I browse the net often in search of inspiration and latest modding accessories. And a couple months ago, through Custom Casios Club, I stumbled across the Cartier Santos stainless steel case.
Originally thought it was a fully custom case, turned out it was readily available, albeit it usually doesn’t turn up in the first few pages of the search result.
A relatively quick and easy project—Little modification and essentially putting the pieces together like a sandwich. The ingredients are: G-shock DW5600-BB (all black), Cartier Santos-inspired stainless steel case, and DW5600 stainless steel brushed finished strap.
Link to Purchase.
Watch: G-Shock DW5600-BB
I’ve purchased both the case and a silicon strap. Didn’t end up using the strap. Instead, I chose the metal DW5600 strap in brushed finish.
The case came polished.
It was prone to scratches, so I took a pass at it using 400 grit sandpaper to create a more industrial look.
The case measures around 42mm, wider and bulkier than the default G-shock cases.
The screws on the case are not detachable (at least not without a fight. The groves are thin, so it’s a challenge to find a fitting flat head for this to begin with.
I tend to add lots of personal touches and details to a project, but this was not the case. Less is more, I suppose. The minimalist dial from the G-shock DW5600 paired well with the detail-heavy case and strap. It was a good balance so I dare not to disrupt.
’till next time,