SMITHS DELUXE 15 J WATCH - IN DENNISON AQUATITE CASE
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    SMITHS DELUXE 15 J WATCH - IN DENNISON AQUATITE CASE

    Hi all,

    I am new to Smiths watches i have got a couple, This Watch went for allot of cash on Ebay, any idea why, as similar Smiths watches have gone for a fraction of that prices.

    ( Re bay could it be a fake? ) having said that some of the buy it nows on the bay are very expensive.

    VINTAGE GENTS 15J SMITHS DELUXE WATCH - IN DENNISON AQUATITE CASE

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    Re: SMITHS DELUXE 15 J WATCH - IN DENNISON AQUATITE CASE

    I don't know enough about Smiths watches to be certain but I don't think it's a fake - it has a Smiths in house movement:

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Smiths 12.15

    ...and I don't think that Smiths have such a following as to be faked frequently. Frankenised at worst, but not faked.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: SMITHS DELUXE 15 J WATCH - IN DENNISON AQUATITE CASE

    Not that I have any idea of how abundant were Dennison Aquatite-cased Smiths watches, but I guess that these prices have much to do with the fact, that the Aquatite cases have been used in British military watches since the mid-1950s. The Dennison Aquatite itself was introduced somewhere in the early 1950s ('51 or '52, can't remember). Also, a Smiths watch with such a case was worn by Edmund Hillary on Mt. Everest- Smiths used this in their adverts for quite a long time. Hence the name of the Smiths Everest line of watches...
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    Re: SMITHS DELUXE 15 J WATCH - IN DENNISON AQUATITE CASE

    Thanks very much for the info.

    Paul

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