J.W.Benson 9ct Swiss Made Ladies Watch

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J.W.Benson Swiss Made Solid 9ct Gold Ladies Watch

Absolutely beautiful Swiss made 9ct Gold manual wind wrist watch. Designed impeccably by J.W.Benson with parts manufactured in Switzerland. A solid yet wonderfully light wieght gold with barely any wear, fully refurbished and working excellently - keeping impeccable time - classically timeless chic!

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J.W.BENSON WATCH COMPANY HISTORY:

J.W.Bensons started up as a partnership between Samuel Suckley Benson and James William Benson. About 1840,they were selling watches under the name SS & JW Benson, Cornhill, London. In Jan 1855,the partnership was dissolved and from 1855 to 1891 (according to R Good) or 1897 (according to NAWCC supplement 20) the company traded as J.W.Benson and the firm moved to Ludgate Hill, after which they became a limited liability company. They held royal warrants during the 2nd half of the 19th century, starting in 1876, for Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales, the King of Siam and the King of Denmark, the Tsar of Russia and several other Royal families. About this time J.W.Benson also had premises Royal Exchange and Bond Street, but it seems that neither of these addresses appeared on the dials of their watches.

During 1889, J.W.Benson aquired Hunt & Roskell of London & Manchester, Silversmiths and Jewellers, and Sir John Bennett of Cheapside. In 1892, the steam-powered factory in Bell Sauvage Yard, Ludgate Hill was opened where Benson transferred his watch finishing operations to. Here they produced their three main watches, ‘The Field’, ‘The Bank' and 'The Ludgate'. The trade name 'The Field Watch' was registered in 1885. This factory continued in operation until 1914, when it was bombed out destroying 12,000 watches. Although the servicing department carried on at Ludgate Hill during the bombing, J.W.Benson never again made his own watches after that time. From this point on, they bought in all their watches and had their name put on them. Benson was now solely a retail jewellers, and a very good one at that.

J.W.Benson continued until 1973 at which time the name was sold to the Royal jewellers, Garrards.

 

Clothing Details
Designer J.W.Benson
Fabric 9ct 375 Gold
Labelled Size Measurements Case dimensions: 15mm in diameter, 5mm thick
Condition / Flaws Circa 1965-1966 with 17 Jewel swiss lever movement. Manual wind. White enamel with gold numerals outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Hands are gold. Swiss made with Stolkase act gold casing. Stamped 9 :375 Solid Gold. Birmingham Assay. 20.2g weight, not too much wear, fully refurbished and working excellently, keeping superb time.

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