ASTRAL SMITHS 9CT GOLD HEAVY SCREW BACK CASE CAL C60464E 1964/65 MADE IN ENGLAND BOXED
Solid 9 carat gold Smiths Astral. caliber c60464e. With an excellent condition movement with the batch or series number 75, fully overhauled and with excellent timekeeping. dial and hands are excellent, the odd small mark on the 2 piece case.
Fitted with a new padded calf strap. Case diameter 34.5mm. Rear engraved from WTP limited for 25 years service 1940 to 1965. This Astral grade movement is a slimmed down version of the old 27 c.s and was robust enough to win a military contract in the late 60's and early 70's. An excellent watch for every day wear, or just putting away as an investment.
Worth bearing in mind that half of the watches which simply have the crown and astral trade mark are fitted with non-english movements so beware. Original Smiths box and the original strap is still present. Dennison Aquatite. Case number 357892. Birmingham hallmarks for 1965.