Help identifying a watch

Hi crunchers, my brother-in-law inherited this watch (J W Benson, London) but doesn鈥檛 know anything about it. He's not expecting it to be valuable but wondered about the brand and if it was worth repairing the crystal. Does anyone have any knowledge of this?

Thanks in advance.

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They used to make Pocket watches I found this on the internet

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_William_Benson

Being quartz, skip to the last line

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

Which may or may not mean anything to you. I've had crystals replaced for $10-$15. It's not a major procedure and it's the easiest way to rejuvenate appearance.

Michael_adventure99

They used to make Pocket watches I found this on the internet

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Thank you, that's really helpful. 馃榿

PoorMansRolex

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_William_Benson

Being quartz, skip to the last line

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

Which may or may not mean anything to you. I've had crystals replaced for $10-$15. It's not a major procedure and it's the easiest way to rejuvenate appearance.

Thank you, a very interesting history. 馃榿