English Silver J W Benson pocket watch with original box c1928

English Silver J W Benson pocket watch with original box c1928

Code: 4.148

£395.00 Approx $478.79, €466.9, ¥3237.7

This pocket watch was made by J W Benson of London in their Swiss factory. The movement watch was sent back to England where it was cased and sold. It comes in an English silver case which has clear hallmarks for Birmingham 1928

Movement – the nickel bridge movement has a lever escapement and is signed “15 Jewels, Swiss Made”. The movement is decorated with fish scale damascening and is in 95% mint condition – superb condition

Case – the movement comes in an English silver open face case by Dennison, which has a hinged inner, back cover and bezel. The case has coin edged sides and engine turning and is in 85% mint condition – some light marks and dents reflected in the price

Dial – the white enamel dial has a full set of gilt hands and is signed “J W Benson, London, Swiss Made”. The dial is in 99% mint condition – a tiny scratch on the dial

The watch is stem wound / stem Set

The watch measures 50mm x 16mm deep

The watch has a bevelled mineral glass

The watch comes in its original red leather box, lined with silk and velvet, signed “J W Benson, Ltd” The box does show wear to the leather and the silk is stained in places but still a perfectly acceptable presentation box