Watch Builder’s Club – Build your own watch for $99

With the whole world going wild for Black Mirror Bandersnatch’s “Choose Your Own Adventure” aesthetic, how about building your own watch with Modern Made Man’s Watch Builder’s Club?

Watch Builder’s Club – Build your own watch for $99

The team behind Modern Made Man have launched a “Watch Builder’s Club,” offering all the parts and tools you need to build a custom watch yourself, with prices starting at just $99. In total there are 16 possible variations.

What’s in the Watch Builder’s Club Kit?

The kit includes:

  • 44mm 316L stainless steel watch case
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Choice of Superluminova hands
  • Two dials of your choice with super luminova numbers
  • Seagull TY2806 Automatic movement
  • 7mm crown
  • Exposition case back
  • Hand Setting tool
  • Case back tool
  • Spring bars
  • 20mm NATO strap

There are three dials and two sets of hands to choose from, as well as silver or black case so there should be something to suit most people’s taste. Whilst we appreciate those specifications won’t set the world on fire, it represents a really good opportunity to see if watch building is for you. You won’t be disassembling or oiling the movement, but it’s a good way to get comfortable with opening a watch and removing the movement – then reassembling it – at a relatively low price point. The difference between this and buying a cheap watch to experiment with is that you’ll have something at the end of it that you built yourself.

Buy a Watch Builder’s Club watch

If you want to join the Watch Builder’s Club then you have about another week to sign up at their website https://watchbuildersclub.com/. They need to get 200 preorders to go into production so don’t hesitate if you’re interested or it might not happen! If you buy one now then you get a second choice of dial for free, too. Future plans include a diver watch kit, which will likely be even more popular.

Author: Mike Richmond

Usually found skulking around eBay or the International Watch League forum, Mike writes for a living and spends what little money he makes building up his collection of timepieces.

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