Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
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Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
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Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
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Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964

A 9ct yellow gold manually wound vintage wristwatch with original presentation case

A classic Smiths Astral, this watch is cased in 9ct gold and the silvered dial has raised gilded Arabic numerals. The watch is accompanied by its original Smiths presentation case.

Formed in the early 20th century, the English firm of S. Smith & Sons initially retailed both Swiss and English watches and clocks. During the Second World War, the company manufactured their own watches for the military but, from the mid 1940s, Smiths began to produce higher grade wristwatches which led to a transformation of their in-house production. In 1953, Smiths performed a marketing coup by supplying Edmund Hillary with a watch for his ascent of Everest. Seizing on the advertising opportunities, Smiths launched a campaign picturing a Smiths De Luxe watch on top of Everest with a quote from Hillary beneath stating: “I carried your watch to the summit. It worked perfectly.” 

Technical details

[M] Smiths gilded calibre 400 manually wound movement, non-hacking, lever escapement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif flector shock absorber
[D] silvered dial, raised gilded Arabic numerals, gilded hands, centre seconds with red lozenge-form tip
[C] 9ct yellow gold case, chamfered bezel, plain gold case back with satin finished centre
[S] case and dial signed

Measurements

33.5mm diameter excluding winding crown
40mm length including lugs: 38mm
10mm depth to centre of crystal
17mm strap width/lug gauge

Accompaniments

One Year guarantee – this watch has been serviced
Black Bough box and Black Bough Certificate

SKU: WZSAGB Categories: , Brand:

Description

Smiths Astral hallmarked 1964
A 9ct yellow gold manually wound vintage wristwatch with original presentation case

A classic Smiths Astral, this watch is cased in 9ct gold and the silvered dial has raised gilded Arabic numerals. The watch is accompanied by its original Smiths presentation case.

Formed in the early 20th century, the English firm of S. Smith & Sons initially retailed both Swiss and English watches and clocks. During the Second World War, the company manufactured their own watches for the military but, from the mid 1940s, Smiths began to produce higher grade wristwatches which led to a transformation of their in-house production. In 1953, Smiths performed a marketing coup by supplying Edmund Hillary with a watch for his ascent of Everest. Seizing on the advertising opportunities, Smiths launched a campaign picturing a Smiths De Luxe watch on top of Everest with a quote from Hillary beneath stating: “I carried your watch to the summit. It worked perfectly.” 

Technical details

[M] Smiths gilded calibre 400 manually wound movement, non-hacking, lever escapement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif flector shock absorber
[D] silvered dial, raised gilded Arabic numerals, gilded hands, centre seconds with red lozenge-form tip
[C] 9ct yellow gold case, chamfered bezel, plain gold case back with satin finished centre
[S] case and dial signed

Measurements

33.5mm diameter excluding winding crown
40mm length including lugs: 38mm
10mm depth to centre of crystal
17mm strap width/lug gauge

Accompaniments

One Year guarantee – this watch has been serviced
Black Bough box and Black Bough Certificate

£795.00 [sold]