This is a hard to find example of THE FIELD pocket watch by Benson. The quality is obvious the moment you pick the watch up as although it is a heavy piece it is more refined than other Benson such as the BANK or LUDGATE.
Movement – the gilt ¾ plate movement has a lever escapement with a compensated balance and is jewelled. The movement is signed “The Field, Best London Make, P 9456, J W Benson, 62 & 64 Ludgate Hill, London”. The movement is in 95% mint condition
Case – the movement comes in a large 9K gold J W Benson half hunter case, which has a hinged inner, back and front cover. The case is stamped JWB and numbered 9456.
The front cover opens crisply to 90 degrees when you press the winder in.
The case is decorated with coin edged sides, engine turning and has dark blue enamel numbers on the front. The case is in 90% mint condition – light wear only
Dial – the white enamel dial has a full set of blue steel half hunter hands and is signed “J W Benson, London”. The dial is in 100% mint condition
The watch has a mineral glass over the dial and a synthetic one in the cover
The watch measures 52mm wide x 13mm deep
The watch is stem wound / pin set
The watch comes in its original leather box lined with silk and velvet and signed J W Benson, 62 & 64 Ludgate Hill. The box is in superb condition
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