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    SMITHS ANYONE.

    Hi all , some of you know me and if you do, you know my knowledge is zero . Having said that how about a thread on various Smiths models. And as if by magic a few have come in to my possession lately, not all in A1 condition but none the less all seem to be working . I will post extra pics and watches as i can and feel free to add your own and add your knowledge if you can. Many thanks ,DW.

    First off is a pocket watch that i think was given to my father-in-law when he retired from the railway. There are no service marks that i can find but 5 or 6 turns of the crown and it was away.Edit:a funny thing i have noticed is all the adjustments are either set fast or slow and not in between.

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    Hi all , next up is a Smiths wristwatch with a small seconds , i have no idea of the model but once again a couple of turns and away it went. It has got what i think is a service mark inside the case-back witch just say's 2/11/49

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    Next is a Smiths stopwatch that came from a charity shop . It is in full working order and has a original case as well. As you can see there is a slight crack in the crystal , but the lovely crown makes up for that. DW. I think it say's cal 0616 . I have some more pics but cannot edit to add them?.

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    Next up is an Astral . This may of been my father-in-laws as he was a smoker and did work in a locomotive shed (i'm assuming the stains on the dial are smoke?) Cheers .DW. Note the adjuster is on slow again? Also the crown seems odd to me.

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    Very nice collection DJW! As the oils in the watches age and depending on the wear of the parts, some can run fast and some can run slow. So it is not too uncommon to see the regulator on one side or the other. When or if you get them serviced, it's possible the watchmaker will move the position of the regulator once again.

    The crown on the Astral is unique to say the least. Not knowing the brand, it is hard to determine if it came that way, a previous owner had it replaced to their liking, or a previous owner lost the original and used what was on hand.

    As for the dial staining, it most likely not tobacco related. Dials have a habit of fading/aging in different ways and it is based on the amount of exposure to sun light and moisture. The Astral would have had to be used as a cigarette holder to achieve that sort of patina!

    Welcome & thanks for posting!

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    Thanks for your comments Dan , the crown had me stumped it seems to have some sort of o-ring on it . I would have put more pic's but there's a limit . Perhaps i will post just pic's next. DW.

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    Hi again , here is a Smiths W10 that someone give to me it has a crown missing and the tube looks corroded , i would like to restore it but not sure if that's possible and who to get to do the work . I may have to post twice to show all the pic's. DW.

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    I'd say your PW is one of the Welsh Smiths built 1973. Here is a good reference link:

    http://history.powys.org.uk/history/.../tockmenu.html


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    The Astral has a Smiths 27 CS movement.

    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...k&Smiths_27_CS


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