A watch inspired by a 1940’s MK2 hand grenade.
Price Range $1,500 – $2,500
Individually Numbered Limited Edition
- Vintage Inspired Automatic Mechanism
- Precision Milled From a Solid Block of Steel
- Stainless-Steel / Gold-Steel / Black-Steel / Copper-Steel
One-of-a-Kind Prototypes (Special Order)
- Made From Precious, Exotic, Rare or Reclaimed Materials
- Price Range $3,000 – $25,000 (based on materials)
Copper-Steel Ocean Pilot Dial
Silver-Steel Black Pilot Dial
Gold-Steel Ocean Pilot Dial
Copper-Steel Arctic White Pilot Dial
Steel & Black Widow Bezel
Gold-Steel Black Pilot Dial
Black & Steel White Pilot Dial
About Kingsley 1945 Type 1 Watches
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, individually numbered exhibition case back
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)
Type 1 Straps
All available in stainless-steel, gold-steel, black-steel, and copper-steel
Kingsley Vintage Bomber Reversible Straps
Patina's With Age
British Tan Patina
Handstitched Natural Raw Leather
Camel Raw Leather Suede
Black Pebbled Calf Leather