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Smiths Deluxe A460 evolution

Today’s servicing....we have the fabled Smiths Deluxe A460 ’engineers’ watch.

Part of the Everest Range, the term ‘engineers watch’ came from a marketing campaign from Smiths that claimed with its futuristic look it was made with ’Atomic Scientists and Engineers in mind’.

Of course when it first rolled of the production lines in 1957, Atomic science was very much under the spotlight

What most don’t know is that the A460 eventually evolved into the Astral version of the A460. Very little change mechanically...and very curious that for a short time these watches ran side by side.

I have only ever come across one of these Astral watches. If you have one in your collection then do let me know in the comments.

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