Locke & King

Locke & King is a new microbrand founded in 2020 and based in Hamilton, the industrial capital of Canada.

Based on a very elegant but at the same time very versatile style, all their watches are perfect for an every day routine.

The timepieces are named by Canadian streets and cities and the are 2 models in the collection right now.

The James and The Ossington.

Locke & King – The James

James Street in Hamilton, Ontario is defined by Lake Ontario in the north and the Niagara escarpment in the south. It has the heritage of being an entry point for newcomers to Canada.

Matte Black

Design is inspired by the heritage of railroad watches, with a hint of field watch, for their connection to the history of the street.

Silver

There are three colour options: copper, silver, matte black.

Copper

Specifications

  • Three Styles: Silver/Cream, Copper/Midnight Blue, Matte Black
  • Size: 42mm
  • Thickness: 12.4mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire Crystal Domed
  • Movement: Miyota Automatic
  • Case: Two-halves, affixed with screws, 316L Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistant: 5ATM
  • Crown: Screw Down
  • Swiss luminous detail on hands
  • Molded case back with unique serial number on each watch
  • Red-tipped second hand referencing the needle on a compass, indicating Northern Time

Locke & King – The Ossington

Ossington has historically been an undersung but effortlessly cool Toronto street.

Originally established as a military route by colonial settlers, Ossington has grown from those early days, through industrial times and challenging periods in the late 20th century, to now one of exciting experimentation and taste-making.

Ossington has emerged as a vibrant centre of culture, cuisine, entrepreneurs, and nightlife.

One of the most physically fascinating aspects of Ossington, particularly along its “main-drag,” is that unlike the rest of Toronto, it has remained largely, architecturally untouched for the past 70 years.

Drawing from these mid-century building styles, and combining with the effortlessly cool character of the modern street, Locke & King went in a minimal dress watch direction with heavy Bauhaus design influences.

Classic Silver & White

There are three colour options: Copper & “Oxidized” Blue, Classic Silver & White, Smoked Steel with “Silver Lining”.

Copper & “Oxidized” Blue

Specifications

  • Three Styles:
  • Silver/White
  • Copper/Oxidized Blue
  • Smoked Steel/ Grey with “Silver Lining”
  • Size: 40mm
  • Thickness: 11.4mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire Crystal Domed
  • Movement: Miyota 9015 Automatic Mechanical
  • Case: Two-halves, affixed with screws, 316L Stainless Steel
  • Water Resistant: 10ATM
  • Crown: Screw Down
  • Dial: Concave with Guilloche Decoration
  • Molded case back with unique serial number on each watch
  • Red-tipped second hand referencing the needle on a compass, indicating Northern Time

Why Buy?

These watches are vey cool and you can use it every day for different situations.

Personally I really like the James model. You can clearly see the minimalism in these watches and for the prices I think that Locke & King have done a good work.

Finally a very unique design and very far away from the classic microbrand watches you see every day!

If you like these watches check out their site here!