Funky Vintage Smith’s Watch

03Jan11

This Smith’s Watch shows how the UK embraced modernity in the late sixties. The lozenge-shaped case is a cool matt-finish gold-tone and very chunky. It has great detailing including applied hour markers and the quarter-seconds marked around the edge of the dial.

Smith’s was one of the pre-eminent engineering companies in the UK in the first half of the twentieth century, making mileometers and other instruments for the automobile industry, as well as watches. The wind-up mechanism for this watch came from Switzerland, but was probably put together in the UK. They stopped making watches by the 1980s and have since become a collector’s brand. The date function still works and it’s in very good condition.

Smiths Vintage Watch

Lovely Smiths Vintage Watch

It’s for sale for £79 in our Unusual Men’s Vintage Watches category.

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