The watch has been, taken apart and serviced by a watchmaker. The movement is fabolous.
Description of the watch from the site – Oxford pocket watch.
Unlike most English Chronographs (aka Doctors Watches) of the period, this Swiss made watch for J.W. Benson does not completely stop when the centre seconds hand is stopped and so is far more practical (and expensive!).
J.W Benson supplied watches to Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales . Founded in 1847 by James William Benson and Samuel Suckley Benson, the concern was dually one of Victorian London’s most prestigious retail jewellers and also, quite remarkably, a manufacturer of its own watch movements. It had prestigious premises at 43 Cornhill and 33 Ludgate Hill, continuing to trade from the latter only after 1855 when the original partnership was dissolved and James William Benson took over the running of the business entirely.
Case - sterling silver 925 Small point damages on surface of watch-case.
Diameter 53 mm
Weight 105 g.
I will post this Item by Registered mail (with Tracking Number)
- Benson Fly Back Chronograph
- Watch Maker By Warrant To The Queen Victoria
- Mechanical hand winding
- Case material
- Material fineness
- Travel box
- Pocket watch
- Shipped Insured
- Worn & in very good condition