Smiths Astral 17 jewel Made in England
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    Smiths Astral 17 jewel Made in England

    Hi All,

    I am new to the forum, hope you can help, i have purchased a Smiths Astral 17 jewel on the bay, its was not expensive.

    I have a few of these two are Made in England a Smiths Deluxe and another Astral, the other Smith was Made in GT Britain (Wales)

    This one i just liked the look of its a Smiths Astral 17 jewel made in England ( the second hand is missing ) it keeps good time. ill add some pictures.

    On to my questions, can i you get a second hand for the watch easily? & what date do you think the watch is perhaps 1950s 1960s or 1970s



    Thanks
    Paul
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    Last edited by PaulBoll; August 18th, 2015 at 17:29.
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    Re: Smiths Astral 17 jewel Made in England

    Welcome to the Vintage forum. Looks like a 1950s watch. These Astrals should have one of the better movements used by Smiths, the Cal. 27 in its central second version (Cal. 27.CS). Here is the ordinary subseconds movement:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Smiths 27.CS

    If you are looking for an exact match for the original seconds hand, it may get difficult but if small deviations in style are acceptable, a decent watchmaker may well not have too many problems.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Smiths Astral 17 jewel Made in England

    Thanks very much Hartmut.

    Could someone tell me how to take the back of case off this watch to see the movement please.


    Thanks Paul
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