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Rare Dual Marked Army/Navy Military Issued Smiths W10 - 1968

£2650.00 GBP

A Rare Military Issued Smiths W10 With Dual Army and Navy Markings. Issued is 1968, in Fantastic Condition with Original Tritium Lume

Smiths were the last surviving British watch company to manufacture watches entirely in the UK. Smiths supplied watches to the Ministry of Defence from the 1950s until the company was closed in the 70s. The W10 aviators' timepieces are the most iconic of these, being issued from the late 60s until the company closed.

What’s On Offer 

This Smiths W10 is in absolutely beautiful vintage condition, the stark black dial is blemish-free and boasts brilliant white Arabic numerals, the broad arrow denoting the watch as the property of the MoD, the Smiths signature and T emblem -  for tritium. The hour plots and hands still present the original tritium lume and it has aged evenly across the to a beautiful caramel colour adding a delightful warmth. The Made in England at 6 o'clock is a nice addition from Smiths. The stainless steel case and lugs are in great shape with very few notable marks of wear and certainly nothing of concern. This watch would have initially been issued to the British Army but was subsequently re-issued to the Royal Navy, this is denoted by the '0552' engraving added to the markings on the case back - this makes is slightly rarer than its counterparts and is a superb point of interest for any military enthusiast. 

Additional information

Made from

Case: Stainless Steel

Dial: Black

Crystal: Plexiglas

Bracelet: NATO style

Technical specifications

Winding: Manual

Movement Type: Mechanical

Calibre: 60466E

Jewels: 17

Waterproof: When new

Power reserve: 

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent

Model Reference: W10

Date of issue: 1968

Warranty: 12 Months VWS


Width (without crown): 35mm

Lug width: 17mm

Lug height (lug to lug): 46.5mm

Wrist size: Adjustable