I normally post on the Russian forum, but I've recently acquired a J. W. Benson pocket watch, and I'm wondering if anyone here can help me with a few questions. Photos are below.
1/ Roughly when was the watch made? I'm guessing first half of twentieth century, but it would useful to be able to pin it down a bit more.
2/The case isn't silver - possibly nickel-plated brass? Did J. W. Benson sell watches in cases that weren't gold, silver or gold-plated? Could the case be from some other watch? It has writing that says: remontor ancre garanti (French?) and some small images. Did Benson use foreign cases?
I would be interested in anything else you can tell me about this watch. Thanks for your help.
PS Having problems uploading photos - will upload soon.