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40mm Vintage Skeleton Dive Watch Kit (Seiko NH72) with tools and video instructions
NEW ARRIVAL - 40mm Vintage Skeleton Dive Watch Kit (Seiko NH72) with tools and video instructions
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NEW ARRIVAL - 40mm Vintage Skeleton Dive Watch Kit (Seiko NH72) with tools and video instructions

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DIY Vintage Skeleton Dive Watch Kit | Complete Seiko movement 40mm Dive Watch with tools and full video guide:

This kit combines the beauty of a classic vintage rolex-inspired watch case, with a modern Seiko NH72 skeleton movement. 

Our high-dome vintage crystal is made from Acrylite 8N, a specialty material that minimizes perceived thickness while offering exceptional optical properties for an authentic vintage look and feel. Paired with a DWC skeleton lume dial, this watch combines a classic aesthetic with a modern twist.

The watch case is one of the components we are most proud of. Inspired by iconic vintage divers like the Rolex 5512/5513, this 40mm case is crafted to sit beautifully on most wrists with its slightly smaller case body. With a modern movement being so much larger than the classic rolex movement, this case required quite a bit of engineering design work for it to keep the beautiful vintage diver ratios. The exhibition case back is meticulously designed to maximize the viewing window, providing a full view of the stunning Seiko movement at the heart of this watch.

Featuring perfect proportions, a time-tested design, a reliable Seiko mechanical movement, and comprehensive specialty tools and teaching materials from the world's leading DIY watch brand, this kit is the ultimate choice for watch enthusiasts. You can't go wrong with this exceptional DIY experience.

The DIY kit includes:

  • Complete components of one 40mm Diver series mechanical watch 

    Watch Case:

    40mm DWC Vintage Diver Case

    • Material: Stainless Steel
    • Crystal: Acrylite 8N specialty vintage high-dome acrylic 
    • Case size: 40mm (40mm bezel, 38mm body)
    • Lug size: 20mm
    • Lug-to-lug: 47.5mm
    • Thickness: 13.3mm (including high dome crystal)
    • Water-resistant: 10ATM (assuming correct assembly)
    Case Back: Stainless steel Exhibition case back (Hardened Mineral Crystal)
    40mm DWC Classic Bezel (Stainless Steel)
    Bezel Function: unidirectional 60-click
    Bezel Insert 37.6mm DWC Aluminum Diver Bezel Insert
    Watch dial: 28.5mm DWC D01S Skeleton Luminous Dial - Blue Wave with Japan BGW9 lume 
    Hands: Silver Diver Hands with BGW9 Superlume (TMI NH Series) 
    Movement: TMI NH72 movement by Seiko
    Strap: 20mm DIY Watch Club Classic NATO Strap - Navy x Black with Khaki centerline
  • Watchmaking tool options:
    • DWC Essential tools for this experience
  • Complete video instructions  (English) 

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

Mod potential: (With great potential for modding due to Seiko Mod compatibility. Details below)

Difficulty Level: (without the new second hand installation tool)

  • Key challenge: second hand installation

Difficulty Level:  (With the new second hand installation tool. Details below)



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


DIY WATCH CLUB - Custom Rotor for seiko NH35, NH34

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