J.W.Benson became a retailer of clocks, watches, and jewellery in 1874. Based at multiple addresses in London, they obtained Royal patronages in 1879. They became a limited company in 1892. Building a factory in Belle Sauvage Yard in Ludgate Hill and sadly going out of business in 1973.
Here we have a 1930s J.W.Benson 28mm stainless steel Brevet round case. The hinged lugs give the watch a unique appearance on the wrist. You can be sure of a comfortable fit at 40mm lug to lug and a 10mm thickness. On the right side, a large button crown. A polished bezel holds a flat beveled edged crystal. The white enamel dial reminds us of the pocket watches of the past. A minute track is complemented by Radium lumed numerals marking the hours. At 6 o’clock, a sub-seconds register. Elegant Cathedral hands are filled with Radium. On the reverse a stainless steel case back with coin edging. Inside a Manually Wound CYMA Cal. 033, 15 Jewels, 18,000 Beats per hour. Fitted on a 16mm leather strap.
Points of Mention
This watch is sold as watch only and therefore comes with no box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with an aftermarket brown strap, the watch features fixed spring bars and therefore only open-ended straps work, the strap has been properly secured after the photography was done. The watch is from Circa. 1930s and is in worn, vintage condition, but overall very good as you can see. The watch is all original and features relumed hands and dial in a vintage style to keep with the aesthetic. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
Whilst certainly on the smaller side at 28mm, it wears surprisingly well due to the lug design and overall look, it looks vintage and therefore it can pass the smaller size comfortably. We opted to remove the old lume and relume the dial with a vintage mixture to keep with the aesthetic of the watch, I personally really like it and it looks a lot better than it did before.