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Gents Late 1950s Wrist Watch from J W Benson

Ref: LA66401

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Description

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, JW 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. From a collector’s point of view, both the British and Swiss made J W Benson movements are desirable and comparable in quality.

This particular watch has a Swiss hand-winding movement, a 17-jewel Unitas with Incabloc shockproofing, and it is working nicely.

The watch itself measures 34.5mm diameter excluding the winding crown and the lugs. The case is gold plated and it is in very nice condition, as is the lens.

The signed dial is in its original finish and again, in lovely condition with original dauphine hands, a subsidiary seconds dial and outer minute markers.

A new leather strap has been fitted.

The watch will be sent in a new presentation box.

All of our watches are checked over before listing, and are also checked for accuracy which is usually within around +/- two minutes over 24 hours (unless otherwise stated), which is considered respectable for a vintage watch.

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We are VAT registered and all purchases are covered by Consumer Regulations.

We also welcome film / TV enquiries (we have supplied Peaky Blinders, Grantchester and Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express to name just a few).

Non-UK buyers are welcome but payment can be made by Paypal only.

Please note that we are an on-line only business and do not have facilities for callers.


Declaration

The Vintage Wrist Watch Company has clarified that the Gents wrist watch from J W Benson (LA66401) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1950s.

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