Smith & Son full hunter, lever set pocket watch in Swiss .935 silver.
5cm (50mm) across the case size 16.
Not to be confused with the lower quality "Smiths" pocket watches from the 60's and 70's
Rarely available, this is a fabulous solid silver full hunter pocket watch with some very prestigious names involved with its manufacture and sale. The most obvious being S Smith and Son, London. Mostly known for automobile instruments and the supply of timepieces to the British military, in particular, the supply of WWII aircraft clocks for instrument panels for fighters and bombers such as the Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster to mention but a few. Having worked on several Smith & Son aircraft clocks (6a/579) I recognise that this watch shares some characteristics with the Jaeger-LeCoultre movement found in those types. Although signed by Smith & Sons I believe the Swiss manufacturer to be Jaeger-LeCoultre. This is an identical model I had for sale some months back and was marked Baume & Co. Baume and Co imported swiss timepieces to the UK and are heavily linked to Longines.
The 15-jewel movement is a full plate swiss lever (suspected to be of LeCoutre manufacture) and bears the name of S Smith & Son. Recently fully serviced and tested, runs very well and keeps good time. Lever set and crown wind. lever is at the 4 (IIII) O'clock position.
Mineral glass crystal in perfect condition.
The dial is bright and clean, no hairline cracks or chips. Bold Black Roman Numerals, blued steel hands.
Signed to dial and movement "S Smith & Son 9 Strand Watchmakers to the Admiralty London Swiss Made".
The antique graduated Albert chain is all solid sterling silver. Round curb links, 37cm long from T bar to end of clip. Hallmarked . 50 grams in weight. A sheild fob is attached, dated and Hallmarked Birmingham 1909, blank on both sides.
Fully serviced including modern alloy "unbreakable" mainspring. Keeping good time. Presented in a velvet gift box and jewellers pouch for the chain.
Another top piece, great for wedding, graduation, retirement, Christmas, Fathers day or birthday present.
Popular choice as a gift to the groom from the bride.
Servicing is defined as the piece being disassembled, cleaned, inspected and adjusted if necessary. It is then re-assembled and correctly oiled, timed for accuracy and adjusted if required. The mainspring will be replaced and the piece will be bench-tested for at least one day.
I restore all of my watches to a fully working condition. It is my aim to provide a watch that is not only running but working to a usable state. My watches can be worn and used for their intended purpose on a daily basis. The time keeping should certainly be within +- 5 minutes per 24 hours but I aim for +-3 or better. I do offer guarantees, the details of which can be found on my website for Time Pocket Watches. I have many years experience and a vast catalogue of Waltham spares and parts.
My highly detailed photographs show the watch in detail, this level of detail is not normally seen by the naked eye. The watch will look even better in real life.
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£675.00 Regular Price
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