SMITHS J W BENSON TROPICAL ROMAN NUMERAL DIAL WATERPROOF STYLE c 1959

SMITHS J W BENSON TROPICAL ROMAN NUMERAL DIAL WATERPROOF STYLE c 1959

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J W BENSON TROPICAL  WRISTWATCH BY SMITHS IN ONE OF THE NON-DENNISON WATERPROOF STYLE CASES WHICH WERE IN GENERAL USE FORM THE FIFTIES. CASE OF APPROX 33 MM IN DIAMETER WITH A CHROMED CASE TOP AND STEEL SCREW IN BACK. FITTED WITH A NEW LEATHER STRAP. IN EXCELLENT WORKING ORDER FULLY OVERHAULED AND A GOOD TIMEKEEPER. THIS EXAMPLE HAS A 16 JEWEL MOVEMENT WITH THE SPRUNG SHOC-KPROOFING CASE RING AND THE HIGHER QUALITY BALANCE ASSEMBLY NOT NORMALLY FOUND IN THE SMITHS VERSION.  MOVEMENT NUMBER 599 FOR THE BATCH. THESE C SERIES J W BENSON WATCHES WERE MADE BOTH BEFORE AND POSSIBLY AFTER 1953. CASE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION COMPARED TO THE USUAL EXAMPLES. ORIGINAL WINDING CROWN. ROMAN NUMERAL DIAL. THIS EXAMPLE IS A LONDON MODEL, THE TROPICAL VERSION APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT IN SOME RESPECTS, INCLUDING EXTRA SEALING, BUT THIS ONE DOESN'T. PROBABLY ONLY SPLASHPROOF NOW BUT A GOOD TIGHT CASE AND A SUPERB MOVEMENT AD DIAL. THIS IS I THINK A CZ 047IE CALIBER. THE OLD STRAP CMES WITH BUT AS IT IS A CLIP ON TYOE MAY NOT BE ORIGINAL.