back Rejuvenation - Class DW-5XXX".

You've done a great job on all your finds and it's so satisfying to see these poor babies brought back to sparkling life under your care.

Well done:-!
 

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Good job on restoring the classic watches.
 

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Thanks again for all the great comments:-!.

I'm so pleased to hear you appreciate all the work that goes into giving these old classics a new lease of life.

I know I could get a new DW-5600 for around the same price I paid for them. But these just seem to have more character about them.
Maybe its the simplicity of the face and the solid construction....

Whatever it is I know I like it and I'm glad you all do too:).

Cheers,

Steve.
 

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Wow, thanks for sharing. Great resto work on the 5200. Looks exactly like the one I used to own in 1984. I played a lot of junior tennis and swam on a swim team as a young teen and that watch really took a beating. Its a real workhorse.
 
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