ASTRAL SMITHS VINTAGE ENGINEERS WRISTWATCH C 1957 WITH SUPERB ANODISED BLUE DIAL FINISH

ASTRAL SMITHS VINTAGE ENGINEERS WRISTWATCH C 1957 WITH SUPERB ANODISED BLUE DIAL FINISH

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SMITHS ASTRAL VINTAGE ENGINEERS WRISTWATCH C 1957 WITH SUPERB ANODISED BLUE DIAL FINISH. THE DIAL FINISH NORMALLY TONES SEVERELY BECOMING GREY, NOT THE IRIDESCENT ALMOST PEACOCK BLUE THAT WAS INTENDED. AN INTERESTING 1950'S MODEL SHOWN ORIGINALLY IN AN ADVERT WITH FRANK MERCER OF THE CHRONOMETER FAMILY, AND PRESUMABLY TARGETED AT THE ENGINEERING MARKET. THESE MODELS HAVE A STRANGE ANODISED METALLIC FINISHED DIAL, IN BETTER THAN AVERAGE CONDITION WITH CIRCULAR GRAINING. FULLY SERVICED AND FITTED WITH A NEW MATCHING BLUE WHITE STITCHED STRAP, WHICH IS A LONG ONE . CASE DIAMETER JUST UNDER 36MM, ONE OF THE LARGEST ENGLISH DELUXE WATCHES. CASE IN VERY HEAVILY WORN CONDITION ESPECIALLY AT THE SIDES AT THE BACK.
2 PIECE CASE WITH GOLD PLATED TOP AND STAINLESS STEEL SCREW IN BACK. C SERIES 12 LIGNE 15 JEWEL GILT ENGLISH MADE MOVEMENT WITH UN-POLISHED CLUB-TOOTH LEVER ESCAPEMENT. BALANCE WITH SCREWS AND FLAT HAIRSPRING. THIS IS ONE THE BEST EXAMPLES OF THIS DIAL I HAVE EVER SEEN MOST ARE FADED TO BLUE GREY, NO TWO ARE THE SAME IN APPEARANCE. COMES WITH A NEW PRESENTATION BOX AND ACCESSORIES AND A FULL TWO YEAR WARRANTY. REALLY LOOKS STUNNING ON THE WRIST UNDER LIGHTING.