A men’s ‘Made in England’ Smiths Astral watch in very nice order.  Model reference ST306


This model number was only made in 1968, which makes life easier for us.


There are two qualities of Smiths watches.  Made in Great Britain watches were a lower grade, out of the Welsh factory and pin pallet movements of either 7, 5 or no jewels.  The most common line of these is the Empire watches.  The Made in England watches were made in Cheltenham and features far higher quality movements, usually of 15 or 17 jewels and a Swiss lever escapement.  This watch has the 15 jewel Calibre 400 movement which is running well.  The dial is a nice balanced design, with applied hour numerals.  There are a few foxing marks on the dial but the hands appear original and straight.  The back of the case does have quite a few light scratches, but no where does the case state what material is was made from  There is no signs of wear to the plating, if it is plated, and no confirmation if it is made from stainless steel.  The leather strap is new, and could be swapped for a different colour if preferred.

This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.

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Width with crown  35.4 mm

Width without crown  33.7 mm

Between lugs  17 mm

Lug to lug length  37.2 mm

Case Thickness  10.2 mm

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 2 month 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.   Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

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