DELUXE SMITHS ENGLISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION PATTERN WRISTWATCH 17J SERVICED MODEL A454 c1953/4 3
Smiths Deluxe model a454 as used in the Fuchs Antarctic expedition of 1954, and retailed as part of the then Everest range of watches. C 1953/4. original dial and hands, note the distinctive all red painted seconds hand on this model. 33mm case with chromed top and steel screw in back. The chromed finish is in much better condition than usual. Currently fitted with a long buffalo grain strap, which can be changed. Fully overhauled and with the usual two year warranty. 17 jewel c series frosted gilt finished English lever movement with the polished Deluxe grade escapement, flat hairspring and mono-metallic balance wheel. The best dial i have ever seen on one of these.
In the pictures on a wrist for size comparison with modern watches that you may have this Smiths wristwatch is modelled on a standard European medium sized wrist of 7 1/4 inches, the model is just under 6 ft tall and well built.