SMITHS EARLY SOLID 9CT GOLD 1946 12-15 HORN LUG GENTS WRISTWATCH IN MINT CONDITION
An exceptional mint condition example of the Smiths English wristwatch so-called 12.15 model. Sold prior to the Deluxe brand name being used. This watch actually was hallmarked in 1947. Fully serviced and excellent in all respects. Case width about 31mm excl. Retains the original smiths winding crown. Fitted with a new crystal and still has the aftermarket excalibur bracelet fitted still. Featuring the pre-epsilon gilded c series movement which is in remarkable condition. Have a close look at the images and you will not be disappointed. I have not removed the bracelet so internal images are not present but it is all mint. This is one of the first gold watch sold post WWII by Smiths and features an early c series movement with a higher grade balance, and the polished ratchet wheel. Non-Dustproof plated original dimpled crown still present. Case Gold from new was a yellow colour. The dial is the radium detailed one with matching hands, the dial having some bleeding of the lacquer around the numerals, perfect in all other respects. All the case surface has the original grain and polished finishing. case ref 12328, number 161012. The movement number 38134.