44mm Plated 925 Silver Big Pilot Watch | Vintage Pilot watch with Patina | Aging experience (Miyota 82S0) - watchmaking kit
44mm Plated 925 Silver Big Pilot Watch | Vintage Pilot watch with Patina | Aging experience (Miyota 82S0)
44mm Plated 925 Silver Big Pilot Watch | Vintage Pilot watch with Patina | Aging experience (Miyota 82S0)
44mm Plated 925 Silver Big Pilot Watch | Vintage Pilot watch with Patina | Aging experience (Miyota 82S0)
44mm Plated 925 Silver Big Pilot Watch | Vintage Pilot watch with Patina | Aging experience (Miyota 82S0)
44mm Plated 925 Silver Big Pilot Watch | Vintage Pilot watch with Patina | Aging experience (Miyota 82S0) - diy watch club
Essential Watchmaking Tools Set - diy watch club
Essential Watchmaking Tools Set - diy watch club
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)

[Advanced level] - 44mm Plated 925 Silver Big Pilot Watch | Vintage Pilot watch with Patina | Aging experience (Miyota 82S0)

Regular price
¥62,200
Sale price
¥49,800
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EONIQ x DWC Navigator - Create a Big Pilot watch with a rugged, stone-washed, patina silver case!

Want something a little different, a watch that looks better as time passes, and a rugged tool watch that's as good-looking as functional? Say hello to our 44mm Navigator Pilot watch!

The watch case is plated with a thick layer of 925 silver, so it will age just like the silverware on a pirate boat. You can either let it age naturally (takes quite a while), or follow our guides to create that perfect battle-tested look. The watch is powered by the tried and true Miyota 8 series movement. If you don't mind the ghost click, I'd definitely consider putting in a Miyota 8315 movement.

We chose a beautiful calf-leather strap for this pilot watch. Both the case and the strap will age beautifully with time.

The DIY kit includes:

  • Complete components of one 44mm Flight series mechanical watch 

    Watch Case:

    44mm EONIQ Pilot Watch case - Navigator

    • Material: SS316L Stainless Steel (925 Silver Coated Version)
    • Crystal: Sapphire double dome with Anti-Reflective coating
    • Case size: 44mm
    • Lug size: 22mm
    • Lug-to-lug: 53.2mm
    • Thickness: ~12.3mm
    • Water-resistant: 10ATM (assuming correct assembly)
    Case Back: Stainless steel Exhibition case back (Hardened Mineral Crystal) - not silver coated to avoid causing skin allergy
    Watch dial: 39.9mm EONIQ N03 Dial with Japan Faux-Vintage SuperLume (no date)
    Hands: XL Pilot Watch Hands with Vintage Lume (Miyota 8 Series)
    Movement: Silver Miyota 82S0 (We recommend considering the 8315 if you don't mind the minimal "Ghost Click" as the dial is designed to not include a date window.)
    Strap: 22mm EONIQ Navigator Leather Strap (Brown) 
  • 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 (English, Cantonese and Mandarin) 

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

Mod potential:★

Difficulty Level: ★★ (This 44mm watch is the most challenging set for watch hand installation among our collections. The huge dial size requires us to custom design the shape of the second hand, which results in a very delicate and difficult-to-install second hand.)

How to create the perfect Patina for your silver and bronze watches

Follow us for this step-by-step guide to age your watch case to that perfect rugged look. (Hint: you're going to need some eggs)

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

Modding suggestions:

DIY WATCH CLUB - Miyota custom rotor

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