Smiths Astral National 17 gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1965
A 9ct yellow gold manually wound centre seconds wristwatch
This is an especially good example of the Astral National 17. The 9ct yellow gold case retains good definition to its angles and edges and the silvered dial has a bright satin finish that is handsomely configured with raised, gilded, Arabic and triangular numerals. The ‘National 17’ text is toned to match the red lozenge detailing of the centre seconds hand. Made in England, this watch incorporates Smith’s Cheltenham manufactured calibre 60464E.
[M] Smiths gilded calibre 60464E manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered satin finished dial, raised gilded Arabic and faceted triangular indexes, gilded hands, centre seconds with red lozenge tip [C] 9ct yellow gold case, chamfered bezel, the case back with satin finished centre [S] dial and movement signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 33.5mm
Length including lugs: 40mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 17mm
Total weight: 32g
This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. A Black Bough fitted box will accompany this watch.