Smiths W10 Army Issue Wristwatch c.1969

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This Model featured in one of our Blog's describing the History of these W10's you can view that: here
The Watch
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 third Year: 1969.
It is known as the last all British Military Watch. 
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.

View this Soldier in a video: here



The Specs

Age: Date Code "89" August 1969.
Reference: W10
Movement: Manual wind with Hacking Centre Seconds.
Calibre: 60466E
Timekeeping: Very good.
Service History: Full Service by John Senior, March 2023.
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: On a 17mm Vintage Used Single Pass Fabric Strap with Steel Buckle.
Lug Width: 17mm

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- One of the last all British Military Watches.
- Lovely Condition. 
Wonderful Dial with highly sought after Yellow Lume.
- Fantastic English made, fully serviced Movement.

Nitty Gritty:
-Some very minor marks to Case.

Overall the W10 is in Superb Vintage condition.
The Dial is in Wonderful condition, the lume has stayed that highly desirable Yellow colour.
Steel Case is in very good condition, with a few minor aged related marks but nothing major at all.
Caseback markings are very nice.
Original Crown.
Crystal in excellent condition.
Hands are in lovely shape.
On a used 17mm Vintage Single pass fabric strap that displays some wear but plenty of wear left. Please take care when taking Watch off your Wrist as being a single pass strap the Watch can move.