DIY Sector Dial Tourbillon Watch kit
Warning: we strongly do not recommend assembling this as your first DIY watch. While the steps are similar to other DIY kits, this movement is significantly more expensive and delicate.
40mm in size, case excluding crystal is less than 10mm thick. Silver-plated sector dial, flying tourbillon movement with screw balance. We believe this is the best value tourbillon watch in the market.
This is also the 1st DIY tourbillon kit in the market. Tourbillon mechanical watches used to cost an arm and a leg, but with the introduction of made-in-China flying tourbillon movements, we now have access to this craft at a relatively more affordable price.
To house this beautiful movement, our watch case is our in-house designed piece of art, designed to maximize the opening both in the front to show the minimalist tourbillion dial, and the back to show off the beautiful finish of this movement. With clever engineering, this is also one of the slimmest tourbillons in its class. The dial is a premium sector dial, with just enough craftsmanship highlights to complement the rotating cage of the tourbillon.
While this tourbillon movement is already many times more affordable than its swiss counterparts, it is still a delicate craft that demands respect. Look at the back of the movement, the finishing, the delicate tourbillon cage along with the balance wheel, then you know this is a whole different level of craft when compared to our typical Seiko and Miyota movements.
The movement of choice is the SL-5200 flying tourbillon. There are more affordable and flashy options but we chose this movement for a reason: the people behind this movement are the master craftsman of higher-end products within the legendary seagull team.
Key challenge: Carefully and patiently handle simple assembly steps to create a loupe-ready elegant timepiece. There are not many steps to this kit; but a minimalist watch face, a large exhibition case back, and a delicate tourbillon mean any mistakes will affect the finished product. We would strongly recommend a clean workbench and a relaxed afternoon for this project. DO NOT RUSH THIS.
The DIY kit includes:
Complete components of one 38.5mm dress mechanical watch
Watch Case: Tourbillon series 40mm SS316L case. Premium brushed and polished hybrid finishing (Sapphire Crystal) - 5 ATM
Case Back: Exhibition case back (K1 glass) Movement Holder: Movement holder for Flying-Tourbillon SL-5200
DWC Tourbillon watch crown with logo Watch dial:
Tourbillon series - Silver Sector Dial
Hands: 2 sets of thin simplistic polished hands - Silver (2 Hands)
Movement: Flying-Tourbillon SL-5200 (Made-in-China) - Hand-wound movement
DIY Watch Club Sarto Straps -- Brown (20mm)
- Watchmaking tool
- Standard Tools with brown PU Bag
- DWC professional watchmaker tools with Box
(Case knife is NOT included)
- 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 in 2 languages (English and Cantonese ONLY)
Time required：120~ mins (Simply enjoy the watchmaking process at your own pace)
Challenging Level : ★★★
DWC PRO WATCHMAKING TOOL KIT:
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