Our First Watch

 Update, July 12: Learn more about the James and the story behind it below, or jump to it here via the Shop link in our main menu.

Alright. So we've teased long enough, it's time to start showing and telling. 

But first, a note about the name and theming of our watches.

Though still drawing inspiration and taking cues from classic watch styles, the stories our watches tell won't be about type, they will be about the roads that those who wear them walk down. Literally. Our watches will be named after streets from around the world, and like our company name, we're starting with our home town.

Presenting our forthcoming, debut watch...


Our first and debut model, named for one of our home-town's oldest streets.

About the Name

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, rooted in the history of North America's railroad, featuring everything from a port and an armoury, to galleries and medical facilities, and is now a diverse arts & cultural hub.

The James, like those that built it across time and continue to make it everyday, from artists and architects to chefs and medical professionals, is a ruggedly elegant everyday hero.

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Design Inspiration

For design we drew from the heritage of railroad watches, with a hint of field watch, for their connection to the history of the street. Like the street and city, the coin edge, ridged bezel offers a certain sophistication while literally being a "a little rough around the edges." Meanwhile the subtle sectored dial design references the classic clock of Hamilton's old city hall, a fixture of the street for over 130-years, now located in the City Centre clock tower.

With three colour iterations to start, the refined design ensures it's an everyday hero that looks as good dressed up as it does dressed down.

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Specs and Details:

  • Three Styles: Silver/Cream, Copper/Midnight Blue, Matte Black
  • Size: 42mm 
  • Thickness: 12.4mm
  • Crystal: Sapphire Crystal Domed
  • Movement: Miyota 8215 Automatic
  • Case: Two-halves, 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
  • 10% of every watch sold goes to Right to Play Canada

Presale Offer

The James is currently in production, this isn't crowdfunding, this is happening, we are opening up our presale now.

With a delivery date projected for September 2021, we are offering an exclusive presale rate of $400, saving 20% or $100 on the regular price of $500.

In addition to the presale rate, all presale purchasers will receive a pair of Locke & King sunglasses, and will become automatic members of the forthcoming LK Society at no extra charge. 

So to summarize, making your commitment to one of our first editions now, will also get you:

  • $100 off the regular price
  • Pair of Sightseers sunglasses
  • Automatic registered member of the LK Society, granting you savings and access to future Locke & King releases

 And now your first looks. Note that these are 3D renderings, so there may be very minor differences with the final product...