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Remember Me? What’s New? Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 20 of Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Being an enthusiast of Smiths’ high-grade watches, and in the absence of company records and no one else doing so , I am more than happy to collate the serial and batch numbers of Smiths movements and military case backs to try and resolve the many ambiguities which exist in this complex and highly confusing area. In its most simplistic analysis, Smiths produced four hand-assembled ‘mens’ wristlet movements for civilian and military use: – sub-second
Create search alert for Watches & Clocks Fully signed original dial with Smiths Empire & B.R. (M.R.) signature and numbered along wit. Dealer. GB. GB.
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Pocket Watches. These watches are very similar to the GSTP watches issued to the British Army see examples below except that they lack luminescent paint on their dials and hands. Accounts suggest that such watches were more practical than wristwatches as they could be laid on the maps and charts from which the airmen were working and be more easily read at a glance. CWC Pocket Watch : Official issue pocket watch with Swiss, mechanical 17 jewel movement, chromed brass case and classic military type dial.
It has a fancy, hinged case featuring a protective cover for the 7 jewel movement. This example also appears to have its original crystal which exhibits severe burns over the numerals from the Radium-based luminescent paint.
For sale is a Vintage Ingersoll Triumph Pocket Watch Complete With Original box Working when wound but ticking is inconsistent – stop start – so selling as in need of attention. Cosmetically in fair condition with some age related wear. The hands are rusted but working and the dial also has signs of wear but generally not bad for age. The cardboard box is worn with the edges all split but Small amount of plate wear to the edge of the front caseHas been working for the last week only stopping when needing rewinding and will be kept running throughout the course of the listingPlease study the photographs to determine the actual Nice old unusual dial rarer ingersoll ltd London triumph pocket watch made in great Britian It’s is in good condition for its age As seen in pics a nice item in working order ticking away runs and winds fine Not checked for time keeping ect As See in pics.
Nice old unusual dial with bare metal hands normally they are gold So more rarer ingersoll ltd London triumph pocket watch made in great Britian It’s is in good condition for its age As seen in pics a nice item in working order ticking away runs and winds fine Not checked for time keeping ect As See in pics. Nice old ingersoll ltd London triumph pocket watch made in great Britian It’s is in good condition for its age As seen in pics a nice item in full working order ticking away runs and winds fine As See in pics.
Nice old ingersoll ltd London triumph pocket watch made in great Britian It’s is in good condition for its age As seen in pics a nice item in working order ticking away runs and winds fine but not checked for timekeeping ect As See in pics.
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Vintage Smiths Empire Wind Up Nurses Watch Good Working Order. CARAVELLE by Bulova, gents vintage watch dating to , solid stainless, discoloured face but a great Rare silver Frey Pocket Watch None working Sold AS-IS.
Close search. Starting in London as Samuel Smith in , progressing down the years to becoming S. The factory in Cheltenham that eventually manufactured the high quality timepieces featured here was built at the start of the Second World War. By the time Smiths Aviation Division had become the main priority in the late ‘s the Clock and watch Division had broken up. From the ‘s onwards Smiths Industries had successfully moved on into Avionics, Smiths being instrumental in the development of automated aircraft flying and landing controls, and finally in the ‘s the Aerospace division was extending its reach far into the jet age.
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Remember Me? Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 50 of Show Us Your Vintage Smiths. I’ll kick it off with this little number. Horn also called pagoda lugs – not as nice as the heavy Dennison cases but nicer than the simple snap-back Smiths-cased ones. Lovely blued steel “sword” hands with lume infill though oddly, the seconds hand is missing from the cannon pinion.
Military pocket watch for sale ✅ Superb Antique Sterling Silver James Aitken Scottish Well marked with serial numbers. scarce ww2 era smiths pocket watch.
All prices are in British Pounds Sterling. If you would like to buy any of these items, please email to confirm availability first. It is otherwise complete and supplied fitted with its original imitation croco-leather arm band – never worn. The watch is believed to be in working order. The watch is in working order but in unrestored, as found, condition so it would most likely benefit from a clean and service. It is believed that this timepiece was made in or thereabouts and it features the red sweep seconds hand and accurately graduated chapter as demanded by medical practitioners.
This is a very attractive medium sized watch that is in excellent working order; It winds, sets and runs very smoothly and keeps good time. This piece is as new and unused but is probably 30 to 40 years old – so will need a clean and service.
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George Wostenholm, Seffield, England, 14 karat yellow gold clad engraved pocket knife, one side with locomotive and coal tender marked “Southern”, the other marked “Peabody Coal Co. Fobs- 4 Four , one with shield shape with foliate engraving, 9 karat yellow gold with Birmingham hallmark, a Delta Sigma Pi with crowned skull with ruby eyes, 14 karat rose and yellow gold, a ball form fob with hammered surface, 14 karat rose gold, and an intaglio with 10 karat rose gold mount, Watch fobs- 6 Six , the first a cushion shaped goldstone with 3 color enamel B.
Smiths purchased English Clock and Watch Manufacturers of Coventry, and acquired the trade names Astral and Empire. Clock Systems, Time Recorders and Turret clocks; also Pocket, Wristlet and Stop Watches.
I am looking for any assistance dating a Smiths pocket watch, inherited from my great grandfather. Also there appears to be the initial “B. L” stamped below this. I seem to remember this watch and chain from my childhood being silver in colour, I guess this has just become tarnished to a brass colour over the last 40 years? Smiths started production of a cheap and robust design in The watch was marketed under various names e.
There is more info on this site. Basically a cheap and cheerful watch. There is a thriving market in ‘character’ dials where a standard cheap model has a forged ‘special edition’ expensive dial. Smiths watches marked as “Made In Gt.
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Buy Boxes from one of the UK’s premier furniture dealers. An early 19th century Georgian inlaid mahogany cased grandfather clock by T Davies. The clock has an eight day movement that strikes the hour on a bell, a painted dial that has an oval scene at the top of a young lady looking out to sea as a ship sails away, the word “HOPE” written just below her feet.
The dial has fruit and flowers painted in the corners and ‘T Davies N. Shields’ above the winding holes. The case is a better quality and condition than most North East clocks, having a long dome.
I find it sometimes makes a nice change to carry a pocket watch instead of wearing a wristwatch. Smiths Empire: This is my first and, at the time of writing, only.
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. Fun, cheap, some eye-catching dials — but the movements were very basic and are impossible to service. Not worth your time. Swiss-made or Japanese-made These are from the dying throes of the company. The Swiss movements are generally poor, although some, like the plastic Astrolon, have historic interest.
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There are lots that match your search criteria. Subscribe now to get instant access to the full price guide service. Vintage 9ct Rotary Junior dress watch, champagne dial, Arabic numerals, subsidiary second dial, 21mm, currently running , 9ct Garrard dress watch 19mm diameter currently running both on associated plated concertina straps 2. Vintage gents 9ct Garrard automatic dress watch, issued for 25 years service , champagne dial, date aperture, 35mm currently running , asociated concertina strap, box and tie clip.
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.
Vintage Watchstraps. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Jones was in Switzerland to try to establish a factory using American mass production techniques and Swiss labour, which was cheaper than American labour at the time, to make watches to be imported to America. He received a poor reception in the French speaking traditional heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry, in the west part of Switzerland and was attracted to Schaffhausen, far to the north and east, by Henri Moser, a watch maker and watch merchant who had set up a dam across the Rhine in which provided plenty of power for Jones’ proposed factory.
Jones imported machine tools from USA, or had them made in-house, and brought together Swiss craftsmanship with the standardised precision of machine tools to increase the accuracy of manufacture and thereby make parts that were interchangeable, which greatly simplified assembly and repair work. To set up a new manufactory and make watches in the intended way everything had to be in place before a single watch could be sold, the buildings, machinery and staff, which required a large amount of capital.
Jones underestimated how much money would be needed and the enterprise ran into financial difficulty. In December the money finally ran out and the company was declared insolvent. Jones returned to America and the remaining assets were auctioned off in Production resumed in the Autumn of when a new joint stock company was formed and Frederick F. Seeland was appointed as manager. The American market for watches was suffering from an economic recession that had begun in , which together with an oversupply of mass produced watches from the big American watch factories, meant that the American market for watches was severely restricted.
Seeland recognised this and, using his experience as the London manger of Waltham’s business in Britain, turned his attention to the large market that was Britain and her empire. Seeland generated apparent profits for IWC by overstating the value of stock on hand.