Individually Numbered Limited Edition
- Vintage Inspired Automatic Mechanism
- Precision Milled from a solid block of steel
- Stainless Steel / Gold-Steel / Black-Steel / Copper-Steel
Watchmaker’s One of a Kind Prototypes (Special Order)
- Made from Precious, Exotic, Rare or Reclaimed Materials
- Price Range $3,000 – $25,000 (based on materials)
A Watch Inspired By a 1940’s MK2 Hand Grenade
Price Range $1,500 – $2,500
Type 1 – Copperbolt: Copper-steel Ocean Pilot Dial
Type 1 – Flying Ace: Silver-steel Black Pilot Dial
Type 1 – Thunderbolt: Gold-steel Ocean Pilot Dial
Type 1 – Copperbolt: Copper-steel Arctic White Pilot Dial
Type 1 – Flying Ace: Steel and Black Widow Bezel
Type 1 – Thunderbolt: Gold-steel Black Pilot Dial
Type 1 – Black Widow: Black and Steel White Pilot Dial
The Type 1 is an exclusive vintage modern design inspired by 1940’s military and WW2-era fighter planes. The case is styled after one of the first scratch built experimental prototype cases created by Kingsley using reclaimed aircraft and grenade metal when he founded the company.
This model features a distinctive square and round case similar to that of a cockpit gauge with a distinctive crown guard styled after a 1940’s MK2 hand grenade lever. Designed and assembled in Providence RI using a rare combination of WW2 inspired mechanical movement parts combined with new precision milled cases out of solid blocks of stainless steel. We use a high end coating process called PVD (Physical Vapor Disposition) to achieve premium exotic metal color finishes.
We added Vintage character to the watch by reclaiming and designing movement parts that feel and function very similar to an everyday WW2-era self winding mechanical movement. The handbuilt nature of some of the straps and parts means no two watches are exactly the same. Each watch is individually numbered and accompanied by a certificate of Authenticity.
Dia 45mm, Height 18mm, Machined Stainless, PVD coating, Screwdown Crown, Indivually numbered exhibiton caseback
Machined Stainless, PVD Coated
Automatic w/ Manual winding mechanism, 21 jewels, 30-36hr power reserve, Remarks: Inspired by parts from vintage mechanical mov’t parts from WW2 era antique watch finds, Fully restored and customized movement parts.
2 layer Cut Thru Sandwich Metal Disc
Fitted for 24mm straps, Vintage Style Bomber Leather Strap
660ft/200m/20atm , (see warranty disclaimer)
24×22 Kingsley Vintage Bomber Reversible Strap that Patina’s with age
24×22 Kingsley Vintage Bomber Reversible Strap w/ British Tan Patina
24×22 Kingsley Vintage Bomber Reversible Strap Handstitched Natural Raw Leather
24×22 Kingsley Vintage Bomber Reversible Strap Camel Raw Leather Suede
24×22 Kingsley Vintage Bomber Reversible Strap Black Pebbled Calf Leather
The Kingsley 1945 Type 1 O-K Self Winding – Copper
The Kingsley 1945 Type 1 O-K Self Winding – Steel and Bronze
The Kingsley 1945 Type 1 in Steel with Black Machmeter Dial with Yellow Biscuit Numbers
The Kingsley 1945 Type 1 in Steel with Black Machmeter Dial and White Numbers
Product images taken from The Official Kingsley 1945 website.