Smiths W10 1970
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About this watch
A really fine example of the robust and iconic British Army issue Smiths W10. A watch manufactured to endure the hardships of war it features a stylish black dial with Tritium coated hands and markers (indicated by the circled ‘T’ on the watch face), fixed lug bars, large clearly legible white numerals, sword hands, and an outer railroad track for minutes. The official Broad Arrow (or Pheon) – the mark of property issued by the British government from as far back as C17 – can be found above the 6 ‘o’ clock mark.
Powered by the excellent calibre 60466E, 17-jewel manual movement, produced in-house by Smiths, it has a shock proof movement. The stainless steel case measures 35mm in diameter.
A watch that continues to rise in value, this piece comes fully serviced and regulated, runs well and keeps excellent time.
A bit of history:
The W10 was supplied to the Ministry of Defence from 1967-1970. As a military watch it was built to be precise, accessible and robust. Manufactured by Smiths, which was founded in 1851 by one Samuel Smith, it was the last wristwatch to be serially manufactured in the UK, and issued to the British army.
The Photos Shown Are From The Actual Watch For Sale. The watch is working well.