A mint condition mint condition solid silver hi-grade 15-jewelled half-hunter cased pocket watch by the Royal watch-makers, James Wilson Benson of London and comes with a substantial solid silver double Albert pocket watch chain, dating from 1932.
THE DIAL: 96% mint, the white enamel dial with black Roman numerals and in bright condition with no hairlines or chips. The dial with blue steel hands. Diameter is 42 mm and signed J W Benson of London. The inner crystal is also in excellent condition and retained securely.
THE MOVEMENT: 100% mint, with finely finished gilt plated movement and a Bosley regulator, and blue steel screws. A cut two arm bimetallic balance, with hairspring and club tooth lever escapement. The movement of good quality and with 15 jewels and signed by J W Benson.
THE CASE: 100% mint, the solid silver half-hunter case measures 51 mm. The front and rear covers are excellent, both are hinged and close nice and tightly. The case with top cover which pops open when the pendant button is depressed. The inner solid silver dust cuvette is crips and clean, and outer cover with later inscription, easily removed since shallow engraing. The case with sterling silver marks, Birmingham hall-marks and ALD (Dennison) case maker mark. The top cover with black enamelled chapter ring with Roman numerals.The watch comes with a new wooden presentation box to store the watch when not in use.
THE WATCH CHAIN: 100% mint, the watch comes with a very substantial double Albert pocket watch chain, with a T-bar and two clips and all links are in fine and crisp condition. The later solid silver chain measures 22 cm each side of the T-bar, giving a total length of 44 cm, with silver marks and a weight of 42 grams.