Smiths 400 / 12.16

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12”’ | Hand Wind | Swiss Lever | Small Seconds |

Remarks:

  • In some movement catalogs, the Smiths 400 is also listed as caliber 12.xx (12 = diameter in lines, xx = number of jewels) and the version with center seconds as 27.CS (27 = diameter in mm). Presumably Smiths itself changed the designations over the course of time
  • The version with 16 instead of 15 jewels was apparently produced exclusively for the watch manufacturer J W Benson

 

  • Listing ID: 4105
  • Manufacturer / Brand: Smiths
  • Caliber: 400 / 12.16
  • Size: 12'''
  • Shape: Round
  • Winding: Manual (Crown)
  • Hand Setting: Crown
  • Seconds Hand: Small seconds
  • Escapement: Lever (Swiss, English, Glashütte)
  • Date & Day: None
  • Jewels: 16
  • Setting Lever Screw/Pin Position: Left
  • Balance Position: Bottom (120 - 240°)
  • Shock Protection: None
  • Beats per hour: 18,000
  • Balance Type: Screw balance
  • Power Reserve: Unknown
  • Production Period: Unknown, probably around 1955
  • Identification: Shown in the book by Barrie Smith: Smiths Watches, Perhead Publication Ltd, 2009 as caliber 400. Listed in the Flume K2 and K3. However, the picture shown there for the Smiths 400 is a Smiths 104, so the picture has been reversed (the 104 then shows the picture of the 400).
  • External Link: https://uhrforum.de/threads/identifizierte-uhrwerke-die-weder-bei-ranfft-lorenz-noch-im-watch-wiki-zu-finden-sind.86322/page-15#post-2724497
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Contributor ©: Uhrforum.de member Badener (Andreas Kelz)

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