Like Smiths, JW Benson operated as an all-British company, so collaborations between the two companies come as no surprise.
Starting in the mid eighteenth century, JW Benson is one of the longest serving, all-British watchmaking companies, with a reputation to boot. The company acquired Royal patronage in 1879. Clerkenwell, home to Antique Watch Co. for nearly 50 years, is well known for its horological past, and part of its history extends to the JW Benson factory being opened in Ludgate Hill in 1892. JW Benson is now a subsidiary of Mappin and Webb, but their celebrated watches have stood the test of time.
The signed dial has a Roman numeral inner tracking, outer tracking, subsidiary seconds and blue-steel hour and minute hands, all of which compliment the subtle patina on the dial and age the watch beautifully.
The solid 9ct gold case is fully hallmarked (assayed in Edinburgh in 1950) and contains a 15 jewel, manual wind movement, signed 'JW Benson, London.'
What we think
As big fans of both JW Benson and Smiths, we love what this partnership has produced. This is an elegant and understated dress watch, set on a modern leather strap, that really is the embodiment of a classic timepiece.
Age : 1941/1950
Specific Age : 1950
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Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : 9ct Gold
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty