ASTRAL SMITHS 9CT GOLD SCREW BACK CASE SUPERB CONDITION BOXED CERTIFICATE CAL 60466E HACKING MADE IN ENGLAND C 1970
Solid gold 9 carat Smiths Astral excellent condition movement with the batch or series number 80, fully overhauled to a high standard and with excellent timekeeping. Dial and hands are excellent, the odd small mark on the 2 piece case. Fitted with a new crystal seal and leather strap. Case diameter 34.mm. Not engraved on the back, though the circular graining may indicate a removed dedication as I have never encountered it before. 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. This later version features the later Smiths Astral signature, where they used the Astral crown. SCW case numbered 13262. London gold hallmark for 1970. Full caliber designation 60466e, hacking but anti-magnetic hairspring.