A solid gold example of the Smiths Dennison screw back 2 piece cased waterproof style wristwatch given as gifts usually to engineering staff at various companies such as Ford, Bristol and so on. case width about 33.2 mm.The case is in good shape with minor lug wear. Dennison reference 12897. Number 694735. Birmingham assay marks for 1956.
This example is for Bristol motors, although it could also be for the aircraft division. Smiths called the dial finish guilloché, that is the dial is textured with engraved pattern. The movement has responded well to servicing, and is a standard non-shockproof 27 c.s C series with pre-epsilon frosted gilt finish and 17 jewels.
Currently fitted with a new ZRC parallel cut honey tan leather strap, which will fit up to 6.5 inch wrist easily, and has the crown logo on the buckle which is anti-allergy alloy.
The watch comes with a new presentation box and a free spring bar tool. Usual 2 year warranty.