This vintage Smiths Deluxe watch is real gem. Smiths watches that were 'Made in England' area mark of quality and one even made it up Mount Everest with Edmund Hilary. The Deluxe model is a collectors item and the mechanism oozes quality and British engineering. Good examples of such watches are rightly sort after.
Smiths watches as with most vintage watches are smaller than todays watches and look equally at home on either men or women. The dimensions are given below
The technical bit about this watch:
Vintage: manufacturerd circa 1955
Mechanism: Caliber 12.15
Jewel count: 15 Ruby
Accuracy: +- 60 seconds/day
Beat: 18,000 per hour (5 per second)
Power: approx 36 hours on full wind
Size: Width (exc crown) 31.7mm, length (lug to lug) 41.1mm
What exactly has been done to this particular watch:
1. Setting bridge with detent on the keyless side (dial side) has been replaced as original was broken.
2. Jewels re-oiled
3. Crystal cleaned and scratches removed
4. Dial and hands untouched and in their original condition
5. Moving parts and jewels have been re-oiled with Swiss Moebius oils
6. New leather strap
As with all vintage watches, there will be signs of genuine wear and use. These really enhance the beauty of these watches as they are evidence of a history. Every blemish, every scratch is a nod to its past.
On this watch, we have noticed that the case has some of its plating worn off exposing the brass underneath. The dial, although in really good condition for its age will have some very minor marks and the hands will likewise have signs of age.
Note that the photos are photos of this particular watch and form part of the description of the piece.
If you have any questions at all, then please do not hesitate to contact us and we'll be pleased to help.
This item is also listed on our ETSY shop - in the unlikely event that the same watch is sold elsewhere before we have had time to remove it from this site, then the watch will go to first person to complete and instant refund given to the other party.