English sterling silver J W Benson half hunter for George VI coronation in 1937. This is a well running watch in fine condition in the original J W Benson box which has the GRVl cypher in gold letters on the top of the box. This box is larger than usual as it has a recess for a commemorative coin featuring the King and Queen.
The movement is a sparkling mint condition 15 jewel 3/4 plate which has a lever escapement and is signed J W Benson.
J W Benson originated in 1847 and was founded by James William Benson and Samuel S. Benson who were regarded as one of London’s most prestigious retail jewellers during Victorian times. They also manufactured their own movements and their company boasted a clientele of British and European Kings, Queens and Princes including of course Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales.
The sterling silver case has perfect blue enamel Roman numbers on the front cover with no enamel missing. The case has a smooth plain finish with the Royal cypher of George VI engraved on back along with his initials and the year 1937 with the Royal Crown above making this watch unusual and very rare. The white dial is in mint condition and has gold hands with one being dual swell so as to be able to read the time without opening the case. Dial is signed J W Benson. The watch is 52mm diameter and is stem set and stem wound.
This is an extremely collectable watch that you will enjoy wearing or adding to your collection.
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