Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Smiths Box & Paperwork. The watch comes paired on its original stainless steel Smiths signed Jubilee bracelet with its Smiths signed clasp, all spare links included. The watch is from February 2021 and is sold in worn condition, but overall very fair condition as you can see. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
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 a 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.
The Smiths PRS-25 Everest is a homage to the Smiths De Luxe that clearly took its inspiration from the iconic Rolex Explorer Ref. 6150 launched in 1953 to celebrate the courageous climb. Borrowing elements of both these watches, its 36mm stainless steel Oyster style case has curves in all the right places. A lug to lug length of 43.5mm and a thickness of 11.5mm ensures a comfortable wrist fit. Polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp edges. The sides are slightly convex adding to the comfort. On the right side, is a screw-down signed crown. A polished bezel holds a hi-dome sapphire crystal AR coated. The black dial has an outer minute track with a lume painted triangle at 12. Arabic numerals at 3, 6 and 9 are coated in X1-C3 Superluminova luminescence with batons in between marking the hours. Polished steel hands are complemented by a lollipop centre seconds hand coated in X1-C3 Superluminova luminescence. Text is minimalist with “SMITHS" “DE LUXE” at 12 and glossy black “Everest" at 6. Just under the 6 “Great Britain” is printed, similar to the original that had "Made in England". All these vintage and unique touches make for an appealing timepiece. On the reverse, a screw-down case back “Smiths DE LUXE" is engraved in the centre. Inside an Automatic Miyota Cal. 9039, 24 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. It has hand winding and hacking functionality. This movement belongs to the Miyota Premium Automatic range. It was first introduced in 2018. The watch comes fitted on a 20mm brushed and polished stainless steel Oyster-style bracelet with a signed folding twin-pusher release clasp and the use of screws for link removal is a nice touch. Lug holes on the case make for easy strap swapping. The watch also comes with its Smiths presentation box and papers.
We have sold multiple examples of the modern Smiths lineup and each time my favourite is the classic 36mm Everest, we can all see why! Such a great looking watch for a super fair price, built like a tank and can be truly enjoyed without worry, that is what modern Smiths have got so right in my opinion, if you've not owned one yet now is the time!