Benson Pocket Watch - Any Advice Would be Great!

Thread: Benson Pocket Watch - Any Advice Would be Great!

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    4

    Benson Pocket Watch - Any Advice Would be Great!

    Hi all,

    I am new here and was hoping for a little help. I have found an old Benson Pocket Watch whilst clearing my house out.

    I was hoping for some information as I would like to sell it. I doubt it will go for very much actually, but if you have any information at all I would be very grateful!

    It looks like silver and has lots of funny markings:

    CH
    JWB
    22
    824324
    1682

    and three symbols:

    one lion in a square shape
    one letter e in a square shape
    and looks like a shield?

    I will try to add a photo.

    Thanks in advance for any help/advice - I have read through a few threads on this forum and have already learnt some things like the 'e' might stand for a hallmark year?

    The pocket watch also has a chain attached with a shilling attached to the chain. The white sticker inside says 'London 1900'. It works because I can see it moving inside back and forth and it is ticking!

    Thank you very much,

    Kathy

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    4

    Re: Benson Pocket Watch - Any Advice Would be Great!

    Here are some photos.

    Thanks again.

    Kathy
    Attached Images Attached Images








  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,728

    JW Benson pocket watches are sought by collectors

    They are a famous London, UK jeweller who made their own watches until about WWI

    Yours is one of those.

    It is also in a 18K gold case if I remember my UK hallmarks correctly. You could narrow it down to the year the case was manufactured if someone spends some time looking up the hallmarks.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,728

    Case is Sterling Silver as assayed by London office in 1898

    I looked up the hallmarks

    The date I'm not totally certain of since the 1918 symbol is very similar

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    4

    Re: Case is Sterling Silver as assayed by London office in 1898

    Hi, Thanks for that. The picture shows it looking gold but the colour to me looks silver. The inside part is a gold colour, but the outer is more silvery.

    Thanks for replying, seems like it might be quite old then - about 100 years almost!

    Thanks very much.

    Kathy

  7. #6
    Member Marrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    East Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    7,743

    Re: Case is Sterling Silver as assayed by London office in 1898

    Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

    Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)


    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    4

    Re: Case is Sterling Silver as assayed by London office in 1898

    Hi. Thanks very much for replying. I have put it up for sale now so am hoping that it might sell! Thanks for the link to that thread - very interesting and lots of info.

    Thanks

    Kathy

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •