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.
Extra PointsA beautiful, almost antique timepiece with a well established history and caliber. Very much trench watch officer in style with the extra rarity of a screw case. JW Benson was one of the most historic London makes, with a fine history of watchmaking.
What we think
One of our favourite early pieces. Shows its age but don't we all eventually. Solid sterling silver, fully hallmarked case with articulated swiveled lugs. Porcelain enameled dial with painted Arabic numerals and cathedral hands. The connection between Cyma Tavannes and Benson was strong for many years and quality throughout. A very special, vintage timepiece to own.
Age : 1921/1930
Specific Age : 1928
Case Size : 35mm (38mm inc crown)
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug :
Lugs : 12mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Sterling Silver 925
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty