SMITHS EARLY PRE EVEREST 12-15 DENNISON AQUATITE WRISTWATCH C 1952 BASIS OF THE EVEREST MODEL.3
Pre branded early Smiths design in the renowned Dennison Aquatite screw back case, diameter approximately 33mm excluding the original winding crown. Fully overhauled with a replacement crystal and a new strap which can be changed for a leather one if you prefer. This example has the cruciform cut out dust cap and is a conventional c series movement. The movement is the frosted gilt finished English lever, featuring a mono-metallic balance with screws, and highly polished screw heads and escapement. The movement is in very crisp condition. Although there is some pitting to the crown, it matches the overall look of the case so i have retained it rather than fitting a new one. From the hole milled in the case back centre inside it looks as if this case was originally designed with the earlier type of solid dust cap, although these were soon withdrawn by the look of it for the more easily handled type fitted.