DELUXE SMITHS MODEL A361 17 JEWEL GENTS WATCH IN SUPERB CONDITION C 1955
DELUXE SMITHS MODEL A361 17 JEWEL GENTS WATCH IN SUPERB CONDITION C 1955. This really is crisp with a stunning dial. the gold plated finish on the case top shows little wear, as does the centre part. The case back is stainless steel. This is a case by BWC or one of the others contracted out to by Smiths, and high quality but signed as per most metal Smiths. There certainly is no sign that it is made by their best maker Dennison.
The J/c 263981 movement number places production of the watch in about 1955. During this period, one of the most productive for Smiths, the regular non high grade models were not shockproof, usually depending on sprung case rings. Luckily this prime example has survived with its balance intact, showing ownership by a careful owner.
The caliber is 27 c.s which means the movement is 27mm with centre seconds. Case diameter is about 32mm, and the watch is fitted with a back textured calf strap.