SMITHS EARLY BRAILLE FULL HUNTER WRISTWATCH 1950'S
A special watch produced in half and full hunter varieties. For partially and non-sighted people, nonetheless an interesting collector item with robust hands and a swiss made enamel dial.
This rare early example is actually a fully operating hunter style wristwatch with the lid opening pusher between the lower lugs. As usual the enamel dial, which has hairline fractures is marked Swiss made, as the Swiss enamelling was probably cheaper and better than the British equivalent.
Top and mid section are chromed, and the base is steel. The watch is still on the vintage brown open-ended strap that it came on, with the buckle stamped stainless steel. There is a dent to the top and numerous scratches, but bearing in mind that the normal watches would have had these marks on the crystals which could have been changed, it is not surprising.
The movement is a standard c series 12 ligne 15 jewel movement from c 1951. Case diameter is about 33.2mm. This has been fully overhauled and keeps great time as you would expect from a braille watch.
A new strap would be provided as a spare for regular wear.