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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by MiniMpi » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:46 pm

Wow !!!
I remember that old thread now.
Such a uniquely different watch now, all the better for it.
Congratulations on a job very well done Alex ;)
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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by Essex Paul » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:59 pm

Thermexman wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:04 pm
Essex Paul wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:22 pm
Far better than PVD Black. :thumbup:
There’s room for both!

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Great pic Steve. :thumbup:
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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by Clach77 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:52 am

MiniMpi wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:46 pm
Wow !!!
I remember that old thread now.
Such a uniquely different watch now, all the better for it.
Congratulations on a job very well done Alex ;)
Will you IPB be heading the same way? :D
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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by MiniMpi » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:43 am

Clach77 wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:52 am
Will you IPB be heading the same way? :D
The thought did cross my mind Alex........
Cost dependent too though.
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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by gaf1958 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:03 pm

That looks fabulous Alex, a really great and quite inventive solution to a less than perfect PVD watch.

Out of interest, if you’re willing to share the info, may I ask how much they charged for the work? If you don’t want to make it public, perhaps a PM if you’re willing to do so?
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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by Clach77 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:20 pm

I don’t mind it being public, but I don’t want Jay at MCWW to be tied to a price!

When I enquired about a year ago, the price was agreed at 185USD. That remained the price for the work. I thought that was entirely reasonable as it included return postage to the UK. :thumbup:
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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by gaf1958 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:05 pm

Thanks Alex. Not so much a watch case for me as a bracelet... thinking of getting one bead blasted, but having a hard time finding a local company to do it.

Why are these things always so difficult? If I had a car engine I wanted blasted, I’d have the choice of half a dozen companies, but a bracelet. Oh no...
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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:58 pm

gaf1958 wrote:Thanks Alex. Not so much a watch case for me as a bracelet... thinking of getting one bead blasted, but having a hard time finding a local company to do it.

Why are these things always so difficult? If I had a car engine I wanted blasted, I’d have the choice of half a dozen companies, but a bracelet. Oh no... Image
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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by FloridaPhil » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:40 pm

Thanks for posting. I think my Trident GMT might be making a trip to Detroit for the hi-light finish. It's always been just a little bit too dressy for my taste so this looks like the perfect answer.
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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by gaf1958 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:04 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Presumably for a Kingfisher or two, Gary.
Aye... Image
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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by monkeymax » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:48 am

Looks great - the one thing that put me off the Tri-techs was PVD coming off when using it as I didn't want to treat it mega softly forever due to that! I think it'd be nicer still if the raised number bits were black (with numbers still bead blasted) to provide a bit of contrast, but it is still really nice as is.
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That looks great! I'd be tempted to change the hands but it would lose more of its CWness...
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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by Clach77 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:55 am

monkeymax wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:48 am
What strap is it on? Always looking for other good candidates for my Kingfisher!
It’s a CWL soft touch leather strap. They appeared as a special at sale time. I assume something similar will appear on the CWL soon as the black dial 316 Trident will come with a yellow and black strap. It would look good on a Kingfisher. :thumbup:
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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by Clach77 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:01 pm

I’ve found the original thread by androo:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17302&hilit=Motor+City+Watch+Works

I’d forgotten that he had a newer style bracelet blasted to match the case. If I do send my IPB C600 in, I’ll be tempted to do the same.
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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by monkeymax » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:42 pm

Clach77 wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:55 am
monkeymax wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:48 am
What strap is it on? Always looking for other good candidates for my Kingfisher!
It’s a CWL soft touch leather strap. They appeared as a special at sale time. I assume something similar will appear on the CWL soon as the black dial 316 Trident will come with a yellow and black strap. It would look good on a Kingfisher. :thumbup:
Thanks for the answer; I'll have to look out for that when it's out.
That, however, was a stupid question by me as I have that exact same strap (but in red) on my C7 now as I was finding the original too stiff. (Although I've not worn the C7 for a couple of months as the Kingfisher has been attached to me all that time!)

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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Post by Lavaine » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:24 pm

That looks sharp Clach. I think if it was my watch the one change I would make would be to paint the bezel numbers black for a little contrast. That's the great thing about modding though: You can do exactly what works for you.
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