9ct gold antique pocket watch by JW Benson made in 1912
A brief history on JW Benson:
The company JW Benson was founded in 1847 not just by James William Benson, but also his older brother Samuel Suckley Benson under the name
S.S. & J.W. Benson. Indeed the the Benson family had been watchmakers since 1749.
The partnership of S.S and JW Benson dissolved in 1855 and James continued the business under the name, â€˜J. W. Bensonâ€™. He died on 7 October 1878, aged 52 and his three sons James, Alfred and Arthur took over the running of the business.
JW Benson was official watchmaker to the Admiralty & the War Department and also held a number of royal warrants, being watchmakers to Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales, the Tsar of Russia and several other royal families.
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