1950s J.W.Benson London Bumper Automatic AS 1250
Ref: 192404

1950s J.W.Benson London Bumper Automatic AS 1250
1950s J.W.Benson London Bumper Automatic AS 1250
1950s J.W.Benson London Bumper Automatic AS 1250
1950s J.W.Benson London Bumper Automatic AS 1250
1950s J.W.Benson London Bumper Automatic AS 1250
1950s J.W.Benson London Bumper Automatic AS 1250
1950s J.W.Benson London Bumper Automatic AS 1250
1950s J.W.Benson London Bumper Automatic AS 1250
1950s J.W.Benson London Bumper Automatic AS 1250
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Specification

Reference : 192404
Movement : Bumper Automatic AS 1250
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : Circa 1950s
Case Size : 30.5mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 40mm
Lugs : 
16mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : 
None
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months Non-waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original J.W.Benson box or original J.W.Benson paperwork. The watch comes paired with a 16mm black leather strap and pin buckle which suits the watch perfectly. This is from Circa. 1950s and in vintage used condition, therefore, signs of wear can be seen. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

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The Watch

Here we have a 1950s J.W.Benson London Bumper Automatic AS 1250 with a 30.5mm stainless steel case that has attractive curvaceous drilled lugs individually welded to the case, and a lug-to-lug length of 40mm and a case thickness of 11mm ensuring a comfortable fit. On the right side is a domed push/pull crown, and a smooth bezel holds a domed crystal above a cream dial with a pleasing even patina. An outer minute track is precisely executed with Arabic numerals uniformly coated in radium lume marking the hours, and elegant thermally blued sword hands are infilled with lume and complemented by a teardrop counterweighted thermally blued second-hand. At 12 o’clock we have the J.W.Benson London motif complete this interesting military-inspired timepiece. On the reverse, a screw-down engine turned case back, inside a bumper automatic AS 1250, 17 jewels, beating at a leisurely 18,000 beats per hour, a movement that remained in production from 1940 until 1953. The watch comes paired with a 16mm leather strap and pin buckle.


Personal Note

I will always be drawn to vintage J.W. Benson, this model was no exception with its beautifully patina'd dial and handset, a wonderful size at 30.5mm which I feel looks great on my 7inch wrist, and a bumper automatic AS Cal. 1250... I would highly recommend snapping this gem up if you are interested in exploring smaller-cased vintage watches, this will tick all the boxes and comes at an incredible price too!


The Brand

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.