I thought the collective wisdom of this forum would illuminate the following. While purposefully making a Franken may bring in some useful pocket money, it still takes some effort to create something convincing and I don't see how it could provide a living (please correct me if that's incorrect). So I wondered how many of the Frankens seen are really the result of Soviet hard times where people did whatever they could to keep their watch running. That meant if I had a useful case and dial but my movement was well and truly dead, past fixing, just put in another that fits, and so on. So in your opinion, how much do we see are current purposeful cheats vs historical artifact? I'm putting a poll just to keep tabs, but a good value to the discussion is if any patterns emerge to aid identification.