Smiths De Luxe gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1962
Smiths De Luxe gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1962
Smiths De Luxe gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1962
Smiths De Luxe gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1962
Smiths De Luxe gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1962
Smiths De Luxe gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1962
Smiths De Luxe gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1962
Smiths De Luxe gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1962
Smiths De Luxe gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1962
Smiths De Luxe gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1962

Smiths De Luxe gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1962

A mid-sized 9ct yellow gold manually wound wristwatch

This mid-sized wristwatch has a handsomely patinated dial and incorporates Smiths’ calibre 12.15 movement. 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 calibre 12.15 frosted gilded manually wound movement, lever escapement, 15 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 18,000 BPH [D] patinated silvered dial, Arabic numerals, black outer minute track, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, blued steel Alpha-shaped hands [C] 9ct yellow gold two-piece case, chamfered bezel, down-turned lugs, plain polished back [S] case, dial and movement signed

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 31mm
Length including lugs: 38mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 16mm

This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate.

SKU: WWSGA1 Categories: , Brand:

Description

Smiths De Luxe gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1962
A mid-sized 9ct yellow gold manually wound wristwatch

This mid-sized wristwatch has a handsomely patinated dial and incorporates Smiths’ calibre 12.15 movement. 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 calibre 12.15 frosted gilded manually wound movement, lever escapement, 15 jewels, mono-metallic balance, 18,000 BPH [D] patinated silvered dial, Arabic numerals, black outer minute track, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, blued steel Alpha-shaped hands [C] 9ct yellow gold two-piece case, chamfered bezel, down-turned lugs, plain polished back [S] case, dial and movement signed

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 31mm
Length including lugs: 38mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 16mm

This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate.

£550.00 [sold]