DIY Watch Gift Set for Pilot Watch Lovers and EDC - watchmaking kit - pilot watch
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DIY Watch Gift Set for Pilot Watch Lovers and EDC

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Gift set with a classic 40mm Pilot Watch


A few signs will tell you that this kit will work best as a gift for him:

  • He thinks Rolexes are overrated (too common)
  • He loves Top Gun
  • He enjoys all things EDCs, such as blades, flashlights, and all things military such as military watches on fabric straps

Then you know you've arrived at the right kit. This is a 40mm Pilot Watch kit with a field/military watch design language. Its design references a classic military watch back in the world war era - Mark XI Pilot watch created specifically for the British Royal Airforce.

This will be a no-nonsense pilot watch that is powered by a Japanese-made 60-hr power reserve quality mechanical movement. With sapphire crystal and a genuine calf leather strap, this will be a timeless gift watch :)

The DIY kit includes:

  • Complete components of one 40mm Flight series mechanical watch 

    Watch Case:

    40mm DWC Pilot Watch case - Flight series CF-01

    • Material: SS316L Stainless Steel
    • Crystal: Sapphire double dome with Anti-Reflective coating
    • Case size: 40mm
    • Lug size: 20mm
    • Lug-to-lug: 47.5mm
    • Thickness: ~12.3mm
    • Water-resistant: 10ATM (assuming correct assembly)
    Case Back: Exhibition case back (Mineral Crystal)
    Watch dial: 34.9mm DWC F01 Dial with Japan C3 SuperLume (With date window)
    Hands: Pilot Watch Hands with SuperLuminova C3 Lume (Miyota 8 Series)
    Movement: Miyota 8315 upgrade with Côtes de Genève and stop-second functionality (With date function) 
    Strap: 20mm DWC Navigator Strap (Brown)
  • Watchmaking tool 
    • DWC professional watchmaker tools with Box 
  • Complete video instructions (English, Cantonese and Mandarin) 

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

Mod potential:★★

Difficulty Level:

  • Key challenge: second hand installation


Upgrade your movement to a Miyota 8315 movement to enjoy:

  • 60-hour power reserve (a considerable upgrade from 8215's 42-hour power reserve). This means you can take your watch off for the whole weekend and your watch will still be running on Monday.
  • Hack-second or stop-second feature allows you to set the time precisely
  • Heat blued steel screws decoration
  • Côtes de Genève movement finish 
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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

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