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Explorer Watch Case - 36mm

Caseback (Fits Movement Types)

ONLY 4 main components are needed to complete a watch.
Watch Case
Movement Holder (optional)
Tweezer (optional)


  • For the watch case, select your (1) Case, then (2) Bracelet (optional), and lastly (3) Caseback (To fit different types of movements).
  • For a complete watch, select your (4) Dial, (5) Hands and (6) Movement.
  • To have watch assembled, select (7) Assemble Watch. 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.


A classic explorer watch case that withstood the test of time. An excellent choice to finish a build.

This new version 2 explorer case comes complete with clear AR sapphire, caseback, screw down crown and solid brushed oyster bracelet. The bracelet clasp is also designed to have micro-adjustment without the need for removing or adding links. Additionally, explorer watch case has a water resistant of 200m.

Designed to fit all of our dials (28.5mm) and original NH movements (grey dial holding spacer).

New Feature!
Ability to fit ETA2824/SW200/SW260 and ETA2893/SW330 movements. Special spacer and caseback provided.

This watch case is 36mm.
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    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. Bracelet Width 20mm taper to 18mm
    7. Lug Width 20mm
    8. Caseback Screw down, Sapphire, Mirror Polished
    9. Crown Screw down
    10. Crystal Flat Sapphire with Clear Anti-Reflective Coating
    11. Crystal Size 29.5mm x 1.5mm
    12. Water Resistant 200m / 20atm
    13. Fit Movements NH35, NH36, NH38, ETA2824, ETA2893, SW200, SW260, SW330
    1. 1x Watch Case (Inclusive of sapphire and crown)
    2. 1x Oyster Bracelet (Depends on selection)
    3. 1x NH Caseback (Depends on selection)
    4. 1x ETA2824/SW200/SW260 Movement Spacer (Depends on selection)
    5. 1x ETA2893/SW330 Movement Spacer (Depends on selection)
    6. 1x ETA2824/SW200/SW260 Sapphire Caseback (Depends on selection)
    7. 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 100 reviews
Nathan (Brisbane, AU)
Using this mod part for: Custom
Beautiful case - great with LA white birch dial

This is a well built little case. Very nice finishing, all went together very well. Quite happy with this for a smaller more delicate white birch build. As usual very happy with LA products. Thanks Adriel

Glenn Thomson
Using this mod part for: Aftermarket explorer case.
Explorer case 36mm

Really nicely machined case and bracelet from LA. As usual customer service and comms were excellent, thanks for the hand written note BTW.

Can’t wait to complete my intended mod and will update this review with pictures once complete.

T.W (Gosport, GB)
Excellent watch case

Used this case to build a Flieger type A pilot watch with parts from Namoki mods and can confirm the NH70 line of skeletonised movements fit, all you need is a grey NH movement spacer.

Anonymous (Maringá, BR)
Using this mod part for: 36mm case
Very nice.

Good case, good quality, good attention to detail and overall a great experience. Also arrived sooner than I expected. Thanks very much.

watchpikz on instagram (New Gloucester, US)
One of the better ones…

seriously great case. finish, dimensions etc are top notch. crown is adequate (ability for skx013 crowns would be a nice upgrade) bracelet is great (endlinks are terrific) BUT… the clasp. I get why the clasp is used (reference), but a different clasp option would be preferred in future iterations. wears true to its 36mm dimensions. great work!

Anonymous (Malmesbury, GB)
Using this mod part for: Explorer Case 36mm

Very happy with this purchase- item is exactly as described and I am very grateful for the service and appreciate the handwritten note!


Fajar (Makassar, ID)
Explorer 36mm

High quality LA case explorer

36mm Explorer Case

International shipping was quick, parts look top notch, but best of all was the hand written note, again, from Adriel. Knowing/acknowledging that I was a return customer shows that he truly does appreciate the business.

Very excited to use this case with the spb143 dial that I was finally able to find.

James W. (Mahwah, US)
36mm Explorer

Impressive attention to detail. Parts feel high quality. Lastly, fast shipping. 10/10 would purchase from Lucius Atelier again

Orhan Arslan (Cologne, DE)
Nice but thicc

- perfect look
- comfortable bracelet
- good quality

Unfortunately the thickness isn‘t 11.5mm. With the NH-caseback it measures 12-13mm und to me that is divewatch-territory. Very sad about that, I explictly purchased this case because I thought it would be a slimmer case. I avoided other explorer cases because of that reason.

Maybe some day lucius atelier will release a solid caseback so the case becomes thinner. Maybe.

But overall I am ok with my purchase because Adriel has such good and kind support. Definately will come back :-)