SMITHS EARLY 9CT GOLD WRISTWATCH HALLMARKED 1946/7 2
One of the first run of gold cased Smiths.
It is generally accepted and documented that Smiths started the civilian production in 1947, with some of the early ICI presentation pocket and wristwatches pre-dating that year in the inscription, but normally post-dating it in case hallmark year, and are found with most varieties of the early run movements.
But this is a small 29mm 3 piece cased watch in 9 carat, Dennison ref number 12327, serial number 78488. hallmarked Birmingham 1946, with a "w", important to bear in mind that hallmarks can cover two consecutive years.
The frosted gilt English made lever movement is c series numbered c9283
Balance is the higher grade often found in JW Benson Smiths.
Usual Smiths features, concealed winding, straight one piece click and click spring, anti-magnetic hairspring. balance with screws.
Please note that the case is almost a reddish colour.
Case hallmarked and numbered throughout.
Fully serviced and keeps good time.
No rear inscription. commission sale, a super little watch.