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. Old replacement crown. New case seal. Special ultra low profile perspex crystal. ORIGINAL winding crown. New 18mm stitched cowhide leather strap. Case diameter 33.3 mm. Lovely patina/ toning to the dial.