This rare vintage Smiths Deluxe mens watch is from the 1950s. Smiths watches that were 'Made in
England' area mark of quality and one even made it up Mount Everest with Edmund
Hillary. 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 CS27
Jewel count: 17 Ruby
Accuracy: +- 60 seconds/day
Beat: 18,000 per hour (5 per second)
Power: approx 36 hours on full wind
Size: Width (exc crown) 32mm 33.5mm (including crown), length (lug to lug) 40mm, 16mm strap
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. Acrylic crystal is new
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 and few minor scratches (see some of the pics). 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.
This watch is delivered by courier free shipping to msinland UK address.
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 elsewhere too and n 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 an instant refund given to
the other party.