ENGLISH J. W. BENSON sterling silver open faced pocket watch with single heavy sterling silver Albert chain in excellent running condition. White enamel dial is in perfect condition and signed. J.W.Benson, being one of the most prestigious watchmakers and jewellers of Victorian London and watchmakers to royalty. The dial has Black Roman numbers, gold spade pointers and subsidiary seconds at number six position as well as an outer minute track make for this great looking dial. The watch has a stem winding 15 Jewel movement made for J.W.Benson by Revue The case is sterling silver and is fully hallmarked on both the back case and the inner movement cover. 49 mm is the diameter (2”). The outer case is in good condition with engine turned detail and a vacant shield in the center ready for your initials. This is a very good looking vintage English Sterling pocket watch and chain Circa 1900’s that your man will enjoy wearing.
JW Benson originated in 1847 founded by JW Benson and Samuel W Benson. They were regarded as one of Victorian London’s most prestigious retail jewellers, and they also manufactured their own watch movements. They boasted an elite client base consisting of both British and European royalty and 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. JW Benson also supplied watches to Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales.
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