Smiths "Astral" 17 Jewel 34mm Gentleman's Gold Plated Watch 1960's
In stunning condition with a perfect dial, an early 1960's British Made Smiths "Astral" Gold Plated Gentleman's watch. The most accurate mechanical watch in the world at the time. - The case is 34mmx 40mm. We have renewed the crystal, and fitted a high-quality strap .
Only after the second world war – did Smiths begin to manufacture wristwatches supported by British government finance to fill the gaping absence of a quality watchmaker in the UK. From 1946-1970 Smiths produced a range of high quality watches from its Cheltenham factory including; the De Luxe, Astral and later the Imperial and Everest ‘range’ of watches. Smiths holds an important part of English horological history as the last English watch company of any size in a world of watches dominated by Swiss, and Japanese manufacturers.
Case size: 34mm.
Case colour: Gold plated,
Strap colour: Brown leather.
Dial: 12 hour dial in cream.
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