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