Watch Making Kit

6 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!

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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

    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)!

    Dan Patten
    Dec 11th 2019
    Great in theory, bad in practice

    I got a kit for my birthday in March. Finally got around to putting it together and I can tell you the tools provided will not get the job done. Luckily, I have some tools I bought a while back and I was able to get the watch together. The hands are very flimsy so be careful when pressing down with the number 4 tool. I ended up having to use the other set of hands. It's a really cool idea and as someone who has wanted to build a watch, this crate was fairly comprehensive but lacking in quality.

    Jacqueline Martino
    Oct 21st 2019
    Agree with flawed

    Bought this for my dad for Father’s Day. He loves watches and was excited to receive this gift. He started out strong but the pieces didn’t match up and he was very frustrated. He tried to make a part “fit” and it wound up breaking. Man Crates was helpful in replacing the broken piece but ran into further frustration trying to complete the process. This was not a win for us and I would not recommend it.

    Lenny Friedman
    Oct 6th 2019

    I have some watch making and clockworks experience and was disappointed in some of the details. The tool which was supposed to be the required screwdriver was too large for the tiny screws. The second hand would not fit and even though I was sent an additional works and second hand it still did not fit.
    I have magnifying loupes and can't imagine how anyone could put this together without them. The watch itself appears to be of good quality but mine has no second hand as it just would not work. I had fun putting it together but really can imagine someone without experience being very frustrated.

    Man Crates Response: Hey there Lenny, sorry to hear that this gift missed the mark! GIve us a buzz at 866-902-7260 and we'll work with you to make this right!