DELUXE SMITHS 9CT GOLD BRITISH RAIL ISSUE LONG SERVICE WATCH GOOD CONDITION 5
Deluxe Smiths solid 9ct gold British Rail Western Region issue long service watch in excellent original condition, with a new 16mm long fitting calf leather strap , new low domed crystal and a proper rolled gold dust-proof winding crown. The watch is about 30.7mm 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 1961 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. Caliber 0461e.
The watch comes with our usual 2 years warranty and a presentation pack.