DELUXE SMITHS A404 C1956 EXPEDITIONARY PATTERN WATCH 15798

DELUXE SMITHS A404 C1956 EXPEDITIONARY PATTERN WATCH 15798

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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 1956 with a 15 jewel non-shockproof movement and a cruciform dust proof cover/case ring. plain external back marked inside Dennison Aquatite.  Old replacement crown. New case seal. New crystal. Replacement winding crown. New ZRC 18/18 SHORT  cowhide leather strap. Only just goes round a 7 1/2 inch wrist. Not much to the chrome plated top. There is a shadow on the dial from the camera not as appears square discoloured area. Case diameter 33mm. Engraving to the rear of the case. 

Fully overhauled. Good time keeper.