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Explorer Watch Case - 36mm [ULTRA THIN DLC BLACK EDITION]

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Engineered by us and made exclusively for us with quality assurance by ISO 9001 Certified manufacturers.


5 main components required to complete a watch.
Watch Case
Chapter Ring
Bracelet (optional)
Strap (optional)
Bridge & Rotor (optional)
Movement Holder (optional)
Tweezer (optional)


  • For the watch case, select your (1) Caseback (Solid or sapphire) and the type of (2) Crown you prefer (Browse here to see crown signature).
  • For a complete watch, select your (3) Dial, (4) Hands, (5) Chapter Ring and (6) Movement.
  • To add bracelet or strap, select your (6) Bracelet or Strap (optional).
  • To decorate movement, select your (7) Bridge and Rotor (optional).
  • To have watch assembled, select (8) Assemble Watch (optional). Please note that assembling the entire timepiece requires 2 to 5 business days prior to shipping.
Introducing the Ultra Thin Edition of the Explorer Watch Case, specially designed for NH Movements, boasting the slimmest profile possible!

With a mere 9.96mm thickness when utilizing a solid caseback, this 36mm watch case offers unparalleled sleekness and elegance. This is unprecedented given a NHxx movement is 7.59mm in thickness. Meaning that the sapphire, case and tolerance for hands add up to only 2.37mm!! It is thin, incredibly thin and without a doubt the thinnest watch case in the market for NH movement!!

Even with a sapphire caseback, the thickness is less than 11mm.

Now in DLC BLACK EDITION!! Every visible exterior of the watch case when worn is coated with black DLC. Right down to the little screws on the bracelets and joints.

What is DLC?
Diamond-like carbon (DLC) is a class of amorphous carbon material that displays some of the typical properties of diamond. As the name suggests, diamond-like-carbon means that the layer is as scratch-resistant as diamonds. DLC coating has 5 times the hardness of a 316L stainless steel. With DLC being harder than steel, this means that a DLC coated watch will have a very high resistance to scratches that you will not have to worry about scratching your watch. This coating will not disappear if you accidentally do something that would otherwise leave a huge mark on some PVD-method coated watches. A feature that is highly coveted by many watch enthusiasts.

Included in the package are a flat double-sided coated clear AR sapphire, a choice between a solid or sapphire caseback, and a screw-down crown.

Crafted to accommodate all of our 28.5mm dials, SKX013 crowns, SKX013 chapter rings, and the original Type M NH movements.

When it comes to crown, 7mm offers a better grip over 6mm and knurled design has a better grip over coin edge. For the inquisitive, crown grip ranking: Knurled 7mm > Coin Edge 7mm > Knurled 6mm > Coin Edge 6mm. 7mm crowns will also look slimmer than 6mm even though they are the same thickness - an optical illusion similar to Müller-Lyer Illusions.

Choose your preferred bracelet from the dropdown list above or explore the options in the bracelet category .

The water resistance of this watch case reaches 50m, ensuring durability alongside its impressive design.

IMPORTANT: This case can ONLY fit TYPE M of NH35, NH36, NH38, NH70, NH71 and NH72 movement. TYPE L of these movements will NOT fit. Due to low tolerance/space between hands and sapphire, this case is ONLY recommended for professional watchmakers and highly skilled/experienced modders with great level of finesse.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Fredrik Ö. (Luleå, SE)
Slim Explorer case!!👍

This case is amazing!! Very thin for a NH35 case, truly a gamechanger!! Very nice quality, quick delivery to Europe and nicely packaged!!


I can’t believe how legit this is. It’s a true 36 and actually looks and feels as such.