SMITHS BRITISH RAIL 9CT GOLD LONG SERVICE NEAR MINT WRISTWATCH WITH BOX
British Rail long service award for 41 years. This Deluxe watch dates form around 1965. The Caliber is the base 400 here a 60461e. The watch has what was probably a fitted from new bracelet made in England by Excalibur. This fits onto a conventional for Smiths 16mm strap space. The case is solid 9ct gold assayed in London and made by SCW.
The 15 jewel movement is a full Astral grade as are many of the Deluxe British Rail watches which were presumably supplied at a price. Many are perfectly good, and more suited to every day use than the Deluxe which is often found with broken balance staffs.
Overall the watch is in exceptional condition and the dial is clear of any major damage.
This comes in a Smiths red velvet lined box which is in pretty used condition.