Watch Making Kit

13 reviews

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In The Box

  • Seagull TY2806 Movement
  • Screwdriver Tool
  • Brass Movement Holder
  • White Dial and Hand Set
  • Blue Dial and Hand Set
  • Hand setting tool
  • Exibition Case Back with O-ring
  • Crown/Stem Combo
  • Case Back Tool
  • Watch Case with Crystal
  • 2 Strap Springbars
  • Blue Leather Strap
  • Brown Leather Strap
  • Hole Punch
  • Screw Rivet
  • Man Crates Watch Making Guide

How It Ships

Project Kit Refills ship in cardboard boxes.
In an awesome cardboard box. Corrugated C Flute cardboard with regular slotted style... told you it was awesome!

  • Orders placed by noon PST will ship out same day
    Orders placed by noon PST will ship out same day
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A Matter of Time

Time is a fickle thing. It supposedly flies when you’re having fun, but crawls during the last few hours of the work day? What, did it lose its wings or something? And our new-agey friends keep telling us time’s “just a construct, man” but when we explain that to the driver of the morning bus we almost missed, he laughed in our faces.

If only there was a way to measure time, conveniently and accurately, with some sort of instrument dial on our wrist. Just kidding, everyone knows about watches. But did you know that making one doesn’t require knowledge about nano-sized gears, cogs, or even quantum mechanics?

Now any man can build a handsome watch with just some concentration, a little elbow grease, and our new Watch Making Kit. With a project this unique, even the busiest man will happily make the time to...make the time. Or at least measure it.

Precision Points

  • The movement of this watch is self-winding. That means he’ll keep his watch in time just by wearing it. Unfortunately, this technology hasn’t yet reached TV remotes.
  • We’ve included two different sets of dials, hands, and straps so he can build a watch that perfectly suits his suits.
  • The finished watch will be water-resistant up to 50 meters, so he won’t even have to remove it in the shower. Of course, the smell might indicate otherwise.

Customer Reviews

    D. Cavanaugh
    Apr 5th 2020
    Date ring to dial spacer ?

    Great kit, didn't really like the band selection and design. I did have a problem installing the dial too close to the date ring causing it not to move to only find out there is an available spacer to prevent this. Why does this kit not come with the required spacer?
    Thank you,

    Man Crates Response: Hey there,

    Sorry about that missing spacer. Give us a buzz at 866-902-7260 and we'll get you hooked up!

    -Team Man Crates

    Reginald Rey
    Jan 12th 2020
    DIY Did it myself!

    I am a watch collector. This awesome diy gift with options of how you would like to build it was Christmas gift from my wife.

    Jun 27th 2019
    Fathers Day gift.

    This is one of the best gifts I have received. I had so much fun assembling the watch. My wife knows I like tinkering and making things work and thought this would make a good gift. She was right!

    Peter Scanlan
    May 24th 2019
    Challenging But Awesome!

    This kit is fantastic! Wish it came in a crate you needed a crowbar to access but what can you do? Instructions are detailed and easy to follow, but prepare yourself as there are several time consuming and potentially frustrating steps to building your new watch. This kit definitely requires a steady hand and a gentle touch. That being said, I loved (almost) every minute of building my watch and have a great looking high quality time piece as a result. Well done Man Crates (again)!

    Jason Kaplan
    Jan 2nd 2020
    Second hand won’t stay

    This is my third gift my wife has given me from Mancrates, and all have been awesome.

    Unfortunately, as I sit here trying to put the watch together, I can not get the second hand to stay in place. It appears that something has pulled out of the movement itself to hold the hand, as I could feel what appeared to be something sticking out of the hole. When I looked at it under with some reading glasses, there was indeed a piece of metal coming out, which then fell off and is gone forever.

    Haven’t yet decided if I’ll put it together without the second hand, and just wear it as is, or not.

    Man Crates Response: Thanks for your feedback, sorry to hear you were disappointed in the Watch Making Kit you received. We do our best to offer a great value for the price and we're sorry to hear we missed that mark for you! That being said, we're happy to work with you to make this right, as we stand behind all of our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Please reach out to our awesome customer service team by giving us a buzz at 866-902-7260 -Team Man Crates