Benson Pocket Watch

Sadly my mum passed recently,at the age of ninety one.

Whilst sorting stuff out I have come across my father's pocket watch, long missing, which had been given to him by my grandpa when he passed in 1974.

Obviously I am going to keep and treasure this piece. I wound it 24hours ago and it is running and keeping time.

The crystal is loose and not in great condition and the whole pocket watch has clearly had many years of use.

I have no knowledge at all on this watch in terms of brand, value , quality , rarity etc

Anybody amongst the Crunchers please assist?

Many thanks!

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JW Benson was a very well thought of British brand - supplier to Queen Victoria. They typically used movements from other companies. Their shop on Bond Street in London is now Tiffany & Co - and the building still has the clock on the outside from this period.

I have an awesome JW Benson watch with a Longines movement.

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Thank you that's extremely interesting I had no idea it was such an interesting make..much appreciated

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My condolences for the loss of your mother. Ninety one is the age of my mother. She is still in a pretty good shape and I try to take my time to visit her as often as possible. At least for a cup of coffee.

Very nice pocket watch. Good luck in your investigations.

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I'm not exactly sure, but that watch appears to be half hunter. Hope that helps

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Sorry for your loss, that’s a great memory of your family. This type of watch is usually not hard to service if that’s the path you choose. It might be worth considering as the lubricants get old and it could stop running from that.

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WatchYourIntruder

My condolences for the loss of your mother. Ninety one is the age of my mother. She is still in a pretty good shape and I try to take my time to visit her as often as possible. At least for a cup of coffee.

Very nice pocket watch. Good luck in your investigations.

Thank you my friend.

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Robcollects

Sorry for your loss, that’s a great memory of your family. This type of watch is usually not hard to service if that’s the path you choose. It might be worth considering as the lubricants get old and it could stop running from that.

Thank you. I would certainly aim to get it serviced if possible. It certainly still has a strong tick!

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Finriky

I'm not exactly sure, but that watch appears to be half hunter. Hope that helps

Thank you. I haven't heard that term before? Is that a type or model?

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Guvnor64

Thank you. I haven't heard that term before? Is that a type or model?

Its a type of a pocket watch that has a small opening in the middle of the cover so that the time can be seen without the cover being opened.

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We need a beer soon my friend. We can raise glass to your Mum.

The watch is great. If you want it cleaned, polished, etc... just give me a shout. Sometimes these things are just better left as is.

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Finriky

Its a type of a pocket watch that has a small opening in the middle of the cover so that the time can be seen without the cover being opened.

Oh right thank you!

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GasWorks

We need a beer soon my friend. We can raise glass to your Mum.

The watch is great. If you want it cleaned, polished, etc... just give me a shout. Sometimes these things are just better left as is.

Thanks mate. Yes a discussion to be had over a beer!

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Sorry for your loss.

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Finriky

I'm not exactly sure, but that watch appears to be half hunter. Hope that helps

yeah It's half-hunter, probably made before WWII.

It was a very decent brand, no idea about its money value though.

Also Sorry for your loss.

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Sorry to hear about your mum. The watch is a beautiful piece, treasure it.