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Explorer Watch Case (DLC BLACK EDITION) - 36mm

Caseback (Fits Movement Types)

** Explorer Case 36mm DLC BLACK EDITION officially sold out. Discontinued. **


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, 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.

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.

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 DLC Black Edition.
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    1. Quality Swiss Production Quality, ISO 9001 Certified
    2. Case Material 316L Stainless Steel, DLC Black Coating
    3. Case Diameter 36mm
    4. Case Thickness 11.5mm
    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 Sapphire 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 3 reviews
Nathan (Lake Forest, US)
Using this mod part for: New Build / NH36
New Modder, New Build

This was the main component I used in my first build, an all-black watch. Combined with the Velvet Black Dial (No Date), Pilot Hands - BG29 - Polished Black, and a regulated NH36 movement, purchased with the intent of being able to swap out dials and hands later, if I wanted.

The case itself is very nice, and while fitting the bracelet, I would have normally expected scratches near the lugs, due to my lack of expertise with replacing bands on watches, the DLC surfacing held up VERY nicely, and I wasn't able to see any scratches.

The case was a very snug fit to the movement and ring, and while I appreciate it once the movement and spacer were inserted, it did make the process of adding them a tad tricky.

The bracelet fits exactly to the watch, with only the slightest wiggle, as I would expect from a brand new, factory-built watch. This is a great experience while wearing, but also made fitting the bracelet into the watch a very exacting feat, which was tricky. For someone new to modding, this was difficult, but not impossible, and I expect someone with more experience would probably not have this issue.

Also, the bracelet uses screws rather than pins for adding or removing links, and that feature made resizing the bracelet exceptionally easy and painless. One part of the folding clasp appears to be some material that's different than the rest of the bracelet, perhaps a very hard plastic, though you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at it, as it perfectly matches the color of the rest of the bracelet.

Even with all the struggles I personally had, I loved the experience with a carefully labeled box that contained all the parts together, individually and delicately packaged in specially cut-out compartments. The attention to detail in this packaging was absolutely amazing, showing an experienced understanding of why someone would be ordering these parts together, and far exceeded the expectations I had for how the products were going to be delivered, and I love it.

DS (Los Angeles, US)
Using this mod part for: DLC black case
DLC Black Case

Great looking case!!! Also great customer service!!!

Virren Simpson (Derby, GB)
Using this mod part for: non, own built
custom watch

great watch great cash and great person to deal with very professional and understanding.