DELUXE SMITHS ENGLISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION PATTERN WRISTWATCH 17J SERVICED MODEL A454 c1955 7
Smiths Deluxe model a454 as used in the Fuchs Antarctic expedition of 1955,and retailed as part of the then Everest range of watches. c1955. 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, which is brushed horizontally at the sides and polished everywhere else. It Is in generally good condition, with some wear on the high points . Currently fitted with a ZRC veg tanned 733 strap in 16mm. 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. c1955. This watch has been thoroughly overhauled with the original crown retained however so waterproofing is not guaranteed.
Included is a very worn and repaired strap that was on the watch,( which had been on so long that one of the bars was worn to needle points as it wore away at the inside of the lugs, ) to show the style that would have to be duplicated for the totally original look. I have also included a readout of the movement on the time recorder. In theory a potentially very accurate movement.