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9ct gold antique pocket watch by JW Benson made in 1912

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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, ‘J. W. Benson’. 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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