Smiths W10 British Army Wristwatch c.1968

Smiths W10 British Army Wristwatch c.1968

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Smiths W10 British Army Military Wristwatch c.1968

The end of the Second World War by no means brought about total peace for Britain who became involved in conflicts all over the world. Such conflicts in Palestine, Malaya and Korea were fought with the equipment left over from WW2, which in watch terms for the British Army was primarily the W.W.W’s.

The W.W.W’s remained in continuous use and were joined in the late 1960s by the Smiths W10 wristwatch. These were followed by the W10 mechanical wristwatches produced by CWC and Hamilton in the 1970s.

The Smiths W10s were used by British personnel during the Falklands War in 1982 and up to the first Gulf War at the beginning of the 1990s.

Smiths have a grand history in the UK as watch, clock and instrument makers. They are famed for having produced watches for the British military and Smiths watches even accompanied members of the first Mount Everest Expedition. Sadly, Smiths produced their last military wristwatches in the early 1970s.

The Smiths W10 was the last mechanical wristwatch to be produced in the UK to be issued to the British Army. As such, it is held in high regard by watch collectors and military enthusiasts alike.

The Smiths W10 for sale is in excellent overall condition having been recently serviced.
The dial is in lovely condition with no obvious flaws or blemishes.
The sword hands, seconds hand and crown are all correct to the original specification of the watch.
The casing is in good condition with very few noticeable marks or scratches. There is a small dent on the left side top edge of the case.
The Smiths 60466E calibre movement is in lovely condition and includes its original magnetic deflector dust cover. The watch is currently running well and keeping excellent time.

The watch comes complete with a free six-month warranty, two new NATO straps and a bespoke presentation watch box.

36 mm (ex crown)