SMITHS EMPIRE WRIST WATCH - BRITISH MADE
Offered for sale is a Smiths, British made, mechanical Wrist Watch from the 1950s or 1960s, these watches were made at the Smiths/Ingersoll factory at Ystradgynlais near Swansea in South Wales - the factory closed in the early 1970s. The watch is in working order but in unrestored, as found, condition so it would most likely benefit from a clean and service.
Smiths pin pallet movement, 29.3 mm dia. (13"')in nickel plated brass with five jewels and centre seconds.
Gilded alloy (aluminium?) case, 33 mm dia., with stainless steel screw-on back and 16 mm lugs.
Cream face with applied gilt Arabic numerals, luminous hands and markers.
Mechanical watches make the ideal gift - classic appearance and no battery to fade or fail. They do, however, require cleaning and oiling from time to time by a competent watchmaker and although usually good timekeepers, a mechanical watch needs to be wound regularly and the time will occasionally need to be reset.
'NO QUIBBLE GUARANTEE'
We know that you will be pleased with this watch and, on this auction, we will back our confidence with a 'No Quibble Guarantee' that if you are unhappy with the item for any reason, you may return it to us within ten days of purchase for a full refund.
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