Bonklip style bracelets were first seen in the United States in the late 1920s. The bracelet was invented and advertised by a jewelry specialist from New Jersey, Walter M. Krementz. Unfortunately, the Krementz self-adjustable watchband was not so popular and turned out to be a commercial flop.
Bonklip achieved its cult status thanks to a British lighter manufacturer Dudley Russel Howitt, who filed a patent on behalf of BH Britton and Sons.
B.H. Britton and Sons produced Bonklip bracelets for over forty years and succeeded in making them popular. Even Rolex sold some watches with Bonklip bracelets during the 1930s and 1940s. The British Ministry of Defense issued Bonklip bracelets to the RAF aircrew in the 1950s and 1960s.
Obviously, after the B.H. Britton and Son’s patent expired in 1950, the Bonklip quickly became an object for other producers such as Gay Freres, Aeroplane and Crocodile.
Brand: Gay Fréres
The bracelet is in good condtion and is full size.
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