J. W. Benson gold vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1946
A 9ct yellow gold faceted tonneau-form manually wound wristwatch
Retailed by J. W. Benson of London, this lovely tonneau-shaped wristwatch is in good original condition with a well-defined case that retains its original, fully stitched, pig skin leather strap. Benson used a variety of manufacturers for the movements of their wristwatches and in this instance one of their favoured watchmakers, Cyma, has been used. The gold, English made case was produced for Benson by the specialist makers Dennison and is their model reference 15776. The numerals, tracks and signatures to the dial remain bold and clear and there is light oxidation to the surface.
This watch is accompanied a J. W. Benson presentation box.
[M] Cyma calibre 162 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 15 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, shock absorber [D] silvered dial, black Arabic numerals, black outer minute track, rectangular subsidiary seconds, black outer minute track, blued steel index hands [C] 9ct yellow gold faceted tonneau-form case, snap-on case back, gold fixed bar lugs [S] case, dial and movement signed
Length including lugs: 37mm
Width excluding crown: 25mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 9mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 15mm
This watch has been fully serviced and overhauled and is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate.