Neo-Vintage Pilot Watch kit with Stainless Steel Milanese Mesh Band (82S0 or 8315 Miyota movement) - watchmaking kit
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Neo-Vintage 40mm Pilot Watch kit with Stainless Steel Milanese Mesh Band (82S0 or 8315 Miyota movement)
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Neo-Vintage 40mm Pilot Watch kit with Stainless Steel Milanese Mesh Band (82S0 or 8315 Miyota movement)

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DIY Watchmaking Kit | Flight 01 (F01) Pilot Watch with Silver mesh band

This set includes a stainless steel mesh band for those who dare to venture for a unique neo-vintage look for this classic pilot watch. 

A military pilot watch inspired by traditional timekeepers back in the World War era (Mark XI Pilot Watch created specifically for the British Royal Airforce). This is a modern interpretation of the traditional pilot watch. The watch dial has clear and legible numerals and lumed markers. Generously lumed hands and a white second hand enables aviators to tell time at a glance.

At the size of 40mm, this is a no-nonsense tool watch powered by the tried and true Miyota 8 series movement. The 10 ATM W.R. will keep your watch safe through most if not all of your outdoor endeavors.

Protip: Upgrade to the Miyota 8315 to make this a 60hr power reserve pilot watch with hack-second, CDG premium movement finish, and more (details below).

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 (no date)

    Pilot Watch Hands with SuperLuminova C3 Lume (Miyota 8 Series)

    With extra White & Red second hands (2 sets)

    Movement: Miyota 82S0. Optional 8315 upgrade with Côtes de Genève and stop-second functionality (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.)

    20mm DWC Stainless Steel mesh band

  • 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:

  • 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 
DIY WATCH CLUB - MIYOTA 8315 movement upgrade


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