DELUXE SMITHS 9CT GOLD BRITISH RAIL ISSUE LONG SERVICE WATCH GOOD WORKING ORDER 1960
Deluxe Smiths solid 9ct gold British Rail issue long service watch in reasonable condition, with a new dark brown sports strap, new low domed crystal and a proper dust-proof winding crown. The watch is about 30mm diameter without the crown, and has just been fully overhauled. Two piece case stamped scw with a firmly fitting clip on back.
The watch dates to about 1960 and was hallmarked in the london assay office.
This watch was presented by British Railways Southern Region for long service for 45 years. This Smiths Deluxe gold watch keeps good time and interestingly has the higher visibility blued steel hands fitted, as many of these do. This example is not mint, with some tropic dial toning and is a very wearable, though not oversized example of Smiths classically designed English wristwatches.
British Rail Deluxe grade watches were usually fitted with Astral grade movements,however this particular example has a full high quality Deluxe grade movement with polished escape wheel and pallet lever and balance wheel with screws.