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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:46 pm
by MiniMpi
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 ;)

Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:59 pm
by Essex Paul
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:
Alas. Not my cup of rosey.

Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:52 am
by Clach77
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

Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:43 am
by MiniMpi
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.

Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:03 pm
by gaf1958
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?

Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:20 pm
by Clach77
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:

Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:05 pm
by gaf1958
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...

Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:58 pm
by Bahnstormer_vRS
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
Presumably for a Kingfisher or two, Gary.

Guy

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Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:40 pm
by FloridaPhil
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.

Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:04 am
by gaf1958
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Presumably for a Kingfisher or two, Gary.
Aye... Image

Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:48 am
by monkeymax
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.
What strap is it on? Always looking for other good candidates for my Kingfisher!
jtc wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:55 pm
That looks great! I'd be tempted to change the hands but it would lose more of its CWness...
The hands on these and the Kingfishers are amongst my favourite CW hands. I know, I know, each to their own....

Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:55 am
by Clach77
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:

Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:01 pm
by Clach77
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.

Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:42 pm
by monkeymax
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!)

Re: Modified C600 Tri-tech Elite

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:24 pm
by Lavaine
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.