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DSCN8834Smiths Deluxe 17 jewel Antarctic Expedition watch ref A454, circa 1955

 For sale is this Smiths Deluxe 17 jewel Antarctic Expedition watch ref A454, circa 1955. Completely original throughout this model was used in the Fuchs and Hillary Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1955. The chrome case retains virtually all its original plate and its original crown. The fully signed dial with the outward pointing sub-seconds has faded to a pleasing tone. Original hand set retains all the original luminous infill and its red centre seconds sweep. Waterproof screw down case back and correct movement retaining ring. The 17-jewel gilt movement is in full working order keeping accurate time. These Antarctic Expedition versions are now highly prized.  Case diameter excluding crown 33mm. Price £975.00

Oliver Sargent Antiques,
Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1QU
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