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    Smiths Watch - Neat Looking Movement

    Hi All, thought some others might appreciate this Smiths watch i just bought. In particular the movement, while it's only a 5 jewel, i love the finish especially how all the screws are blued. The mainspring is busted i think so will need to replace that and get her going again! Let me know what you think!

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    PS - Let me know if you know what calibre this is (only marking is 5312), i think it's swiss though, not one made by Smiths themselves.

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    Its simplicity makes it very neat.
    Hope you get a mainspring OK
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    Re: Smiths Watch - Neat Looking Movement

    Quote Originally Posted by bspargo View Post
    Hi All, thought some others might appreciate this Smiths watch i just bought. In particular the movement, while it's only a 5 jewel, i love the finish especially how all the screws are blued. The mainspring is busted i think so will need to replace that and get her going again! Let me know what you think!

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    PS - Let me know if you know what calibre this is (only marking is 5312), i think it's swiss though, not one made by Smiths themselves.
    It's a 13.5''' calibre RY made in-house by the Anglo-Celtic Watch Company in Wales who made the entire watch for Smiths brand. Yours is from the early-to-mid 1950s.

    Here's my Smiths Empire "Anzac" which features the same movement (and it runs great):





    The movement has a pin-pallet escapement and a Roskopf train (i.e. no centre wheel).

    Check out the other thread about Smiths watches for more...
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