DELUXE SMITHS A404 C1955 EXPEDITIONARY PATTERN WATCH 14

DELUXE SMITHS A404 C1955 EXPEDITIONARY PATTERN WATCH 14

Regular price £950.00 Sale

Deluxe Smiths A404 watch. This is the one to buy as well as its sister the A454 Antarctic model. with a chromed brass top and screw in steel case back a neat chunky timepiece, reminiscent of the Morris Minor era. The actual dial pattern that went up Everest is assumed to be that of Hillary's watch, but Smiths later advertised this as being the model that went up to the summit, although A409 models were actually supplied to most team members totalling 13 in number. This example dates from about 1955 with a 15 jewel non-shockproof movement and a cruciform dust proof cover/case ring. plain external back. marked inside Dennison Aquatite.  Original worn crown. Old case seal. New crystal. New ZRC 18mm ZRC cowhide leather strap with the coronet on the buckle, nice match for the Smiths symbol. As usual there is some wear to the chrome plated top. Quite hard to wind up so if you want a newer crown it will help with the grip. There is a shadow on the dial from the camera Case diameter 32mm. Looks far better in the flesh, the pics highlight the case wear. 

Fully overhauled. Good time keeper.