ASTRAL SMITHS CHROME AND STEEL ENGLISH GENTS WRISTWATCH
Astral Smiths chrome and steel English gents shockproof wristwatch c 1959/60 with sunburst textured dial. Fully serviced and in excellent working order and reasonable all round condition. The case diameter is about 32mm excluding the crown. Cream finished dial. Standard Astral grade movement probably 0451e base caliber 400 caliber which was known as 27 CS. Batch number 92. 16mm strap size, a new ZRC calf strap fitted in gloss brown finish. The case top is chromed and the back which is clip on is steel. Not waterproof. All functioning correctly. This is the astral grade 27 CS with unpolished escapement and a smooth rimmed balance. Some wear especially to the sides at the back of the watch and the high spots. The dial is good and is a very 60's layout of numerals and markers. The sunburst from the centre makes this just that little bit different.