Smiths W10 Army Issue Wristwatch c.1968

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This Model featured in James Mulvale's Weekly Blog you can view that: here

The Watch
 
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Smiths W10 Watches were supplied to and issued by the British Army. The watch was part of a contract that Smiths won to supply the Army with a General Service Watch, they supplied the Watches for the years from 1967 - 1970, this example being from the second Year: 1968.
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It is known as the last all British Military Watch. 
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Powering the W10 is the cal. 60466E, a 17-jewel manual movement produced in-house by Smiths. The 60466E was heavily influenced by the architecture of the Jaeger LeCoultre caliber found in the Mark XI dating back to the late ‘40s, likewise sharing a dust cover to protect the caliber from magnetization. Per military specifications, the movement hacks.
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View this Soldier in a video: here

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The Specs


Age: 1968
Reference: W10
Movement: Manual wind with Hacking Centre Seconds.
Calibre: 60466E
Timekeeping: Very good.
Service History: Full Service, September 2022.
Dial: Original Smiths Mil Spec Dial.
Case: Stainless Steel.
Measurements: without/with Crown: 35mm/38mm End to End: 47mm
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: No.
Hands: Original.
Crystal: Correct Acrylic crystal.
Crown: Correct Original unsigned Crown.
Strap/Bracelet: New 18mm Sand Canvas NATO Style strap with Steel fixtures.
Lug Width: 17mm



Getting Acquainted

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Bits that stand out:
- One of the last all British Military Watches.
- Very hard to find in such good order.
Wonderful Dial with highly sought after Yellow Lume.
- Fantastic English made, fully serviced Movement.

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Nitty Gritty:
-Some marks and dings to Case.

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Overall the W10 is in Excellent Vintage condition.
The Dial is in Wonderful condition, probably one of the best I've seen, the lume has stayed that highly desirable Yellow colour.
Steel Case is in good nick, there are a few age related marks and dings.
Caseback markings are very nice.
Original Crown.
Crystal in excellent condition.
Hands are in lovely shape.