ABOUT YOUR VINTAGE WW2 INSPIRED KINGSLEY MECHANICAL WATCH:
If this is your first time purchasing a new watch with a vintage mechanical movement, or are still relatively new to the performance of vintage mechanical watches, there are several very important things you should understand before making an informed decision to buy.
Strikingly similar to collecting beautiful antique cars, Vintage watches are mechanical instruments that can wear down over time without proper maintenance. It is important to remember that back in the 1940's-50's, watches were not considered the collectible pieces that we cherish today. Instead they were tough everyday objects prone to all sorts of mishaps. The good news is that all of Kingsley No1945 vintage mechanical parts have already been carefully overhauled and fully restored so that they properly function for years to come.
It is important to know that while most properly maintained vintage mechanical watches tend to be accurate to within 30-45 seconds per day, no vintage watch, no matter how carefully regulated, can rival the precise accuracy of an iPhone, digital everyday watch, contemporary quartz watches or sophisticated modern automatic watches.
That being said, most modern cars ,watches and other gadgets although efficient and practical, lack the character, style, uniqueness and history associated with a Vintage Watch or Automobile. Quite simply, today's technology is far superior but offers less character which is a key ingredient to maintaining pure and ageless design.
Today there is no such thing as absolute accuracy when it comes to vintage wristwatches, but Kingsley No.1945 watches offer a rare combination of stunning design craftsmanship and character that keep time with great reverence to watches of the past and enough to get to your daily appointments fashionably "on time"
We guarantee that once you experience the pleasure of wearing a finely crafted Kingsley vintage inspired timepiece, you will never feel the same about wearing a quartz or any other modern timekeeping device.
DEPTH & WATER RESISTANCE:
Although most vintage watches will not be harmed by casual moisture, they are by no means waterproof and should be cared for appropriately. The Kingsley No.1945 case was developed to withstand an impressive water resistance of 20 ATM or 200 meters. This classification rating is suitable for professional marine activity, serious surface water sports and skin diving. We intentionally over built the case to provide maximum protection to the vintage parts against a water related accident . As you can see our watches are built with Beautiful vintage leather straps, thats because it is not intended to be a marine sports watch nor do we recommend swimming, showering or diving with any vintage watches. Doing so will damage your leather strap.