What does one do when you have a bunch of crusty old Citizen parts, and not enough to make an original watch? Well...you have to make something. Dare I say a tribute? A Mod? If you have read and seen my work over the years I never quite liked to build Mods. Not to say I haven't, it's just when I have the opportunity to restore a watch back to it's original state I'll always do that.
"Speedy Mon" is a case where I wanted to combine two of my favorite watches together. Since I don't have an original Speedy dial.....(finding one is nearly impossible)....I feel justified that this needs to happen. :)
Combining a 67-9313 Speedy and the 67-9071 Monaco into something might not ever been done before. A "character" shall we say... instead of just a mod, using only original Citizen parts. Nothing aftermarket. Well....except for one thing.:) You have to wait and see later in the thread.
For starters.....I just love the Speedy. It could be said it's Citizen's most famous 8110a chronograph from the 1970's. The Monaco on the other hand was a watch that was very difficult to find to add to my collection. The cases are made out of PVD coated aluminum which wore terribly over the years. Had Citizen made the case in all stainless...I would have bought many. What I do love about the Monaco is its dial. They came in two colors....green and gold. Getting a green Monaco dial has been a challenge for years, and had it not been for Stephen, "Speedy Mon" may never have existed. I had built a Monaco for him using a lot of NOS parts he had provided me, and the left overs from the job included this green dial. Perfect for getting the best of both worlds in my eyes.
Now it was time to find a Speedy Case and a donor movement to make this a reality. I hope you enjoy where this is about to go, because it's going to get a lot cooler. Lets have a closer look at the parts in the next page. Be back in a bit..... "31"