EVEREST  19 JEWEL  STAINLESS STEEL ENGLISH WRISTWATCH 1960's EXCELLENT FULLY OVERHAULED

EVEREST 19 JEWEL STAINLESS STEEL ENGLISH WRISTWATCH 1960's EXCELLENT FULLY OVERHAULED

Regular price £600.00 Sale

A rare all steel Smiths Everest wristwatch. Fitted with the 19 jewel later movement designed to be easier than the 12 ligne movement to work on, and made with the intention that it could have the automatic winding mechanism added later. In full working order, recently overhauled. The two piece case with clip on back is a tad shy of 35mm wide and was sold at the time as water resistant. Fitted with a new Hirsch Italocalf leather strap in brown. This watch is also found with imperial on the dial, which with slight differences is the same basic watch. Nice dial, original finish, note that the Smiths hands in the Astral pattern and the put in beat hairspring adjustment indicates that this is probably one of the later production examples of the calibre 10104e movements. The dial still maintains the coffin or dagger shaped batons on the 3 6 9 12 dial. Movement is excellent. Not rated for swimming, but should be ok for rain etc. The armoured crystal has been replaced but the crown and case seal are the original ones. Dates from circa 1963/65. The facetted strap lugs have retained much of their original mirror finish and have never been polished. The strap size is a conventional 18mm, leaving the choice of strap available open to the widest selection available. The engraving on the back is a 25 years presentation from one of the Stone Group of companies.