SMITHS EARLY 6RG FULLY STAINLESS STEEL c1947 WRISTWATCH SERVICED
Smiths Early 6RG full stainless steel 1947 wristwatch serviced.
Nice original example of the classic plain looking 6RG. This very original example even includes the Smiths winding crown. There is not much wear on the casing. The diameter excluding the crown is just over 31mm
The movement keeps reasonable time for the period. This is a 12 ligne 15 jewel movement with the earlier Geneve stripe decoration and rhodium plated finish. The movement is numbered B2182 which is probably first year of civvy production 1947 The early sequence of the post war wristwatch production is some what confusing and as yet not fully understood. During the WWII period Smiths supplied the RAF with some small centre seconds wristwatches, the bulk of which were converted to subsidiary seconds post war and de-militarised. Called the Smiths MK 10, These were then fed into the early year of production in various forms and when these had been used up smiths further developed the movement with a smaller bottom plate. Interestingly Smiths do not seem to have used Dennison cases in exact order of the numbers, as we have watches that are clearly original all first year of production with out of sequence numbering. Also I have explained before that Smiths seem to have used pre-prefix, A,B,C,etc all in the first year. This early watch is distinguished by the bolt screw which is a regular small headed screw.
The case is a Dennison case and is numbered 8844 12323. It is an 3 piece all stainless steel push fit case. It's in tidy original condition, with some dimpling of the back. Very minor dial marks. Fitted with a new strap and spring bars as well as a fresh acrylic crystal.
The watch comes with our usual 2 year warranty, and accidents excluded should give many years service. It also comes with our usual presentation box and adverts from the period.
A really good example of an English vintage watch from the early post war period.