4.31 English Silver J W Benson Keyless Ludgate Watch Hunter Pocket Watch. Hunter 51mm Stem Wound / Pin Set. London 1889

Movement – the gilt ¾ plate movement has a compensated balance and is signed “The Keyless Ludgate Watch, J W Benson, Patent 4658, Best London Make, By Warrant to H M The Queen, Ludgate Hill, London, No 522474”. The movement is in 98% mint condition – superb condition

Case – the movement comes in an English silver Hunter case, which has a hinged inner, back and front cover. The front cover has no spring and so can only be opened manually. The case has a smooth plain finish. The case is in 60% - MANY scratches and marks and the gold wire work cover on the winder has all worn away

Dial – the white enamel dial has a full set of blue steel hands and is signed “J W Benson, London”. The dial is in 95% mint condition – small marks only The watch has a mineral glass which has marks and scratches

£395 including shipping -