Smiths W10

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SKU AS01036
SKU AS01036

Why We Love it

“The last watch made in England”.

Vintage military watches are one of the most interesting sub-sets of timepiece collecting. For many, they encapsulate the essence of "tool watch" in their most elemental form - if for no other reason than they were built to be issued to sailors, soldiers and airmen and brought into some of the harshest environments possible. Their stark, no-frills designs were universally practical, tough-as-a-brick-shithouse rugged, and a large number of them were actually used for what they were designed for, unlike the vast majority of "desk divers" we more commonly see today.

Within the range of military-issued timepieces there are a number of sub-genres, including field watches, divers, and aviator's chronographs among others, all worthy of study and admiration in their own right. But there are a few that truly stand out in a crowd, and we've found one of those for you today!

Smiths was the last surviving British watch company to fully manufacture watches in the UK, and from the 1950s until the company was shuttered in the 70s, Smiths supplied watch to the Ministry of Defense. The W10 aviators watches were issued from the late 60s onward, and the Caliber 60466E movement ticking away inside beneath the shielding of an anti-magnetic dust cover is the last serially produced British-made movement (and there has not been another since, though Bremont is working hard to take up that mantle).

With a stunningly clean matte black dial, white Arabic numerals, an encircled T (indicating Tritium lume), fixed lugs and a “Made in England” signed dial, this W10 is true survivor pilot’s watch that looks great on the wrist today. With a 35mm case and long lugs, the watch is a joy to wear and has an incredible backstory that you can recount to everyone who spots the Smiths on your wrist.

Unlike the multitude of "vintage military style" wristwatches available from a growing number of fashion retailers, the Smiths W10 is the real deal. Don’t miss your chance to own one of the best bargains in authentic military timepieces. 

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Smiths W10

Smiths W10

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Smiths W10

Why We Love it

“The last watch made in England”.

Vintage military watches are one of the most interesting sub-sets of timepiece collecting. For many, they encapsulate the essence of "tool watch" in their most elemental form - if for no other reason than they were built to be issued to sailors, soldiers and airmen and brought into some of the harshest environments possible. Their stark, no-frills designs were universally practical, tough-as-a-brick-shithouse rugged, and a large number of them were actually used for what they were designed for, unlike the vast majority of "desk divers" we more commonly see today.

Within the range of military-issued timepieces there are a number of sub-genres, including field watches, divers, and aviator's chronographs among others, all worthy of study and admiration in their own right. But there are a few that truly stand out in a crowd, and we've found one of those for you today!

Smiths was the last surviving British watch company to fully manufacture watches in the UK, and from the 1950s until the company was shuttered in the 70s, Smiths supplied watch to the Ministry of Defense. The W10 aviators watches were issued from the late 60s onward, and the Caliber 60466E movement ticking away inside beneath the shielding of an anti-magnetic dust cover is the last serially produced British-made movement (and there has not been another since, though Bremont is working hard to take up that mantle).

With a stunningly clean matte black dial, white Arabic numerals, an encircled T (indicating Tritium lume), fixed lugs and a “Made in England” signed dial, this W10 is true survivor pilot’s watch that looks great on the wrist today. With a 35mm case and long lugs, the watch is a joy to wear and has an incredible backstory that you can recount to everyone who spots the Smiths on your wrist.

Unlike the multitude of "vintage military style" wristwatches available from a growing number of fashion retailers, the Smiths W10 is the real deal. Don’t miss your chance to own one of the best bargains in authentic military timepieces. 

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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