SMITHS '15 jewels' Cheltenham


Ladies gold wristwatch with solid gold Patent strap.

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2-piece 9ct gold case with stainless-steel back hallmarked London 1966, casemaker SD, with original matching 9ct strap marked PATENT APP FOR. Swiss supplied 15-jewel movement. Detached lever escapement with steel escape, the monometallic balance with spiral balance-spring. Silvered dial with raised gilt batons and, original gilt hands. 16 mm diameter mm without button or lugs

This exact model does not feature in any Smiths catalogue owned by me, but Smiths produced a host of different designs for women, though mostly not in solid gold cases as here. For more information about Smiths English wristwatches see the short note in my website Glossary, and my illustrated article on Smiths ‘English Wristwatches’ in the April 2003 issue of Antique Collecting. NB: This case style is not waterproof and all Smiths wristwatches of this date are best kept well away from wet and damp conditions.

Case in good condition, the edge of the dial showing a few of the expected signs of age and use. Serviced for its previous owner and looks to be working well.