ASTRAL SMITHS DIVERS WATCH 1970's MADE IN ENGLAND STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BOX
Astral diver watch. Smiths equivalent of the Swiss diving watch. The best full production Smiths made for true civilian market. There are some slight variations of these making them a microcosm of collector models within the Smiths range. This example is fitted with a caliber 60465e Astral grade movement, with date mechanism. The frosted gilt finished movement has straight line one piece click and click spring, plain balance and flat hairspring. This does have a hack setting mechanism. This special unique watch has been converted to use the Smiths anti-magnetic dust cover and military hands. Please note the difference in the lume between the hands and dial markings, it looks attractive. The case is two piece steel with an alloy bezel. Note the markings on the bezel count downwards from 50. The case width is 37.5mm including the bezel.
It is fitted with a nato style strap. This has been fitted with full length spring bars. Please note they are 19mm.