£290.00 (incl. VAT)

A gorgeous JW Benson dress watch from the 1950’s. This watch features a cream tone dial with a lovely speckled patina, a newly polished 34mm stainless steel case, tiny lumed hour markers, and a brand new 16mm Italian leather strap. Full serviced in our workshop with a 12 month warranty, this is a perfect for your English watch collection.

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About JW Benson

James William Benson (b.1826) was a silversmith and scientific instrument manufacturer who took up watchmaking, and founded the company S.S. and J.W. Benson with his brother Samuel Suckley Benson in 1847. The company manufactured and sold watches, and continued to do so even after the dissolution of Samuel and James’ partnership, James’ death and the subsequent acquisition of the company by his three sons. JW Benson was an official watchmaker to the admiralty, producing watches for Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales, the Tsar of Russia, Abu Bakar of Johor and several other royal families.

After the factory was bombed during WW2, destroying thousands of timepieces, JW Benson continued as a watch retailer but no longer manufactured their own timepieces. High quality Swiss movements were used in JW Benson watches, such as those from Vertex and Longines. Business continued all the way up to 1972, at which point the company name was bought by jewellery giant Garrards.

Servicing and Guarantee

This timepiece has been serviced with full disassembly. Make sure to follow the usage and care guidelines.


Case and Strap

  • Newly polished stainless steel case.
  • Stainless steel screw-down caseback.
  • Original stainless steel winding crown.
  • Splashproof/weatherproof.
  • Acrylic crystal.
  • Italian leather 16mm strap.


  • Width w/ crown: 36mm
  • Width w/o crown: 33mm
  • Height: 40mm
  • Thickness: 7.5mm
  • Strap: 16mm

Dial and Hands

  • Cream tone dial with speckled.
  • Triangular mirror polish applied indices.
  • Mirror polish Dauphine style hands with lume.
  • Tiny lumed hour markers.
  • Ultra thin seconds hand.
  • Signed ‘JW Benson’ below 12 position.


  • Swiss made movement.
  • Nivada 35 calibre.
  • Manual wind.
  • 21 jewels.
  • 46hr power reserve.

Testing results:

  • Testing duration: 1 week cyclic test.
  • Average timekeeping range: 15-30 sec/day

Servicing and Guarantee

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