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A GMT Bronze Diver - DIY WATCH CLUB watchmaking kit
Best DIY watch gift for BRONZE watch lovers - A GMT Bronze Diver
Best DIY watch gift for BRONZE watch lovers - A GMT Bronze Diver
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)

Best DIY watch gift for BRONZE watch lovers - A GMT Bronze Diver

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A DIY gift set for a bronze GMT.

If you have noticed that he likes bronze watches (Bronze Tudors, Panerais, etc), then you can't go wrong with this set.

You get a bronze watch for a reason. It's the only kind of watch that gets more beautiful as it ages. Pair this beautiful diver with an automatic GMT movement, you have one of the best daily drivers at this price point. 

The GMT function is provided by the new Seiko GMT movement. This function is traditionally only available in the more expensive versions of the dive watches we have in the market, so this function is generally very desired.

The DIY kit includes:

  • Complete components of one 41mm Diver series mechanical watch 

    Watch Case: DWC Diver series 41mm bronze (added aluminum for durability and patina color) case with Top Hat Sapphire Dome Crystal - 20ATM
    Case Back: Titanium exhibition case back (Mineral Crystal)
    Chapter Ring: CR-01-NH Black chapter ring with white marking (TMI NH Series)
    Movement Holder: MH-DI-NH (TMI NH Series)
    BZ-DV-D1 Bronze classic thin profile bezel
    Click Spring: 3-pronged unidirectional 60-click
    Bezel Insert:
    Diver Stainless Steel GMT Bezel Insert (Black - Type B)
    Watch Crown:
    CN-DI-01 Bronze Screw-down dive watch crown (Stem pre-assembled for TMI NH Series)
    Watch dial: DWC D03 GMT Sandwich Dial 
    (Japan BGW9 Superlume)
    Hands: Gold Diver Hands with Japan BGW9 Superlume (TMI NH Series) 
    Red GMT hand (24 hours hand) with C2 lume
    Movement: TMI NH34 by Seiko
    Strap: DIY Watch Club Navigator Straps -- Onyx Black 22mm
  • Watchmaking tool:
    • DWC professional watchmaker tools with Box upgrade (GMT hand installation tool is included in every GMT set) 
  • Complete video instructions (3 Languages - English, Cantonese and Mandarin)

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

Mod potential:★★★

Challenging Level : ★★★★★ (Hand installation will be more challenging than regular 3-hand watch installation)

Challenging 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.


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


This dive watch is partially compatible with Seiko Mods. For detail please check out our blog post here:


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