42mm Blue Bronze Dive Watch kit with Nato Strap | D03 Deep Blue Sandwich Dial with BGW9 SuperLume | Movement: Seiko Automatic
42mm Blue Bronze Dive Watch kit with Nato Strap | D03 Deep Blue Sandwich Dial with BGW9 SuperLume | Movement: Seiko Automatic
Essential Watchmaking Tools Set - diy watch club
Essential Watchmaking Tools Set - diy watch club
DIY WATCH CLUB - Pro tools box. watchmaking kit
DIY WATCH CLUB - Pro tools box. watchmaking kit
DIY WATCH CLUB - Pro tools box. watchmaking kit

42mm Blue Bronze Dive Watch kit with Nato Strap | D03 Deep Blue Sandwich Dial with BGW9 SuperLume | Movement: Seiko Automatic

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Bronze Blue Watch with Seiko movement. 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. In this kit, we also pair it with blue, one of the most classic colors to go with bronze watches. Why blue? Bronze is very connected to our ocean; it's been used for ships and many other marine applications since a very long time ago.

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 deep blue BGW9 sandwich dial, glow-in-the-dark bezel insert, Seiko movement, and a matching nato strap... this could be one of the best bronze watches in its class.

The DIY kit includes:

  • Complete components of one 42mm Diver series mechanical watch 

    Watch Case:

    42mm DWC Diver Case (Aluminum Bronze)

    • Material: Aluminum Bronze
    • Crystal: Top-hat double dome, Sapphire double dome (All with Anti-Reflective Coating)
    • Case size: 42mm (42mm bezel, 41mm body)
    • Lug size: 22mm
    • Lug-to-lug: 47.5mm
    • Thickness: ~14mm
    • Water-resistant: 20ATM (assuming correct assembly)
    • Crown: Screw-down
    Case Back: Titanium Exhibition case back (Hardened Mineral Crystal)
    Chapter Ring: CR-01-NH Black chapter ring with white marking (TMI NH Series)
    Bezel:
    42mm DWC Classic Bezel (Aluminum Bronze)
    Bezel Function: unidirectional 60-click (3-pronged click spring)
    Bezel Insert:
    39.4mm DWC Stainless Steel Diver Bezel Insert with Japan BGW9 SuperLume markers (Blue - Type B)
    Watch dial: 28.5mm DWC D03 Luminous Deep Blue Sandwich Dial with Date Window with Japanese BGW9 Lume
    Hands: Diver Gold Japan Superlume BGW9 Watch Hands - TMI NH35
    Movement: TMI NH35 by Seiko
    Strap: 22mm DWC Classic Nato Strap (Navy-Black with Khaki center line)
  • Watchmaking tool options:
    • DWC Essential tools for this experience
    • 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:★ (With huge 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)



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