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J W Benson

J.W. BENSON WATCHES FOR SALE


J.W. Benson started up as a partnership between Samuel Suckley Benson and James William Benson.  From 1840 the pair were selling watches under the name S.S. & J.W. Benson in Cornhill, London.  In 1855 the partnership was dissolved and from 1855 until the 1890s the company traded as J.W. Benson and the firm moved to Ludgate Hill, after which they became a limited liability company.  They held royal warrants from 1876, for the likes of Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales, the King of Siam and the King of Denmark.  Around this time J.W. Benson also had premises at the Royal Exchange and Bond Street, but it seems that neither of these addresses appeared on the dials of their watches.

During 1889, J.W. Benson went on a buying spree, acquiring Hunt & Roskell of London & Manchester and Sir John Bennett of Cheapside.  In 1892, the steam-powered factory in Bell Sauvage Yard, Ludgate Hill was opened and this was where Benson transferred his watch finishing operations to.  Here they produced their three main watches, 'The Field’, 'The Bank' and 'The Ludgate’.  The trade name 'The Field Watch' was registered in 1885.  This factory continued in operation until 1914, when it was bombed and 12,000 watches were destroyed.  Although the servicing department carried on at Ludgate Hill during the bombing, J.W. Benson never again made his own watches after that time.  From this point on, they bought in all their watches and had their name put on them.  Benson was now solely a retail jewellers and a very good one at that.
Not much is recorded about the company from that time onwards, but it would seem that the original company sold the name to Garrards possibly in 1973, who rather let the name languish.  By 1994 the name was part of the Mappin & Webb Company (which were part of Sears Holding Ltd) and J.W. Benson acted as distributors for Ebel, IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre in the UK.  The J.W. Benson name is still used on modern watches, but the watches do not have anything to do with the old company and by 1998 the brand name had disappeared from the Retail Jewellers year book, indicating that the brand had lost most of it's prestige in the eyes of the current name holders, the Asprey Garrard Group.  However, the J.W. Benson name was bought by I.W.C. in 1998 and it is now being marketed by Chopard GB Ltd.


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Jw Benson silver halfhunter wristwatch circa 1928 Jw Benson silver halfhunter wristwatch circa 1928
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J W Benson silver pocket watch 1938 plus silver chain J W Benson silver pocket watch 1938 plus silver chain
 J W BENSON POCKET WATCH TOP WIND SILVER CASE TOP QUALITY CIRCA 1938 plus chain.  REF: JWP1090129 £…
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JW Benson vintage wrist watch 1927 9ct solid gold JW Benson vintage wrist watch 1927 9ct solid gold
 J W BENSON 9CT GOLD WATCH SCREW BACK AND FRONT IN CLEAN CONDITION CIRCA  1927 REF: JWB9CTP1090157 POA…

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LONGINES MADE FOR J W BENSON TRENCH WATCH SILVER CASE, BORGEL CIRCA 1913 LONGINES MADE FOR J W BENSON TRENCH WATCH SILVER CASE, BORGEL CIRCA 1913
 LONGINES MADE FOR J W BENSON TRENCH WATCH SILVER CASE, BORGEL CIRCA 1913 with J W Benson Ltd box A very ear…
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J.W. BENSON ENGLISH SILVER HALF HUNTER HEAVY ENGLISH CASE CIRCA 1925 J.W. BENSON ENGLISH SILVER HALF HUNTER HEAVY ENGLISH CASE CIRCA 1925
REF: BENHHENGP1030010 £ PLEASE EMAIL PRICE J.W. BENSON ENGLISH SILVER HALF HUNTER HEAVY ENGLISH CASE CIRCA 1910 …
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J W BENSON 18K GOLD HALF HUNTER CIRCA 1902 POCKET WATCH J W BENSON 18K GOLD HALF HUNTER CIRCA 1902 POCKET WATCH
VERY RARE J. W. BENSON 18K GOLD HALF HUNTER CIRCA 1902 WITH BOX POCKET WATCH   CASE: This fine English pocket ti…
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J W BENSON SILVER WRISTWATCHES FIRST WORLD HALF HUNTER CIRCA 1915 J W BENSON SILVER WRISTWATCHES FIRST WORLD HALF HUNTER CIRCA 1915
Antique Watch co uk OLD VINTAGE J W BENSON SILVER WRISTWATCHES FIRST WORLD HALF HUNTER CIRCA 1915 J.W.BENSON SIL…
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J W BENSON SIVER POCKET WATCH CIRCA 1902 J W BENSON SIVER POCKET WATCH CIRCA 1902
A English silver J W Benson
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JW BENSON 9CT GOLD HUNTER POCKET WATCH JW BENSON 9CT GOLD HUNTER POCKET WATCH
JW BENSON 9CT GOLD HUNTER POCKET WATCH CIRCA1926…
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SUPERB BOXED 'JW BENSON' HUNTER POCKET WATCH SILVER- L1894 SUPERB BOXED 'JW BENSON' HUNTER POCKET WATCH SILVER- L1894
     J.W. BENSON' HUNTER POCKET WATCH - L1894   A superb silver J.W. Benson half hunter…
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J.W. BENSON SILVER HUNTER SWISS MADE POCKET WATCH, FANTASTIC WATCH IN VERY NICE CONDITION FROM 1940 KNOWN MARKER AN…
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Vintage Wrist Watches/English Manuel Vintage Wrist Watches/English Manuel
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OLD VINTAGE SWISS IMPORT FOT J W BENSONS JEWLERS SILVER HALF HUNTER BLACK FACE TRENCH WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1918 Much …
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