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Bronze GMT Dive Watch kit | Seiko Automatic GMT movement | 24hr PVD Bezel (Stainless Steel) with BGW9 | DWC-D03
Bronze GMT Dive Watch kit | Seiko Automatic GMT movement | 24hr PVD Bezel (Stainless Steel) with BGW9 | DWC-D03
Bronze GMT Dive Watch kit | Seiko Automatic GMT movement | 24hr PVD Bezel (Stainless Steel) with BGW9 | DWC-D03
Bronze GMT Dive Watch kit | Seiko Automatic GMT movement | 24hr PVD Bezel (Stainless Steel) with BGW9 | DWC-D03
DY WATCH CLUB - Watchmaking tool set (Pro tools box set in wooden box)
DY WATCH CLUB - Watchmaking tool set (Pro tools box set in wooden box)
DY WATCH CLUB - Watchmaking tool set (Pro tools box set in wooden box)

Bronze GMT Dive Watch kit | Seiko Automatic GMT movement | 24hr PVD Bezel (Stainless Steel) with BGW9 | DWC-D03

Regular price
$615.00
Sale price
$555.00


Bronze Watch powered by Seiko GMT. On top of a beautiful GMT, enjoy the beautiful patina.

You get a bronze watch for a reason. It's the only kind of watch that gets more beautiful as it ages. Pair this beautiful diver with an automatic GMT movement, you have one of the best daily drivers at this price point.

Bronze is one of the best materials for marine applications because of its corrosion-resistant capability. Bronze protects itself from corrosion because of the oxide layer it forms on the surface. This protective oxide layer is the patina that many watch collectors love; depending on where you live and where you wear your watches to, your watch will develop its own unique patina, no two bronze watches are the same.

This bronze watch case is CNC machined from a block of bronze. The material we chose has a bit of aluminum added so we can achieve the best mechanical properties and beautiful patina.

With a BGW9 sandwich dial, glow-in-the-dark bezel insert, Seiko GMT, and matching calf leather straps that also gain patina on their own... this could be one of the best bronze watches in its class.

The DIY kit includes:

  • Complete components of one 41mm Diver series mechanical watch 

    Watch Case: DWC Diver series 41mm bronze (added aluminum for durability and patina color) case with Sapphire Dome Crystal / Top Hat Double Dome Sapphire - 20ATM
    Case Back: Titanium exhibition case back (Mineral Crystal)
    Chapter Ring: CR-01-NH Black chapter ring with white marking (TMI NH Series)
    Movement Holder: MH-DI-NH (TMI NH Series)
    Bezel:
    BZ-DV-D1 Bronze classic thin profile bezel
    Click Spring: 3-pronged unidirectional 60-click
    Bezel Insert:
    Diver Stainless Steel GMT Bezel Insert (Black - Type B)
    Watch Crown:
    CN-DI-01 Bronze Screw-down dive watch crown (Stem pre-assembled for TMI NH Series)
    Watch dial: DWC D03 GMT Sandwich Dial 
    (Japan BGW9 Superlume)
    Hands: Gold Diver Hands with Japan BGW9 Superlume (TMI NH Series) 
    Red GMT hand (24 hours hand) with C2 lume
    Movement: TMI NH34 by Seiko
    Strap: DIY Watch Club Navigator Straps -- Onyx Black 22mm
  • Watchmaking tool options:
    • DWC tools with Brown PU Bag
    • DWC professional watchmaker tools with Box upgrade
    • No tools - for those who already have watch repair tools. Please make sure you have hand removal tools and hand-setting tools (usually not included in watch repair kits)
  • Complete video instructions (3 Languages - English, Cantonese and Mandarin)

Time required:120~ mins (Simply enjoy the watchmaking process at your own pace)

Mod potential:★★★

Challenging Level : ★★★★

A bronze watch with beautiful patina

 

DIY WATCH CLUB - Bronze watch case comparison

This bronze case is CNC-ed from a block of aluminum bronze. Our formula included a bit of aluminum as it improves the material's mechanical properties and we believe this results in the best patina over time.

Bronze protects itself from corrosion by developing an oxide layer, which gives you the patina that is desired by many watch collectors. The patina will differ depending on how you wear the watch so each bronze timepiece will age into its own unique look. It's one of the very few kinds of watches that gets more beautiful as time passes by.

DWC PRO WATCHMAKING TOOL KIT: 

DIY Watch Club - Watchmaking tool - Profession Tools box set

This is our Pro Tool Kit, a DWC in-house design from top to bottom. This is a lot more than a mere step up from standard Amazon watch-making tools; it is a collection of tools we designed and crafted to give you the best watchmaking experience possible.

And in watchmaking, just like many other crafts, the quality of the tools does affect the quality of the outcome.

Learn more about it here: What Makes a Good Watchmaking Tool

SEIKO MOD COMPATIBILITY:

This dive watch is partially compatible with Seiko Mods. For detail please check out our blog post here: 

https://diywatch.club/en/blog/parts-compatibility-for-seiko-mod

MODDING SUGGESTIONS

NH35 custom rotor

A Seiko made original rotor with Côtes de Genève finish, customized by us. A perfect icing on the cake for the watch you assembled yourself or a mod you are proud of. Best paired with an exhibition case back. Design your custom rotor