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Explorer Watch Case - 36mm v3

Caseback (Fits Movement Types)

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


  • For the watch case, select your (1) Caseback (To fit different types of movements).
  • For a complete watch, select your (2) Dial, (3) Hands, (4) Chapter Ring and (5) Movement.
  • To add bracelet or strap, select your (6) Bracelet or Strap (optional).
  • To decorate movement, select your (7) 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.

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


Third generation of Explorer Case 36mm.

Fits SKX013 Chapter Ring. This will vastly increase the modding outlook of the final piece. Chapter ring is now mandatory in this case.

Case comes complete with flat clear AR sapphire, caseback (solid or sapphire) and screw down crown.

Designed to fit all of our dials (28.5mm), SKX013 chapter rings and original NH movements (grey dial holding spacer). Additionally, case has ability to fit ETA2824/SW200/SW260 and ETA2893/SW330 movements. Special spacer and caseback provided.

Bracelet selections are made available in the dropdown list above or in the bracelet category .

Watch case has a water resistant of 200m.

**Note: As NH34 movement requires a significant height clearance for additional 24H hand, this case maintained same slim thickness with second version and henceforth NOT technically NH34-ready. To find out more, please read here .
    1. Quality Swiss Production Quality, ISO 9001 Certified
    2. Case Material 316L Stainless Steel
    3. Case Diameter 36mm
    4. Case Thickness 11.5mm (Solid Caseback), 12mm (Sapphire Caseback)
    5. Case Length 43mm
    6. Lug Width 20mm
    7. Crown Screw down
    8. Crystal Flat Sapphire with Clear Anti-Reflective Coating
    9. Crystal Size 29.5mm x 1.5mm
    10. Water Resistant 200m / 20atm
    11. Fit Movements NH35, NH36, NH38, NH72, ETA2824, ETA2893, SW200, SW260, SW330
    1. 1x Watch Case (Inclusive of sapphire and crown)
    2. 1x NH Caseback (Depends on selection)
    3. 1x ETA2824/SW200/SW260 Movement Spacer (Depends on selection)
    4. 1x ETA2893/SW330 Movement Spacer (Depends on selection)
    5. 1x ETA2824/SW200/SW260 Sapphire Caseback (Depends on selection)
    6. 1x ETA2893/SW330 Sapphire Caseback (Depends on selection)

    All photos of watches with modification parts are for illustration purposes only and are not included with modification parts purchased.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 110 reviews
Corn (Jackson, US)
Using this mod part for: Built from parts nh38 explorer case
Good case, great customer service

I used this case for a 1950s explorer homage, nh38 movement, old lume hands, explorer 36mm v3 case because the old 50s watches were typically in 36mm cases. Solid product, case looks great. This is my 5th mod I have purchased and built on this website. Fast delivery and as always awesome customer support. I will be buying more parts in the future.

Nick O'Neill
Good case

Sharp case! Went well for my wife’s new watch

Ben G (Lynbrook, US)
Excellent Quality

I researched many different explorer style cases (with bracelets) before buying this one. It truly exceeds my expectations in terms of looks and build quality. The overall finishing of the case and bracelet is beautifully done. The bracelet is comfortable and I was able to size it down to fit my 14.9cm wrist.

I chose the “build your own watch” option with watch assembly. I had many questions before I felt ready to order and Adriel was quick to respond as we emailed back and forth. He gave very helpful and insightful answers which I appreciated a lot! Made the buying experience that much better knowing he actually cared.

Oh and lastly, the shipping was so fast, especially considering I was having the watch assembled!

Customer (Peterborough, GB)
Using this mod part for: Build from scratch
Great quality case

My first build and I’m very happy with the service from Lucius Atelier. Delivery the UK was fully tracked and very quick, and the finish on this case it great.

Anonymous (Duri Pulo, ID)
Using this mod part for: None
Super happy

High quality quality product!
Watch case: superb
Sapphire: with AR, very good
Crown: precision and 200 meters rating is so nice
Case back: polished, good to wear

B. (Watertown, US)
36mm Explorer Case

Great product and great customer service! The case is very good quality and just as advertised. I had a little issue with FedEx and they resolved it right away on my behalf.

D.B. (Leicester, GB)
Using this mod part for: Custom build to go on a NATO strap.
Assembled Explorer Case

Very nice watch case that's the perfect size for my small wrist with the 43mm lug to lug length. Assembled as a complete watch case for me by LA. I opted to go without the metal bracelet. The detail on the snowflake dial is quite special and goes well with the tudor style hands.

A.L. (Knoxville, US)
Using this mod part for: Custom
Beautiful finish, Perfect size

This case is just as well finished as my SARB035 and was the perfect base for the open-heart, “black” dress watch I’ve been working on.

Dial: Sumi-e, Komoworks
Hands: Baton, silver, bgw9, Lucius Atelier

Dan V (Portland, US)
Using this mod part for: SNXA 11 salmon dial
Perhaps the best 36mm Explorer mod case

I’ve tried the others W&S, Namoki, Crystaltimes, even the style accurate Riyi case. This one is a good head and shoulders above the rest. For starters, the finishing of the case and bracelet is better than the rest of them. Although the Riyi case is true to the original design, there’s sharp edges and questionable fitment between aftermarket parts. The other companies all look a bit off. This Lucius Atelier case is the perfect mix with the design accuracy, quality and finishing, and compatibility with OEM and aftermarket parts. Yeah, it’s a price point above the rest, but I wish I got this first instead of dabbling with the others.

I also got this with the bracelet. My only naggle is that fitting the end links with the case was a bit difficult, but I’ve dealt with worse. The finishing of the bracelet and clasp is good, on par with the case. I also appreciate the clasp, which is much better than the standard double lock clasp that you find everywhere else. It has very tight tolerances, nice.

Also, fast shipping.

Anonymous (Amsterdam, NL)
Love it !!!!

Thank you again!! I love it! Flash Intercontinental delivery and your service level is refreshing!