Fine Watch Club are delighted to offer this vintage Smiths Empire Pocket Watch from the 1950’s.
A chain (not original) will accompany the pocket watch.
This Smiths Empire Pocket Watch benefits from the original box is was presented in from a jewelers in Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk.
This will make an ideal gift for a wedding, graduation etc.
The watch has just been serviced so good to go for many years.
Smiths Watches is a British watch brand with a history dating back to the early 20th century. The company was originally known as “Smiths English Clocks Ltd.” and was a division of the Smiths Group, a British engineering conglomerate. Smiths Watches gained prominence for producing a wide range of timepieces, including wristwatches, pocket watches, and aviation instruments
Condition: Used / Good condition
Movement type: Mechanical Hand Winding
Country of origin: Switzerland
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Sweep Seconds
Case material: Steel
Here are some key points about Smiths Watches:
Military Watches: Smiths Watches became well-known for manufacturing military watches during World War II. The company produced timepieces for the British armed forces, including the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the British Army. These watches were often highly regarded for their durability and accuracy.
Iconic Models: One of the most iconic Smiths watches is the “W10,” which was a military-issue watch used by the British Army in the 1960s and 1970s. The Smiths W10 became a symbol of British military timekeeping.
Diversification: Smiths Watches produced a wide range of watches, from simple dress watches to sports watches and aviation instruments. They were known for their reliability and value for money.
Ownership Changes: Over the years, ownership of the Smiths brand changed hands several times. The watch division was eventually sold to the Time Products Group in the 1980s.
Contemporary Revival: In recent years, there have been efforts to revive the Smiths Watches brand. A new company called “Smiths Instruments” has sought to create watches inspired by the classic Smiths designs while incorporating modern technology.
Smiths Group: It’s worth noting that the Smiths Group, which once included Smiths Watches, was primarily an engineering and technology company involved in various industries, including aerospace, medical devices, and industrial equipment. The watch division was just one part of their diverse portfolio.