EVEREST SMITHS 9CT GOLD AUTOMATIC 25 JEWEL ENGLISH WRISTWATCH BY SMITHS C 1964 BOXED
The famous Smiths Made in England elusive automatic. 25 jewel movement with rhodium coloured movement based on the 19 jewel movement. Designed by Richard Good and Peter Amis in London and built in Cheltenham. Copied directly from the iwc pellaton automatic mechanism of the period. Correctly signed on the movement imperial. This one is a good timekeeper. Really excellent and original dial. The case back is fully hallmarked 3 piece solid 9ct gold case with a reasonable diameter of approx 34mm excluding the rolled gold winding crown. 1964 Edinburgh hallmarked case stamped scw, formerly bwc. All automatic full production movements are marked Imperial on the rotor and ratchet wheel. This is the later case used on the gold models with thinner more modern strap lugs, and apart from some wear on the spring bar holes the case is excellent.
No inscription on the back. Full caliber designation of 01044g, also 95. Takes a 17mm strap.
Will be fully overhauled.
Worth noting that this case type does cause some noise amplification of the rotor weight presumably since there is very little gap between the edge of the rotor and the case.
Will be delivered with the usual comprehensive presentation pack.
Apart from slight case wear this one is absolutely superb.
Will be in the smiths box.
Please note that the zrc 519 browen strap fitted has a crown logo, also that it is pretty short fitting.