DELUXE SMITHS A404 C1955 EXPEDITIONARY PATTERN WATCH 12

DELUXE SMITHS A404 C1955 EXPEDITIONARY PATTERN WATCH 12

Regular price £750.00 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.  Old replacement crown. Old case seal. New crystal. New ZRC 18/18 SHORT  cowhide leather strap. Only just goes round a 7 1/2 inch wrist. Usual wear too 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 not as appears square discoloured area. Case diameter 32mm.

Fully overhauled. Good time keeper.