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The design for the Kingsbury MS3 Battalion draws heavily on classic mid-century-style field watches. Despite all this history and heritage, the MS3 Battalion feels thoroughly modern. It’s simple and sleek and, in many ways, the perfect field watch: durable, minimalist, and reliable. Powered by the work horse Seiko NH35, a 3 handed mechanical movement that beats 21,6000 per/hour, has dual directional automatic winding and a stop second (hacking) feature. The scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and 200M water resistance will have you ready for any situation.
To ensure a sturdy build, the casing of the MS3 Battalion was forged using stainless steel, which has been given a beautiful brushed finish. The thin bezel protrudes out from the case at an angle and adds some depth to the 39 mm diameter case (measured w/o the crown). With a total height of 12MM, it feels and looks good on the wrist. The screw-down crown on the MS3 sits at typical 3 o'clock position and is signed with the Kingsbury 'K'. The rugged crown completes the utilitarian look of the watch and features a practical, easy to grip edge.
Protecting the face of the watch, you'll find a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Coupled with the stainless steel case and backing, the MS3 Battalion boasts a very impressive water resistance of 20ATM (200M).
The dial on the MS3 Battalion has a vintage feel and is inspired by classic field watches from the WWII era. The matte dials have bold, numeral hour markings, printed in luminous material. The minute and hour hands, which are also luminous, use a baton style design with fine pointed ends. To count down the seconds, you will find a strong arrow-style second hand, painted in a contrasting yellow, that makes it extremely easy to read.
Printed on the outside track, you will find 24-hour markings for reading out military time. At the 3 o'clock position you will find a convenient date window - one of the features of the NH35 automatic movement.
No field watch would be complete without a way of reading your dials in the dark and the MS3 Battalion is no exception. For our design, we chose the supreme high quality of Swiss made SuperLuminova (BGW9), which appears white under normal conditions and glows green during low light conditions (when charged).
Both the numbered hour markings and the hour and minute hands have been treated with the luminescent paint, which is not only functional, but gives the watch a desirable glowing design.
To help keep the traditional look, the Ref.101026 comes equipped with a green, two-piece, nylon strap with stainless steel hardware. The 20mm wide straps, are thick and use a high quality ballistic nylon material that help to fight the affects of moisture. Each strap comes equipped with quick release tabs on the back that allow for easy removal/installation, no tools required! The brushed buckles and steel zulu-style keepers match the casing perfectly.
- Model Number: MS3.101026
Function: Time / Date
- Movement (origin): Seiko NH35 (Japan)
- Movement (type): Automatic
- Dial Color: Black
- Case Size/Diameter (mm): 39.0
- Case Height (mm): 12.0
Lug To Lug Length (mm): 48.0
- Case Material: Stainless Steel
- Case Finish: Silver / Brushed
Case Back: Screw Back
- Crown: Screw Down
- Crystal/Glass material: Sapphire Crystal
- Water Resistance (m/ft/atm): 200/660/20
Strap/Bracelet Material: Ballistic Nylon
- Strap Hardware Finishing: Brushed
- Strap Width at Lugs (mm): 20.0