Liquid filled watch case: How I modified my Kingfisher C6

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Re: Liquid filled watch case: How I modified my Kingfisher C

Post by asqwerth » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:11 pm

Go search his other posts for his home-built watch-winder and pressure-tester projects.
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Re: Liquid filled watch case: How I modified my Kingfisher C

Post by iskander » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:04 am

Will do

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Post by Timinwales » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:02 pm

Fascinating read, thoroughly enjoyed it, and your pictures of the results.. I've always said its amazing what you can get from Amazon .. Good luck with the patent, simple engineering solutions are always far more effective than over complex ones imo .. Great stuff.. Off to find more of your projects now!!
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Re: Liquid filled watch case: How I modified my Kingfisher C

Post by Kip » Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:30 pm

28800bph wrote:I thought I'd add an update -- this original C6 mod is still running strong, it's had one battery change since 2010. The U.S. patent issued in 2012.

I don't offer any filling services, instead I've been focusing on manufacture of a watch with this feature. It has a few other unique attributes -- it's solar-powered, and it has remote setting so there is no crown. In fact it has no seals at all, the crystal and case are one single piece of continuous acrylic. It survives thermal shocks and mud/grit that would kill most other dive watches. It has some export controlled technology and some other proprietary aspects, so it's not offered for marketing or sale to general public.
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Re: Liquid filled watch case: How I modified my Kingfisher C

Post by davidwatkinson1 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:27 pm

The effect looks dramatic in the pictures. I wonder how much people would pay to have their quartz watches fluid filled? Considering the impact on subsequent battery changes?

Perhaps a solar watch would be a better candidate? Give casio or citizen a call.

Anyway, well done.

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Post by iampaul87 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:33 pm

This is great. Enjoyed the read thanks for posting it

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Re: Liquid filled watch case: How I modified my Kingfisher C

Post by Jian » Mon May 09, 2016 7:20 pm

What a great watch! How about a quartz watch with a separate battery compartment or a mech watch with only fluid between the dial and crystal? Just a thought and a real 1st if CW did it!

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Post by smegwina » Mon May 09, 2016 7:23 pm

Jian wrote:What a great watch! How about a quartz watch with a separate battery compartment or a mech watch with only fluid between the dial and crystal? Just a thought and a real 1st if CW did it!
Unfortunately CW no longer consider quartz to be proper watches, so it is unlikely.

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Liquid filled watch case: How I modified my Kingfisher C6

Post by Boydesian » Tue May 10, 2016 4:12 am

smegwina wrote:
Jian wrote:What a great watch! How about a quartz watch with a separate battery compartment or a mech watch with only fluid between the dial and crystal? Just a thought and a real 1st if CW did it!
Unfortunately CW no longer consider quartz to be proper watches, so it is unlikely.

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Re: Liquid filled watch case: How I modified my Kingfisher C

Post by golfjunky » Tue May 10, 2016 1:22 pm

Jian wrote:What a great watch! How about a quartz watch with a separate battery compartment or a mech watch with only fluid between the dial and crystal? Just a thought and a real 1st if CW did it!
i think you will find that Ressence watches have taken that award. they look amazing!
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Re: Liquid filled watch case: How I modified my Kingfisher C

Post by Boydesian » Tue May 10, 2016 6:23 pm

golfjunky wrote:
Jian wrote:What a great watch! How about a quartz watch with a separate battery compartment or a mech watch with only fluid between the dial and crystal? Just a thought and a real 1st if CW did it!
i think you will find that Ressence watches have taken that award. they look amazing!
They do at that. Too big for me (and too expensive) but fantastic machines nevertheless.
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Re: Liquid filled watch case: How I modified my Kingfisher C

Post by Mgstax » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:20 am

Unbelievable. Congratulations. I know you did this year's ago, but it is incredible.
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Re: Liquid filled watch case: How I modified my Kingfisher C

Post by rgb » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:10 am

Mgstax wrote:Unbelievable. Congratulations. I know you did this year's ago, but it is incredible.

And that, my friend, is nothing compared to another of his projects ... check out http://www.christopherwardforum.com/vie ... er&start=0
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Re: Liquid filled watch case: How I modified my Kingfisher C

Post by topgunn » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:09 pm

Fantastic, never knew they made watches filled with liquid.

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Re: Liquid filled watch case: How I modified my Kingfisher C

Post by Kmon » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:39 pm

Very interesting. Very well explained too. Could you add some under water shots?

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