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Lot 772 (The Watches Auction, 5th April 2020)

A GENTLEMAN'S SMITHS MILITARY ISSUE STEEL WATCH

Estimate
£350 - £450
 

Buyer's premium: 24.00%

Live bidding


Condition report

Very good overall
Scratches to case, small nicks all consistent with use
Dial good, lume discoloured as to be expected over time
Lume to hands also as above, crack and loss of lume to hour hand
Some tiny scratches to glass
Ticking at present
Hands can be set

 

GENTLEMAN'S SMITHS MILITARY ISSUE STAINLESS STEEL MANUAL WIND WRIST WATCH,
unsigned movement, the round black dial with Arabic numerals in white, railroad outer seconds track in white with lume plots, pencil hands with lume inserts, centre seconds hand, 37mm case with broad arrow and WIO/6645-99-961-4045, 2111/70 to the caseback, on a modern fabric strap, lacking box and papers, with warranty card dated 2014

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