Movement : Automatic AS Cal. 2083
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : Circa. 1970s
Case Size : 40.5mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 42.5mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Chrome & Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch
Here we have a rare quintessentially 1970s Smiths Automatic "Digital" Jump Hour with a 40.5mm “Funky” shaped case that curves over your wrist with stubby tapered lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 42.5mm and a case thickness of 13mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. Polished sides and high-sloped radial brushing transition with crisp lines that follow the tapered shape of the case, on the right side is a push/pull crown. A hemisphere-shaped crystal sits above a dynamic silver and blue dial. The recessed jump hour consists of an hour's window that jumps at the hour hence the name next to the rotating minutes, highlighted with a red arrow, at 12 o’clock we have a date window deeply recessed, and text is printed in white completing this rare and unusually shaped jump hour. On the reverse a domed case back, inside an automatic AS Cal. 2083, beating at 21,600 beats per hour. The watch comes paired with a 20mm blue suede strap with a pin buckle.
Funky 1970s watches are one of my passions and this gem has been in my personal collection for quite some time, unfortunately, I just cannot keep them all so this is painfully coming to sale and I know I will never see one again unless this exact one comes back to me in the future! It's incredible to think the brand Smiths made this, in a space-age era of designers going a bit crazy and this model features an automatic AS calibre rather than a terrible pin-lever movement, Smiths didn't cheap out! Snap this one up before someone else does and you never get the chance again.
Originally founded in 1851 by Samual Smith where he made automotive dials and cockpit instruments. He transitioned into clocks and finally wristwatches which came to the fore during ww2. Famously Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay in 1953 carried a Smiths De Lux watch to the summit of Everest as well as the more famous Rolex. Since 1996 Timefactors.com has been manufacturing and selling homage and re-edition timepieces from Omega 300 to Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. They now own the Smiths name and therefore sell many models from Smith's illustrious past.