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40mm Vintage Dive Watch Kit (Seiko Mechanical) with tools and video instructions

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¥48,900
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¥41,800
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DIY Vintage Dive Watch Kit | Complete Seiko movement 40mm Dive Watch with tools and full video guide:

This is likely the best-in-class vintage diver DIY experience.

The watch case is inspired by vintage divers such as the Rolex 5512/5513. The 40mm case size, with a slightly smaller case body, allows the watch to sit beautifully on most wrists. 

The chosen material for this beautiful high-dome vintage crystal is Acrylite 8N. This specialty material enables us to design this watch with a construction that minimizes the perceived thickness, and its optical properties bring us that organic vintage look and feel. Look carefully at the dial, then you'll notice that we are free from weird optical distortions that are unavoidable when using modern high dome crystals. 

The exhibition case back has been carefully designed to maximize the window size, and therefore you'll have a full view of the beautiful Seiko movement beating in this watch.

Perfect ratios, tried and true design, reliable Seiko mechanical movement, specialty tools, and teaching materials from the #1 DIY watch brand internationally. You cannot go wrong with this kit :)

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)
    Bezel:
    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 D01 Black Dial (includes minute marking) with C3 Superlume
    Hands: PVD Diver Hands with C3 Superlume (TMI NH Series) 
    Movement: TMI NH35 movement by Seiko
    Strap: 20mm DWC FKM Rubber Strap (Black)
  • 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)



 

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

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