NMK-WK02 DIY Watchmaking Kit: Explorer Tool Watch



Our DIY Watchmaking Kits will have you building your own Explorer Tool Watch in no time. Packed with high quality watch components, this kit will include all the tools and instructions you’ll need to build your own watch. This introductory watchmaking kit is perfect for any aspiring watchmaker or anyone who loves to DIY and tinker around. You’ll be rewarded with a unique timepiece you will be proud to wear everyday!

Want to take it to the next level? All our watchmaking kits are designed with watch parts that are compatible with our huge existing catalog of designs and parts to further personalize your custom watch. 

All our DIY Watchmaking Kits are powered by Seiko NH Automatic Movements, which are one of the most popular automatic mechanical movements on the market. These reliable and robust workhorse movements are used by countless watch modders and microbrands alike.

Difficulty Level: ★★★
Time Required: ~60-120min

Watch Dimensions:

  • 38mm Case Diameter
  • 46.5mm Lug to Lug Diameter
  • 20mm Lug Width
  • 11.40mm Thickness

What's Included?

- Complete Watch Components:

  • Case: NMK912 Field Watch Case Bundle: Polished Finish
  • Crystal: Flat Sapphire Crystal (Blue AR)
  • Dial: Explorer Enamel Black (BGW9 Blue Lume)
  • Hands: Mercedes Polished Finish  (BGW9 Blue Lume)
  • Crown: Bundled sterile crown with pre-cut movement stem
  • Movement: NH35A from SII - Hacking and Winding movement
  • Strap: Vintage Leather Strap: Brown

- Complete toolkit with all the watchmaking tools required
- Step-by-step instruction manual

Parts Compatibility:

Compatible with all our hands, dials, casebacks and rotors for endless personalization possibilities!

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Paul S. (Sydney, AU)
Much better than expected

This turned out to be my nicest watch. I love the design. The second hand was tricky to fit but otherwise it went well.

ian m. (Bowmanville, CA)
1st watch build

great first experience
shipping was quick and easy
parts all fit and tools in kit did the job

eric (Gif-sur-Yvette, FR)
first experience : a great one

This will be my first modding experience too.
My impressions :
-very fast delivery, the package is well packed, protected.
- the kit: the elements are well presented in a very practical metal box. The tools seem to be of good quality. everything that is useful and necessary is present. it will be usefull perhaps to add a magnifying glass to be complete.
-the instructions: simple, didactic, it is not very developed, but covers the assembly steps clearly.
-The watch. I haven't done the assembly yet, but all the elements are well protected and give a nice quality impression.

Jorge R. (San Bernardino, US)
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Henrik V. (Oslo, NO)

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