J W BENSON LONDON TROPICAL SMITHS ROMAN NUMERAL DIAL DENNISON AQUATITE CASE SMITHS C 1953 7
J W Benson London tropical wristwatch by Smiths in a dennison aquatite case of approx 33.3mm in diameter with a chromed case top and steel screw in back. The thickness is 9.9mm. Fitted with an 18mm zrc cowhide strap. In excellent working order fully overhauled and a good timekeeper. This example has a 16 jewel movement with the cruciform case ring and the high quality balance. These c series J W Benson watches were made both before and after 1953.
Most of these are tropical or London, this is the three line signature version.
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.