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The Vintage Wrist Watch Company
Worcestershire, UK

Antique J W Benson Full Hunter Pocket Watch

REF: LA429732
£235
€267
$291
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Description
The watch has a good quality 17-jewel Swiss stem-winding movement which is working nicely. The movement has screw-set jewels in gold settings, a Breguet hairspring for enhanced precision and a micro regulator. The movement has been identified as by Revue Thommen. The movement is signed with the name of the original retailer of the watch, J W Benson, London. J W Benson originated in 1847, founded by James William Benson and Samuel Suckley Benson. They were regarded as one of Victorian London’s most prestigious retail jewellers and they also manufactured their own watch movements. The company flourished and proudly boasted an elite client base made up of both British and European royalty and a selection of well heeled industrialists and business figures including the King of Siam, the King of Portugal, the King of Denmark, the Emperor of Japan, the Tsar of Russia and the King of Greece. J W Benson also supplied watches to Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales. As with many watch manufacturers, J W Benson embraced the newly introduced wristwatch during the first World War. Up until this point, the company was still manufacturing its own movements in the UK but after its factory at Belle Sauvage Yard was hit during a bombing raid in 1914, it purchased mechanisms from a number of quality movement producers in Switzerland, including Cyma and Revue Thommen. The movement is protected by an inner hinged cover. The watch measures 50mm diameter excluding the winding stem and the loop. The case is gold plated and it is in good condition. The winding crown pushes in to release the front cover. Inside, there is a glass lens which is in good condition. The signed dial has blued steel hands, a subsidiary seconds dial and outer minute markers. There is a short hairline on number 4, and a faint one on the subsidiary seconds dial but it is difficult to see with the naked eye. The watch comes in a new presentation box. All Prices Include UK Postage. Please contact us for international shipping prices (Ddu, details in delivery information section below). All of our watches are checked over before listing, and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two to three minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch. We are a Vat registered company and all purchases are covered by Consumer Regulations. Credit / debit card purchases can be made over the telephone on 01386 750238 or you can proceed via the red 'Buy Now' button on each listing page. We are an on-line only business and do not have facilities for callers. Our offices are open from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. With regards to appraisals / valuations, we receive a huge number of information requests each day and unfortunately do not have the manpower to deal with them all individually. Our advice would be to contact a local auctioneer for a full appraisal.

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The Vintage Wrist Watch Company has clarified that the Antique J W Benson Full Hunter Pocket Watch (LA429732) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1920s

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