A piece of British military history
Watch & Bullion11 May 2016 | < 1
Smiths watch from 1968, the last of it’s kind in British watch making is presented in excellent condition with beautiful signs of ageing on dial and hands in the form of dark orange patina complimenting the black dial and olive colour Nato strap.
These watches are becoming harder and harder to find, issued to the British military between 1967 and 1970. They are said to be the best Smiths movement ever made and amongst one of the best watches ever issued to the British military. This watch has a beautiful movement with beginnings that lie with Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Genuine issue watch with markings on rear, keeps time extremely accurately case is in Stainless Steel with tritium luminous dial and hand markings screwed case back. This watch was originally issued to the army which is indicated by the W10 mark on the case rear. The back is marked with W10/6645-99-961-4045. Broad arrow stamped on the back and dial. British made manual winding mechanical gilded movement. Great looking watch and this was the last of all British watches to be made. Dimensions are: width excluding crown 35 mm, width including crown 37.5 mm, lug to lug 46 mm, thickness is 12 mm, lug spacing is 18 mm.
All in all a very cool watch for any military watch aficionado, available now in our shop here.