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Smiths Imperial 100% Made in England British Cal.0144G Automatic 25 Jewels RARE

£1,050.00Price

Vintage 1959s Smiths 

100% British Made in England 

SMITHS Cal.0144G Imperial 1959

 Only 100% English automatic wristwatch

  • Description

    Imperial was the most expensive range offered by Smiths Caliber SMITHS Cal.0144G was to be for quite some time Britains ONLY 100% british made automatic caliber

     

    These watches are VERY rare very few examples exist and fewer still in THIS condition. 

     

    A historic watch. 

     

    All original... well EVERYTHING 

    Dial, Movement,  EVERYTHING near 1959s SHOP FLOOR Condition

    A truly fine example does not suffer being zealously over polished and retains its original crisp edged finish throughout. 

    If indeed this watch was ever worn it was done so by the most careful of owners 

     

    The Case 

    A LARGE vintage gents watch at 35mm in diameter (excluding crown) 36.7mm (inclusive) 41mm lug tip to lug tip but the watch wears BIG its a thick cased watch at 12.5mm tall

     

     case front in near PERFECT condition "snap down" case back in stainless steel. 

    18mm Lug spacing

     

    The Dial

    Near Perfect condition dial Ivory silver creamy gloss backdrop Slim arrow indexes and smooth centre sweep seconds hand diamond tipped   

     

    The Band 

    Quality Fine and unusual wrist watch we tried to pick a strap that somehow seemed more "British" and I think this military inspired Royal Imperial blue does the trick. 

     

    The Movement

    SMITHS Cal.0144G Vintage 1959

    At the time (and for some time) britains ONLY automatic production caliber Wristwatch to be 100% british made

    25 Jewels,  Centre sweep seconds