1959 Ladies Smiths Empire with box and papers

This ladies Smiths Empire watch, model Y811, was available from 1958 to 1961 and this one has lived most of its life on the box.


From the original guarantee and, unusually, the stamp on the back of the original box we can accurately date this watch to being sold in November 1959.


The watch is in great condition.  It came to us on a cordette strap, possibly the original, but the buckle was missing.  We think the buckle came off, and the watch went back in the box awaiting repair.  We have fitted an expanding bracelet that is correct for the period, but the only disadvantage is that the watch doesn’t fit perfectly in the box anymore.  Cordette straps are still available, but they tend to be very short.  The case does has a small tool mark on the non crown side.  Running well and keeping good time.

This watch will be supplied with the original  box, guarantee and our Certificate of Authenticity.

Please see the HD video below for more detail.


Width with crown  22.7 mm

Width without crown  21.4 mm

Between lugs   n/a

Lug to lug length   31.9 mm

Bracelet maximum length  190 mm approximately

Thickness  8.6 mm

All sizes are approximate


£99 including 1 months guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses.  If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries.  Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us.

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