ASTRAL SMITHS 17 JEWEL ST454 SLIMLINE GOLD PLATED GENTS ENGLISH WRISTWATCH NR MINT
ASTRAL SMITHS 17 JEWEL ST454 SLIMLINE GOLD PLATED GENTS ENGLISH WRISTWATCH NR MINT CONDITION c 1964/5.
Just serviced and with little to criticise. This watch would have been ming but there is some flaking of the plated gold on the lugs. it has seen little use and retains the original pigskin tapered strap that was fitted form new. These were designed to be a slim waterproofed option, with a heavier duty crown and sleeve and internal case seal, but would probably have only been such for a short while as the case although is robust the crystal is a normal high dome u/b in contrast to the armoured crystal fitted to the steel Imperial and Everest waterproof watches with clip on backs. Only the spring bars and crystal needed replacing at the service.Timekeeping is excellent and should be reliable with no signs of undue wear in the movement. Batch no 114, case diameter approximately 34.2mm without the crown. Please feel free to choose a spare strap from our new stack as a more wearable alternative, on the house!