This will be one of two versions: Cherished, I seem to fall more in love with it every time I wear it. Movements are less problematic as parts are available and specialist repairers can service watches for you. A small prototype run of wristwatches which were not adopted for general issue due to the frailty of construction, these vaguely resemble the cases of the late fifties and early sixties marked G. Imperial watches seem to disappear about when the new Slimline movements went into production see below. There's also an excellent subforum on MWR:
Unfortunately someone over wound it edited as another watch I was thinking of.
How to collect Smiths watches - the best-value vintage timepieces of them all
Smiths made fixed length winding stems for each size case, so the watch repairer working on an original piece would not have to file down the stem thread to size. I thought about starting a thread like this yesterday. Aug 4, This automatic model became Smiths most expensive watch. The Can you photograph the movements?