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Kingsley Type 1 watch
Type 1


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)
Copperbolt $1,700

Copper-Steel Ocean Pilot Dial

Flying Ace $1,500

Silver-Steel Black Pilot Dial

Thunderbolt $1,600

Gold-Steel Ocean Pilot Dial

Copperbolt $1,600

Copper-Steel Arctic White Pilot Dial

Flying Ace $1,500

Steel & Black Widow Bezel

Thunderbolt $1,600

Gold-Steel Black Pilot Dial

Black Widow $1,600

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


Thick sapphire

Depth Rating

660ft/200m/20atm, (see warranty disclaimer)

kingsley buckels
Type 1 Straps

All available in stainless-steel, gold-steel, black-steel, and copper-steel

Kingsley Vintage Bomber Reversible Straps
24x22 Reversible Strap $130

Patina's With Age

24x22 Reversible Strap $130

British Tan Patina

24x22 Reversible Strap $130

Handstitched Natural Raw Leather

24x22 Reversible Strap $130

Camel Raw Leather Suede

24x22 Reversible Strap $130

Black Pebbled Calf Leather

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