DELUXE SMITHS MADE IN ENGLAND ALL ORIGINAL MODEL A551 SOLID 9CT GOLD GENTS WRISTWATCH BOXED

DELUXE SMITHS MADE IN ENGLAND ALL ORIGINAL MODEL A551 SOLID 9CT GOLD GENTS WRISTWATCH BOXED

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DELUXE SMITHS MADE IN ENGLAND ALL ORIGINAL MODEL A551 SOLID 9CT GOLD GENTS WRISTWATCH BOXED NEAR MINT CONDITION. IN REMARKABLE AND DESIRABLE CONDITION FOR ITS AGE.

FEATURING THE 27 CS CENTRE SECONDS 12 LIGNE GILT FINISHED ENGLISH MADE MOVEMENT, THIS PRESENTATION WATCH  (AS SMITHS CLASSIFIED IT IN THE 1953 CATALOGUE) IS ACTUALLY UN-ENGRAVED. THE ORIGINAL STRAP AND BUCKLE ARE STILL FITTED. THE WATCH COMES IN THE ORIGINAL BLUE LEATHERETTE CASE. FULLY SERVICED AND READY TO WEAR. WE CAN CHANGE THE STRAP TO A NEW ONE AND YOU CAN RETAIN THE OLD ONE IF YOU WOULD PREFER.

CASE DIAMETER IS A PERIOD AVERAGE SIZE OF 32MM AND IS A LUSTROUS PINK/RED HUE. THE   ORIGINAL CROWN SHOWS SIGNS OF USE BUT HAS BEEN RETAINED. THE BUCKLE IS THE CORRECT ROLLED GOLD ITEM, AND THE STRAP IS TAN PIGSKIN WITH BORDER STITCHING.

ALTHOUGH SMITHS ADVERTISED IN THE PRESS THAT 1953 WAS THE FIRST YEAR OF FULL PRODUCTION, THEY POSSIBLY MEAN THAT IT WAS THE FIRST YEAR THAT DELUXE WAS USED THROUGHOUT THE RANGE.

NOTE THAT THE 17 JEWEL NON SHOCK-PROOFED MOVEMENT IN A TIGHT FITTING GILD CASE IS NOT INTENDED FOR ANY KIND OF SPORTS USE, AS THE WINDING CROWN AS WELL WAS ONLY DUST-PROOF NOT WATERPROOF.

BWC case. Case number 17138. movement number J/C168875. Caliber 27.cs

Edinburgh circa 1953