Smiths Watches: More than Mt Everest

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Smiths Watches: More than Mt Everest

Post by koimaster » February 1st 2022, 5:59pm

One of my favorite parts about our Market Watch(ing) series is that it puts watches I rarely think about in front of my face. It’s easy to overlook brands like Nivada, Wakmann, and others if the blogosphere is caught up on Rolex, Omega, and IWC (we’re guilty of this). Just the other week, while looking for a couple of pieces for the weekly roundup, I came across a great example of a Smiths watch. If you don’t know Smiths, that’s quite all right, because they don’t exactly exist today, and they didn’t have a huge following outside of the UK even when they did. However, they have a cool history that should be shared.

http://www.woundforlife.com/2015/09/07/ ... t-everest/
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1946-2006

“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
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Re: Smiths Watches: More than Mt Everest

Post by conjurer » February 2nd 2022, 12:11am

jason_recliner wrote:
February 1st 2022, 8:32pm
Pretty sure I can recall reading that the Everest isn't great...
Nope. It wasn't. I fucking hated it. But then, the article appears to be about the actual Smiths company, versus the shit that Eddie Platts pedals to the hoi polloi.
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Re: Smiths Watches: More than Mt Everest

Post by jason_recliner » February 2nd 2022, 1:26am

conjurer wrote:
February 2nd 2022, 12:11am
jason_recliner wrote:
February 1st 2022, 8:32pm
Pretty sure I can recall reading that the Everest isn't great...
Nope. It wasn't. I fucking hated it. But then, the article appears to be about the actual Smiths company, versus the shit that Eddie Platts pedals to the hoi polloi.
"Eddie Platts". He sounds like a cockney grifter from a Guy Ritchie film.
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