1968 Smiths W10 "British Army Issued"

There's something so special about military issued timepieces, and this goes for double when talking about the Smiths W10, which was the last watch made entirely in England. Produced from 1967-1970, the Smiths W10 was issued to troops in the British Army. Variations of the W10 were issued to the RAF and British Navy as well. Shortly after the production of the W10 Smiths ran into financial trouble and had to close their doors in the 70s, unfortunately ceasing production of the last English made timepieces.

The W10 checks every military timepiece box; fixed spring bars, military and contract engravings on the case back, and most importantly the classic matte black dial with contrasting white Arabic numerals, and the signature circled T to signify the use of tritium as a luminous material.

Stock # SMTHW10
Brand Smiths
Style Military
Model 961-4045
Serial 4XXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Matte Black
Millimeters 36
Strap Black NATO Strap



The excellent case is believed to remain unpolished, showing original factory finishing and honest wear from use. The case retains its original unsigned crown. The fixed spring bars remain fully intact and sturdy. The case back clearly displays its original engravings for its military classification, and the watch retains its original dust cover. The watch will come supplied on a black NATO strap.


The beautiful dial remains in excellent original condition. The tritium lume plots have achieved a vivid yellow coloration and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection.


None. Watch is functioning and keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.