C60 Franken . . . Mk II.

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C60 Franken . . . Mk II.

Post by gaf1958 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:56 am

C60 stainless case... Check.
Ceramic bezel... Check.
ETA automatic movement... Check.
Tritium tubes... Check.
Yellow C600 dial... Check.
Original logo... Check.
Any others in existence...? Unlikely.

May I present the C60 Franken Mk II. The Mk I Franken had a C6 Kingfisher quartz movement/yellow dial/hands in a C60 Mk I case (not a perfect drop in fit). This one is a C600 yellow dialled movement in a C60 Mk II case (fits like a glove).

C60 Tri-Tech Elite or C600 Trident?

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Re: C60 Franken . . . Mk II.

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:25 am

You certainly like to keep your local watchmaker busy Gary.

Top notch result. :clap:

Where is the other Franken though?

You know. The one with a black C600 case and bezel and C60 MKII black(?) dial & movement.

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Re: C60 Franken . . . Mk II.

Post by Paul Drawmer » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:28 am

Brilliant! It's a :thumbup: from me.
There's always time for one more.

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Re: C60 Franken . . . Mk II.

Post by Soporsche » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:34 am

Great results, form & function!
Being new to the whole watch modding world (as evidenced by my recent Mitsukoshi thread) are there any other CW creations on the forum or is it just you so far Gary?
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Re: C60 Franken . . . Mk II.

Post by gaf1958 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:58 am

Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:You certainly like to keep your local watchmaker busy Gary.
Watchmaker? All my own work m’lud. Don’t need a watchmaker for that, although admittedly I can’t do my own pressure tests. Yet... ;) They’re cheap enough to get done though.
Bahnstormer_vRS wrote:Where is the other Franken though?

You know. The one with a black C600 case and bezel and C60 MKII black(?) dial & movement.
Close, but at the moment I’ve put it in this MkI GMT case, leaving the C600 case empty... I may yet put it in a C6 case, but time will tell.

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C60 Franken . . . Mk II.

Post by gaf1958 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:02 am

Soporsche wrote:Great results, form & function!
Being new to the whole watch modding world (as evidenced by my recent Mitsukoshi thread) are there any other CW creations on the forum or is it just you so far Gary?
There are a few others. Alex (clach77) has an automatic cream dialled C6 Kingfisher to match the factory yellow, burnt orange and blue versions. He also has a bead blasted C600 (or maybe even two). Former member 28800bph has a fabulous fluid filled C6 Kingfisher - a genuine engineering feat.
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Re: C60 Franken . . . Mk II.

Post by gaf1958 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:04 am

Paul Drawmer wrote:Brilliant! It's a :thumbup: from me.
Thanks Paul. :)
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Re: C60 Franken . . . Mk II.

Post by MarkingTime » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:16 am

Nice work, it works really well.

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Re: C60 Franken . . . Mk II.

Post by monkeymax » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:33 am

As someone who has been wearing his Yellow Kingfisher almost daily for a few years now but has also been wishing recently that it was an automatic with a ceramic bezel... I love these! :+: Maybe rather than buying a new watch I need to look into doing some modding of my own too! :D

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Re: C60 Franken . . . Mk II.

Post by gaf1958 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:56 am

MarkingTime wrote:Nice work, it works really well.
Thanks, I’m pretty happy with it.
monkeymax wrote:Maybe rather than buying a new watch I need to look into doing some modding of my own too! :D
The bug is obviously starting to bite :)
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Re: C60 Franken . . . Mk II.

Post by Molan » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:09 am

Great work Gary!

I’m still loving your old Omega Frankie by the way :)
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Post by ddav » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:09 am

That looks great Ferg, well done .
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Re: C60 Franken . . . Mk II.

Post by monkeymax » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:11 am

gaf1958 wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:56 am
monkeymax wrote:Maybe rather than buying a new watch I need to look into doing some modding of my own too! :D
The bug is obviously starting to bite :)
Yes, I have been thinking a lot about my next watch!
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Do you just experiment with these yourself? Did you start off learning by pulling other watches apart?

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Post by gaf1958 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:20 am

Molan wrote:Great work Gary!

I’m still loving your old Omega Frankie by the way :)
Thanks Barrie, good to know it’s being appreciated. :grin:
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Re: C60 Franken . . . Mk II.

Post by gaf1958 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:24 am

ddav wrote:That looks great Ferg, well done .
Hmm, I have a feeling I’ve just been transformed into an Irishman enjoying the Moto GP in Italy. :lol:
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