Better still, affordable hoardables don't come more home-grown It is sad to think that the country that once led the world in watchmaking quality, innovation and accuracy now has only one company that makes the entire watch themselves. Once, another Smith gave the Swiss a run for their money, and the rolling Cotswold hills took on the might of the Jura Mountains. The post-war civilian market was tough, and despite introducing new models and movements, fine watchmaking ended in Cheltenham in During this brief period, they produced unique and distinctive watches that make a fascinating study for the fledgling collector. Cheltenham-made These are the ones you really want, as they have the highest grade movements and more effort in the dials and cases. In a few cases they are dialled Benson and some nice 18 jewel movements were made for Garrard.
ALD Dennison Aquatite solid 9ct gold case reference numberserial number The movement numbered The watch comes in a British gift box with extras. Some small case marks and dial marks where the feet are, otherwise I would be tempted to call it mint. Close search.
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Sep 23, I am looking for any assistance dating a Smiths pocket watch, inherited from my great grandfather. It is a brass looking piece, stating "Smiths Empire", in the upper of the dial with "Made in Gt Britain" around the lower edge of the dial below the second dial, with Roman numerals If it is a Smiths Quartz clock then: # 1. it dates to or later. # 2. If the dial says Smiths quartz but the movement is not of Smiths manufacture then it is probably or Smiths ceased production of domestic clocks and watches in There are a couple . Jul 04, Dating Smiths Watches Sign Up to reply and join the friendliest Watch Forum on the web. Stick around, get to 50 posts and gain access to your full profile and additional features such as a personal messaging system, chat room and the sales forum PLUS the chance to .
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Smiths also made watches specifically for other retailers, of which those supplied to J W Benson are the most numerous. The London firm of Benson used Smiths better movements which also had a top jewel on the centre wheel pivot, changing the effectively into a calibre. The famous London firms of Asprey and Garrard also retailed. Dec 22, Smiths watches are quite common, especially around the Cheltenham area and so crop up in antique shops, junk shops and at auction. is a good source, and you can find watches Author: Adrian Hailwood. S Smith & Sons is the company behind Smiths watches. Most Smiths wristwatches you will find for sale on date from the period between the s when the wartime government funded the company, and the s when S Smith & Sons dissolved. The most sought-after Smith wristwatches are from the Cheltenham-made period and are marked as Smiths.
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Re: Help dating a smiths watch There are also these two advertised in the catalogue as 'waterproof' with Aquatite cases, B is the A and C is the A however the hands look different to yours and the sub seconds dial is smaller. The earliest Smiths watches are pocket timepieces from the 19th Century, either made in England or Switzerland and cased here or abroad. Most are signed thatliz.com on the dial or movement or both. These are a distinct area of collecting and the pricing is defined more by market trends on pocket watches in general, rather than specifically English. The "Smiths" watches produced by Time Factors are not in any way connected with the "Smiths" watches produced by Smiths Group plc until SMITHS Vanguard PRS Automatic. SMITHS EVEREST 'EXPEDITION' 36mm White Dial. SMITHS Big Date PRS SMITHS EVEREST PRS
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