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.
This is a special type of Trench watch, and not one that turns up often (especially in such good condition). The flexible lugs really make it stand out from the other Trench watches and that is one of the reasons why we love it.
Extra PointsThe watch is in original condition, with the original glass, button and enamel dial.
The high-grade movement sits inside a 9ct gold hermetic case, with a screw front and back.
The Arabic numerals on the dial have been repainted to match.
What we thinkThis watch is highly collectable and, due to its age, is not a piece that should be worn everyday. It is, after all, only a few more years before it becomes an antique!
Age : 1921/1930
Specific Age : 1927
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Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : 9ct Gold
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty