DELUXE SMITHS 9CT GOLD BRITISH RAIL ISSUE LONG SERVICE WATCH EXCELLENT CONDITION
Deluxe Smiths solid 9ct gold British Rail Western Region issue long service watch in excellent original condition, with a new 16mm log fitting calf leather strap , new low domed crystal and a proper rolled gold dust-proof winding crown. The watch is about 30.9mm 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 given by British Rail for long service for 45 years. This smiths Deluxe gold watch keeps good time and for an otherwise gold watch has the higher visibility contrasting blued steel hands fitted, This example is not mint, with some even 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, of which this is a slim example, the slightly different specs presumably supplied as a cost saving for a buyer of large contract numbers, however this one has the polished escape wheel and pallet lever as a Deluxe should, though it retains the smooth rimmed balance of the Astral.
Comes with our usual 2 years warranty and a presentation pack.